The Denver Broncos can make the playoffs this year, despite losing future Hall of Fame quarter Peyton Manning. The team still has an excellent defense, and is off to a 2-0 start. The team is run by John Elway, who is a tough and smart general manager. He has shown a keen ability to eye talent and build a team.
Peyton Manning was undoubtably a powerful quarterback and driving force in getting his team to the Superbowl. However, he was getting quite old; it is time for a new young quarterback to shine: a new, fresh face who is eager to make his mark and try new and interesting plays. This victory over the Colts shows that the new team dynamic will be just fine without Manning.
Peyton Manning is more of a celebrity than he is a football star anymore. He plays for himself and he cheats to win. As soon as the Broncos figure out that they can succeed without Manning, that is exactly what they will do. Their roster is deep and their success doesn't depend on one player.
Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He did not earn a Super Bowl ring on his own, however. There was a great team behind him that supported him, made plays, and called plays. If they continue to win, use strategic plays, and work as a team, they could go all the way to the Super Boal again.