Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) waves as he leaves the field following the win over the Philadelphia Eagles at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Eagles 52-20. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Broncos Exceeding Expectations Through First Quarter of 2013 Season

The Denver Broncos had a “Victory Monday” which means the players ran, lifted, and watched tape with their respective captains rather than running through a full practice.

The day gives the coaching staff more preparation time for their next opponent. In this case, it’s the Dallas Cowboys. Before we jump into Dallas, it’s time to recognize what the Broncos have done in the first quarter of their season.

  • Their 179 combined points is the second most in NFL history through the first four games.
  • The Broncos are winning by an average of 22 points per game.
  • A 4-0 start marks just the sixth time in club history that the team has won four straight to begin a season.
  • At 15 straight regular season wins dating back to 2012, the Broncos are in their longest such winning streak in club history.
  • The team’s 52 points against the Eagles was the most in team history, breaking the previous team mark of 50 points against San Diego in 1963.
  • The Broncos are first in points per game, yards per game, first downs per game, and third down conversions.

Those are just some of the team accomplishments. Obviously, guys on both sides of the ball are setting personal, team, and league wide records on a weekly basis.

On Monday, John Fox put things into perspective.

“The most important two hours of the day—we call them ‘mini games,’” Fox said of practice. “The preparation part—guys work hard. We have smart, tough, hard-working guys. If we can just keep getting better and better, that’s the goal. We want to be playing our best football in February.”

We’re all in for a real treat in February if things continue on.

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