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Preseason power rankings: No. 4 Denver Broncos

The Broncos had the league's best offense in 2013 and then fell flat on their faces in the Super Bowl. This year they hope to get a little more physical and win the big one.

Ronald Martinez

2013 Record: 13-3

Notable Losses: Champ Bailey, Eric Decker, Knowshon Moreno, Robert Ayers, Zane Beadles, Trindon Holliday, Wesley Woodyard, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Chris Kuper

Notable Gains: Will Montgomery, Emmanuel Sanders, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, Demarcus Ware

Draft Class: Bradley Roby, Cody Latimer, Michael Schofield, Lamin Barrow, Matt Paradis (waived), Corey Nelson

The Facts: The Broncos had a record-setting offense in 2013, and while they likely won't repeat that in 2014, they should still be very good. They have Manning, they have an offensive line to keep him safe and a deep receiving group that features Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Wes Welker, Cody Latimer and tight end Julius Thomas. In addition, Manning will probably make an unknown like Virgil Green into a household name soon. Montee Ball is primed for a big season in 2014 and if he can hold onto the ball, he should have an easy 1,000+ yard season in Denver.

Defensively, they should be a quality unit if everyone stays healthy, mainly Von Miller, Demarcus Ware, Danny Trevathan, Aqib Tali ,and Chris Harris Jr. And if that defense is healthy, and the Broncos do become a team that has the power to run the football more, they have a strong chance to hoist the Lombardi trophy in February.

Predicted Record: 12-4. Wins against Colts, Chiefs (x2), Cardinals, Jets, 49ers, Chargers, Raiders (x2), Rams, Bills and Dolphins.

If you disagree with my ranking and assessment remember: Unless it's something crazy,your guess is as good as mine.