Former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez believes the the 2014 Denver Broncos will go undefeated.
“Right now, Denver has a team built just like the New England Patriots back when they went undefeated [in the 2007 regular season],” said Gonzalez, the former All-Pro tight end who retired after last season and is an NFL analyst for CBS.
“In looking at Denver in the preseason and Peyton Manning’s command of that offense, he’ll pick up right where he left off last year. And defensively, they went out like good organizations do and addressed their weaknesses.”
Gonzalez also believes Denver will play the Seahawks in the Super Bowl again.
“I think it’s going to be a Denver-Seattle rematch in the Super Bowl,” Gonzalez said. “And I would go with Denver this time. Giving Peyton two shots at it, to go against the same team, I’ll take Peyton. He didn’t have his All-Pro left tackle [Ryan Clady] against them last year [in Seattle’s 43-8 romp] and they didn’t have their right corner [Chris Harris].”
Sounds like Gonzalez believes Denver is almost unstoppable.
“If they can stay healthy, how do you beat this team?” Gonzalez said. “They’re balanced on both sides of the ball. They can run, they can pass, they can stop the run and they can stop the pass now on a consistent basis. It’s going to be very, very tough to beat them.
“You better play mistake-free football and come up with some luck plays, just like New England got beat by a luck play against the Giants in the Super Bowl. That’s the only reason they got beat. If you don’t have that play, it’s over.”