Broncos riding high but have some blemishes, too

By ARNIE STAPLETON - AP Pro Football Writer
    2012-12-07 15:52

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are as complete a team as the NFL has to offer, with Peyton Manning's pinpoint passes and Von Miller's sack-strips setting the tone for a squad that hasn't lost in two months.

Still, there are blemishes for these Broncos (10-3), whose quest for that proverbial complete game marches on through a minefield of maladies - red zone stalls, pass protection pitfalls, coverage blunders - that could derail their dreams.

Even though they've won eight straight, they have a lengthy fix-it list.

That, Manning insists, is a good thing.

After all, what good does it do to peak before the playoffs?

As coach John Fox said Friday following his team's latest win, 26-13 over the Oakland Raiders: ``We still need to get better.''

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