Everything seemed to point to a Broncos loss against Kansas City last night, including a road game on a cold night and a desperate opponent fueled by an embarrassing loss (to the Raiders!) and the illness of a team leader (Eric Berry may have cancer). Yet Denver still emerged with a key 29-16 win, as well as the admiration of Twitter Nation, whose citizens seem to have a new respect for the squad despite -- or perhaps because of -- a surprisingly lackluster performance by Peyton Manning. Check out our picks for the top twenty tweets below, including a funny Vine and a Chief who may or may not have been caught giving a ref the jerkoff gesture.
It's kind of reassuring that we can still score 29 points even when Peyton sucks.
— Brandon (@BrandonR_58) December 1, 2014
— Things Connor Says (@CForce29) December 1, 2014
And I we've found our running game...can win without having to rely on Peyton so much. Cause we'll never win it all relying on just him.
— JC (@Boy_II_Menace) December 1, 2014
— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 1, 2014
Broncos defense can be that dominant. Coaches just gotta let them be great.
— MoneyMiguel (@me_geleeto) December 1, 2014
All of a sudden the Broncos have turned into a running team, doubt if Peyton likes it much. But this is the formula to win the Super Bowl.
— Rick Lewis (@1RickLewis) December 1, 2014
— Sunil Awasthi (@sa9321) December 1, 2014
Broncos were in super bowl form last night & yall can stay mad pic.twitter.com/6u9K4h6BVu
— Christy (@ChristyLavish) December 1, 2014
Tonight's scoreboard: Broncos: 29 Chiefs: 16 Amount of sleep I got tonight: 5 minutes during the game listed above Assignments done: 2
— Mr Business-As-Usual (@NateBeer) December 1, 2014
The broncos have the chiefs number, but what can you say, Manning is a legend! http://t.co/onsYjF5T0V
— Spaceman Spiff (@ryanmunyan) December 1, 2014
Peyton channels Brian Griese Broncos still win. Really impressive game by lads in Orange & Blue.
— dick maynard (@jctdick1) December 1, 2014
— I Get It (@BroncosX2) December 1, 2014
That win moves the Broncos to 9-3. One step closer to that top seed and hopefully one step closer to the Super Bowl
— James Allen (@JRAllen__) December 1, 2014
Love to see the Broncos win behind the defense and the run game. Very reassuring on a Peyton led team
— David Rothchild (@dwillroth) December 1, 2014
— Chase Crawford (@CrawfordAuction) December 1, 2014
I wish Peyton signed with Oakland.... Fukin broncos
— Arn Wright (@aaronwrightt) December 1, 2014
@KyleKuusela That's a positive. Everyone said we couldn't win w/o Peyton playing well. They just won by 13 on the road.
— Joe Morrone (@jemorrone7) December 1, 2014
If the Broncos can get 110+ yds on the ground consistently from here on out, they'll be back in the Superbowl.
— Matthew Hailes (@Matthew_202) December 1, 2014
This Broncos team with their decent defense and a running game........ Yeah, dangerous, very dangerous team.
— Whiz Kid (@WhizKid18) December 1, 2014
Getting to watch Peyton Manning win and Tom Brady lose tonight makes me so happy
— Amy Taylor (@AmyETaylor) December 1, 2014
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