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Giving thanks for the Denver Broncos

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You didn't really think the Broncos were going to win six games and then lose the next ten did you? You didn't really think they would suddenly just turn into the team everyone expected them to be and make a mockery of hope?

Wait, what? You did?

Well, you weren't alone.

The Broncos, who won six games in row followed by four straight losses, certainly looked like they were going to throw the season away in dramatic form. "All we're trying to do is win a motherfucking game," right Coach McDaniels? (For video, look below).

But yesterday, the Broncos turned the New York Giants into Thanksgiving day turkeys and made fans wonder if the previous four weeks had simply been a bad dream.

Kyle Orton, Knowshon Moreno and Brandon Marshall (welcome back Beast, nice one-handed grabs) slid through the Giants D like gravy through your fingers, while Brian Dawkins, Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey and company stopped up Eli Manning and the Giants offense like that pumpkin pie is now doing to your digestive tract.

Final score: 26-6

So give thanks for the Broncos on this day after Thanksgiving, and appreciate their win, but don't get too comfy on your couch. Prediction for the rest of the season: who knows.

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