The Broncos' victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's NFL playoffs game hasn't convinced many folks that Denver and Peyton Manning can defeat the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots and reach another Super Bowl.
Oddsmakers have made the Patriots the favorites in this weekend's AFC championship game, even though they'll be on the road.
Likewise, pundits such as ESPN's Michael Wilbon see little chance of Manning, who looked erratic at times during the Steelers contest, besting the Golden Boy one more time.
And citizens of Twitter Nation seem to be heavily backing New England, too.
Here are twenty tweets that exemplify the situation — although the last one offers a ray of hope for Broncos fans.
i can't believe the patriots have to go against the broncos again like thats the absolute last thing i wanted THE BRONCOS CANNOT WIN— ash (@tenthtrackH) January 19, 2016
Haha expect these all week Broncos fans. I hate both teams but it's just hilarious cause Peyton chokes always pic.twitter.com/CHi3Z7tzHA— Arkansas Sports Guru (@ar_baseballer) January 18, 2016
Can't believe the Broncos won. They looked so unimpressive in the first half. Oh well, hope the Pats win. THATS RIGHT I LIKE THE PATRIOTS— Mord (@MordMaman) January 18, 2016
@brewsee hahaha I'm so not excited for that game. Peyton sucks now and Brady about to whoop that ass— Jeremy Gramley (@Jeremy_Gramley) January 18, 2016
Now I get to hear how all my friends suddenly become Tom Brady fans and how Peyton sucks.. #screwyouguys— Longlegs (@JamieMachula) January 18, 2016
Peyton vs Brady sucks even more now that Peyton is too old— Kevin Brown (@duyarvish) January 18, 2016
LMAO THE BRONCOS ARE LOSERS THEYRE NEVER GONNA WIN SHIT AGAIN— 1-0 (@HandsomeNdBroke) January 19, 2016
Everyone knows tom Brady and the patriots are gonna win— Cody (@cbarbadaes) January 19, 2016
I wanna see Peyton win on Sunday and I'm for Denver. But it's hard to pick against New England when healthy. I got Patriots out of the AFC.— Pheel (@Brofessional23) January 19, 2016
Patriots really gonna kill Peyton and if they don't, Cardinals and Panthers will— Manuel Alexander (@Manuel_Tena) January 18, 2016
I'm a Broncos fan but the Patriots will kill them— b (@bradyn_owen) January 18, 2016
Peyton looks ancient. Esp after seeing Cam & Russell play earlier. Kinda feel bad for the guy. #NFLPlayoffs— james soto (@jamessoto81) January 17, 2016
@LegacyRevival I'm looking forward to sending Peyton Manning into retirement a loser.— Blake Mason (@william_b_mason) January 18, 2016
Looking forward to seeing which way Peyton chokes next week against Brady. #AFCChampionshipGame— ?? that guy (@bearology101) January 18, 2016
Next week's headline patriots advance Peyton chokes— GardenMan (@mikepap57) January 18, 2016
If manning beats Brady it will be so dumb. Mannings been top 3 WORST QBs all year. His team doesn't even belong in this game. #BradyIsGoat— Matt Grossman (@MattGrossmann12) January 18, 2016
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If Peyton manning beats tom Brady on Sunday .....I don't even know man— JAY (@JayWalk25) January 18, 2016