The 2012 Denver Broncos better win their division.

The 2012 Denver Broncos better get to the AFC Championship game.

If Peyton Manning to the Broncos is the ultimate upgrade, then this team better get to the AFC Championship this year.

After all, shouldn’t his talent equate to one better game than last season?

It’s a tough schedule this year, but then again we just had a tough schedule last year and we persevered. Interesting to note that we faltered big time out of the gate last year in the easiest part of the schedule with a pure pocket passer.

Failure to reach the AFC Championship round next year will result in devastation hitherto never before seen or heard.

After all, we have a QB who can pass now, right?

We sure upgraded our quarterback today.

At the same time we downgraded the running game and pass blocking.

Forget everything I wrote about offense in my 2012 offseason want list.

This team will require new offensive linemen. At least two. Starters, not maybe’s. We will require more help at receiver and tight end.

If this team fails to reach the AFC Championship this year it will be John Elway’s fault, and not Peyton Manning’s.