Thanks for posting the charts SN, you're the man.
I should have some more time in the next couple days for a more extensive write-up, but I'll start it off right now.
I'm pretty happy with how my Broncos turned out, aside from a few injuries. I feel like a healthy Jared Veldheer could have given us the best OL in the division, but his injury and the lack of a good replacement would have caused some problems. Also, a healthy Ahmad Bradshaw would have been a perfect fit for my offense, giving Rivers an option out of the backfield that he sorely needs in the mold of Sproles or Woodhead.
On the brighter side, Rivers had his return to form, and Heath Miller and Cumberland would have been a good tight end combo, pass-catching wise (were they heavily penalized for their blocking?). I would have liked one more WR option for the slot, but Tate and Streater each led their team in receptions this season. Overall, my offense probably would have been a lot like the real-life Chargers, which according to DVOA would have at least put them in the top half of the league.
But the defense is where the Broncos would really shine, with a productive defensive line (27.5 sacks), plus 14.5 more sacks coming from my linebackers. Throw in Peterson who can shut down a side of the field, and DeAngelo Hall who may have some glaring flaws but also makes some huge game-breaking plays, and I think the Broncos would take this division.
I'll just quickly add in some thoughts about how the division would shake out. I see the Broncos going 6-2 in the division, losing once to a Rodgers-led Raiders team early on, and maybe a close loss to the Chargers. I'll put them down at 12-4 overall, good for first place in the division. I think the Chargers have a good enough defense to keep them in some close games, and Locker played pretty well through the first half of the season, so I think they would have started 4-4, then gone 3-5 in the second half to finish 7-9. I could see the Raiders starting out 4-3 with Rodgers, then going 2-7 without him, finishing at 6-10 for third place. The Chiefs have some good pieces in place for the future, but without a solid QB option I would put them at 3-13 on the year. Giving us...
1. Broncos 12-4
2. Chargers 7-9
3. Raiders 6-10
4. Chiefs 3-13