NFL Countdown focuses on Broncos

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here are some quotes from today's NFL Countdown on ESPN on the Broncos who entered today's game at Kansas City 3-0:

Tom Jackson: "They are good enough to go a long way, but not good enough to overcome this defense in the long run. I like to say that good pitching will beat good hitting. That means that in the end, defense is going to win you championships. ... Defensively, they've been searching for this for five or six years. They can't rush the passer. ... They've got to figure out a way to get to the quarterback and make these leads pay off."

Cris Carter: "I've seen this movie before. I've been on teams like this, and I don't think they were as good as we were. I know how this movie ends. It ends on a cold day with the wind blowing, someone doubling your wide receiver. I'm just telling y'all, it's not going to be a good ending. ... One bad offensive day and it's over."

Note: Carter's 1998 Minnesota Vikings team scored a then-NFL record 556 pts and lost in the NFC Championship Game as the NFL's top-seeded team.

Countdown ran a taped feature on Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler with ESPN's Rachel Nichols. As part of the piece, Cutler discussed the Type 1 diabetes he was diagnosed with this offseason. He also demonstrated how he tests his blood sugar levels daily by pricking his finger and using a glucose meter.

Jackson: "Cutler is going to be the best in the game. He brings something to the party that you don't have. That's the best arm and accuracy in the game. In the end he's gonna be a better passer than anybody in this league."