OFFENSE

STARTERS

QB: Peyton Manning

The five-time MVP has endured a roller-coaster season with injuries and spotty play. He threw nine touchdown passes and 17 interceptions during the regular season.

RB: Ronnie Hillman

In his fourth year out of San Diego State, the 195-pound Hillman enjoyed the best season of his career by rushing for 863 yards and seven touchdowns.

FB: Virgil Green

Tight end by trade who plays H-back in Denver's run game. In his fifth NFL season, he had a career-high 12 catches and two more in the AFC divisional round against Pittsburgh.

WR: Demaryius Thomas

He has more than 400 catches during the past four seasons, including 105 for 1,304 yards this regular season. In two playoff games, though, he's had six catches.

WR: Emmanuel Sanders

He has become a reliable No. 2 receiver for Denver. He had 76 catches for 1,135 yards in his second season with the Broncos.

TE: Owen Daniels

The 10-year veteran had 46 catches for 517 yards in his first season with Denver. He had two catches, both for touchdowns, in the AFC title game against New England.

LT: Ryan Harris

In his third stint with the Broncos, signing with them again in May when Ryan Clady was injured. Harris has started every game this season.

LG: Evan Mathis

He started 12 regular-season games in his first season with Denver. The 11-year veteran was released by Philadelphia in June before signing with Denver in August.

C: Matt Paradis

After being taken in the sixth round of the 2014 draft and spending last year on the practice squad, the Boise State product started every game this season.

RG: Louis Vasquez

The seven-year vet has been a starter the past three seasons in Denver. He's battled a knee injury during the second half of this season but is expected to start.

RT: Michael Schofield

The former Michigan Wolverine was on the active roster last year as a rookie but saw no action. He's started 13 games this season on the injury depleted line.

KEY BACKUPS

RB: C.J. Anderson

He gets plenty of work in Denver's run game, gaining 720 yards in the regular season. He had 72 yards against both Pittsburgh and New England in the playoffs.

TE: Vernon Davis

A homecoming as he played 9 1/2 seasons with San Francisco. He was acquired from the Niners in November and had 20 catches in nine games with Denver.

WR: Andre Caldwell

He had 10 catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season. He also had a 15-yard reception in the AFC title game.

DEFENSE

STARTERS

DE: Derek Wolfe

His fourth season with the Broncos has been his most productive with a career-best 49 tackles to go with 5 1/2 sacks. He had sacks in each of Denver's playoff games.

NT: Sylvester Williams

After playing one season of high school football, he went the junior college route before making the NFL at age 24. He has 25 tackles and three sacks this season.

DE: Malik Jackson

Drafted by Denver in 2012, he's in his first season as a full-time starter and had a career-best 45 tackles in the regular season.

OLB: Von Miller

The four-time Pro Bowl selection had 11 sacks and three fumble recoveries during the regular season. He had his first interception this season in the AFC title game.

OLB: DeMarcus Ware

The 11-year vet will play in his first Super Bowl. The nine-time Pro Bowl selection had 7 1/2 sacks this season and 134 1/2 sacks in his career.

ILB: Brandon Marshall

Released by Jacksonville two years ago, the four-year pro has racked up more than 100 tackles in each of his two years in Denver, including 102 this season.

ILB: Danny Trevathan

The fourth-year pro from Kentucky has been plagued by knee injuries in the past but recorded 109 tackles this season.

CB: Agib Talib

Eighth-year pro returned two of his three interceptions for TDs this season. He also tipped Tom Brady's 2-point conversion pass in the AFC title game, preserving Denver's win.

CB: Chris Harris

An undrafted free agent signed by Denver in 2011, he has become a Pro Bowl selection the past two years. He had 58 tackles with two interceptions this season.

SS: T.J. Ward

The two-time Pro Bowl selection finished with 61 tackles in 12 games. He's dealing with an ankle injury that forced him to miss games during the season.

FS: Darian Stewart

Sixth-year pro had 63 tackles during his first season with the Broncos. He had an interception in the AFC title game and says he'll play Sunday despite a sprained MCL.

KEY BACKUPS

LB: Shaquil Barrett

The Boys Town graduate made six starts in his rookie season. He recorded 50 tackles and forced four fumbles.

SS: Josh Bush

He made six tackles in the AFC title game. In the regular season, he was waived by Denver on Oct. 1, signed and waived by Buffalo before being signed again by Denver on Dec. 1.

FS: Shiloh Keo

He was signed by the Broncos on Dec. 9. He intercepted a pass in the regular-season finale against San Diego, then had three tackles in the AFC title game.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK: Brandon McManus

In his second year as Denver's kicker, he made 30 of 35 field goals in the regular season, then tied a postseason record by making five field goals against Pittsburgh.

P: Britton Colquitt

In his sixth year with Denver, he's averaged 43.6 yards per punt with a 39.7 net average. His brother, Dustin, is the punter for the Kansas City Chiefs.

RS: Emmanuel Sanders

He's averaged 6.1 yards on 17 punt returns. He's filling in for Denver's most productive return man, Omar Bolden, who is out with a knee injury.

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