Oct 12, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) runs out of the tunnel for the third quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Five games down, 11 more to go.
The Denver Broncos officially passed the quarter mark in games with their 31-17 victory over the New York Jets. The team seems to be getting better with each passing week and have already downed some of the league’s best. To go along with their 4-1 record, the Broncos have also been able to stay relatively healthy, a good sign considering the overwhelming amount of injuries they had to deal with last season.
So, you may be asking yourself, does it get any easier for the good guys from here on out?
Nope. It actually gets much harder. Three playoff teams and a 10-6 Arizona Cardinals squad in 2013 wasn’t enough, I suppose.
Five playoff teams from last season await the Broncos out of the 11 games that they have left. They’ll play the San Diego Chargers twice, so that really brings it up to six playoff teams.
In the next three weeks alone Denver will play several powerhouses of the NFL, with two of them coming out of the AFC.
Getting back to the Super Bowl, let alone the playoffs, won’t be easy by any means for the Broncos. However you may think of that, good, bad, or indifferent, it’s still undeniable that Denver has to trudge through some muddy waters.
Let’s take a look at the most important games the Broncos have left on their schedule.