Dec 28, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 47-14. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Anyway the two AFC wild-card playoff games shakeout, the Broncos will get an opponent that will test them in some fashion.
No matter who has to come to Denver or where they have to go, the result will hopefully be the same. At least, that’s what star defensive tackle Terrance Knighton thinks:
"“It doesn’t hurt being the No. 2 seed. We had our opportunity, and they (Patriots) beat us. Being No. 2 still means a lot,” Knighton said. “Plenty of teams have won Super Bowls without playoff home games. It’s a new season.”"
As young and as talented as the Broncos’ team truly is, their Super Bowl window is closing with each passing season. Regardless of who they’ll face, it’s Super Bowl or bust with Peyton Manning’s retirement looming.
The Broncos will play their first playoff game in the new year on Sunday, January 11 at 2:40 p.m. MT at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.