Denver Broncos Week 15 Playoff Scenarios


Dec 6, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) walks off the field following the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Denver won 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

With the Denver Broncos traveling to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers, there is another week for them to clinch their ticket to the postseason.

As the playoff race continues to heat up, the Denver Broncos will get another shot to punch their ticket to the postseason. This time around, it will be a bit easier. But easier said than done, right?

This week, the Broncos take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are currently two objectives the Broncos can look towards during this exciting time of the regular season.

Here are the following scenarios for the Broncos in Week 15.

Denver can clinch a playoff spot with:

A Win vs. Pittsburgh or

A Tie + New York Jets loss

Denver can clinch the AFC West with:

A Win vs. Pittsburgh AND a Kansas City loss vs. Baltimore or

A Tie and a Kansas City loss

The Broncos are in control of their own destiny when it comes to making the playoffs. However, this week against the Steelers is not going to be an easy task. Last week saw the Broncos slip up and allow Kansas City to gain some ground in the AFC West race.

The most important part is for the Broncos to just continue taking care of business against their opponents. A win this weekend will ensure them of a postseason birth for the fifth consecutive year. So, if they can get the win, the rest will fall into place.

Next: An optimistic view on the Broncos loss vs. Oakland

I am a firm believer of anything happening once the postseason starts. I mean, let’s take a look at the Broncos from the 2011 season. A team that went 8-8 in the season and was predicted by many to lose their Wild Card playoff game. And look what happened.

All Gary Kubiak needs to do is keep his players focused and prepared every week to play their best. Keep the eye on the prize. And the first step begins with a win on Sunday. Go Broncos!