The Denver Broncos will be pushing for the playoffs once they return from their bye. I take a look at the possibility of them earning a top seed in the AFC Playoffs.
The defending Super Bowl Champions are getting a well deserved rest. After 10 games, the Broncos are sitting at 7-3. Not too bad for a team that had lost Peyton Manning and two members of the defense.
Now we are entering the home stretch and the Broncos are looking to earn their sixth straight playoff appearance and division crown.
It will not be an easy task. The AFC West this season has been really competitive. The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders are both sitting at the top of the division at 7-2.
The Broncos are right behind them by half a game. Week 11 will show the Broncos what needs to be done in order to begin their fight for a playoff spot. Even the division.
As of right now, the Denver Broncos are 1-2 in the division. The two losses have come against the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers.
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In order for the Denver Broncos to win the division, they are most likely going to need to win their final three division games. That would give them a 4-2 record in the division.
It will not be easy with two games against the Chiefs and the season finale against the Raiders, but this is a team that can do it. In turn, it would give the Chiefs at least two division losses and the Raiders would at least be at two as well. (depending on how their games against the Chargers and Chiefs go)
As far as a first round bye is concerned, it looks like that the winner of the AFC West would be granted a first round bye at this stage of the season. The Houston Texans are sitting at 6-3 right now and the Baltimore Ravens are 5-4. Both teams currently lead the AFC South and North respectfully.
If the Broncos run the table and win their final six games of the year, (it is very possible) they would hold home field advantage throughout the playoffs due to a head-to-head matchup with the New England Patriots, wins in their division, and the head-to-head win over the Texans.
The possibilities are endless for the Denver Broncos. As long as they take care of business and win their games, the division as well as a top seed in the playoffs is attainable.
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