The Denver Broncos are right in the middle of the pack and their season could go so many different ways. We explore five options.
The 2018 season has been a wild ride for the Denver Broncos.
After starting the season 2-0 with wins against the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders, the Broncos lost six of their next seven games, leaving fans wondering who the next head coach would be, who the next quarterback might be, and what the team would do with a top 10 draft pick again in 2019.
Those dismal hopes have suddenly shifted dramatically, as the Broncos went into Los Angeles in week 11 and got a much-needed victory on a Brandon McManus game-winning field goal. They followed that up with a gut-check win at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers and now have a stretch of very winnable games moving forward.
With such a difficult schedule leading into the month of December, is there anything the Broncos won’t be ready for as the season comes to a close?
There are so many different ways this season can go at this point and the Broncos know they have to approach every game as though it’s a must-win. There’s no room for error.
No matter what side of the optimistic or pessimistic pendulum you fall on, there are so many different things that could unfold the rest of this season for the Broncos. Here is the slate of games remaining for Denver this season:
Week 13: @ Bengals (1 p.m. ET)
Week 14: @ 49ers (4:05 p.m. ET)
Week 15: vs. Browns (8:05 p.m. ET — Saturday night)
Week 16: @ Raiders (8:15 p.m. ET — Monday night)
Week 17: vs. Chargers (4:25 p.m. ET)
As crazy as it seems, the two toughest games on that schedule appear to be the Browns and the Chargers at this point. Let’s take a look at the scenarios facing the Broncos the rest of this season.