Denver Broncos: Five possible scenarios for the end of the 2018 season
Scenario 4: Get Lucky
There are situations that could unfold over the course of the regular season that would involve some serious luck for the Broncos.
Perhaps the most unlikely scenario is that the Broncos would take the Chargers’ playoff spot, but it is possible.
With a record of 8-3, the Chargers own the top Wild Card spot in the AFC playoff race right now. They are known more for early-season collapses than late-season breakdowns but the Chargers are now dealing with an MCL sprain to their leading rusher and arguable offensive MVP, Melvin Gordon.
They’ve been dealing with some key injuries all year and have still looked good, but how much would missing Gordon for a few weeks affect the team? Even if Gordon plays, what if the Chargers just start dropping some close games?
Among their five remaining games, the Chargers play the Steelers (this week), Chiefs (two weeks), and Broncos again (last game of the season).
What if the Chargers have five losses and the Broncos have only six losses going into that week 17 matchup in Denver? That would mean the Broncos would have a chance — in theory — to take the Chargers’ spot away from them.
Again, it seems like an unlikely scenario, but it’s not impossible.