Denver Broncos: Making sense of possible playoff paths
Baltimore Ravens (7-5): How Denver can pass them
Week three saw the Denver Broncos shoot themselves in the foot with penalties galore. It was a sloppy game, but one Denver could have won against the Ravens. But careless mistakes cost them. Because of that, the Ravens have the tiebreaker.
But with the Broncos only one game behind them, it is possible that Denver can catch up to them. But they would need to win two more games than the Ravens because of that pesky tiebreaker.
Here is what Baltimore’s remaining schedule looks like:
at Kansas City Chiefs
vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
at Los Angeles Chargers
vs. Cleveland Browns
Depending on where the Ravens are before Week 16, that game against the Chargers is going to be huge. And it will be on Saturday night, so the whole country will be watching. That could easily be a battle for the first wild card spot.
Baltimore has a tough task on Sunday against the Chiefs. Other than the two AFC West opponents Baltimore faces, the other two could be wins on paper. But I would not sleep on either one of them either.
If Denver wins out, they would just need Baltimore to at least split their four games to surpass them for the wild card spot.