NFL Playoffs: Predicting the AFC Divisional Round Sans Broncos

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Case Keenum #4 of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs shake hands after a 27-23 Chiefs win at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Case Keenum #4 of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs shake hands after a 27-23 Chiefs win at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 22: Domata Peko #94 of the Denver Broncos sacks quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the third quarter of the game at the StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /

Predominantly Orange tries their best to predict the winners of the AFC Divisional Round games. Sadly, the Denver Broncos are not in it as we all know.

The divisional round of the AFC NFL Playoffs features the Indianapolis Colts vs the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers vs the New England Patriots.

Both of these teams have had a tremendous regular season in 2018.

Kansas City barely squeezed by the Denver Broncos both times the two teams faced in 2018. Denver’s run game scored the team’s two touchdowns, while kicker Brandon McManus connected on three field goals.

Todd Davis and Zach Kerr got to Patrick Mahomes for a sack (0.5 sack each).

The last time the Denver Broncos faced the Colts was in 2017. Denver beat Indianapolis 25-13 with both Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian gettin game time.

Osweiler scored the two touchdown passes, throwing to wideout Cody Latimer and tight end Jeff Heuerman.

Brandon McManus connected on both of his extra points, and went 1-of-2 in field goal attempts.

The Los Angeles Chargers head to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots.

Like the Chiefs, the Chargers are obviously in the same division as the Broncos. That means the two teams play twice a year in the regular season.

The Denver Broncos split games with the Chargers in 2018. In their first meeting of the season, Denver won 23-22.

The Broncos’ run game  did not get a ton of carries. But they made the most of what was given to them. Rookie undrafted running back Phillip Lindsay ran for 79 yards and two touchdowns, while fellow rookie Royce Freeman ran for 23 yards and one score.

Kicker Brandon McManus connected on his lone field goal attempt.

Now, let’s get to the AFC Divisional round of the NFL playoffs, starting with the Colts @ Chiefs and ending with the Chargers @ Patriots.

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