Despite the Denver Broncos 3-6 record, there could be a faint glimmer of hope of the team reaching the postseason if the cards were to fall correctly.
It is getting close to that time. Almost time to talk about postseason football. For the Denver Broncos, most of Broncos Country is probably reciting the Jim Mora comment. “Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?”
Well, as ridiculous as it sounds, there is still some hope that the Denver Broncos can make the playoffs. The only issue is with six losses already, there is very little room for error. At the very worst, this team can only afford one more loss down the stretch. And my golly is it a really tough stretch.
First up is a matchup on the road with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are coming off a big win on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. While Vic Fangio has some history going against Kirk Cousins, winning an early game on the road has not been successful for the Broncos.
There are a few ways this team can make the playoffs. Despite what you may see in front of you, this team is capable of running the table. Fangio might have the defense to shut down Cousins.
We saw last week that Buffalo is beatable. Broncos have beaten the Chargers already this season. Houston is one team that I am not certain on. We saw the Chiefs can be beaten. Same goes to Detroit and Oakland.
The AFC is not a strong conference this year, Not to mention the Chiefs are not running away with the division either. If the AFC West remains open come December or a current wild card team falters down the stretch, it can happen.
What might also help is some key players could return from injury. If Bryce Callahan is able to come back and play all seven games, that could make a huge difference. Hopefully Ju’Wuan James can figure things out with his injury.
But the biggest factor will be the defense making some big time plays. That means that we need to see more of Von Miller. Denver might only have a three percent chance of making the postseason right now. But as long as there is a glimmer of hope, anything is possible. Any Given Sunday.