So you're sitting there wondering which game to watch, and Denver isn't available. Which team do you cheer for if you want the outcome to help Denver? No problem; MileHighReport.com has you covered.
Remember, this has nothing to do with which teams we like or hate. It is purely based on what outcomes best position Denver for the playoffs, and a good seeding once there.
We're also rating the games on how important they are for Denver fans. For instance, a Denver game, or a game that features a Denver division rival, gets near a 5, while a less important game gets a 1. So given a choice of several games, you now know which one is more important to watch! (Teams for Denver fans to cheer for are in CAPS).
Let's feed the schedule into MHR's Super Computer and see what results we get...
Note - While we lead our division, we'll look at the desired outcomes based on giving us the best seeding, and not in terms of eliminating potential wildcard challengers. Should Denver slip to an even placement with SD, we'll recalibrate the algorithm to reflect the need to compete for a wildcard spot.
NYJ at buf (2) - Root for the lesser AFC team (We will play both teams this year).
DET at chi (1) - Root for the lesser team.
JAX at cin (3) - We want JAX to win, because we have played them and want them to have a strong record for the "strength of sched. tie-break".
bal at CLE (2) - Root for the team with the lesser record.
TB at kc (4) - Root against AFC West teams.
hou at MIN (3,25) - Root for the NFC over the AFC
ari at STL (1) - Root for the lesser NFC team.
GB at ten (3.75) - Root for the NFC team to slow this AFC juggernaut.
mia at DEN (5) - Always root for DEN.
DAL at nyg (1.25) - Root for the lesser NFC team
ATL at oak (4) - Root against the AFC West teams.
phi at SEA (1) - Root for the lesser NFC team.
pit at WAS (3.5) - Root for the NFC over the AFC.
Make the playoffs (71 votes)
Make the playoffs as a wildcard (12 votes)
Not make the playoffs (27 votes)
110 total votes