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Which Teams a Broncos Fan Should Cheer For (week five)

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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...

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Teams in CAPS are the teams to root for.

ten at BAL (2.5) - Root for the team with the lesser record.

ATL at gb (3.0) - We want ATL to have a good record, because they count towards our "strength of opponents".

kc at CAR (4.75) - Always root against an AFC West rival.  [kc gets the extra .25 over other AFC West games because they own a tie break against DEN]

sd at MIA (4.5) - Always root against an AFC West rival.

was at PHI (1) - Root for the team with the lesser record.

SEA at nyg (1.25) - Root for the team with the lesser record.

ind at HOU (2.5) - Root for the team with the lesser record.

chi at DET (1) - Root for the team with the lesser record.

tb at DEN (5) - Always root for Denver.

buf at ARI (3.75) - Root for the NFC over the AFC, and the team with the lesser record.

cin at DAL (3.25) - Root for the NFC over the AFC.

ne at SF (3.25) - Root for the NFC over the AFC.

pit at JAX (3.5) - Root for the team with the lesser record, as well as being the team that plays us this year (we want them to have a good record because we play JAX this year and want them to win for strength of opponent in a tie break)

minn at NO (3.0) -  We want NO to have a good record, because they count towards our "strength of opponents".