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.
Denver leads the AFC West, and a couple of games into the season, it is becoming easier for the MHR computer to figure out which teams we need to win to help us in The Quest. 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 bold).
Let's feed the schedule into MHR's Super Computer and see what results we get...
Teams we are for are in BOLD
kc at ATL - We want our AFC West rivals to lose. Rating 4
oak at BUF - oak is in our division, and only one game behind us. Rating 4.5
TB at chi - First, we are for TB because we play them and want them to have a good record for tie break reasons. We also want them to win because CHI is better than TB in their own tie-break right now. Rating 2
CAR at min - We want CAR to win because we play them and want them to have a good record for tie break reasons. Rating 1.5
MIA at NE - We want MIA to win this game. Rating 3
cin at NYG - We need for NFC teams to beat AFC teams. Rating 3
HOU at ten - As if the hurricane and Broncos heritage aren't enough, we need for HOU to win because TEN has a better record. Rating 2.5
ari at WAS - WAS has the lesser record. Rating 1
no at DEN - Well duh! Rating 5
stl at sea - PICK. It depends on what you think. STL is better than SEA by tie break (both are winless), but SEA has had their WR corps decimated with injuries. Root for the team you think will have the worse record. Rating .5
DET at SF - SF has the better record. Rating 1
CLE at bal - at 0-2, CLE has a worse record than BAL at 0-1. Rating 2
JAX at ind - We very much want Jax to win this game. In the AFC West, we play JAX out of the common division rotation. The better they do, the more a win over them means (or a loss is mitigated). Jax also has a lesser record than IND. Rating 3.5
pit at PHI - We need for NFC teams to beat AFC teams. Rating 3
dal at gb - PICK. It depends on what you think. Root for the team you think will have the worse record. Rating .5
NYJ at sd - sd is in our division, and we hate 'em anyway. Rating 4
Well there you go. Now it's time for me to reset the MHR Computer so I can try to figure out where that darned golden ticket is likely to be sold. Want to get to that chocalate factory of Mr. Wonkas!