Very early playoff standings
1) San Diego Chargers 4-1, 0-0 division, 3-0 conference
2) Cincinnati Bengals 3-1, 2-0 division, 2-1 conference
3) Indianapolis Colts 3-2, 2-0 division, 3-1 conference
4) Buffalo Bills 3-2, 1-0 division, 1-2 conference
5) Denver Broncos 3-1, 1-0 division, 2-0 conference
6) Houston Texans 3-2, 0-0 division, 2-0 conference
Bubble (3-2): Patriots, Ravens, Steelers
The Broncos are percentage points behind the Chargers which is why they are currently the 5th seed and not the #1 seed. This rivalry is likely to decide home field advantage throughout the playoffs with the loser ending up a wildcard who will have to make it to the Super Bowl by winning three consecutive road games. The Broncos already own head to head tiebreakers with the Colts and will play Buffalo, Cincy, and San Diego (twice) before all is said and done.
Broncos next 4: @NYJ, SF, SD, @NE
Chargers next 4: @Oak, KC, @Den, @MIA
A few stats at the quarter pole:
Manning: 105-158 (66.5%), 1,293 yards (8.2 per attempt),12 TD, 3 INT, 110.3 passer rating
Ball: 55 attempts, 172 yards (3.1 avg), 1 TD
Sanders: 32 receptions, 435 yards (13.6 avg), 0 TD
D. Thomas: 21 receptions, 367 yards (17.5 avg), 3 TD
Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware 3.5 sacks total and 7 between them.
The #Seahawks and #Broncos were #1 and 2 respectively in DVOA in both 2012 and 2013. They're back on top again - except now #Broncos are #1.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) October 7, 2014
Broncos support Drive For Life XVII
DeMarcus Ware, Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and more than 20 other Broncos showed up to interact with the steady stream of fans who donated blood at the Bonfils Blood Center’s 17th annual Denver Broncos Community Blood Drive.
Upon Further Review: Broncos-Cardinals
In beating Arizona, the Broncos crafted a template they would like to copy in the next few weeks: precise execution setting up big plays.
Baltimore Ravens work out Champ Bailey - NFL.com
The Ravens are turning over every rock for help in their injury-riddled secondary. The team on Tuesday worked out veteran free-agent cornerback Champ Bailey, but he didn't sign a contract.
Danny Trevathan's return a big boost for defense - The Denver Post
Danny Trevathan made impact in season debut after missing first three games
Broncos put their trust in Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson - The Denver Post
The Broncos thought about adding an experienced reinforcement to their running back group.d