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AFC playoff scenarios: Denver Broncos could clinch a playoff spot this week... barely

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A Broncos win and a Ravens loss and a Steelers loss and...

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Believe it or not, the Denver Broncos could clinch a playoff spot in Week 14 with three weeks to play, if a whole bunch of things go right.

According to the NFL-

Denver clinches a playoff spot with:

1) DEN win + BAL loss + PIT loss + CLE loss + KC loss + HOU loss or tie OR

2) DEN win + BAL loss + PIT loss + CLE loss + HOU loss or tie + SD loss + KC tie

In other words, pretty much every potential AFC Wild Card team needs to lose except the Dolphins, who play another potential AFC Wild Card team in the Ravens. Go Dolphins, Bengals, Colts, Cardinals, and Jaguars!

The only other team who could clinch a playoff spot this week would be the Colts, who could actually clinch the AFC South division with just a win and a Texans loss. Ahh, the simple life.

Your Week 14 games:

(We're not rooting for the Patriots against the Chargers though; sorry Scenario 2.)