All we ever wanted was a chance.
With a win over the Chargers, the Broncos are now in a position to fight for a playoff spot. The unfortunate thing is that this doesn’t look like a season where there’s going to be room in the AFC for a weak record to kinda sneak into a wild card spot.
There are only four teams in the whole AFC that have a losing record right now. That means tons of competition.
The upside here is that with so much parity, all you need to do is go out there and take care of business. Upsets are happening all the time. Hot teams are getting beat each week.
That means a young, scrappy team like the Broncos have just as good of a shot as anyone else of getting a wild card. Heck, if they can find a way to win out, the division crown could be theirs (that’s not going to happen, but it is fun to think about).
The way I see it, the Broncos can absorb two losses and still find a way into the post-season which makes this weeks’ game, not a “must-win” scenario. But what we are looking for is a team that comes ready to play and looking able to get the work done as that is what will set the stage for a Week 17 upset.
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