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Broncos offense key to any playoff run

Given how tough the rest of the schedule is for Denver, the offense has to build off the win over Jacksonville to make any run possible.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

As the Denver Broncos enjoy their bye week, one question looms over the final 10 games.

What is in store for the second half of the regular season?

Does Russell Wilson and the Broncos take the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in London and springboard that into a playoff run? Or was that win an anomaly and we’re in for what we witnessed in the four-game losing streak?

In the optimist in me wants to go with the former, but then you look at the schedule.

Denver still has to play the Kansas City Chiefs twice, plus the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams. Throw in the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers and the road to the playoffs is way more difficult.

The hope is Nathaniel Hackett and the Broncos offense can take the second half against Jacksonville to build confidence and show to themselves that they can be effective. The key is to build off that against the Tennessee Titans.

By now we know the defense will show up and show out.

For Denver to make a playoff run in the second half of the season, it’s all about the offense. And the Broncos will need that unit to play even better than it did against the Jaguars.

The first indication of whether Denver is capable of that comes next Sunday against the Titans.

At the very least, it should be an interesting ride.

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