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How much does this home game mean to the Broncos and their fans?

With the playoff chances being slim for the Broncos, this game may have more impact than just another game for the Broncos faithful

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The Denver Broncos are not technically out of the playoff race. They just need a ton of help.

And they need to win at home on Sunday.

The Broncos have been disappointing at home this season going 4-4 with their loss last Sunday night being a dagger in the hearts of all of Broncos Country.

This fan base has been happy to just be in the race this late in the year, but you can’t help but think that things may get touchy in Denver if the Broncos drop another egg at home against the Los Angeles Chargers.

This fan base deserves a much better performance from the Broncos coaches and players this week. If they don’t get it, I’d imagine we may hear loudly from the boo-birds.

Broncos News

Broncos Notebook: Denver focused on earning home win vs. Chargers, finishing season strong
The Broncos finish the 2023 season with two divisional matchups, and they can post their first winning season since 2016 with a pair of victories to end the year.

Kareem Jackson will not return to the Denver Broncos - Denver Sports
Kareem Jackson was claimed off waivers by Houston on Tuesday, ending Broncos hopes that he could return to their roster.

Sean Payton: Communication still an issue for Broncos offense - Denver Sports
"It's not good enough," Sean Payton said as he assessed the state of the Broncos offense after it struggled for three quarters Sunday.

The numbers show Russell Wilson is two different quarterbacks - Denver Sports
Russell Wilson is a dominant passer in the fourth quarter. But in the first three quarters of games this season, he's been anything but.

Other NFL News

NFL playoff picture: Postseason probabilities entering Week 17 of 2023 season
A new Next Gen Stats model provides the playoff probability of each NFL team still in contention. Which squads can help/hurt their postseason chances the most based on their performances in Week 17?

Texans claim safety Kareem Jackson off waivers from Broncos
Veteran defensive back Kareem Jackson has been claimed via waivers from the Broncos by the Texans, according to the league's transaction wire.

Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan confident Brock Purdy will bounce back from stinger, four interceptions
After Monday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, head coach Kyle Shanahan is confident quarterback Brock Purdy will bounce back after suffering a stinger and four interceptions.

Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson out for season with torn ACL, MCL - ESPN
Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson tore both the ACL and MCL ligaments in his right knee during Sunday's game, according to coach Kevin O'Connell.

Cowboys' Dak Prescott's 'Here we go' and other NFL line calls - ESPN
Sometimes they are coded words, other times they are dummy calls. Here's what NFL quarterbacks say at the line of scrimmage.

Jaguars' Trevor Lawrence has sprained AC joint; status TBD - ESPN
Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has a sprained right AC joint, leaving his status for Sunday unclear.

Jets' Aaron Rodgers rips critics - Not my idea to be activated - ESPN
Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, miffed that "conspiracy theorists" are portraying him as selfish for taking up a roster spot even though he's not playing, said Tuesday on "The Pat McAfee Show" that it wasn't his idea to be activated from IR.

Joe Flacco happy to be with Browns after parting with Jets - ESPN
Joe Flacco says he has no ill will toward the Jets after he wasn't re-signed following the 2022 season and that he's happy to be thriving with the Browns.