Next Three Weeks Will Determine Denver Broncos' Playoff Position

By Tylor Walden
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The toughest part of the schedule starts this Sunday for the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos have three tough opponents in the next three weeks. Two meetings with the Kansas City Chiefs with a meeting against the New England Patriots sandwiched in between makes for an interesting shape for the AFC Playoffs. All three opponents have a combined record of 25-2, with the Patriots having the only two losses. And what makes this even more challenging for the Broncos is that two of the three games are on the road.

I believe how the Broncos do in these three games will determine their playoff fate. There are many scenarios, but I will try to help make sense of all of it. Of course this will also depend on the Broncos winning the last four games of the year as well and not losing the games they are supposed to win.

If the Broncos win all three games against the Chiefs and Patriots there is no doubt, barring any upset, that they will obtain home-field advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs. If the Broncos lose to the Patriots but sweep the Chiefs they will at least get a first round bye and the AFC West title for the third straight year. If the Chiefs and Broncos split the two meetings the Chiefs would be in the driver’s seat for the division, and the Broncos are going to have to win out and hope another team beats them. Lose all three or lose twice to the Chiefs and the Broncos are looking at the fifth seed at best.

There are a lot of scenarios that go into these next three weeks, but no matter what the result it won’t be a terrible thing as long as the Broncos win the games that they are supposed to win. If they take two of three they will be in good shape, but the Broncos will be a strong team no matter what their seed is in the playoffs.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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