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    Default Believe it or not, Broncos could still grab wild card

    Everything would have to break right but if you strip away the top team in each AFC division, the remaining teams are still vulnerable. The Broncos would need to run the table or close to it in order to pull it off but they have been close in several games.

    Who's ahead in the wild card chase...

    San Diego (6-2) we still play them twice.
    Cincinnati (5-3) classic chokers
    Miami (5-4) same
    Baltimore (4-5) They own the tiebreaker with us.
    Tennessee (3-4) A loss tonight makes them 3-5.

    Next you have Indy (3-5), Jacksonville (3-5), Jets (3-6) then Denver. If they can win the next two against the Chargers and Steelers, they'll be 5-6 going into a head-to-head with the Bengals. Then they get to end the season with San Francisco, Cleveland, Oakland and San Diego..all winnable.

    I know this all sounds pie-in-the-sky but stranger things have happened. Can they finish 10-6 or 9-7 still? Yes if they figure out how to turn it around and win the close ones.
    I miss the old Mile High Stadium.

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    Nope, not gonna happen.

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    Pretty much have to win them all for any chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeHoof View Post
    Everything would have to break right but if you strip away the top team in each AFC division, the remaining teams are still vulnerable. The Broncos would need to run the table or close to it in order to pull it off but they have been close in several games.

    Who's ahead in the wild card chase...

    San Diego (6-2) we still play them twice.
    Cincinnati (5-3) classic chokers
    Miami (5-4) same
    Baltimore (4-5) They own the tiebreaker with us.
    Tennessee (3-4) A loss tonight makes them 3-5.

    Next you have Indy (3-5), Jacksonville (3-5), Jets (3-6) then Denver. If they can win the next two against the Chargers and Steelers, they'll be 5-6 going into a head-to-head with the Bengals. Then they get to end the season with San Francisco, Cleveland, Oakland and San Diego..all winnable.

    I know this all sounds pie-in-the-sky but stranger things have happened. Can they finish 10-6 or 9-7 still? Yes if they figure out how to turn it around and win the close ones.
    While it's mathematically possible, I don't think it's a realistic possibility.


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    All I wanted for the Broncos this year was to win games we SHOULD win. The only time I felt that happened was Arizona. You could argue our first 2 wins were closer to being losses than wins. It's so frustrating because you can see the talent on this team but they have NO room for error because they aren't good enough to overcome that. I'd love to see them eek out 5 more wins somehow, but at this point all decisions being made have to be what is best for the FUTURE of the franchise. It just sucks because the time between NFL seasons seems the longest.

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    If the Broncos were going to win 8 games this thread would have theoretical relevance. However, they are going to be lucky to win 6. The teams the Broncos need to be concerned with are not Chargers, Bengals and Ravens. It's the Cardinals, Raiders, and 49ers getting ahead of them in the draft!

    This team is going to be blown up and start over again with a new coach, new coaching staff, and about 10+ new starting players. Guys who will not be back: Wolfe, Roby, Barrett, Ray, Marshall? Offense: most of the OL including perhaps Matt Paradis who is a UFA. TEs: Heurmann is an UFA.

    And of course, QB most of all.

    Etc. Sure, the team could turn things around and win 6 of 7. Theoretically. In reality that's never going to happen. So, this thread better get whatever views it's going to get before the Chargers, Steelers and Bengals games. Because they aren't likely to win any of those games.

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    They could also still pick #1 overall in next year's draft!

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    They'd have to win every game to somehow make this happen, but i cant even see them beating LAC in LA in two weeks. Looking like 5x11 or 6x10. Again. Joseph gets fired after the season it seems.

    Its hard to believe this team wqs a SBC just 3 seasons ago. We knew PM retiring would be tough, but nobody could have imagined a Coach so inept, so not ready for the job to be the biggest issue.
    "I may not be a mathematician, but I can count to a million." - Shannon Sharpe

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    Default Believe it or not, Broncos could still grab wild card

    I am choosing to blunt the negativity, doom and gloom in my own way. Before the season, most believed the Broncos would be an 8-8 team at best, an outside shot at a wild card. My point is they still are. Houston started 0-3 and mostly through dumb luck they are now 6-3. The Broncos have been close even in most of their losses and, at some point, maybe not this year, the luck will return.
    I miss the old Mile High Stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeHoof View Post
    I am choosing to blunt the negativity, doom and gloom in my own way. Before the season, most believed the Broncos would be an 8-8 team at best, an outside shot at a wild card. My point is they still are. Houston started 0-3 and mostly through dumb luck they are now 6-3. The Broncos have been close even in most of their losses and, at some point, maybe not this year, the luck will return.
    Firing VJ would be a start

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    Why would you want them to?
    "Run through a mother****er face, they just ain't gonna want that."
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    I'm going with the "or not" portion of this.
    *The statements above are my opinions, unless they are links, because then they are links, which wouldn't make them my opinions, and I suppose stats aren't necessarily opinion, but they are certainly presented to support an opinion. Proceed accordingly.

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    With VJ as coach this isn't even mathematically possible. Its done yesterday was proof, Ain't no way we come out of the bye ready to go against a good chargers team. we might have a good practice or two, but the reality is the players saw yet again how bad at coaching situational football VJ is, so why are the going to listen to him now suddenly 10 weeks in.
    The Keenum experiment has failed. Lets move on.... Clayton Thorson from Northwestern??? lets Get it!!!!!!

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    Not gonna hold my breath on this one.
    "Precision beats power. Timing beats speed" - Conor McGregor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaded View Post
    Why would you want them to?
    This.

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