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MadCity
11-06-2012, 09:02 AM
Looking over the schedule today and I want to say we win out these last 8 games but I think realistically we go 7-1 or possibly 6-2.

Week 10 @ Carolina - W
Week 11 vs San Diego - W
Week 12 @ KC - W
Week 13 vs Tampa Bay - W
Week 14 @ Oakland - I want to say W but something about this screams trap game to me
Week 15 @ Baltimore - L (I know these aren't the Ravens of old but they've always given us trouble)
Week 16 vs Cleveland - W
Week 17 vs KC - W (although depending on what happens going in, we may be resting starters for the playoff)

Thoughts?

rmsanger
11-06-2012, 09:05 AM
No is not a poast

bfoflcommish
11-06-2012, 09:06 AM
we'll lose a couple games 1 we probably shouldn't. 11-5 and take division

Old Dude
11-06-2012, 09:08 AM
The only one I'm supremely confident about is week 12.

Greatspirits
11-06-2012, 09:09 AM
I say 6-2, I see us losing to Baltimore and one unexpected loss.

enjolras
11-06-2012, 09:10 AM
You can never predict health... so it's hard to say.

I'm actually most worried about this week. Our weakness on defense has been lane discipline up front, and Cam Newton is exactly the type of QB who can exploit that. If the offense doesn't come to play, it could be a tough game.

After that the Baltimore game looks tough (@Baltimore) and possibly the Tampa Bay game as well. They've shown the ability to score.

TonyR
11-06-2012, 09:15 AM
@Carolina and @Baltimore appear to be the toughest tests. Carolina has played everybody tough and traveling to the east coast is never good. And Baltimore, though maybe not as good as their record, isn't going to lie down and play dead in their own building. We probably lose at least one of these games, and maybe one other.

swaiy
11-06-2012, 09:16 AM
No, we won't because of this post. Pat yourself on the back.

broncocalijohn
11-06-2012, 09:18 AM
We lose probably 2. I would hope the last game doesn't matter for home field advantage and we let the Chiefs win 7-6.

ludo21
11-06-2012, 09:18 AM
oh yeaaaah we will!! show some confidence you slackers!!!!



....i actually say we lose 1 to the Raiders and another in week 17 when we rest our starters

broncocalijohn
11-06-2012, 09:20 AM
oh yeaaaah we will!! show some confidence you slackers!!!!



....i actually say we lose 1 to the Raiders and another in week 17 when we rest our starters

LOL! So we beat both Eastern teams which includes Baltimore but we can't beat one of the ****tiest teams in the league by the name of the Raiders.

Archer81
11-06-2012, 09:22 AM
Maybe 8-0. We never do well in Baltimore. So 7-1.

:Broncos:

Kaylore
11-06-2012, 09:25 AM
I could see us losing to the Ravens, Panthers and maybe Browns or Chiefs. I'm thinking we swee the Chiefs this year just because they are that bad and the only thing that has stopped us is good QB play - something that Chiefs have none of.

Regardless, I'm sticking to my 10-6 prediction.

razorwire77
11-06-2012, 09:27 AM
6 and 2 with losses to Baltimore and one unexpected loss.

I initially predicted this was a 10-6 team + or - one game. I'm going on the plus side of that prediction.

11-5 AFC West Champs.

Old Dude
11-06-2012, 09:40 AM
If you really want to count chickens before the hatching, here's the way it looks to me:

The Texans are 7-1 and have only two tough games remaining (Chicago & the Pats) They also own the tiebreaker over Denver due to the head to head result. They look to be on track for the number one seed in the AFC.

Denver has a chance to catch Baltimore (currently 6-2) if the Broncos can beat the Ravens on the road. (The Ravens also have fairly tough games against Pittsburgh (x2) & the Giants remaining.)

The Pats, at 5-3, have the edge over Denver due to the head to head victory, but they do seem have a lot harder schedule that includes Houston, the 49ers, and a pair of games against Miami (which has been surprisingly tough this year).

Amazingly, Indy is 5-3, but they have two games against Houston and a road game against the Pats.

The Steelers have worked their way back up to 5-3, but have two games against the Ravens and a road game at Dallas. Denver owns the tiebreaker due to the week 1 victory.

So ...

Top priority for Denver is simply to win its divisional games.

After that, the Baltimore game could give Denver a shot at the #2 seed and a bye week in the playoffs.

The Texans are almost impossible to catch and we want them to help us by beating down the Pats.

Drunken.Broncoholic
11-06-2012, 09:46 AM
I think it's important to win them all. It could be the difference in having to play an extra playoff game. I'd much rather have a bye. And would much rather have the patriots play in Denver if it came down to it.

razorwire77
11-06-2012, 09:49 AM
If you really want to count chickens before the hatching, here's the way it looks to me:

The Texans are 7-1 and have only two tough games remaining (Chicago & the Pats) They also own the tiebreaker over Denver due to the head to head result. They look to be on track for the number one seed in the AFC.

Denver has a chance to catch Baltimore (currently 6-2) if the Broncos can beat the Ravens on the road. (The Ravens also have fairly tough games against Pittsburgh (x2) & the Giants remaining.)

The Pats, at 5-3, have the edge over Denver due to the head to head victory, but they do seem have a lot harder schedule that includes Houston, the 49ers, and a pair of games against Miami (which has been surprisingly tough this year).

Amazingly, Indy is 5-3, but they have two games against Houston and a road game against the Pats.

The Steelers have worked their way back up to 5-3, but have two games against the Ravens and a road game at Dallas. Denver owns the tiebreaker due to the week 1 victory.

So ...

Top priority for Denver is simply to win its divisional games.

After that, the Baltimore game could give Denver a shot at the #2 seed and a bye week in the playoffs.

The Texans are almost impossible to catch and we want them to help us by beating down the Pats.
I'd love for this team to get another shot at the Pats in the playoffs.

24champ
11-06-2012, 09:55 AM
Peyton is on a mission and he is going to want that #2 seed, that will be a huge advantage down the road if we have to play the Patriots again in the PO. He'll have us prepared each and every week.

Beantown Bronco
11-06-2012, 10:05 AM
I'd love for this team to get another shot at the Pats in the playoffs.

No effing way. As nice as it would be to beat them, I just don't see it happening this year. They're just a tough matchup for us right now and I'd much rather face anyone else in the AFC.

fwf
11-06-2012, 10:08 AM
You can never predict health... so it's hard to say.

I'm actually most worried about this week. Our weakness on defense has been lane discipline up front, and Cam Newton is exactly the type of QB who can exploit that. If the offense doesn't come to play, it could be a tough game.

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yeah, probably the reason we're only 3 point favorites. Im betting the Broncos big tho.

Drunken.Broncoholic
11-06-2012, 10:12 AM
yeah, probably the reason we're only 3 point favorites. Im betting the Broncos big tho.

Vegas has been getting screwed with off base spreads. Here's hoping for another week of it

RedskinBronco
11-06-2012, 10:23 AM
Nope, and I would not want to either. You are bound to take shortcuts and lose in the playoffs when it matters...rather lose a game or two during the season than go 8-0 and flame out because of one bad day in the playoffs.

TonyR
11-06-2012, 10:32 AM
No effing way. As nice as it would be to beat them, I just don't see it happening this year. They're just a tough matchup for us right now and I'd much rather face anyone else in the AFC.

I tend to agree, although I'd really rather not play Houston either since they're good on both sides of the ball...

Mountain Bronco
11-06-2012, 11:01 AM
On paper we could win all the games, but don't see it happening. 11-5 with a couple of stumbles.

Tim
11-06-2012, 11:04 AM
Win them all at home and split the road games

NFLBRONCO
11-06-2012, 11:28 AM
No effing way. As nice as it would be to beat them, I just don't see it happening this year. They're just a tough matchup for us right now and I'd much rather face anyone else in the AFC.

No doubt why do fans want this over and over. We have zero answer for Welker or TE's at the moment. I would love to beat the Pats though.

BigPlayShay
11-06-2012, 11:50 AM
I think it's important to win them all. It could be the difference in having to play an extra playoff game. I'd much rather have a bye. And would much rather have the patriots play in Denver if it came down to it.

In the past 10 Super Bowls, 7 teams without a bye have made it to the Super Bowl. 5 of them have won:

03 Panthers - NFC 3rd seed (Lost Super Bowl)
05 Steelers - AFC 6th seed (Won Super Bowl)
06 Colts - AFC 4th seed (Won Super Bowl)
07 Giants - NFC 4th seed (Won Super Bowl)
08 Cardinals - NFC 4th seed (Lost Super Bowl)
10 Packers - NFC 6th seed (Won Super Bowl)
11 Giants - NFC 4th seed (Won Super Bowl)

Interesting that 1 of the teams that lost was coached by Fox, and 1 of the teams that won was Quarterbacked by Manning.

razorwire77
11-06-2012, 12:08 PM
No effing way. As nice as it would be to beat them, I just don't see it happening this year. They're just a tough matchup for us right now and I'd much rather face anyone else in the AFC.

I agree with your take. But if Denver could take out NE in the Divisional, I really think this team could get hot and make a run to take out any of the other AFC teams. Now the NFC is an entirely different animal. The Bears, Falcons, Niners, Giants, and Packers would all be a bear for this team to handle.

Dream Scenario for me would be

Wildcard game: Colts come to town. Luck v. Peyton. Peyton goes ape **** Denver wins by 20.

Divisional game: Denver goes into Foxboro and upsets NE.

AFC Championship: Kubes v. Elway, Fox and Co.

Superbowl:

Denver v. Chicago.

Mopey Jay throws four picks. The Bear's defense can't bail them out.

Tombstone RJ
11-06-2012, 12:11 PM
In the past 10 Super Bowls, 7 teams without a bye have made it to the Super Bowl. 5 of them have won:

03 Panthers - NFC 3rd seed (Lost Super Bowl)
05 Steelers - AFC 6th seed (Won Super Bowl)
06 Colts - AFC 4th seed (Won Super Bowl)
07 Giants - NFC 4th seed (Won Super Bowl)
08 Cardinals - NFC 4th seed (Lost Super Bowl)
10 Packers - NFC 6th seed (Won Super Bowl)
11 Giants - NFC 4th seed (Won Super Bowl)

Interesting that 1 of the teams that lost was coached by Fox, and 1 of the teams that won was Quarterbacked by Manning.

I'll take homefield advantage and a bye during the playoffs any day of the week. I think with Elway's experience (1996 season where Broncos went 13-3 and then lost to Jacksonville at home after a bye) and Fox's experience and Manning's experience, and Del Rio's experience too, I think the team will be prepared and motivated to win.

El Jefe
11-06-2012, 12:45 PM
Week 10: @ Carolina - W

Week 11: vs San Diego - W

Week 12: @ KC - W

Week 13: vs Tampa Bay - L (I think TB is coming on strong and emergence of Doug Martin has really sparked them ... will be a toss-up and one of those games we should win.)

Week 14: @ Oakland - W (as someone said, possible trap game ... but I think OAK is dysfunctional enough to offset that)

Week 15: @ Baltimore - L (Seems we always have trouble in MD)

Week 16: vs Cleveland - W

Week 17: vs KC - W

So, on paper, we finish 6-2 down the stretch and 11-5 on the season. I really do think there will be another oddball game in there we lose that we definitely shouldn't, putting the final record at 10-6.

Cito Pelon
11-06-2012, 01:02 PM
I have no idea whatsoever.

NFLBRONCO
11-06-2012, 02:18 PM
With Kuper YES
Without Kuper I doubt it

Bacchus
11-06-2012, 04:21 PM
Carolina, Baltimore and @ KC are the toughest games.

Taco John
11-06-2012, 04:22 PM
Week 10: @ Carolina - W

Week 11: vs San Diego - W

Week 12: @ KC - W

Week 13: vs Tampa Bay - L (I think TB is coming on strong and emergence of Doug Martin has really sparked them ... will be a toss-up and one of those games we should win.)

Week 14: @ Oakland - W (as someone said, possible trap game ... but I think OAK is dysfunctional enough to offset that)

Week 15: @ Baltimore - L (Seems we always have trouble in MD)

Week 16: vs Cleveland - W

Week 17: vs KC - W

So, on paper, we finish 6-2 down the stretch and 11-5 on the season. I really do think there will be another oddball game in their we lose that we definitely shouldn't, putting the final record at 10-6.

This is my prediction as well.... 6-2

comoose00
11-06-2012, 05:51 PM
I do not understand why everyone is so afraid of the pats. we are a better team then them. we lost cause we shot ourselves in the foot (two fumbles inside the 10 yard line, pm fumble inside our 20 and wm drop on 4 and 1) other wise we would have won that game. they are not hat bad of a match up for us and we are not the same team they faced a few weeks ago. By the end of the season we will be in sync and with out all the dumb little mental errors.

lonestar
11-06-2012, 06:11 PM
Looking over the schedule today and I want to say we win out these last 8 games but I think realistically we go 7-1 or possibly 6-2.

Week 10 @ Carolina - W
Week 11 vs San Diego - W
Week 12 @ KC - W
Week 13 vs Tampa Bay - W
Week 14 @ Oakland - I want to say W but something about this screams trap game to me
Week 15 @ Baltimore - L (I know these aren't the Ravens of old but they've always given us trouble)
Week 16 vs Cleveland - W
Week 17 vs KC - W (although depending on what happens going in, we may be resting starters for the playoff)

Thoughts?

Thanks for the thread needs to be asked..

Here are my thoughts..

Week 10 @ Carolina - L lots of weapons on Offense for them not sure we can stop them defense better than many think. We are coming off several "high" games last week was almost a loss..

Week 11 vs San Diego - W

Week 12 @ KC - W but could go either way @KC is always a struggle

Week 13 vs Tampa Bay - L this is an up and coming team not sure we can stop their running game which keeps Manning on teh sideline.

Week 14 @ Oakland - W but I agree with the OP. "I want to say W but something about this screams trap game to me"

Week 15 @ Baltimore - L (I know these aren't the Ravens of old but they've always given us trouble)

Week 16 vs Cleveland - W
Week 17 vs KC - W


Which puts us at 10-6 in the play off hunt.. if not a division leader.. SAN scares me though.. they have always been good at putting together 5-7 game win streaks.. do they have the stones to do it again?

baja
11-06-2012, 06:27 PM
This is my prediction as well.... 6-2

Except he is predicting 5 and 3 ;D

TheChamp24
11-07-2012, 06:29 AM
Honestly, we have a good chance at beating any team left on our schedule. No team is an absolute loss, a couple tough games, but winnable.
I don't understand people being worried about Kansas City. They haven't had a lead for a single second this season. 8 games, never playing with a lead, leading the league in turnovers and set to make history in that department, getting blown out in pretty much every game.
And people think we will lose when we almost beat the Falcons, Texans and Pats?

Kaylore
11-07-2012, 07:15 AM
I'll go with this as a possible


Week 10 @ Carolina - W
Week 11 vs San Diego - W
Week 12 @ KC - W
Week 13 vs Tampa Bay - W
Week 14 @ Oakland - L
Week 15 @ Baltimore - L
Week 16 vs Cleveland - W
Week 17 vs KC - L (Brock Osweiller plays most of the game and we split with KC)

Another I could see is us sweeping the Chiefs but losing to Tampa. Oakland is playing much better so I think they could steal one there. Baltimore always has our number. I was initially thinking we split the Bengals/Panthers road series. However I really thought the Bengals game was the one we'd drop. I am less convinced of the Panthers. They are a poorly run, poorly coached team with a young QB who's confidence is looking fragile right now. If it wasn't in Carolina, I'd be bullish on winning.

I just have a hard time seeing us winning EVERY game. We'll see.

baja
11-07-2012, 08:17 AM
I'll go with we lose to TB and one other. Going 6 and 2

SleepingTiger
11-07-2012, 09:55 AM
Why are there so many of you scared of the Bucs at home? so what Doug Martin ran all over the hapless raiders. I say 8 in the box, man coverage on the outside and force Freeman beat you with his arm.

NFLBRONCO
11-07-2012, 09:58 AM
It's hard to look past next game. All these games look easy on paper but, what if SD Car TB Balt etc have one of their best games of the year against us.

I think Car TB SD Balt are toss up games going in. We can't afford mistakes against these teams.

I expect us to go 8-0 if we stay healthy play well on O and limit mistakes. I don't think our D is good enough to go 8-0 if its up to our D to win these games.

Kaylore
11-07-2012, 10:06 AM
Why are there so many of you scared of the Bucs at home? so what Doug Martin ran all over the hapless raiders. I say 8 in the box, man coverage on the outside and force Freeman beat you with his arm.

Because we've shown some vulnerability to mobile QB's, particularly on third down, and our record against any team from Florida is pretty bad.

NUB
11-07-2012, 10:26 AM
I don't see Carolina beating Denver. Not enough weapons and Cam Newton, even if he is a threat, still makes crucial, game-losing turnovers. Manning will capitalize on his mistakes. Tampa Bay is a strong offensive team, with Doug Martin (sigh) leading the way. Could be a replay of New England if Denver isn't careful. Freeman is in 2010-form, which means he's legit and should not be overlooked. Kansas City and Oakland are miserable, but inner-division teams play each other best, regardless. They're never gimme games, IMO, and it is quite likely that KC will be a whole new team as far as coaching is concerned by Week 17. Baltimore always gives us trouble --it's also gonna be outside, probably in the cold, in their stadium. Poor conditions for Manning, historically speaking, and worse ones for Denver as a whole. Cleveland could sneak one by us, but I don't think that happens at home. San Diego is probably the most interesting game left. Manning pulled a great comeback, but Rivers also imploded. It's hard to tell just how well the teams match up.

Play2win
11-07-2012, 10:28 AM
Because we've shown some vulnerability to mobile QB's, particularly on third down, and our record against any team from Florida is pretty bad.

Freeman can get rattled. It's imperative that we get to him, early and often.

We need to make him go into full Philip-Rivers-Mode.

lonestar
11-07-2012, 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by Kaylore
Because we've shown some vulnerability to mobile QB's, particularly on third down, and our record against any team from Florida is pretty bad.

must have missed this post but you are dead on..

While our past should not be relevant with all the newbie player and coaches on the team, until I see some consistency in beating Florida teams whether it be early games on the east coast or in Florida I have to say it is a toss up..

If we play a good game without turn overs (who saw Manning throwing two last week ?) and can slow down their young stud RB we canwin this one going away..

but then the same goes for all the teams limit turn overs and win @ the LOS.. and few teams can beat us..

underrated29
11-07-2012, 02:56 PM
I see it much differently. I think we smoke baltimore. They have nothing on us now!
So:

Car- L- I have hated this game all year long and it worries me.
San- W
KC- W
Tampa- W
Oakland- W
Balt- W- This game will not be close. We will Destroy them. Watch and see!!
Browns- W
KC- L- This game would be a win and close, but we sit manning and some starters and brocko gets his first taste of game action, throws a pick 6 or two and we lose a nothing game.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
11-07-2012, 03:18 PM
I'm afraid we lose this weekend @Carolina. That's the proverbial "game we lose that we shouldn't but we do anyway because ANY GIVEN SUNDAY."

And I think we'll lose to Baltimore, but they're pretty beat up. Every game is winnable though.

Crushaholic
11-07-2012, 04:47 PM
I hate that the KC game is the last game of the season. We'll probably rest our starters, resulting in a loss. I HATE LOSING TO KC! :flush:

In addition, I'm still scared of San Diego. Rivers will be looking for revenge, and he just might get it. I'm also thinking that Baltimore will be tough. So, I'll go 5-3...