When the calendar makes the turn from October to November, the leaves fall, the clocks fall back and the Broncos have followed suit in recent years.
Since their appearance in the AFC championship game to close out the 2005 season, the Broncos are a less-than-robust 22-32 (a .407 winning percentage) in regular-season games played in November, December and January. They have watched potentially promising season after season dissolve in their almost annual struggles down the stretch.
Which is why, even with a chance to put a two-hand, lock-it-down grip on the AFC West race Sunday with a victory over the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the Broncos have tried to add some perspective to things.
"The biggest key right now is to just keep doing what we're doing," cornerback Champ Bailey said. "It's easy to get caught up in things. We've had some success. But we've seen this before. You can't let the little things get away from you. The little things lead to the big things.
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