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Old 12-19-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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It has been said that Denver can win the AFC West with a victory in week 17 at home against KC, regardless of what happens next week.

However, if Denver beats Buffalo next week, they can clinch the AFC West if Oakland loses at Kansas City!
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:15 AM   #2
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It's too bad the order of our last 2 games isn't reversed......if we played KC this week, and beat them.....we could rest our starters vs. Buffalo in the final week.

As it is.....we still have to try to beat Buffalo....IN CASE we lost to KC.....and still hope for some help.
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It has been said that Denver can win the AFC West with a victory in week 17 at home against KC, regardless of what happens next week.

However, if Denver beats Buffalo next week, they can clinch the AFC West if Oakland loses at Kansas City!
Nice. However, I would prefer if they win out. KC might be tuff if they play the inspired ball like they did against the Pack.
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Would we have tiebreakers against SD if we beat Buffalo but lose to KC? Could leave us both at 9-7, and 3-3 in the division.
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Would we have tiebreakers against SD if we beat Buffalo but lose to KC? Could leave us both at 9-7, and 3-3 in the division.
Yes....according to Yahoo generator. OP is right. If we beat Buffalo this week, and Oakland loses (again) @ Kansas City.....then we win the division.

I hope this happens.....I'd like to see us rest our players, at least part of the game vs. KC, as long as it's a meaningless game.....health is more important, especially since we won't have a bye.
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Exactly, I wan't to win this game on Saturday at Buffalo and will be rooting for KC. I would love to go in to that final game with our division wrapped up.
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Exactly, I wan't to win this game on Saturday at Buffalo and will be rooting for KC. I would love to go in to that final game with our division wrapped up.
Yup. Not that I want to lose to KC in front of the home crowd.....but rest for our dinged up players would be nice.....I can put pride aside for a meaningless regular season game...

Let KC win their "superbowl"....if it means getting our guys healthier.
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We get to root for Orton and Tebow on Sunday.

Finally, the Bronco fans are united!
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Spekaing of which.. is Kyle Orton the anti-christ?

He puts the Broncos in a hole with his 4-1 start and then goes to a another team to come back and try to keep them out of the playoffs..

And since he just needs to play in a couple games his terrible durability isn't an issue.. he's cherry picking..

And he also is playing with balls on another team for once.. something he never did when he was simply trying to protect his stating job.
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Spekaing of which.. is Kyle Orton the anti-christ?

He puts the Broncos in a hole with his 4-1 start and then goes to a another team to come back and try to keep them out of the playoffs..

And since he just needs to play in a couple games his terrible durability isn't an issue.. he's cherry picking..

And he also is playing with balls on another team for once.. something he never did when he was simply trying to protect his stating job.
actually Orton did yesterday what he was so enamored for here, drove them between the 20's, putting up nice stats and never really doing much else

sorry, but KC's D won that game for them, although I do love that he will continue to start for them based on the same crap that kept him starting here
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And I think the only way for San Diego to win the division....if for them to win out AND Denver to lose out AND Oakland to lose out.

San Diego is hanging by a thread.
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So, I was looking, and I think the Broncos actually have a decent shot at the #3 playoff seed, although it would require a bit of luck.
Texans could very well lose to Indy and the Titans to fall to 10-6. We win out, and go 10-6, we're the #3 seed and looking at a rematch between either the Bengals, Jets, Titans, Raiders.
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So, I was looking, and I think the Broncos actually have a decent shot at the #3 playoff seed, although it would require a bit of luck.
Texans could very well lose to Indy and the Titans to fall to 10-6. We win out, and go 10-6, we're the #3 seed and looking at a rematch between either the Bengals, Jets, Titans, Raiders.
Yeah, you're right.....we win out and Houston loses out....we get the 3 seed.

I just don't see Houston losing to both Indy and Tennessee......
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Finally, the Bronco fans are united!
Make that Saturday.
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ok that was good
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Spekaing of which.. is Kyle Orton the anti-christ?

He puts the Broncos in a hole with his 4-1 start and then goes to a another team to come back and try to keep them out of the playoffs..

And since he just needs to play in a couple games his terrible durability isn't an issue.. he's cherry picking..

And he also is playing with balls on another team for once.. something he never did when he was simply trying to protect his stating job.
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Spekaing of which.. is Kyle Orton the anti-christ?

He puts the Broncos in a hole with his 4-1 start and then goes to a another team to come back and try to keep them out of the playoffs..

And since he just needs to play in a couple games his terrible durability isn't an issue.. he's cherry picking..

And he also is playing with balls on another team for once.. something he never did when he was simply trying to protect his stating job.
Yeah, I can see Orton getting up for the game against us in a way that he didn't do while he was here. And then people will try to play it off like some mistake was made but we all know he stunk when he was here. It's more like, "you got traded because you played like garbage and this is on you, Kyle".
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And I think the only way for San Diego to win the division....if for them to win out AND Denver to lose out AND Oakland to lose out.

San Diego is hanging by a thread.
What about making it as a wild card?
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What about making it as a wild card?
I don't believe they can because Cincy and Jets hold tie breakers over them.
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I'm surprised there weren't any strange betting patterns discovered after that result yesterday because Aaron Rodgers played like a **** and so did the majority of his receivers. I'd have the NFL double checking their big bank accounts right about now.
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I don't believe they can because Cincy and Jets hold tie breakers over them.
But what if they both lose out (looking it up)?

OK, yeah, if SD wins out, they end up at 9-7. If the Jets and Bengals lose out, they end up at 8-8.

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Yeah I guess, they'd be 9-7 and the other two would be 8-8. I guess yes it is possible however they need four teams for lose out.
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Yeah I guess, they'd be 9-7 and the other two would be 8-8. I guess yes it is possible however they need four teams for lose out.
Yeah, but none of them can be considered "easy" games. I agree that it's unlikely theyll go 0-4 combined. That NYG-NYJ game is going to be a bloodbath this weekend. They're both in the same situation.
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Yeah, but none of them can be considered "easy" games. I agree that it's unlikely theyll go 0-4 combined. That NYG-NYJ game is going to be a bloodbath this weekend. They're both in the same situation.
Actually just saw that Titans are ahead of them too so they must hold a tie breaker. So they need five teams to go 0-2 the last two weeks.
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Actually just saw that Titans are ahead of them too so they must hold a tie breaker. So they need five teams to go 0-2 the last two weeks.
But Tennessee wouldnt need to lose out. Tennessee is only in the discussion with San Diego (assuming SD wins out) if Tennessee also wins out. Tennessee has to play Houston still.
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