Denver Broncos: Are the Broncos the Team to Beat in the AFC?

December 19, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Broncos are currently the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoff race. They are on a nine-game winning streak, clinched the AFC West in Week 13 and control their own destiny as far as attaining a first-round bye is concerned.
They are coming off of a 34-17 dismantling of the Baltimore Ravens, who they have been competing with for position in the AFC playoff race for much of the season. The score is not indicative of just how much of a blowout the game really was, as the Broncos were up 31-3 before the Ravens scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter when the game was out of hand.
With the Ravens in a tailspin having lost three straight games—two of which were to teams with backup quarterbacks—Baltimore stands at 9-5 and rather than being occupied with talk of being the best team in the AFC, they're more concerned right now with clinching their own division with the Bengals right behind them at 8-6.
That leaves New England and Houston as the two other teams under...

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