NFL Week 15 Picks: Forecasting Matchups That Will Impact Playoff Landscape

December 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If the San Diego Chargers want to cling to whatever's left of their playoff hopes, they'll need to beat the Denver Broncos. No big deal, right?
San Diego's already lost to Denver once this season. On the road, you like its chances even less this time around.
The Chargers continue to have one of the worst defenses in the league, while the Broncos have made necessary improvements on that side of the ball. And nobody has a better offense than Denver.
A loss would mean San Diego is likely out of the playoff hunt, as the final wild-card spot in the AFC will probably go to a team over .500. That result also allows Denver to keep at least a one-game lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.
Of course, this isn't the only game that will influence postseason placing.
Here's a look at the schedule for Week 15.
Aside from Denver vs. San Diego, these three games will have the biggest impact on each conference's playoff picture.

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