Originally written December 31, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
  With their 11th consecutive win, a 38-3 blowout of the Kansas City Chiefs, and a Houston Texans loss in Indianapolis, the Denver Broncos enter the playoffs as the number one AFC seed. The AFC road to Super Bowl XLVII will run through Mile High Stadium in Denver. With the Broncos leading 35-3 after the third quarter, Peyton Manning and the rest of his offensive machine took a well-deserved seat and watched Brock Osweiler direct the offense in the fourth quarter. However, the real losers today were the Houston Texans. Their 28-16 loss to the Colts, coupled with wins by Denver and New England, dropped them to the third seed. Instead of having a first-round bye, the Texans will be hosting a playoff game next weekend against Cincinnati.… Read more
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