Found December 28, 2012 on
Football Extra Points:
It's easy for the Broncos, they win and they secure the top seed in the AFC.
We've made it to the last week of the season. There is still a lot to figure out in both Conferences and a couple teams still in the playoff hunt.
Here's a look at the Week 17 Final Playoff Scenarios:
Locked-up: Atlanta Falcons (South, #1 Seed, home-field throughout); Green Bay Packers (NFC North Division); San Francisco 49ers (playoff berth); Seattle Seahawks -- (playoff berth)
GREEN BAY PACKERS (at Minnesota Vikings)
Green Bay clinches a first-round bye:
1) GB win - This is a tough division match-up but the Vikings are one dimensional, Packers are going to win.
2) GB tie + SF loss or tie - Ties don't happen and I expect the 49ers to beat the Cardinals this week.
3) SF loss + SEA loss or tie - I expect both of these teams to win, not likely to happen.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (vs. Arizona Cardinals)
San Francisco clinches NFC West division:
1) SF win or tie - I expect the ...
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When the Broncos (12-3) take on the Chiefs (2-13) this weekend, offensive guard Chris Kuper could be on the field. Kuper is listed as “questionable” after being limited in practice this week.
The most likely scenario seems to be Denver resting Kuper this week, giving him two weeks to rest in preparation for the divisional round of the playoffs (assuming Denver secures a first...
The Denver Broncos have five players selected to the NFL Pro Bowl, but wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Wesley Woodyard are not one of those five. But their teammates say they should have been selected. Thomas (1,312 yards receiving) is a first alternate while Woodyard is the only player in the league with at least 100 tackles. He has 113, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions...
Denver’s chances of making their first Superbowl in 14 years look increasingly good heading into the final week of the regular season, with the Broncos just needing a win over lowly Kansas City to guarantee a first-round bye.
While Peyton Manning has spearheaded this team into one of the most dominating offences in the NFL, defensive coordinator, Jack Del Rio, has sorted things...
For those who live outside of Colorado and do not have DirecTV, we present this handy-dandy broadcast map, courtesy of the506.com:
Those of you who live in the blue areas will receive the Broncos/Chiefs game on your local CBS station this weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:25 p.m. (MT) and we’ll have coverage of the game here on the blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter....
With the possibility of securing a number one seed in the AFC playoffs, the Denver Broncos are expected QB Peyton Manning to play the entire game on Sunday. Typically in Manning’s career, the last game of the season was a time for the backup quarterback to make his only appearance of the season. Not this year.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos are planning on...
Von Miller celebrates a touchdown in early December when the Broncos faced the Tampa By Buccaneers. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)
We’ve known for years that the Denver Broncos would draw the AFC South and NFC East in 2013, but did not know until last week that by finishing first in the AFC would also have the Broncos playing the AFC East champions New England Patriots...
If it's true that most players earn trips to the Pro Bowl for what they did the year before, then Demaryius Thomas and Wesley Woodyard of the Broncos should start making plans to be there in 2014.
The Denver receiver, with 1,312 yards and nine touchdowns, and linebacker, who leads the team with 110 tackles, were among the most surprising omissions from the AFC team announced...
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Can the Broncos beat the Patriots if when we meet them in the playoffs?
A few weeks back, I wrote an article diving into the all important playoff question… Can the Broncos beat the Patriots? Today, I’m re-examining that very question.
Eleven weeks ago, we played the Patriots in Foxboro, and after a rash of self inflicted wounds, we ended up...
Denver running back Willis McGahee (torn MCL, broken leg) who was placed on the IR in November, is eligible to start practicing next week.Fantasy Spin:McGahee could return if Denver makes the AFC Championship, though the team has gotten excellent play out of Knowshon Moreno.
Last week: 5 (+0)
Net points per drive: 0.74 (4th)
DVOA: 35.3% (2nd)
Weighted DVOA: 37.5% (2nd)
QB Peyton Manning: 30 of 43 for 339 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, 2 drops, 1 hit as thrown, 1 throw away, 1 batted pass, 97.4 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 6 of 43 drop backs (3 of 6, 1 hit as thrown, 1 throw away)
RG Manuel Ramirez: Did not allow a pressure...
Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.Their guest this week is Kerry J. Byrne of Cold, Hard Football Facts and Football Nation. Byrne also writes for Sports Illustrated and does work for NFL Films. Byrne talks about how his statistical analysis of the league has...