January 22, 2022

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The nine games that would lead the Broncos to a…

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The Broncos’ 17-13 loss to the Raiders severely dented the team’s playoff hopes, as FiveThirtyEight projects the Broncos now have just a 0.1 percent chance of making the playoffs.

For Denver to beat those odds, they’ll need to win their final two games against the Chargers and Chiefs — and get some help in seven other matchups.

Over the next two weeks, the wrong result in any of nine key games would eliminate the Broncos from playoff contention. If the games fall Denver’s way, though, they could make a miracle run to the postseason.

Interestingly, none of the seven results that the Broncos need from other teams’ matchups are particularly far-fetched.

Here’s a look at the nine games that would need to go the Broncos way for them to earn a wild-card spot and make the postseason for the first time since 2015.

Note: All odds are via FiveThirtyEight

Matchup: Broncos at Chargers

What the Broncos need: A Broncos win

Odds of desired result: 33 percent

What the Broncos need: A Rams win

Odds of desired result: 54%

Matchup: Dolphins at Titans

What the Broncos need: A Titans win

Odds of desired result: 55%

Matchup: Browns at Steelers

What the Broncos need: A Browns win

Odds of desired result: 47%

Matchup: Chiefs at Broncos

What the Broncos need: A Broncos win

Odds of desired result: 26%

Matchup: Bengals at Browns

What the Broncos need: A Bengals win

Odds of desired result: 50%

Matchup: Patriots at Dolphins

What the Broncos need: A Patriots win

Odds of desired result: 44%

Matchup: Steelers at Ravens

What the Broncos need: A Steelers win

Odds of desired result: 33%

Matchup: Chargers at Raiders

What the Broncos need: A Chargers win

Odds of desired result: 51%

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