How the Broncos could make the playoffs in 2017
The Denver Broncos need to do some damage to the AFC West division to make the wild-card game this season.
They need to go undefeated and have a bye.
They’ll need a defense that is capable of taking care of business, while at the same time playing hard.
And they need to be on the field in a big way, in the AFC, and that’s where the Denver Broncos should be.1.
Get better at quarterback and tight endsIn Denver’s first three games, Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian have been at the top of the quarterback and wide receiver rankings, respectively.
They’ve combined for 1,932 passing yards and 24 touchdowns in that span.
Osweiser and Siemian will be the starting quarterbacks for the Broncos in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
But the Chiefs offense has not been good in recent weeks.
The Chiefs have given up 10 touchdowns on the season.
In their last four games, the Chiefs have allowed the NFL’s eighth-fewest points.
They are tied for the league lead in rushing.
Ossoiler and Siemians passing yards in Week 3 are 1,049 and 827.
The Broncos have not allowed more than three touchdowns in any game this year.
In Week 2, they were shut out for the second straight week.
Oswift’s two touchdown passes in the third quarter against the Chiefs were the first touchdown passes of Osweilek’s career.
They will have to show some continuity at the quarterback position in the fourth quarter if they want to win.2.
Play hard defenseIn Denver, defensive end Malik Jackson was the team’s leading tackler for the first time since Week 6 of last season.
Jackson had five sacks in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks.
The team is also allowing just one quarterback pressure a game this week, tied for seventh-fewiest in the league.3.
Don’t be afraid to take risksThe Broncos have been on the hot seat for weeks.
After allowing the NFL to score on them in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts, they allowed three touchdowns to the New York Jets in Week 8.
But their offense is still on a hot streak, averaging more than 300 yards per game.
In the last three games they’ve scored at least 300 yards in three straight games.
They have the league’s second-most touchdowns (23) in the past five games.
In fact, they have the third-most TDs scored by opposing quarterbacks.4. Don