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Any team scraping into the playoffs is still a dangerous one.
But there's upside to every NFL equation, especially when the Broncos matchup with the sixth seed in the AFC picture.
This game could only happen if Denver and the sixth seed manage to make it all the way to the AFC Championship Game. Unlikely, of course, but possible.
The Broncos have a very slight edge on every team that could potentially make this spot.
The Broncos have already beaten three of them and could have beaten the fourth were it not for very poor decision-making on the part of the coaching staff.
The Raiders would be chomping at the bit to end Denver's season, so the Broncos' faithful would most likely wish for that matchup not to happen.
The Bengals were actually beaten by the Denver offense that was destroyed, traded away and cut once Tebow took the lead. They also feature a rookie QB and rookie wide receiver that anchors the team.
The Jets are one self-destruction away from hardly being considered an NFL team anymore. The way it looks, the Jets are more of a reality TV show than they are professionals. It's a shame their coach can't seem to shut his mouth.
Lastly, the Titans beat Denver in a real "nail-biter" early in the season when Denver failed on a fourth down conversion and gave the Titans a path towards a go-ahead score. The Denver defense is the same since, the offense scores just as many points, but there's been the addition of Denver's X-Factor—Tim Tebow.
This matchup is the least likely to happen in the 2011 AFC Playoffs, which is why it's unfortunate that it's one of the most ideal for Denver.