Breaking Down How the Broncos Match Up Against Every Potential Playoff Opponent

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Breaking Down How the Broncos Match Up Against Every Potential Playoff Opponent
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When breaking down the road to the Super Bowl for the Denver Broncos, I immediately recognized the path could be filled with two of the three teams that beat them in the regular season.

The Broncos have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, and that will come in handy, as the team only lost one game at home in 2013. As the top seed in the AFC, the Broncos are considered the favorite to make it to the Super Bowl.

Each matchup the Broncos could face will have a fair share of challenges. The Broncos should be favored in any contest they’ll face before the Super Bowl, especially at home.

The NFL playoffs begin on Saturday, but the Broncos are merely going to be spectators. As the AFC’s top seed, the Broncos are going to rest and get ready during the bye week.

They will be prepared for any team they must face the next week. In fact, that opponent may be quite familiar. Any combination possible for their first game has the Broncos facing someone they’ve taken on earlier this season.

While the opponent might not yet be known, the Broncos know they are just two wins away from making the trip to New Jersey for the Super Bowl. 

Two games to reach their destiny. Five possible opponents are standing in the way. It is time to see how the Broncos match up against each of the other AFC playoff teams. 


All quotes and injury/practice observations were obtained firsthand. Records and statistical information are provided via email from the Denver Broncos.

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