Denver Backs Into Postseason with 8-8 Record After 7-3 Loss to Chiefs

The Broncos – the AFC West Champs. The hard way.

The Tim Tebow led Broncos are indeed the AFC West champs, but it only came as they backed into the postseason Sunday with a lackluster 7-3 loss to former QB Kyle Orton and the Chiefs at home.

Oakland was ousted by the Chargers at home, giving the Broncos the title with an 8-8 mark. “We’re AFC West champs,” said Broncos coach John Fox. “It doesn’t matter how you do it, once you get in the dance they can’t kick you out.”

The Steelers may kick the Broncos out next Sunday. That’s the team the Broncos will start against, and right away the oddsmakers feel the 12-4 defending AFC champs have a huge edge, as they are listed as 7.5 point favorites to beat Denver next Sunday.

The Broncos go into the postseason losing their last three. Sunday they scored just three, and Tebow threw for just 60 yards Sunday, completing 6-of-22 attempts and was intercepted near midfield in the game’s waning seconds, ending any hope of a miracle comeback.

Kyle Orton got a little revenge on his old team, as he threw for 180 yards for the Chiefs (7-9). He beat out Tebow for the starting job in the preseason but struggled to a 1-4 start. Tebow was called upon and delivered, winning four of five starts before Orton was released on November 23.

Kansas City signed Orton the next day, fating his return to Mile High as an foe. Orton’s inking was necessitated by starting quarterback Matt Cassel’s season-ending hand injury, the last of a rash of trials which derailed the defending AFC West champs.

The Broncos, who punted nine times, got on the board in the third. They took over at the Kansas City 20 courtesy of Javier Arenas’ muffed punt, but settled for Matt Prater’s 38-yard field goal after a pair of short Willis McGahee runs and an incomplete pass.

Despite the loss, the Broncos will be making their first postseason appearance since 2005. It could be a short ride though if they don’t start playing much, much better.

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One Response to “Denver Backs Into Postseason with 8-8 Record After 7-3 Loss to Chiefs”

  1. Charles Hubbard says:

    God shared with me that Tebow would struggle as long as he promoted the company named after the pagan goddess of victory… NIKE.
    I shared this with Tebow and his family… and I was told to be quiet by someone representing him.
    You see… Satan came up with the pagan goddess NIKE many years ago to take honor away from God.
    NIKE has been worshipped as the pagan goddess of victory… but that is a lie of the devil.
    God is the only God who should be worshipped period… and He should be honored for Victory because of the Victory He gave us through Jesus Christ!
    Tebow has promoted products honoring the name of the pagan goddess NIKE… while promoting products honoring the Name of the Son of God… Jesus Christ.
    God is NOT happy!
    God even says in HIs Word…
    “Be sure to do all that I have said to you. You must not even say the names of other gods; those names must not come out of your mouth.” – Exodus 23:13.
    And on 1-1… you saw what happened to Tebow.
    Here’s another 1 that Tebow should pay attention to:
    Commandment 1… “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 (God’s Word).
    Tim… I am your brother trying to get you to obey God.
    God was kind enough to warn you through me… it’s time to drop NIKE and be blessed for honoring God.