It seems to me that it’s been a while since I wrote a “Broncos Suck” post, and today seems to be an appropriate day.
Every year, it seems there’s an NFL division whose winner doesn’t really deserve to make the playoffs. This year, there are a couple, and one of them happens to be the AFC West.
The Broncos sit atop the division at an anemic 8-7. For the last couple weeks, they have needed to win just one game to put themselves out of reach of the equally anemic Chargers.
And yet… not only have they not locked up one of the weakest divisions in the league, there’s a pretty decent chance they’ll lose it when they face the Chargers in San Diego next week.
Unfortunately, one of these two less than stellar team will make the playoffs. If it’s the Chargers, at least they’ll be on a roll of sorts (having won 4 straight)… if it’s the Broncos, then at least they’ll have winning record.
Either way, a team with a better record (Pats, Jets, Dolphins, or Ravens) will stay home to watch the AFC West Champion get demolished on Wild Card weekend…
It really is unfortunate that each division gets to send a team to the playoffs, and that the AFC West Champ can’t just give up their spot to a team that doesn’t suck as much.
On the brighter side… the playoffs are nearly here, which means we won’t have to deal with goofy NFL TV rules which keep us from watching games that matter.