The 9-3 Denver Broncos can actually clinch a playoff spot this weekend. The NFL sends out playoff scenarios for those teams who can clinch and this week's is the Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts who can clinch a postseason spot.
Note that the Broncos can simply clinch a playoff spot; not win the AFC West. Because things are so close in the AFC West it may come down to Week 17 before Denver or whoever else officially clinches the division.i
Here are your Week 14 playoff scenarios:
Broncos clinch playoff spot with:
1. Denver win + Baltimore loss + Pittsburgh Loss + Kansas City loss + Houston Loss or tie OR;
2. Denver win + Baltimore Loss + Pittsburgh Loss + Cleveland loss +Houston loss or tie + San Diego loss + Knasas City tie.
Colts clinch AFC South title with:
1. Indianapolis win + Houston loss
Yes, the AFC South is really, really bad.Be jealous of the Colts they're competing with Jacksonville, Tennessee and Houston rather than Denver, San Diego and Oakland.