The division or even placing for the wild card seem easily in reach despite the Denver Broncos being in 4th place in the AFC West.
The rest of the schedule is a seemingly easy schedule. I say seemingly because the Broncos have shown they can beat any team on this schedule (49-28 on the Kansas City Chiefs) and shown they can be inexplicably blown out by any team on the remaining schedule (59-14 against the Oakland Raiders).
The combined records of the Broncos remaining opponents lies at 29 wins and 34 losses.
Looking at each game specifically:
We play San Diego twice. The Broncos always seem to have trouble with the Chargers but the Chargers are a very beatable team that has been struggling as of late.
The Rams come up in week 12 at Invesco. The Rams are by no means anything special, although an improved squad from 2009.
Week 13, the Chiefs host the Broncos and the Broncos have already proven they can be the Kansas City team.
The Cardinals are in week 14. Arizona has just been a mess this season. They cannot find any consistency in their quarterbacks. Both the offense and defense is struggling. Beanie Wells may be their only threat, with Larry Fitzgerald being negated by mediocre quarterbacking.
The Broncos will play the Raiders for the second time in Oakland in week 15. What happened the first time they played? Not a clue. Just a disgusting performance that shouldn’t happen. The Raiders are a tough squad, but the Broncos could beat them. The Raiders have been a very inconsistent and could win OR lose to any team on any given day.
The Broncos host Houston in week 16 to face an inconsistent Houston Texans team. They have the ability to explode on offense, but hold the worst total defense in the NFL, and passing defense. Kyle Orton could really exploit a Texans defense.
Playoffs are by no means out of reach if the Broncos can just find a way to show up every week. They are definitely good enough. The question just happens to be are they consistent enough?