Following their 24–7 win over the Chargers, the Broncos’ chances of making the playoffs got better.

Following their 24–7 win over the Chargers, the Broncos’ chances of making the playoffs got better.

I wrote last week that the “Broncos postseason hopes weren’t dead” and explained why they’re still in the running.

Thank goodness they proved me right by beating the Los Angeles Chargers 24–7, and we saw some teams that were ahead against the Denver Broncos lose in strange ways.

Now, the Broncos have a record of 7-6 and hold the 9th seed in the AFC playoff picture. At this point, the Washington Post thinks the Broncos have a 50% chance of making the playoffs. This is the sixth best chance in the conference.

Zach Allen barely had time to sit down on the Denver Broncos bench before he had to get up and put his helmet back on.

The defense of Denver forced a quick punt on the first play of the offense at SoFi Stadium. Quarterback Russell Wilson then threw a pick-six to Los Angeles Chargers safety Michael Davis, who grabbed the ball from rookie receiver Marvin Mims Jr. Los Angeles and quarterback Herbert took over at Denver’s 13-yard line.

This was a great chance for both teams to score first in a divisional game they had to win. After four plays, Allen and the Broncos crew were walking back to the bench with a happy face on their face.

On third-and-short, they made a big stop. Then another one on fourth down. They quickly took away the early advantage in a violent way.

For the second week in a row, the Denver Broncos went on the road to play their division rival, the Los Angeles Chargers. The Broncos beat the Chargers 24–7 to end their losing streak at SoFi Stadium.

The Chargers, who are now 5-8, came into the game trying to get the same wildcard playoff spot as the Raiders.

This was another must-win game. The Broncos could still make the playoffs even though they lost their game against the Houston Texans last week. One way would be for them to win four of their following five games.

Any plan that would help Denver get into the playoffs always began with a win against the Chargers.

No matter how bad it was or how pretty it was, the Broncos won and are still in the running for the AFC playoffs for another week.

Even though there were problems, Denver was able to get through an inadequate football game in the fourth quarter.

The Broncos’ record now stands at 7-6, and this is their first road win in the division since 2019. Six teams from the AFC are tied at 7-6 right now. To get into the playoffs for Christmas, Bronco Country only wants one thing.

When it involves relationships, especially at work, compatibility is very important. Of all the relationships in the NFL, the one between the head coach and the quarterback is the most interesting. In their seven wins so far, Payton as well as Russell Wilson have worked together.

But is that sufficient achievement to be sure that the team will make the playoffs, let alone that Wilson will be the long-term quarterback for the team?

That is what you read. Even though the Broncos won in December, I’m still not sure that Payton and Wilson’s relationship is going to become a gold mine.

Wilson had a hard time running a good offense for the majority of Sunday’s game in Los Angeles. Wilson had a good game against the Chargers. He completed 21 out of 33 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with winning, but players can still be criticized, even when they’re winning, and there are still an awful lot of problems with how Wilson runs Payton’s offense.