Denver's route to the playoffs is actually a bit easier than had been reported earlier in the week. There are three scenarios that clinch a berth for the Broncos:
- Broncos beat or tie Titans
- Dolphins lose or tie at Steelers
- Ravens lose to or tie visiting Vikings
Obviously, the Broncos need to take care of business, because their picture is much bigger than just getting into the playoffs.
They need a win Sunday to remain ahead of New England (which hosts Cleveland) and Kansas City (which travels to Washington). A loss by either of those teams seems unlikely, but would be seeding icing on the playoffs cake.
A Broncos victory would also clinch a spot for Indy.
Clinching scenarios for KC, New England, New Orleans, and Carolina are a bit more involved, but the Pats and Seahawks each have a reasonable opportunity to clinch their division as well.