What does John Elway mean by ‘the next level’?

"How to Get to the Next Level"

So how does Denver get to the next level? Denver is at the next level. There is no other level. It’s just that their level is one where the ultimate result is something of a dice roll.

Sure, we can take Elway's "next level" quote literally, as if single-elimination playoff games were the sole reason for John Fox's firing. But "next level" can mean a lot of things, including not getting your ass handed to you with regularity by the Patriots and Seahawks, who went 5-1 against Fox's Broncos over the past three years (7-1 if we go back to 2011).

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