The Denver Broncos, seeded #1, get a first week bye in the 2016 NFL Playoffs. They’ll use the time to get healthier and figure out who their quarterback is. Brock Osweiler looked as if he’d guide the orange through the postseason, but then he didn’t manage to finish the last game of the season for Denver — that rather heralded backup Peyton Manning came in for him. That’s because the Broncos offense kept taking itself off the field, committing five turnovers against the Chargers.
Yet in a testament to how the Broncos (12-4) have performed all season, they won the game (27-20) despite looking frequently as if they wouldn’t. The Broncos say Manning is the quarterback and always has been. Yet they said the same thing before pulling him in a mid-November disaster against the Chiefs. For a #1 seed, the Broncos look fallible early. But then again they didn’t look like they’d nail down a #1 seed either, yet they’re 12-4. What did Al Davis say? Just win, baby.