Posted Mon Dec 22nd by Monty
The Denver Broncos (8-7) will appear on Sunday Night Football for the first time this year as they travel to the San Diego Chargers (7-8) in the final week of the regular season. Kickoff is set for 6:15pm MST.
It’s effectively a playoff game for the two teams – the winner will be AFC West champs and survive to face the fifth seed Indianapolis Colts (11-4) in the first week of the playoffs. The loser will be eliminated from the playoffs.
The Broncos are facing the possibility of holding the sole division lead from Week One through Christmas only to lose it in the final week, a designation I’m sure Mike Shanahan has no desire to add to his resume.
I’m scrounging for tickets for this one, folks. The first Broncos game I ever saw was in this stadium when I was eight years old, and the Broncos lost (in 1992), so I’m aiming for payback, with 15 years interest.