Week 12 NFL Standings: Denver Broncos Still Hold 2nd Place After Sunday

The Denver Broncos are in second place in the AFC West and will likely be in sole possession of it by Tuesday--as long as the Kansas City Chiefs don't miraculously pull off an upset over the New England Patriots.

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Denver Broncos Nominated For 2 Weekly Awards

The Denver Broncos have been nominated for a pair of weekly awards after Thursday night's 17-13 win over the New York Jets. According to the Broncos' team blog, rookie linebacker Von Miller has been nominated for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week, and the Broncos' game-winning, 95-yard drive in the 4th quarter has been nominated for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week.

Von Miller, a second overall pick out of Texas A&M University, has started all 10 games this year for the Broncos and has 38 tackles and 9.5 sacks. In Week 11, Miller registered a team-best 10 tackles (or 9 depending on the source; tackles are not an official NFL statistic), including 1.5 sacks and a number of hits on Jets QB Mark Sanchez.

Miller is closing in on the NFL record for sacks by a rookie, currently standing at 14.5, and still have six games remaing on the schedule. Fans can vote for Miller at NFL.com.

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2011 NFL Playoff Picture: Denver Broncos On The Outside For Wild Card Spot

After a 1-4 start, the Denver Broncos were left for dead in the playoff picture. Then Tim Tebow took over and the Broncos have clawed their way back to a 5-5 record, a hold on second place in the AFC West and just a step outside of a Wild Card spot.

Obviously plenty can change with six weeks left in the season, but right now the New England Patriots, the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders hold division leads. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals hold the wild card spots, giving the AFC playoff picture a distinctly AFC North feel.

After Week 11's games, the Denver Broncos are the first team out of the playoffs. The Broncos are tied with the Tennessee Titans, the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills at 5-5. However, the Broncos win all of the tie breakers to be the next team in line for a playoff spot. 

Can Tim Tebow keep the Broncos rising?

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NFL Standings Week 12: Denver Broncos Own 2nd Place After KC Chiefs Crushed By New England Patriots

The Denver Broncos are in sole possession of second place in the AFC West after the Kansas City Chiefs fell to 4-6 on Monday night. The Chiefs fell to the New England Patriots, 34-3.

The Chiefs had a game that just about everyone predicted. Tyler Palko started in place of Matt Cassel and then threw three interceptions in the game. He did complete 25-of-38 passes for 236 yards, which looks somewhat decent compared to Tom Brady's game. While Brady wasn't his usual self, he did complete 15-of-27 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns passes.

The Chiefs had kept the game close through the first quarter, as the team had a 3-0 lead at the end of it. Ryan Succop kicked a field goal with 90 seconds left in the quarter. But it was a steady advance for the Patriots after that.

The Broncos can put more distance behind them by defeating the Chargers this Sunday. The Chiefs have another tough matchup when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. The Raiders will have a tough game against a Bears team that is on a five-game winning streak.

AFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Oakland 6 4 0 235 254
Denver 5 5 0 205 247
Kansas City 4 6 0 144 252
San Diego 4 6 0 236 259

(updated 11.22.2011 at 12:00:00 AM EST)

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NFL Standings 2011, Week 12: Denver Broncos Look For Kansas City Chiefs Loss To Secure Sole Possession Of 2nd Place

The Denver Broncos are hot on the heels of the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West standings after both teams picked up victories in Week 11. The Broncos were the first team to win by defeating the New York Jets, 17-13, on Thursday. Tim Tebow delivered the victory by directing a 95-yard scoring drive in the final minutes of the game. He scored the game-winning touchdown on a 20-yard run.

The Raiders held on for a 27-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Carson Palmer threw one touchdown pass and 164 yards, but it was Michael Bush, starting in place of Darren McFadden, who proved instrumental to the victory. He pounded the ball 30 times for 109 yards and one touchdown.

The San Diego Chargers currently occupy the bottom of the AFC West after a 31-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. The Chargers had tied the game at 17 in the third quarter, but the Bears countered with two more touchdowns. Jay Cutler reportedly broke the thumb on his throwing hand, potentially quashing his return to Denver on Dec. 11.

The Kansas City Chiefs play the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football and will start Tyler Palko at quarterback. The safe bet is that the Chiefs lose and join the Chargers at 4-6.


AFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Oakland 6 4 0 235 254
Denver 5 5 0 205 247
Kansas City 4 5 0 141 218
San Diego 4 6 0 236 259

(updated 11.20.2011 at 11:32 PM EST)


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Week 12 NFL Standings: Denver Broncos Occupy 2nd Place In AFC West ... For Now

The Denver Broncos are in second place in the AFC West, but if things go the right way the team could be tied with the Raiders for the division lead.

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