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?

Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Denver Broncos be sure to visit Mile High Report. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.