ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 24: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after his fumble was run into the endzone for a touchdown by the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 40-14. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

NFL Playoff Scenarios: Denver Broncos Enter Final Week Of Regular Season With Win-And-In Situation

The Denver Broncos control their own destiny for the AFC West title. As long as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs on New Year's Day, the Broncos will be the division champions.

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NFL Playoff Picture: Denver Broncos Would Face Pittsburgh Steelers If Playoffs Took Place This Week

The Denver Broncos know all about their playoff scenarios entering Week 17, the final week of the regular season. While there are a couple of scenarios that would allow the Broncos to sneak in after a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, they surely want to defeat the Chiefs to make it a decisive move into the playoffs.

The only spots remaining in the AFC are the West division and the second Wild Card spot. If the playoffs were begun this week, the ensuing Wild Card weekend matchup would be between the Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, the AFC North has not been locked up yet and a Baltimore Ravens loss combined with a Steelers victory would switch the two teams in the standings. The Ravens visit the Cincinnati Bengals, the team currently holding the No. 2 AFC Wild Card spot. The Steelers visit the Cleveland Browns. Might we have an upset or two in the making?

Here are the current Wild Card round matchups

No. 6 Bengals vs. No. 3 Texans
No. 5 Steelers vs. No. 4 Broncos

No. 6 Falcons vs. No. 3 Saints
No. 5 Lions vs. No. 4 Giants

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