Chiefs Vs. Broncos: Denver Drops Regular Season Finale To KC Chiefs, 7-3

The Denver Broncos lost the regular season finale to the Kansas City Chiefs, but the playoffs are still in the picture.

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NFL Playoff Picture: Denver Broncos Make Playoffs For First Time Since 2005 Season

With the NFC East playoff spot still to be determined on Sunday Night Football, the rest of the NFL Playoff field is set. In the AFC, it came down to the final minutes of the season for the playoff picture to come fully into focus.

The No. 1 overall seed in the AFC is the New England Patriots, who won the AFC East and finished with a 13-3 record. As the No.1 seed, the Patriots have homefield advantage throughout the postseason. The Baltimore Ravens clinched the No. 2 seed and the AFC North title with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in their season-finale.

Houston won the first AFC South title in franchise history and clinched the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. The Texans will face the Cincinnati Benglas, who earned a Wild Card spot after finishing third in the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who entered Sunday with a chance to earn the No. 1 seed, will instead be the No. 5 seed and travel to Denver to face the AFC West Champions.

In the NFC, the Green Bay Packers earned the No.1 overall seed after a 15-1 season. Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers clinched a bye and the No. 2 seed with a 34-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams in the season-finale.

New Orleans will be the No. 3 seed and will host the Detroit Lions in what could be the most exciting matchup of the opening weekend of the playoffs. The No. 4 seed will be the winner of the game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. The winner of that game will host the Atlanta Falcons, who locked up the No. 5 seed with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Stay tuned to SB Nation NFL for all the playoff news and notes.

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Chiefs Vs. Broncos Final Score: Denver Denied In 7-3 Kansas City Victory

The Denver Broncos were unable to secure the AFC West title on Sunday, falling to the Kansas City Chiefs, 7-3. It was the team's third straight loss, putting the team at 8-8. However, they could still win the division as long as the Oakland Raiders fall to the San Diego Chargers.

As for the Broncos game, the Denver offense was deeply conservative and saw the team run 47 times for 216 yards. Willis McGahee had his seventh 100-yard running game with 145 yards on 28 carries. However, Tim Tebow was just 6-of-22 for 60 yards. He threw an interception on his last play of the game.

The Denver defense was stout, keeping the Chiefs to just a Dexter McCluster 21-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. But the defense can only do so much to win a game. And without the Broncos' offense clicking not even allowing just one touchdown would allow the Broncos the victory.

The Broncos are expected to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2012 NFL playoffs.

For more on this Week 17 game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride. Be sure to check out SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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Chiefs Vs. Broncos Halftime Score: Kansas City Takes 7-0 Lead Into Final Half

The Denver Broncos had a chance to put three points on the board with 30 seconds left in the second quarter. Instead of attempting a 57-yard field goal with the leg of Matt Prater, an alternate for the 2012 Pro Bowl, John Fox had Britton Colquitt, also a Pro Bowl alternate, punt the ball. With the punt, the Broncos conceded the Kansas City Chiefs a 7-0 lead at halftime.

It has not been a great game passing for Tim Tebow. He is 3-of-8 for passing, which is better than his last game against the Chiefs, but several of the pass have been shaky. Willis McGahee has looked impressive with 13 rushes for 87 yards, but his long runs have come at the middle of the field. He needs to find those runs in the Chiefs' red zone.

Dexter McCluster had a 21-yard rushing touchdown late in the first quarter to put the only points on the board. Tim Tebow thwarted a potential Broncos score by fumbling the ball on a run to the sideline in the second quarter.

For more on this Week 17 game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride. Be sure to check out SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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Denver Broncos Injury Update: Chris Kuper, Spencer Larsen Will Not Return

With a playoff spot on the line, it should come as no surprise that the Week 17 matchup between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs would have a physical side to it. Unfortunately, the Broncos have seen the injury bug strike twice in the opening half, as the Denver Broncos Twitter account has reported that neither Chris Kuper or Spencer Larsen will return after suffering injuries:

@Denver_Broncos: guard / offensive captain Chris Kuper has been carted off with an apparent leg injury.

@Denver_Broncos: Kuper will not return to today's game with a leg injury.

@Denver_Broncos: FB Spencer Larsen has a knee injury. He will not return today.

The loss of Kuper could be a significant blow for the offensive line. Kuper serves as an offensive captain for the Broncos, and the offensive guard has been excellent this season. Larsen has made 15 appearances this season and has rushed for 44 yards on 14 carries in the fullback role.

Willis McGahee did not react well to the sight of Kuper's injury (click to animate):

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via Mocksession

For more on this Week 17 game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride. Be sure to check out SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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Chiefs Vs. Broncos: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The Broncos and their peculiar offense play host Kyle Orton and a Chiefs team struggling to score points.

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NFL Playoff Scenarios: Denver Broncos Need Victory Over Kansas City Chiefs To Make Postseason

The Denver Broncos need to focus on the simplest way of making it into the NFL playoffs this season: defeat the Kansas City Chiefs on New Year's Day. It sounds simple, but putting that into practice will obviously be much tougher to do. Yet it is still that simple. A victory gives the Broncos the AFC West over the Oakland Raiders, who would be 9-7 as well with a win but lose out on the tie breakers.

The Broncos could also get in with an Oakland loss to the San Diego Chargers, but both games take place at the same time. It is not the preferable way for the team to get into the playoffs, but it would work in a pinch should the Chiefs defeat the Broncos. But no one on the Broncos would want a backdoor into the playoffs.

The Raiders could still make the playoffs if they and the Broncos win. Here is a list of the complete playoff scenarios for the Broncos and the Raiders:

Denver Broncos

Denver clinches AFC West division with
1) DEN win OR
2) DEN tie + OAK loss or tie OR
3) OAK loss

Oakland Raiders

Oakland clinches AFC West division with
1) OAK win + DEN loss or tie OR
2) OAK tie + DEN loss

*Oakland clinches a playoff spot with
1) OAK win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie OR
2) OAK win + CIN loss + NYJ win

For more on this Week 17 game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride. Be sure to check out SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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NFL Picks Week 17: ESPN Experts Give Broncos Edge Over Chiefs, 6-4

The Denver Broncos' season comes down to Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Win and the Broncos make it into the NFL playoffs with an AFC division crown. Lose and they need the Oakland Raiders to also drop its season finale. How does the World Wide Leader see things playing out this weekend?

Among the panel of 10 experts, the Broncos are chosen by six of the participants. Former Denver Broncos guard Mark Schlereth is one of the four non-believers who goes with the Chiefs. Joining him is Merril Hoge, who hasn't liked the Broncos very much this year. Most of that stems from his anti-Tebow rhetoric, but that's neither here nor there. The Broncos win and lose as a team, not as Tim Tebow.

In the Raiders' game against the San Diego Chargers, the ESPN panel sees seven of them select Oakland. That doesn't line up in case the four dissenters in the Broncos game are proven correct.

For more on this Week 17 game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride. Be sure to check out SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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Week 17 NFL Picks And Predictions: Broncos Vs. Chiefs Provides Denver Opportunity To Win AFC West

The Denver Broncos need to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs to safely win the AFC West title.

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NFL Playoff Scenarios: AFC West Up For Grabs Heading Into Week 17

If the Denver Broncos win, they're in. For the Oakland Raiders, it's not quite as easy.

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