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AFC West Playoff Odds: San Diego Chargers Improving Chances, Denver Broncos Have None

How many wins will the Denver Broncos finish with at the end of the 2010 season? According to Football Outsiders, the Broncos will finish with 5 wins (well, 5.1 to be exact, but that's in 10,000 simulations). And the team's chances at making the playoffs stand at zero percent, which should come as no surprise to anyone.

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But the Broncos do have a hand in shaping who from the AFC West makes the playoffs. With a game this Sunday against the Chiefs and then the season final against the Chargers on Jan. 2, the Broncos could make both teams sweat a little over playoff positioning.

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The interesting change this week is that the San Diego Chargers, second in the division, stand a better chance at making the playoffs at 57 percent than the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs (51.9). However, both teams are really close at winning the division (San Diego 49.7, Kansas City 48.0).

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Chris Thorman over at Arrowhead Pride has a hard time believing the Chargers have a better chance at making the playoffs than the Chiefs. But momentum appears to be on San Diego's side. After defeating the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, the Chargers are now on a four-game winning streak. This is exactly the second half run they were looking for to spark things.

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