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Broncos schedule sets up favorably for second-half run

John Fox

Denver Broncos coach John Fox during a National Football League game against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


While thier 3-3 record screams mediocrity, the Broncos might be poised to make a run, with most of their more difficult football behind them.

Their three losses are to division-leaders in the Falcons, Texans and Patriots, and they have a road win in the division (at San Diego) in their pocket.

And Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post points out an interesting stat: The six teams the Broncos have played already have a combined 24. The 10 teams remaining on the schedule have a combined 20 wins.

The only team left on their schedule with a winning record at the moment is the Ravens, and the Broncos won’t see them until December.

Beginning with Sunday night’s game against 2-4 New Orleans, the rest of the slate includes games against the one-win Browns and Chiefs (twice), along with the Panthers. And after being spurned in his quest for a lucrative contract leading to a messy divorce in Carolina, coach John Fox clearly wouldn’t mind hanging 50 on Jerry Richardson’s team, just for spite.

Of course, the Broncos will still need to have a winning streak (something they haven’t done since the Tebow Era of December 2011) if they want to be viewed as a legitimate contender.

But the way the schedule unfolds, putting a few together seems incredibly doable.