Denver Broncos secure home-field advantage through AFC playoffs with win over Raiders

Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox watches from the sideline during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos blew out the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders 34-14 on the road. With the win, for the second consecutive season, the Broncos have secured home-filed advantage throughout the duration of the AFC playoffs.

They;ll have a bye next week for Wild Card Weekend as they await their opponent in two weeks in the Divisional Round.

Again, this was a luxury enjoyed by the Broncos last season, however that really didn’t work out in their favor as they were ousted in their Divisional game by the eventual Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens in a down-to-the-wire thriller.

This season, though, it seems like this is a much more prolific Broncos squad, as if that was even possible. Peyton Manning has been playing on another level in 2013, again, as if that was even possible to begin with. In that win over the Raiders today, he broke the single-season passing yardage record set by Drew Brees.

His overall performance may garner him the eventual MVP nod, which would be another record for him as it would be his fifth trophy.

But now we’ll find out if he can add a second Super Bowl trophy to his case.

Topics: Denver Broncos

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