Denver Broncos 2020 NFL schedule: 5 must-win games

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We stressed this earlier of how important it is for the Broncos to go 3-1 vs. another division if they  do end up splitting their AFC West schedule right down the middle. Going 3-1 against the NFC South is possible, but it’s infinitely more likely to happen against the AFC East. Assuming home wins vs. the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills, that means Denver has to win one at MetLife.

Though the New England Patriots aren’t the New England Patriots of yesterday, winning at Gillette rarely happens to a team not hailing from Foxborough. So with that in mind, f the Broncos want to go 3-1 against the AFC East this year, this will have to include a road victory over the New York Jets in East Rutherford.

Gang Green came on in the second half of the season like the Broncos did as well. This too looks to be a team with a strong defense and a young up-and-coming quarterback in Sam Darnold. To this point, Darnold has had more starting experience than Drew Lock, so that might end up being a positional wash when these two teams at MetLife. However, the Broncos might have an answer.

Denver has upped the ante at the running back position by adding Melvin Gordon in free agency to play alongside Phillip Lindsay. Running the ball with conviction on the road is tough, but this is an area where the Broncos have an advantage over the Jets, who paid a small fortune for an over-the-hill Le’Veon Bell. Either way, Denver needs to win this road game at all costs next fall.