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Dec 28, 2009 9:44 PM

Path to playoffs now more complicated for Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Josh McDaniels knows the Denver Broncos' path to the playoffs has become convoluted and quite complicated.

The first-year head coach was briefed on all the possible scenarios that need to unfold just for the Broncos to sneak into the playoffs.

Knowing all the scenarios, though, doesn't help that much. Not when a once promising season is suddenly in peril.

Who would've thought Denver would now need assistance from other teams to reach the postseason after a sizzling 6-0 start?

The Broncos (8-7) have faltered near the finish, veering off postseason course as they dropped their third straight game Sunday in Philadelphia.

They're in quite a bind - but it's not hopeless.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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