Broncos have a 2% chance to make NFL playoffs

USA TODAY - They’re not officially out of the playoff hunt — not yet.

The Denver Broncos (3-7) have a two percent chance to make the NFL playoffs, according to Elo ratings from FiveThirtyEight.

Elo ratings are “a measure of strength based on head-to-head results and quality of opponent,” according to FiveThirtyEight’s website. After simulating the rest of the season 100,000 times, the website gave Denver a slim chance of reaching the postseason.

The Broncos have the worst odds in the AFC West — the Oakland Raiders have a 9 percent chance, the Los Angeles Chargers have a 12 percent chance and the Kansas City Chiefs have a 94 percent chance. The simulation basically feels the Chiefs are a lock to win the division.

Denver does have some winnable games coming up against teams like the Miami Dolphins (4-6), New York Jets (4-6) and Indianapolis Colts (3-7), but their chances of squeaking into the playoffs as a Wild Card team are diminishing each week.

The Broncos will play the Oakland Raiders (4-6) in Week 12.

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