Focus has been a key to the Denver Broncos’ nine-game winning streak.
Led by the steady John Fox and the fierce Peyton Manning, the Broncos have kept themselves from stumbling because they focus each week on getting better.
That’s why I’d be surprised if the Broncos stumble now that they are on pace for the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. Among other avenues, Denver can clinch the No. 2 seed with home wins over Cleveland and Kansas City, two teams with losing records. Yes, anything can happen, but if Denver displays the focus it has for the past two-plus months, I expect to see the Broncos earn the bye.