Rapid Reaction: Broncos 34, Jets 17

November, 30, 2008
11/30/08
8:53
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Mark the Denver Broncos down as one of the most confusing teams in the NFL.

They just handled the New York Jets, who entered Sunday's game as perhaps the hottest team in the NFL coming off of road wins over New England and previously unbeaten Tennessee.

But the Jets were beaten -- and beaten soundly -- by the Broncos. Yes, the same Broncos who lost by three touchdowns at home last week to lowly Oakland. The Broncos are the only team in the NFL to lose to both the Chiefs and the Raiders. Denver has lost three straight home games. But this win over New York is Denver's third straight road win.

The Broncos couldn't be any more perplexing. The problem for some AFC team is Denver will be a perplexing opponent in the postseason.

Denver's huge win over New York, coupled with San Diego's home defeat to Atlanta, makes it highly probable that Denver will win its first AFC West crown in three years. The Broncos are 7-5 while the Chargers are 4-8. With four games to go, Denver needs a minor miracle.

But who knows, these are the Broncos we're talking about. After last week's loss to Oakland, it looked like the Broncos we're in need of a minor miracle to beat the Jets.

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