How the Broncos got out of their Super Bowl hangover
By Sam Monson ESPN Staff WriterThe Broncos are still undefeated and they still have the potential to become Super Bowl champions.
But after missing the playoffs last year and failing to beat a team from the AFC East, the Broncos are trying to do the same.
“I think that this year is going to be different.
We’re not going to go back to being a team that’s just trying to be a winner.
We want to be in the conversation,” Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian said Sunday.
The way I look at it, it’s going to take a lot of work, a lot more than we had last year. “
It’s an unbelievable feeling.
The way I look at it, it’s going to take a lot of work, a lot more than we had last year.
But it’s a great feeling to be here.
We have a great opportunity.”
Denver is 6-1 in its past nine games, including a 24-24 overtime victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night that snapped the team’s three-game losing streak.
It was the first overtime victory in the team-record 16-game winning streak.
The Broncos (9-2) have won three straight at home, including three straight in the postseason.
New England (8-5) lost for the third straight time in the season-opening meeting in Denver.
The Patriots are tied for the league’s most wins this season, winning eight of their last 10 games.
The Broncos are 11-1 at home.
New England is playing without running back Dion Lewis (knee) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (hamstring).
They are expected to be without running backs Dion Lewis and Rob Gronk, as well as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
New Orleans is 5-2 on the road, and has won four straight games at home after losing at Kansas City on Sunday.
The Saints are 5-1 and tied for first in the NFC South with Dallas.
They won the NFC East with a 37-28 victory over Green Bay.
The Chiefs (8/8) defeated the Saints for the first time since 2008, when they lost to New Orleans 31-13.
Kansas City has won three of its past four at home in the regular season.
The Falcons (7/11) are coming off a 34-20 loss to the Buccaneers.
They’re 3-3 on the season after a bye week.
The Packers (7-11) won their second straight and 10th in their past 11 games.
They beat the Giants 49-13 on Sunday in their most recent game.
The Bears (6-12) won three in a row before losing at San Francisco.
They lost 24-10 at the Raiders last week.
Chicago is 4-3 against the AFC South, but has not lost in a home game since a 38-0 defeat at New England in the 2008 playoffs.
The Bears are 3-1 this season against the division, including victories over Atlanta and Tennessee.
Atlanta is 4 2-1 against the NFC North.
The Falcons are 1-2 in their last four home games.
The Steelers (4-10) won four in a span of four days.
They were swept by the 49ers 34-14 on Sunday, then beat the Bills 17-10.
The Panthers (3-10), the team that beat the Falcons last year, are 5 1-3 in their two games against the Seahawks this season.
The Panthers are 1 1-1 all-time against Seattle.
Seattle has won eight of the last 10 matchups, but is 3-2 against the Falcons.
The Buccaneers (3/8), who beat Seattle last year in the wild-card round, are 3 1-0 against the Patriots.
The Titans (2-10).
They lost to the Giants last week, but defeated Tennessee 17-13 last Saturday.
Tennessee has lost eight of its last 10 in the division.
The Titans are 5 3-0 all-Time against the NFL’s bottom-seeded team.
The Jaguars (2/8).
The Jaguars are 2-4 all-term against the top-seeding team.
The Jaguars have beaten both the Browns and Lions this season in Week 3.
The Raiders (2 1-5).
The Raiders are 2 1-4 in their four games against teams in the AFC West.
The Texans (1-5), who have been without quarterback Brock Osweiler (foot) all season, lost to Denver 23-10 on Sunday after falling behind 23-3.
The 49ers (1 1-6).
The 49ers are 1 0-4 against teams with losing records, including the Steelers and Titans.
The Colts (1/8)- the Colts are 0-5 against teams who have lost two straight games.