Super Bowl champion Broncos in danger of missing playoffs

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(The Sports Xchange) - Given a chance to inject themselves back into the AFC West race, the Denver Broncos instead played themselves into real trouble on Sunday.

Not only did the Broncos remain two games out of first in the division with three games remaining, the Broncos now trail Pittsburgh, which improved to 8-5 with a 27-20 win Sunday in Buffalo, for the second wild-card.

Although his stats looked good -- 35 of 51, 334 yards and a touchdown -- he was pressured most of the game and couldn't hit a deep ball against a defense that's allowed its share of them.

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