Now it all comes down to a trip to San Diego for the right to represent the woeful AFC West in the playoffs.
The Broncos blew an early 13-0 lead and lost to the Buffalo Bills 30-23 Sunday in the second-coldest game in Denver's history, setting up an all-or-nothing game against the Chargers next week for the division title and a playoff berth.
The Broncos (8-7) led the Chargers (7-8) by three games with three to go, but now face the possibility of having led the West by themselves from opening weekend through Christmas with nothing to show for it.
Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 359 yards and he broke Jake Plummer's franchise record with 4,210 yards for the season, but Kawika Mitchell's interception at the goal line when the Broncos were going in for the tying touchdown with less than six minutes left is what Cutler will surely remember most about this game.
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