Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos lost today to the Kansas City Chiefs in an uninspiring 7-3 performance. Somehow, the Broncos still won the division title and a playoff spot in the process. So goes the AFC West in 2011.
The Broncos have earned a first round slot against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who must travel to Denver since they did not earn a division title in a much harder division. The Bengals took the final spot and will face the Houston Texans in the other AFC first round match-up as the Ravens and Patriots have both earned first round byes.
Here’s the complete first round of the NFL Playoffs which will start next week:
No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals (9-7) at No. 3 Houston Texans (10-6)
No. 5 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) at No. 4 Denver Broncos (8-8)
NFC Wild Card Games
No. 6 Detroit Lions (10-6) at No. 3 New Orleans Saints (13-3)
No. 5 Atlanta Falcons (10-6) at Cowboys-Giants winner