The Broncos’ Super Bowl run was not the result of the AFC South being tougher than the NFC West, according to former Broncos defensive coordinator Mike Singletary.
“The AFC South is a little bit tougher than other divisions, but not by a whole lot,” Singletaries said in a podcast with Dan Patrick on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“I think the biggest challenge for the Broncos was that they were playing against one of the best teams in the league, so they were going to have to make sure they were prepared for it.”
The Broncos’ schedule is not easy to navigate, so the NFC East will likely be the toughest for the team to navigate.
In the AFC, the Ravens have a difficult schedule to contend with, as they will be playing the Steelers and the Colts in their next two home games.
The Ravens are also facing the Steelers in their final three games, and the team has only played one opponent that the Broncos are projected to beat this year.
Meanwhile, the Broncos’ first game against the Chargers will be at home on December 20, with the Chargers hosting the Broncos on Sunday Night Football.
According to Singletarian, the San Diego Chargers have the worst record in the AFC West.
That could make for a difficult challenge for Denver in their first playoff game since 2004, when the Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs.
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