Following a 32-31 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, the Denver Broncos finished the 2020 NFL season with a 5-11 record. That record placed the team dead last in the AFC West.
Here’s a look at the final division standings.
|Kansas City Chiefs||14-2||.875|
|Las Vegas Raiders||8-8||.500|
|Los Angeles Chargers||7-9||.438|
Finishing in last place does have some advantages.
The Broncos are now scheduled to select ninth overall in the 2021 NFL draft. Denver will also face the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and Detriot Lions next season thanks to a last-place finish in the AFC West (view all of the Broncos’ 2021 opponents here).
Denver last won the division in 2015 before going on to defeat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. Since then, the Chiefs have won five-straight AFC West titles and the Broncos are yet to return to the playoffs.
Denver won the division five years in a row before the postseason drought that started five years ago. Overall, the Broncos have won the AFC West 15 times.