Paxton Lynch Might Start vs. Raiders


After winning their third Super Bowl title a season ago, the Denver Broncos won’t even get the opportunity to defend their crown in the postseason. Following their embarrassing 33-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver has been eliminated from playoff contention.

With Oakland on the slate to end the regular season, head coach Gary Kubiak is open to the idea of playing as many guys as possible, maybe even rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch.

While this game is meaningless for Denver, it means everything for Oakland and Kansas City. If the Raiders win, they’ll seal up the AFC West and the second seed in the AFC. However, if Oakland were to lose and if Kansas City beats San Diego, the Chiefs would be AFC West champs and hold onto to that lucrative two seed.

Source: James Palmer

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