Plugging the Holes: AFC West
Important offseason questions about Oakland, San Diego, Denver and Kansas City
On Wednesday, Football Outsiders begins its "Plugging the Holes" series, in which it will target the offseason issues facing each team in the NFL by division. Bill Barnwell begins with the AFC West.
Denver Broncos: What went wrong in the second half?
The Broncos' 2-8 collapse after a 6-0 start cost them what appeared to be a guaranteed playoff spot; teams that start 6-0 have historically made the playoffs more than 96 percent of the time. The 2003 Vikings were the only team since 1990 to also start 6-0 and proceed to miss the playoffs. So what changed? And what do the Broncos need to do in 2010 to play more like their first-half version?
To read the rest of Football Outsiders' analysis on the Denver Broncos, plus its analysis of the rest of the teams in the AFC West, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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With the Super Bowl in the books, Football Outsiders starts looking ahead to 2010 and the biggest issues every NFL team will be facing.February 10: Plugging the Holes - AFC West February 11: Plugging the Holes - NFC West February 12: Plugging the Holes - AFC North February 15: Plugging the Holes - NFC North February 16: Plugging the Holes - AFC East February 17: Plugging the Holes - NFC East February 18: Plugging the Holes - AFC South February 19: Plugging the Holes - NFC South