Broncos’ postseason play in jeopardy after loss to Raiders

Denver Broncos

Las Vegas Raiders defensive back Keisean Nixon (22) tackles Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Denver Broncos let an opportunity slip away on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, and their chances of returning to the postseason for the first time since winning Super Bowl 50 are in jeopardy.

Allowing the Raiders to come from behind for a 17-13 win didn’t eliminate Denver (7-8) from playoff contention, but it does put the team at 13th in the AFC with two games to play.

The Broncos’ defense did what it could to give quarterback Drew Lock chances, holding an opponent to less than 20 points for the fourth time in five games and forced three turnovers.

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