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A snapshot of Denver’s late-season slide and elimination from playoff contention: 5: Losses in the Broncos’ last seven games. 2: Touchdowns scored by the Broncos in their last three games. 26.8 percent: Third-down conversion rate (19-of-71) in their last five games. 367: Denver’s total yards rushing in those five games (3.46 average per carry), compared with 791 yards rushing (4.35 average) by opponents in that span. Minus-32: Scoring differential in Weeks 12-16, since the Broncos’ bye. In their first 10 games, the Broncos had a scoring differential of plus-50. .429: Winning percentage in close games (decided by eight or fewer points) this season, tied for 20th in the 32-team NFL. Last year the Broncos had a .750 winning percentage in close games, ranking No. 3 in the NFL.