A Classic AFC West Rivalry to end week 8 on Monday Night football. These two teams come in having lost their week 7 matches. The Chiefs (5-2) lost by 1 point to the Raiders and Denver (3-3) got shut out against the Chargers.
Alex Smith is having a great year for the Chiefs. Probably his best year yet, at age 33. He leads the league in completion percentage and has plenty of weapons to distribute the ball to.
Trevor Siemian, on the other hand, has had a tough time continuing the success he had in he first 2 games of the year. Emmanuel Sanders will NOT be playing tonight, so the passing offense against the Chiefs will take a hit.
The area where the Broncos will look to go to tonight is the run game. They have good backs in Anderson and Charles and they will try to ride them early and often. Kansas City is ranked 26th total rush defense in the league.
Some facts about this game:
- Including a 33-10 home victory, The Chiefs swept the season series from the Broncos last year for the first time since 2000.
- Denver is 5-1 in its last six games vs Kansas City at Arrowhead stadium
- Denver defense is still ranked 1st in total yards allowed in the league
I believe this is a match up of strength vs strength, Kansas City offense vs Denver defense. That’s the key to this match.
Score: we’re going to modify our original score for this one. We believe Denver keeps it close. It’s a prime time game against a division rival.
Donkeys: 20 Chiefs 23