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Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs

Location

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo

Time

1pm ET
5pm UK (don’t forget to change clocks!)

Coverage

CBS
Game Pass
Chiefs Radio Network

Team records

Broncos 3-4
Chiefs 6-1

Last 3 games

1st Oct 2018 Chiefs 27 @ Broncos 23
31st Dec 2017 Chiefs backups 27 @ Broncos 24
30th Oct 2017 Broncos 19 @ Chiefs 29

The story so far

The Chiefs just keep rolling despite a mounting injury list on the O Line. Able to beat you in a multitude of ways, now including stifling defence, they are the team to catch in the AFC. This is a season defining game for Denver. Win and they are 4-4, a pair of games behind KC. Lose and their fans can start researching top 10 draft picks.

Head to head

Chiefs lead 62-55

Team leaders

PASSING STATISTICS
Player Att Comp Yds Comp % Yds/Att TD TD % INT INT % Long Sck Sack/Lost Rating
Patrick Mahomes 251 163 2223 64.9 8.9 22 8.8 5 2.0 75 8 31 114.0
RUSHING STATISTICS
Player Att Yds Yds/Att Long TD
Kareem Hunt 118 542 4.6 45 5
Patrick Mahomes 28 120 4.3 23 2
Spencer Ware 18 106 5.9 34 0
Tyreek Hill 10 45 4.5 21 0
Sammy Watkins 4 50 12.5 31 0
Damien Williams 3 1 0.3 1 0
De’Anthony Thomas 1 6 6.0 6 0
RECEIVING STATISTICS
Player Rec Yds Yds/Rec Long TD
Tyreek Hill 41 635 15.5 75 7
Travis Kelce 38 563 14.8 43 3
Sammy Watkins 26 346 13.3 50 1
Kareem Hunt 15 226 15.1 67 4
Chris Conley 13 104 8.0 19 2
Spencer Ware 9 89 9.9 22 0

One to watch

Whichever warm body plays centre. With lineman dropping at an alarming rate the line is starting to look a little thin (unlike the linemen themselves). Could it be Cam Erving? Jeff Allen? My Mum? Who knows. They’d better be ready to take on a still reasonable Denver pass rush.

Key matchup

Chris Harris v Tyreek Hill.

Poor Chris Harris was tired after the last time he played the Chiefs. Being given the run around by Tyreek Hill will do that to you. Harris says he’s going to get hands on Tyreek, yeah, that’s worked well for everyone that’s tried it so far. There’s faith in your ability and there’s stupidity.

Injuries

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

 
PLAYER POS. INJURY PART. WED. PART. THURS. PART. FRI. GAME STATUS
Eric Berry S Heel DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Justin Houston LB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Mitch Morse C Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Cam Erving G Quad FP FP FP
Tanoh Kpassagnon LB Ankle FP FP FP
Eric Murray S Ankle FP FP FP
Spencer Ware RB Ankle FP FP FP

DENVER BRONCOS

 
PLAYER POS. INJURY PART. WED. PART. THURS. PART. FRI. GAME STATUS
Nico Falah C Concussion DNP LP LP Questionable
Royce Freeman RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
DaeSean Hamilton WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Shane Ray OLB Ankle/Wrist DNP DNP LP Doubtful
Darian Stewart S Neck DNP DNP DNP Out
Jared Veldheer T Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Brandon Marshall ILB Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Adam Jones CB Thigh FP FP FP
Matt LaCosse TE Knee FP FP FP
Demaryius Thomas WR Wrist FP FP FP
Dymonte Thomas S Chest FP FP FP
Von Miller LB Ankle LP LP Questionable

What they said

Case Keenum
“we have to put up more points than they do. For us offensively, we’re trying to score every time we get the ball. I think if we do that, I think we’re going to come away happy.”

What we said

Andy Reid
“Brett (Veach) has done a good job of bringing guys in, Austin (Reiter) is here and he has experience, so he can step in if needed, and Jeff Allen can play if needed. Andy (Heck) does a great job of rotating those guys during practice, now and OTAs, and then during training camp. Everyone can kind of work into all the positions. We don’t get concerned about that, we just try to move forward. If you can go then you can go, if you can’t you can’t, and we move on.”

Odds

Chiefs -9.5
Bet of the week Kansas City Chiefs Handicap Betting. (-9.5); Total Points (+53.5) Over and Travis Kelce & Tyreek Hill to score TDs 15/2

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