Broncos Chiefs Betting – Broncos Travel To Arrowhead For Clash With AFC West-Leading Chiefs Sunday
A 42-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks helped the Kansas City Chiefs maintain their one-game lead over the San Diego Chargers for the top spot in the AFC West division on Sunday. Despite consecutive wins over the Arizona Cardinals and Seahawks, the Chiefs have a long way to go if they are to return to the playoffs this season, a path that continues this Sunday when they welcome the division rival Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium.
The Broncos have dropped consecutive games to fall to 3-8, but although their record has them currently seeded in the AFC West basement, Denver’s last win came three weeks ago against these same Chiefs. The Broncos handed Kansas City its second straight road loss to a division opponent with a 49-29 beat down, an indication this will be anything but an easy win for the favorite.
Why To Bet On The Broncos
The last time these teams met, quarterback Kyle Orton threw for 469 yards and four touchdowns as the Broncos scored 35 first-half points en route to a 20-point victory. Running back Knowshon Moreno ran for 106 yards more in what became a blowout, and had Kansas City head coach Todd Haley livid at Denver head coach Josh McDaniels after the game. The Broncos have dropped consecutive decisions since, but if they can get off to another quick start this time they will have a good chance to get back in the win column. Denver has one win away from home in five tries this season, but this opportunity looks as good as any for a second.
Why To Bet On The Chiefs
Haley will have his men prepared for a battle in this game, as Kansas City both strives for revenge while holding on to their division lead. Cassel and the offense was brilliant in the loss to Denver the first time these teams met, but the defense will have to be much better in this game. The Chiefs rank near the top of the league against the run, but have struggled against the pass and will need to do a much better job in that category to have a chance. Kansas City can keep the Broncos from the quick start they got the first time around by committing to their top-ranked football betting running game early on, and that will be one of the keys to clinching a victory.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Chiefs will need to be sure that they don’t get caught looking too far ahead, with a trip to California two Sundays from now, and the San Diego Chargers just waiting at the chance to move in to a tie for the division lead at the least. The Broncos’ season is over, but they still have the chance to play spoiler against one of three teams they’ve beaten this year. Unfortunately, they won’t be underestimated by Kansas City in this one, and ultimately, it will be the home team that prevails.