DENVER (8-3) at KANSAS CITY (7-4)
Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
OPENING LINE – Broncos by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Denver 5-6, Kansas City 9-2
SERIES RECORD – Chiefs lead 56-53
LAST MEETING – Broncos beat Chiefs 24-17, Sept. 14, 2014
LAST WEEK – Broncos beat Dolphins 39-36; Chiefs lost to Raiders 24-20
AP PRO32 RANKING – Broncos No. 3, Chiefs No. 10 (tie)
BRONCOS OFFENSE – OVERALL (3), RUSH (21), PASS (2).
BRONCOS DEFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (2), PASS (15).
CHIEFS OFFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (4), PASS (31).
CHIEFS DEFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (26), PASS (1).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Broncos have won five straight in series. They have not lost at Arrowhead Stadium since December 2010. … Denver has NFL’s second-best pass offense. Kansas City has league’s best pass defense. … Broncos signed K Connor Barth and waived K Brandon McManus on Tuesday. Barth entered league with Chiefs as college free agent. … Broncos are only team in NFL to rank in top 10 in offense and defense. … Denver WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are tied for league lead with seven 100-yard receiving games. Rod Smith has franchise record with eight in a season. … RB C.J. Anderson’s 167 yards rushing last week vs Miami set Broncos record for undrafted player. … Broncos DE Demarcus Ware needs a half-sack to tie Hall of Fame Chiefs LB Derrick Thomas (126 1/2) for 14th in league history. … Chiefs will play without S Eric Berry. He went on non-football injury list Monday after mass suspected to be lymphoma was found in his chest. … Chiefs’ defense has yet to allow 300-yard passer this season. … Kansas City LB Justin Houston has league-leading 13 sacks. Chiefs are fourth in NFL with 31 sacks as team. … Only team Chiefs have beaten more than Denver (56 wins) is Oakland (57). … Kansas City is 5-0 when leading at halftime. … After missing two of first four FG attempts, rookie Chiefs K Cairo Santos has made 13 straight. … Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has more yards rushing against Denver (827) than any opponent. He has 989 yards from scrimmage vs. Broncos.
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