Chiefs, Broncos mirror images heading for showdown
KANSAS CITY (7-3) at DENVER (7-3)
Sunday, 8:30 p.m., NBC
OPENING LINE – Denver by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Kansas City 4-6, Denver 7-3
SERIES RECORD – Chiefs lead 57-55
LAST MEETING – Chiefs beat Broncos 29-13, Nov. 15, 2015
LAST WEEK – Chiefs lost to Buccaneers 19-17, Broncos had bye, beat Saints 25-23 on Nov. 13
AP PRO32 RANKING – Chiefs No. 6 (tie), Broncos No. 5
CHIEFS OFFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (21), PASS (22).
CHIEFS DEFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (16).
BRONCOS OFFENSE – OVERALL (27), RUSH (22), PASS (23).
BRONCOS DEFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (29), PASS (2).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Chiefs' win in Denver last year snapped Broncos' seven-game series winning streak. … Andy Reid has won just twice in eight career games vs. Denver. … Chiefs are plus-13 in takeaways. … Chiefs are seeking eighth consecutive win in AFC West and QB Alex Smith aims for 15th consecutive divisional road game without interception. … Rookie WR Tyreek Hill has 187 yards receiving and TD in last two road games. … TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs' leading receiver, had 108 yards last week. … OLB Dee Ford tied for NFL lead with 10 sacks, a half-sack ahead of Broncos OLB Von Miller. Ford hurt hamstring vs. Bucs. … S Eric Berry had one of Chiefs' five interceptions plus four pass breakups in last meeting. … Broncos QB Trevor Siemian 4-0 at home. … RB Devontae Booker fourth among rookies with 396 rushing yards. … WR Demaryius Thomas has 41 catches for 661 yards and three TDs in last seven meetings. Since `12, Thomas ranks second in NFL with 457 receptions. … WR Jordan Taylor had first career TD in Week 10. … Miller has 14+ sacks, 10 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and interception in last dozen games, including playoffs … Ty Sambrailo has replaced Donald Stephenson at RT. … CB Aqib Talib (back) set to return after missing last two games, and OLB DeMarcus Ware will increase his 30-snap limit he's had in month he's been back from broken right forearm. … Fantasy Tip: Chiefs RB Spencer Ware has six TD runs in last six divisional games and ranks third in AFC with 109 scrimmage yards per game.
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