Will history repeat when the Kansas City Chiefs face Denver?
The Kansas City Chiefs will face off with the Denver Broncos under the bright lights of a national stage this Sunday; will history repeat itself once again with these two teams?
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos have some of the best history in the National Football League. Many battles have been fought between these two AFC teams over the years. Sadly for the Chiefs most of those wars waged have been lost to the Broncos.
Last year saw KC split the games with Denver. The Chiefs lost due to a late running back Jamaal Charles fumble in the fourth quarter. The next contest between the two the Chiefs would go on to throttle the Super Bowl winning Broncos in which quarterback Peyton Manning would throw four interceptions and get benched in front of booing crowd.
Now, the 7-3 Kansas City Chiefs and the 7-3 Denver Broncos will play the first of two divisional games, which may very well have playoff implications. The Chiefs are coming off a horrid game that saw them fall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 19-17. Denver on the other hand is coming off a close, if not disputed, win over the New Orleans Saints.
The game looked like a sure loss for the defending champs but an amazing blocked field goal and return for a touchdown gave the Broncos the win. So with both teams sitting behind the division leading Oakland Raiders one thing remains, will history repeat itself?
History for these two teams, albeit last year has always seen the Broncos come out on top. Until last year when the Chiefs handled the team; the last time they beat Denver was back in 2012. The rivalry then saw seven games in a row marked as losses for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs will head into Denver hopefully angry at themselves for the performance they displayed last week. In primetime, under the lights, at Mile High, the Chiefs will need to fire on all cylinders if they want to stay firmly in second place in the AFC West. The Denver team they beat last year is not the same as this year, and that goes without saying.
The Denver offense has not seen the kind of production that they are used to. Ranking 14th overall in terms of points per game, 27th overall in total yards per game (324.7), passing for only 227.3 yards per game (23rd overall) and 22nd in yards rushing at 92.7, this Bronco team has struggled.
Their defense on the other hand is the same dominant defense that we have seen, minus their run defense which is at the end of the pack allowing 123.7 yards per game (29th overall). They have a great pass rush with DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller, and their secondary has 10 interceptions on the year. Their defense is good, but their offense does not have the same type of production. Sound familiar?
Sunday under the lights might be the best thing for the Kansas City Chiefs right now. They are struggling to move the ball offensively and we have seen when two of their play makers are down how their defense does not fare well. This game will be a good test of the team and could very well be the tipping-point for the post season. Both KC and Denver are in the playoffs if the season were to end today, so this could have seeding impact for both teams.
The rivalry of the Chiefs and the Broncos has been fun to watch and this weekend’s game will be no different. Both teams need to win this game to keep pace with the other, and unless there is an epic collapse of the Oakland Raiders, one could only hope) these teams could be playing for second, and a shot to the post season. So now the question remains, will the history of the Broncos getting the upper hand repeat itself again?
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