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Week 10 Prediction Article: Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos

Week 10 – Regular Season
Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos
Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 4:25pm EST

Good morning Bronco fans!  It is week 10 and Denver returns home to take on the Kansas City Chiefs.  For the second straight week, Denver will be playing against a team with a 3-5 record.  Last week, the Broncos were handed their first loss by Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.  Denver now enters week 10 with a record of 7-1 and will look to add to their AFC West lead today by burying the Chiefs at the bottom of the division with the San Diego Chargers.  I expect the division to be a two team race moving forward, as both the Chiefs and Chargers will be out of contention.

Let’s take a closer look at today’s Week 10 opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs.

chiefsThe Chiefs are coming off of two big home wins after losing 5 in a row and will play divisional foes four out of the next five weeks, so we will know the fate of the 2015 Chiefs in a few weeks.  Alex Smith has been doing just enough to keep his team out of trouble and in ball games.  Last week against the Lions in London, Alex Smith completed 18 of his 26 pass attempts for 145 yards.  Smith threw for 2 touchdowns and added 78 yards and a touchdown on the ground, showing that he can be a threat inside and outside of the pocket.

Running back Charcandrick West has been filling in nicely for the injured Jamaal Charles.  West has 288 rushing yards on 63 attempts, good for an average of 4.6 yards per carry.  WR Jeremy Maclin and TE Travis Kelce has provided a great 1-2 punch for Alex Smith in the passing game.  Maclin and Kelce have combined for 1104 yards on 82 receptions.

The Chiefs defense ranks #17 overall, allowing 356.5 yards per game.  Their pass defense ranks 10th in the NFL allowing 255.9 yards per game in the air.  The run defense hasn’t been much to write home about either, as they allow more than 100 yards per game on the ground.

If the Chiefs want to make a run at the division title, it starts this week in Denver.  With 4 of the next 5 games being division games for the Chiefs, their destiny lies in their own hands.


The Broncos are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Colts, where not only did they see their undefeated record blemished, but also failed to see Peyton Manning break two prolific NFL records.  In the loss, Peyton Manning threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw 2 interceptions, one of which sealed the fate for the Broncos last Sunday in Lucas Oil Stadium.

This week, Peyton and company are back at home to face the visiting Kansas City Chiefs for the second time this season.  In their first game, Denver won in improbable fashion as Safety Bradley Roby scooped up a Jamaal Charles fumble late in the fourth quarter and took it to the house for a game winning defensive touchdown.  That was in week 2 of the season, and the defense has been getting better every week.

This Broncos team comes into Week 10 beat up.  The team will be without DE Demarcus Ware who is out with a back injury.  Aqib Talib will be a rare spectator as he will be serving his one game suspension for his game ending eye poke against the Colts last week.

Manning is 3 yards away from breaking the all time career passing yards record, and should add this record to his resume on the first Denver offensive play of the game.  If the Broncos come out with a win, Peyton Manning will also break Brett Favre’s record of most wins by a quarterback.

Last week left a bad taste in the mouths of the Broncos and their fans.  This week, the focus is on the Chiefs, and of course, breaking those records!

Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.   Look, I don’t know how many of you Broncos fans follow MMA, or more specifically, the UFC.  Last night, the undefeated Bantam-weight woman’s UFC Champion was dominated.  Underdog Holly Holm took it to Rousey for the entire duration of the fight, before she put Rousey away with a vicious head kick.  My point is, all of these athletes that we watch on TV are professionals.  They are there for a reason.  When you get there, it is up to you as to what you will make of it.  Last night, Holly Holm saw an opportunity to do something that no one else has been able to do.  She did it because of preparation.  She studied, she learned, and she deciphered Rhonda Rousey.  That is what champions are made of.  Records are made to be broken, and legends face defeat.  How will Rousey respond to her first loss?  How will these Broncos respond to their first loss?  Time will tell, but both Rhonda Rousey and these Denver Broncos have what is takes to be a champion!

Final Score Prediction

Kansas City Chiefs – 13

Denver Broncos – 27

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