Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons Why the Chiefs Will Win
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons why KC Will Win
The flex schedule will finally be activated in Week 11, and it will bring to prime time the biggest game of the 2013 season up to this point. The Kansas City Chiefs’ matchup against the Denver Broncos poses some very intriguing questions that fans can't wait to see answered.
The NFL’s best offense against its best defense will be an extremely fascinating storyline to see played out. What will happen when Kansas City’s big-play defense takes on the explosive Denver offense? The Chiefs haven't seen an offense nearly as good at they’ll see on Sunday, and the Broncos definitely haven’t seen a defense as tough as Kansas City’s.
The game will also answer a very captivating question many people have been discussing ─ are the undefeated Chiefs for real? Despite being 9-0, Kansas City has their share doubters who question their close wins against subpar competition. None of their nine wins were against a winning team, and with the exception of the Jacksonville Jaguars, all opponents kept it close late into the game.
Sunday night’s contest carries an enormous amount of weight in the AFC West race and the AFC playoff picture in general. If Denver wins, they will be in the driver’s seat for the division and for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. If Kansas City wins, they will own the driver’s seat in both races with a two-game cushion. With the Broncos at home, the majority believe they will come away victorious, but here are five reasons to believe that the Chiefs will pull off the upset.
5. Kansas City is Coming Off Their Bye Week
The bye week could not have come at a better time for the Chiefs. Andy Reid has an outstanding track record with extra time to prepare, going 13-1 in his career after a week off.
4. Denver is as Unproven as Kansas City
Everyone is quick to criticize the Chiefs for not beating a winning team, but the Broncos haven’t done it either. The Chiefs haven’t had an opportunity yet and the Broncos swung and missed when they had their chance against the Indianapolis Colts.
3. Denver's Defense Is Weak
At some point, you have to stop looking at the big names on Denver’s defense and start looking at their performance. It seems like nobody wants to admit that they have a bad defense despite the fact they’ve allowed 26.4 points and 374.9 yards per game.
2. Kansas City Always Finishes Strong
The Chiefs have outscored opponents 70-17 in the fourth quarter, and they haven’t allowed any scoring in four straight contests. Kansas City is used to tight games and has yet to let an opponent outscore them in the fourth quarter.
The most dominating factor in the outcome of a football game is turnover margin. The Chiefs lead the NFL with a +15 ratio while the Broncos sport a -2 mark. Denver has only won the turnover battle twice this season, while Kansas City has won it in all but two of their games.