This weekend will feature the NFL‘s top offense against the top defense — and we are all in for quite a show.
The Denver Broncos square off against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday Night at Invesco Field at Mile High with first place in the AFC West on the line. There are many storylines going into this game. How will Peyton Manning play with a sore ankle? Will the decision behind allowing Dwayne Bowe starting the game despite his marijuana possession pay off?
All that will matter is what both teams do on the field on both sides of the football. We have the Denver offense, which leads the league in points scored, against a stout Kansas City defense who has done an excellent job in scoring allowing very few points.
The Chiefs’ defense has made the plays to keep the offense in the game, even scoring a couple times on their own end. But, the Chiefs have not really played anyone huge while mostly going up against second- or third-string quarterbacks. But even then, those quarterbacks have helped keep their team in the game against the Chiefs until mid to late second half. It goes to say that defense does win championships.
However, the Chiefs’ defense are not going up against a backup quarterback. They are going up against a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Manning. As the game goes on, Manning usually is able to figure out a defense, and I think that will be the decision-maker in this game.
While the Chiefs’ defense is a great one, their weakness is going to be their offense. The Chiefs’ defense will be able to hold on for a bit, but I do not believe the offense has what it takes to go toe-to-toe with the Broncos, especially with the Broncos’ defense improving. It’s odd that a defense’s weakness can be the team’s offense, but sometimes that is just how the game works.