TV Schedule: Sunday, Dec. 1, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
Weather: High 51, Low 31
Line: Denver (-4.5)
The Denver Broncos are one of the top teams in the NFL and with a win this week, they will be one step closer to a division title behind the MVP-type play of Peyton Manning. Ever since Manning suited up in a Broncos uniform, he has been nothing but consistent and in 2013 he has been nothing but the leader for an MVP award. Manning has passed for 3,722 yards and 36 touchdowns on the year for the top passing and overall offense in the league. Demaryius Thomas has been the top wide out on a start-studded cast of receivers, catching 64 passes for 955 yards and 10 touchdowns while Wes Welker has been just as impressive, catching 65 passes for 679 yards and nine scores. Knowshon Moreno has had a great season on the ground, rushing for824 yards and nine touchdowns.
In a matchup of the meeting that did not go so well a couple weeks ago for the Kansas City Chiefs, the team is looking to get revenge on the ugly loss. Alex Smith has made all the difference for the team that was just 2-14 a season ago as he looks like the best option at quarterback that the Chiefs could have hoped for. Smith has passed for 2,443 yards and 14 touchdowns for the 26th-ranked passing offense in the league. Although he hasn’t been overly impressive through the air, he is a terrific game manager and has been a dual-threat, rushing for another 314 yards and a score. Jamaal Charles has been the top offensive threat for the Chiefs, rushing for 918 yards and eight touchdowns while also becoming a factor in the receiving game, catching 53 passes for 425 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, the Broncos haven’t been as impressive as they would have hoped to be. Denver ranks 27th in points allowed, 26th in yards allowed and 30th in passing yards allowed per game. Kansas City has been the exact opposite, ranking third in points allowed, 17th in total yards allowed and 15th in passing yards allowed per contest on the season.
PREDICTION: Broncos 37, Chiefs 27