5 Reasons Why Denver Broncos Will Complete Sweep of Kansas City Chiefs
5 Reasons Denver Broncos Sweep Kansas City Chiefs
Fans, are you ready for Round 2?
For the second time in three weeks, the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs will go head-to-head at Arrowhead Stadium. The last time that these two teams faced off, the Broncos came out with a 27-17 win in Denver. Peyton Manning was held upright the entire game and did not get sacked once. This proved to be helpful especially since he was playing with a beaten-up ankle. That gave Manning more time to rest it up. The offensive line did a great job at keeping their quarterback protected during that game. Now the task seems to be easier this time around. Justin Houston is out of this weekend's showdown with an elbow injury, and Tamba Hali is going to be less than 100 percent because of an ankle injury. With Houston out and Hali possibly hobbling on a bad ankle, Manning will have to prove to be interesting if the offensive line can stand strong one more time.
The Broncos replied well to the first meeting and have shown that they were too much for the Chiefs. Now that the forces of that defense has been bitten by the injury bug in a significant way, the Broncos should look forward to taking advantage of the situation and put the game away early. As it was proven in the last matchup, the Chiefs' offense simply could not keep up with Manning and co. While a defensive force is good in football, it is near impossible to win if the offense is not scoring points and keeping pace. While the crowd of Arrowhead could help out, I don't see it being enough. Here are the five reasons why the Broncos will come out on top and sweep the Chiefs on their way to a third division crown.
5. The Broncos have depth
Despite the injuries that the Broncos have gone through, they have had players step it up in their absence. If you think playing the Broncos is dangerous, just wait until the whole team is healthy. Of course, that is a rarity in sports. But if key players are healthy and firing on all cylinders, this team is a force.
4. Injuries to Justin Houston and Tamba Hali
In the last matchup, Hali and Houston were a non factor as they were silenced against the offensive line of the Broncos. Now with Houston out as stated earlier and Hali not fully healthy, the Broncos offensive line should have an easier time controlling the pass rush. Meaning that Manning will be on his feet for the majority of the game.
3. Chiefs' Offense won't be able to keep up.
The Broncos' offense is on pace for a lot of records. The only reason why the Chiefs have been given a chance to win is because of their defense. But, a defense can only help out so much. They scored a lot against the San Diego Chargers, but the chances of that offense getting that many points is rare.
2. Peyton Manning
Manning is a better game manager than Alex Smith. He always finds ways to pick apart the defense and construct quality drives. Smith is a good quarterback, but Manning is in a league of his own -- especially since Manning doesn't have to worry about Houston breathing down his neck.
1. Playing for John Fox
The Broncos received some positive news that John Fox is returning to coach next week. This emotional return will give the Broncos the added motivation to prove that they are a team to be reckoned with. Hoping to win one final game without their head coach, the Broncos will look to fight hard against a formidable opponent.