Broncos vs Chiefs : The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos renew their rivalry this week at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, and to say these two teams are in completely different places at the moment would be a significant understatement.
Both teams are coming off 45-10 victories, with the Chiefs knocking off the Bengals on Sunday Night Football in Week 7 and the Broncos defeating the Arizona Cardinals last Thursday. But while the Chiefs at 6-1 are a team focused on building on their early season success without any surrounding drama, the 3-4 Broncos have had a much more eventful week. Aside from trade speculation regarding key players such as Demaryius Thomas, the Broncos have also had to deal with the fallout from a Halloween party thrown by linebacker Von Miller, which included some hyperbolic exposure from TMZ and on a much more serious level the arrest of backup quarterback Chad Kelly for criminal trespassing, which resulted in his release.
The Broncos have not played very well this season, yet here they are entering a Week 8 divisional matchup with the surging Chiefs with a chance to get to .500 at 4-4. The Broncos played them close the first time the two teams played in Denver in Week 4, falling 27-23. Meanwhile, the Chiefs keep rolling along with their superpower offense leading them to a 6-1 season with the only loss coming on a last-second field goal against the almighty Patriots. With the way both teams are headed, this one has the makings for a Kansas City blowout win.
How to Watch Broncos vs. Chiefs: Week 8
Where: Kansas City, Missouri
Start: Sunday, Oct. 28, 1:00 p.m. ET
TV Network: CBS
Stream Online: Watch live with fuboTV
While Denver has enough issues on the field, this week the off the field drama took over the headlines. Chad Kelly was released Wednesday the day after he was arrested for trespassing in what was a bizarre story. In a year where Kelly had the chance to get to start with the struggles of Case Keenum, it’s some poor decision making by the young QB. Keenum will continue to lead the Broncos offense, which played well and mixed things up in their 45-10 win over the awful Cardinals last week.
Emmanuel Sanders has been the true No. 1 receiver for Keenum with Demaryius Thomas basically taking a back seat. Sanders even threw for a TD on a trick play last week that worked beautifully. Their defense was the story though in the win, scoring multiple touchdowns and making Josh Rosen’s night a disaster. Their defense goes against the polar opposite in the unstoppable Chiefs offense. The Broncos defense came into the season highly-touted, but have been a letdown.
If you don’t like watching the Chiefs offense, well you don’t like football. They use so many different plays that you just can’t predict, scoring at will on their opponents. Patrick Mahomes is well on his way to MVP votes with his play. Kareem Hunt has quietly been right there as the best RB in the league behind Todd Gurley. Everything is working with this Chiefs attack and it’s making 2018 feel like the ‘offense wins championships’ kind of year. There are just so many talented playmakers in Hunt and Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt and Sammy Watkins.
It will be intriguing to find out just how long it will last and if they can keep scoring 40 on teams at will over the course of 16 games. If that’s the case out, watch out. The demise of the Chiefs, which clearly has not hurt them too much at all in their 6-1 start has been their defense, which has statistically been one of the worst in the NFL. They changed that tune last week against Andy Dalton and the Bengals, giving up just 10 points. They have a chance to keep the D rolling against by putting some pressure on Keenum and the Broncos.