Chiefs face Broncos in Kansas City
The Kansas City Chiefs face an important game against the Denver Broncos on Monday when the two AFC West Division rivals meet at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City needs to stop the bleeding after back-to-back defeats to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders.
The last remaining unbeaten side in the NFL after running their record to 5-0 in the early going, the Chiefs were unable to run the ball against the Steelers as they amassed only 28 yards on 15 carries.
Those struggles continued in the match with the Raiders in Oakland as Kansas City was held to 94 yards on 23 carries. That has to improve or things will get worse, not better of the Division leaders.
That the Chiefs were only edged 31-30 was down to quarterback Alex Smith, who completed 25-of-36 for 342 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
However, Oakland rallied in the fourth quarter with Derek Carr hitting Michael Crabtree for the winning score as time expired.
The Broncos, meanwhile, are 3-3 on the year and also play the Chiefs at Mile High in Denver the final week of the season.
Denver started the season well, but have lost to the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers, the latter 21-0 in LA last time out.
Quarterback Paxton Lynch has returned to practice, but is nowhere near ready to return it seems. Trevor Siemian was 25-of-35 for 207 against the Chargers and was picked off once in the loss.
The Broncos are 601.00 to win the AFC West title, with the Chiefs 1.02 and the LA Chargers 13.00.
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