Chiefs seeking 10th consecutive victory over Broncos
The Kansas City Chiefs are seeking their 10th consecutive victory over the Denver Broncos when the AFC West rivals meet Sunday with snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast. The Chiefs' dominance of Denver is their best since the 1960s when they beat the Broncos 11 consecutive times. And now the Chiefs have more than just Patrick Mahomes' superb passing to concerns opponents. Last week, the Chiefs ran 45 times for 245 yards at Buffalo. That’s the most running the Chiefs have done under coach Andy Reid in his eight seasons in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY (5-1) at DENVER (2-3)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 10
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chiefs 4-2; Broncos 4-1
SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 65-55
LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Broncos 23-3 on Dec. 15, 2019, at Kansas City
LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat Bills 26-17; Broncos beat Patriots 18-12
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 2, Broncos No. 20
CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (6), PASS (7).
CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16) RUSH (30), PASS (3).
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (25), PASS (27).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (13), PASS (20).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs coach Andy Reid needs two wins to tie Curly Lambeau (229) for fifth most in NFL history. ... The Chiefs are seeking their 10th consecutive win over the Broncos, who had won seven straight before the current skid. ... The Chiefs ran for 245 yards last week at Buffalo, the most since Reid took over prior to the 2013 season. Their 45 attempts were the most under Reid in a game. ... QB Patrick Mahomes supplanted Dan Marino (40 games) as the fastest player to throw 90 TD passes. He has 91 in 37 games. ... Mahomes has thrown a TD pass in a team-record 16 consecutive games. ... TE Travis Kelce is coming off his sixth career multi-TD game. He had two against the Bills. ... The Chiefs are 27-3 against the AFC West since 2015. ... RB Le’Veon Bell is expected to play his first game since signing with Kansas City last week. ... K Harrison Butker needs one FG of 50 yards to tie Jan Stenerud’s franchise record of 12 in a career. ... This game marks the first time QB Drew Lock will face a team for the second time. He lost to the Chiefs in his hometown of Kansas City in a December snowstorm. ... Sunday’s forecast calls for snow and a high of 25 degrees. ... RB Melvin Gordon is expected to return after missing last week with strep throat. Gordon has TDs in three of his four games. He had 122 scrimmage yards and a TD in his last game against the Chiefs. ... RB Phillip Lindsay rushed for 101 yards last week. he Broncos are 6-0 when Lindsay tops 100 yards on the ground. ... WR Tim Patrick had a second straight 100-yard performance last week with four catches for 101 yards. ... Denver has had both a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the last two games. The last time it had back-to-back 100-yard duos was in 2015. ... OLB Bradley Chubb has 3½ sacks in his last two games. ... Rookie CB Michael Ojemudia is coming off his best game with seven tackles, a pass breakup and two forced fumbles in the Broncos' first win at New England since 2006. ... Fantasy tip: Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for a career-best 161 yards last week and is the reason Broncos coach Vic Fangio says this Kansas City roster is better than the one that won Super Bowl 54.
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