|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Denver Broncos hit the road for Kansas City in Week 13 to challenge their AFC West rivals, the Chiefs, who currently hold the top spot in their division with a 7-4-0- record. The Broncos unfortunately are stuck at the bottom of their division with an NFL 3-8-0- record. They are coming off a series of losses to the Chargers and the Rams, and it’s not looking great for this weekend.
The Denver Broncos head into the hostile environment of Arrowhead Stadium to play division leaders the Kansas City Chiefs on December 5th. The Denver Broncos come into this game reeling and now Josh McDaniels is a dead man walking in his second season as the Denver Broncos head coach.
McDaniels was with the New England Patriots when they were involved in video recording opposing teams and now he has had a member of his staff involved in a similar episode. McDaniels denies any wrong doing but there are rumblings that there may be more to this and Jay Glazer has stoked the fire on the subject. Look for more to come out later this week if Glazer has someone's ear within McDaniel's inner circle.
The running game and Jamaal Charles with Thomas Jones is the Kansas City Chiefs offense but one player that has been under the radar has been Dwayne Bowe. Bowe has been on a torrid pace in the touchdown department. Matt Cassel has quietly brought his game up as the play action pass has exposed opposing defenses.
Charles big 173 yard day against the Seattle Seahawks in Qwest Field was a bit unexpected since Seattle had been one of the better run defenses in the NFL.
Now the Denver Broncos come to town and they ran the score up on the Kansas City Chiefs in their last encounter. The Denver Broncos are giving up over 143 yards per game on the ground and with this game being in Arrowhead Stadium it could be a long day for the Denver Broncos defense. Denver is stronger on the edges with Champ Bailey as their veteran shut down corner. There won't be much passing in this game. It will be straight forward smash mouth football by the Kansas City Chiefs as they make a statement. The Kansas City Chiefs offense has the edge over the Denver Broncos defense.
When betting on the NFL remember that the Kansas City Chiefs defense has been solid but not spectacular. They are good up front and their entire front seven has been under rated all season. They are giving up 105 yards per game on the ground and through the air they are yielding 244 yards. Now they come up against a pass happy offense with Kyle Orton under center and they could be tested on the edges.
Kyle Orton and the Denver Broncos have racked up some big passing numbers on offense but their record tells the tale. 285 yards passing per game looks good on paper but a 3-8 record is not going to save any jobs. The lack of a running game all season may be answered with a healthy Knowshon Moreno. Moreno only ran for 56 yards against the St Louis Rams in their loss but he should get back on track soon. The Denver Broncos offense has the edge over the Kansas City Chiefs defense.