Chiefs, Broncos mirror images heading for showdown
KANSAS CITY (7-3) at DENVER (7-3)
Sunday, 8:30 p.m., NBC
OPENING LINE - Denver by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Kansas City 4-6, Denver 7-3
SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 57-55
LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Broncos 29-13, Nov. 15, 2015
LAST WEEK - Chiefs lost to Buccaneers 19-17, Broncos had bye, beat Saints 25-23 on Nov. 13
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 6 (tie), Broncos No. 5
CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (21), PASS (22).
CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (16).
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (22), PASS (23).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (29), PASS (2).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs' win in Denver last year snapped Broncos' seven-game series winning streak. ... Andy Reid has won just twice in eight career games vs. Denver. ... Chiefs are plus-13 in takeaways. ... Chiefs are seeking eighth consecutive win in AFC West and QB Alex Smith aims for 15th consecutive divisional road game without interception. ... Rookie WR Tyreek Hill has 187 yards receiving and TD in last two road games. ... TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs' leading receiver, had 108 yards last week. ... OLB Dee Ford tied for NFL lead with 10 sacks, a half-sack ahead of Broncos OLB Von Miller. Ford hurt hamstring vs. Bucs. ... S Eric Berry had one of Chiefs' five interceptions plus four pass breakups in last meeting. ... Broncos QB Trevor Siemian 4-0 at home. ... RB Devontae Booker fourth among rookies with 396 rushing yards. ... WR Demaryius Thomas has 41 catches for 661 yards and three TDs in last seven meetings. Since `12, Thomas ranks second in NFL with 457 receptions. ... WR Jordan Taylor had first career TD in Week 10. ... Miller has 14+ sacks, 10 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and interception in last dozen games, including playoffs ... Ty Sambrailo has replaced Donald Stephenson at RT. ... CB Aqib Talib (back) set to return after missing last two games, and OLB DeMarcus Ware will increase his 30-snap limit he's had in month he's been back from broken right forearm. ... Fantasy Tip: Chiefs RB Spencer Ware has six TD runs in last six divisional games and ranks third in AFC with 109 scrimmage yards per game.
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