By Fred Liggett
Thanks to the schedule maker there is an extra day this week for fans, media and players to talk up this week’s Monday night game between Kansas City and Denver, two long time division rivals. There are plenty of things that can be said about this AFC West rivalry that will be renewed on the first of a new month.
The undefeated Chiefs will hit the road with a 3-0 record thanks to the highest scoring offense in the NFL. The team has yet to trail once in a game this season. These two facts and the performance of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has many people talking around the country about this match up. One important fact to be aware of is how good the Chiefs have been in the month of September under Coach Andy Reid. Now in his sixth year with the Chiefs, Coach Reid has seen his team start a season 9-0, last year 5-0 and now this year 3-0. The Chiefs have shown to be a hot team in September but then cool off. Monday night’s game will be played on the road and on October 1st.
The host Denver Broncos come into the game at 2-1 thanks to a loss at Baltimore a week ago. Leading the way offensively is new QB Case Keenum who has found a favorite target in WR Emanuel Sanders. The Broncos have announced they will be wearing all navy jerseys for this game. Not only does Denver have a winning record at this point but just one player missed practice this week giving the team a healthy outlook.
The Chiefs already lead the AFC West by one complete game after just three weeks of the season. A win in Denver would give them not only a two-game cushion, but two road wins in division play. A win in Denver is becoming a familiar sight to Chiefs fans. The Chiefs have won five in a row against Denver, including the last three times in Denver. Having the game played on a Monday night has also been good to the Chiefs who enjoy on that night a 4-3 record vs Denver in the series.
Yes, the Chiefs defense will be tested once again this week but the Chiefs record-breaking offense will be on full display in prime time and keep the Chiefs in the victory column.
That’s What I REID Into It for this week.