By Fred Liggett,
Having both the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos as members of the AFC West Division is turning out to be good business for the NFL. This Sunday the teams meet for the second time in the 2018 season. Expect this edition of the rivalry to resemble an old fashioned shoot out much like an old western movie. In place of guns a blazing a football will be aired out with high flying acts by each team looking to obtain a key win.
The Chiefs are coming in off from a 45-10 rout on Sunday over Cincinnati, while Denver enters off from a 45-10 win at Arizona. In the first meeting this season the Chiefs beat Denver 27-23 in a come from behind win on national TV. The Monday night victory was the sixth in a row for the Chiefs in the Chiefs/Denver series. Making Denver even more angry at the Chiefs was the way the Chiefs overcame a 23-13 deficit in the fourth quarter to win by the four-point margin listed above.
A brief look at the standings will tell you why more than just bragging rights is on the line in this long time rivalry Sunday. The first place Chiefs stand at 6-1 just one game better than the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers are on a bye week so a loss would drop the Chiefs division lead to just a 1/2 game. Denver comes to Kansas City at 3-4 with a chance to reach .500 mark with a win and at the same time split the series this season with the Chiefs.
The Denver tool belt will consist of DL Von Miller who leads the AFC with 7.5 sacks and CB Chris Harris, Jr. as a way to slow down the NFL’s highest scoring offense at 37.1 points per game which belongs to the Chiefs. The Chiefs tool belt will consist of QB Patrick Mahomes who had led this high-powered attack to 260 points over seven games. RB Kareem Hunt ranks first in the AFC in scrimmage yards (768). The Chiefs defense has forced ten turnovers, the third best mark in the league.
Both times Mahomes has faced Denver he has led the Chiefs to a narrow victory, earlier this year a three point win, the other just a four point win. Expect another wild shoot out on Sunday but in the end a close Chiefs win on their home field. That’s What I REID Into It for this week.
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