Kansas City Chiefs
Peyton Manning threw a pair of touchdown passes Sunday night, and the Denver Broncos led the Kansas City Chiefs 20-7 at halftime in their AFC West showdown.
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall will probably play in Sunday’s game in Kansas City, coach John Fox said, after he practiced on Friday.
The Denver Broncos might be sacrificing some kick return yards in exchange for more accuracy between the uprights.
The availability of Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who suffered a concussion two weeks ago in St. Louis, was in question all last week. But he started and shined against the Miami Dolphins.
As if the Chiefs need any more reasons to want to dismantle the Denver Broncos, revenge will be on their mind. As will proving their worth following the loss to the previously winless Oakland Raiders.
The Denver Broncos’ offense, stumbling after two routs in three games including what some players dubbed an “embarrassing” loss to the St. Louis Rams, bounced back with a 39-36 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
The Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs last night 24-20 for their first win of the season. With the loss, the Chiefs (7-4) are no longer tied atop the AFC West with the Broncos.
Head coach Andy Reid won’t let his team let up against the Raiders and blow an opportunity for a victory, and quarterback Alex Smith is too smart to take any opponent lightly.
With Kansas City’s impressive win against the Seahawks on Sunday and Denver’s shocking loss to the Rams, the Chiefs (7-3) are tied for first in the AFC West. After an 0-2 start, they’ll look for their sixth straight win and eighth in their last nine games.
A trip to the Super Bowl doesn’t necessarily run through New England, though that looks fairly likely as week 11 closes shop.