While the Kansas City Chiefs lead the AFC West with a 5-3 record, the Denver Broncos are at the bottom of the division with a 2-6 record. The early pundit selections for this game are already favoring the Chiefs slightly. Over at ProFootballTalk, both Mike Florio and Gregg Rosenthal have chosen the Chiefs.
Florio finds the Broncos a broken team and that:
The Mile High advantage continues its disintegration toward a molehill.
It’s hard to argue that, especially after seeing the Broncos destroyed by Raiders in a 40-plus point loss at Invesco Field. Florio sees the Broncos defeating the Chiefs by two touchdowns. Given how the Broncos have played so far, this isn’t too far of a stretch.
Gregg Rosenthal, however, sounds a bit more positive about the Broncos because the team is “healthier, coming off a bye week, and playing at home against a division rival.” But in the end Rosenthal still believes the Broncos will lose due to their inability to stop the Rockies. He sees a two-point victory for the Chiefs. With the point differential less than a field goal, this is actually a too close to call game.
This 100th game between the Chiefs and Broncos should be a close one, like Rosenthal predicts.