KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos pumps his fist after carrying the ball over the goal line for a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 13, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Broncos Vs. Chiefs: Tebow Throws TD Pass, Broncos Win, 17-10

The Denver Broncos are now tied for second place in the AFC West after picking up a fourth victory on Sunday.

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Knowshon Moreno Injury Update: Moreno Will Likely Miss Extended Time

With the Denver Broncos squarely in the race for an AFC West title, injuries to key personnel are the last thing they can afford. Unfortunately, according to the Denver Post, Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno is likely to miss an extended period of time following a knee injury in the victory over the Kansas City Chiefs:

Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee left the game against the Chiefs today with injuries in the first quarter and Moreno is unlikely to play when Denver hosts the New York Jets on Thursday night.

Moreno, who had a spectacular, tackler-hurdling 24-yard run on the opening drive, suffered a sprained ligament in his right knee. Moreno will have an MRI exam Monday to determine if there's a tear, but the initial diagnosis was he will be sidelined for a while.

While the loss of Moreno will be tough for the Broncos to swallow, the team did receive potentially good news on Willis McGahee:

McGahee suffered a strained hamstring on his fourth carry of the Broncos' opening drive.

"I'll be all right," McGahee said. "I could have come back in in an emergency situation."

Stay tuned to Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, for all the latest information on the Broncos.

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Knowshon Moreno Injury: Denver Broncos RB Injures Knee Against Kansas City Chiefs

The Denver Broncos lost not only Willis McGahee to injury on Sunday but also Knowshon Moreno. Moereno left the game with a knee injury and did not return. Moreno was actually off to a good start, totaling 52 yards on four carries. He had a long run of 24 yards, a display we have rarely seen from him.

Moreno's status after the game has yet to be updated, but he could miss time with this injury. He missed a couple of games earlier in the season due to a hamstring injury, which allowed Wills McGahee to become the starting running back for the Broncos.

Lance Ball then took over the running duties for the Broncos. He had 30 carries for 96 (3.2 yards per carry) as part of the Broncos' read-option offense.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog.

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Broncos Vs. Chiefs Final Score: Tebow Throws TD, Broncos Win 17-10

Yes, you didn't misread that headline. It happened. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow didn't just complete another pass in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He threw a 59-yard touchdown pass. The pass, to wide receiver Eric Decker, put the Broncos up 17-7, and they would eventually win 17-10 after giving up a last-minute field goal.

You would've expected the Broncos to have a seriously tough time today after losing both Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno to injuries, but Tebow and third-string running back Lance Ball were enough given how well Denver's defense played. Tebow completed only two passes during the entire game, throwing the ball only eight times, but one of those completions was a true game-changer.

In the midst of the fourth quarter, the Chiefs appeared to be mounting a comeback against the Broncos as their running game began to sputter. Looking at a third-and-10 at their own 44, Tebow managed to find Decker on the right side of the field, who took it all the way to the end zone for a touchdown in front of the stunned Chiefs crowd.

That put the Broncos up 17-7, and the defense was able to handle things from there. The Broncos forced the Chiefs into consecutive three-and-outs following the Tebow touchdown pass. Things got bad enough that Kansas City benched starting quarterback Matt Cassel in favor of back-up Tyler Palko, who actually led the Chiefs to a field goal on the game's final drive.

The win bumps Denver to 4-5 on the year, putting them in a stunning three-way tie for second place in the AFC West. The Oakland Raiders currently lead the division at 5-4 on the year, while the Broncos, Chiefs and San Diego Chargers are all tied with identical 4-5 records.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest on the game and the rest of this week's NFL action.

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Broncos Vs. Chiefs Score Update: Broncos Lead 10-7 After Three Quarters

The Denver Broncos are still leading after three quarters in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but their lead has been trimmed to just 10-7. I suppose there's some celebrating to be done given that Tim Tebow finally completed a pass, but he couldn't lead the offense to a score during the third quarter.

The Broncos weren't as efficient offensively in the third quarter, getting 39 yards on the ground compared to 169 in the first two quarters. Tebow did manage to complete a 13-yard pass to Matt Willis, though, which bumps him up to 1-for-7 passing on the day. Here's video of that pass:


Kansas City made some adjustments both offensively and defensively after halftime, and it's helped them to get back into the game. They've began to limit Denver's running game, and the Chiefs offense finally showed some signs of life. They looked pretty darn good during a 8-play, 65-yard drive that concluded with a one-yard touchdown pass from Matt Cassel.

Denver still holds a 10-7 lead early in the fourth quarter at this point, but the Broncos are going to need to keep wasting the clock. We're not that far from a situation where the Broncos have won three times in four games.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest on the game and the rest of this week's NFL action.

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Broncos Vs. Chiefs Score Update: Denver Holds 10-0 Lead At Halftime

No, Tim Tebow hasn't completed a pass yet. That hasn't happened since the 6:38 mark of the third quarter of last week's game against Oakland. Somehow, it simply hasn't mattered against the Kansas City Chiefs this week, though, as the Broncos hold a 10-0 lead going into halftime.

Tebow is currently 0-for-4 on passes against the Chiefs, but the Broncos have been unstoppable on the run despite the lack of balance. The Broncos led 7-0 after the first quarter and added some insurance points with a 38-yard field goal from Matt Prater midway through the second quarter. The team has 169 rushing yards in the first half, and the distribution is pretty even:

  • Knowshon Moreno: 52 yards
  • Lance Ball: 47 yards
  • Tim Tebow: 24 yards
  • Willis McGahee: 17 yards
  • Eddie Royal: 17 yards
  • Spencer Larsen: 12 yards
  • Nobody else has received a carry yet for Denver, but those six guys have essentially been the team's offense so far. Well, them and the offensive line, of course. McGahee, the team's starting running back, got injured early in the first quarter, and the team's responded by really sharing the load among the team's alternative options. If McGahee is out for a while, you have to take the team's success in the first half as a pretty positive sign.

    The Broncos were dominant on defense, too, limiting the Chiefs to just 72 yards of total offense. Unlike the Broncos, the Chiefs couldn't really get much momentum going in the running game, and Matt Cassel has struggled so far, getting sacked three times and fumbling once.

    For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest on the game and the rest of this week's NFL action.

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Broncos Vs. Chiefs Score Update: Running Game Has Denver Up 7-0

The Denver Broncos haven't completed a pass yet in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but that hasn't stopped them from already surpassing the century mark in yardage. With the running game absolutely churning early, the Broncos are up 7-0 following a Tim Tebow touchdown run.

Tebow's only been tasked with throwing the ball once so far, a pass that wasn't completed, but it hasn't really mattered. It also hasn't really mattered that the team lost running back Willis McGahee, one of the offense's key weapons, to a hamstring injury early in the first quarter. Back-up Knowshon Moreno has already ran for 52 yards, and the team's accumulated 115 yards on the ground through 17 carries thus far.

With the defense limiting what the Chiefs' offense has been able to do so far, you can tell that this is going to be the Broncos' formula going forward. They'll never be able to pass the ball much, but they've shown so far today that they can be successful through defense and the running game.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest on the game and the rest of this week's NFL action.

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Kansas City Injury Report And Inactive List, Week 10: LB Demorrio Williams Among Inactives

The Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Denver Broncos at home on Sunday afternoon, and the team's inactive list was recently released. Key names like safety Eric Berry and running back Jamaal Charles aren't listed because they're already placed on the official injured reserve, but one of the more important names missing is back-up linebacker Demorrio Williams.

You can find the entire inactive list on Kansas City's official Twitter feed, but it's shown below for your viewing pleasure:

- QB Ricky Stanzi

- LB Demorrio Williams

- OT Steve Maneri

- WR Jerheme Urban

- TE Anthony Becht

- DE Brandon Bair

- NT Jerrell Powe

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest on the game and the rest of this week's NFL action.

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Broncos RB Leaves Game With Hamstring Injury

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee has been a key cog in the team's offense all season long, but staying healthy has been one of the player's biggest issues. That issue has cropped up again while the Broncos play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, as the running back recently left the game after sustaining a left leg injury.

According to the Broncos' official Twitter feed, McGahee's sustained a hamstring injury. It's worth noting that this isn't the same injury that kept McGahee from playing a few weeks ago while he recovered from hand surgery. The 30-year-old didn't play as the Broncos got crushed by Denver in Week 8, but he looked totally healthy while running for 163 yards on 20 carries against the Oakland Raiders in Week 9.

Former first-round pick Knowshon Moreno is in to replace McGahee for the moment, although it's worth noting that he may not totally be done for the day yet. The team has officially reported on Twitter that his return is questionable, and Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post reported a couple of minutes ago that McGahee was standing on the sideline speaking with trainers.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest on the game and the rest of this week's NFL action.

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Denver Broncos Injury Report And Inactive List, Week 10: Seven Players Miss Game Against Kansas City

The Denver Broncos are facing the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, but seven players won't be suiting up along with the rest of the team. Key players like running back Willis McGahee and safeties Brian Dawkins and Rahim Moore are all active. It's impressive to see Moore back in the lineup just one week after sustaining a concussion.

You can find a full list of Denver's inactives here on the team's official Twitter feed, but check it out below:

- S Rafael Bush

- CB Cassius Vaughn

- FB Quinn Johnson

- LB Wesley Woodyard

- OG Manny Ramirez

- OT Tony Hills

- DE Derrick Harvey

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest on the game and the rest of this week's NFL action.

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Tim Tebow Fantasy Projection: Tebow Expected To Have Big Day

Despite the constant debate about his ability to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, Tim Tebow has been one of the top fantasy players at his position since entering the Denver Broncos' starting line up. Expect his good fantasy numbers to continue today vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. numberFire.com has Tebow projected as the No. 9 overall quarterback in Week 10, ahead of players like Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Schaub.

Part of that is due to Tebow's ability to pick up points on the ground, as numberFire has him projected for 44 rushing yards this week, the most amongst all QBs. But the Chiefs pass defense took a beating last week, giving up 244 yards passing and three touchdowns to the Miami Dolphins' Matt Moore, who was subsequently named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. If the Chiefs secondary is that poor today, Tebow's fantasy owners will be very happy.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Broncos Vs. Chiefs: Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The Denver Broncos visit the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend as they hope to win for the third time in four games.

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Denver Broncos Injury Update: Champ Bailey To Play With Splint On Right Hand

Although few fans probably noticed anything due to the tremendous game that he played last week, Champ Bailey  suffered a hand injury early in the victory over the Oakland Raiders. While the injury isn't serious enough to force him to miss any action, according to Jeff Legwood of the Denver Post, Bailey will have to wear a splint on his right hand when the Broncos face the Chiefs on Sunday.

This week, however, Bailey will play with a splint on his right hand. He suffered a dislocated middle finger and a small fracture on the finger against the Raiders last Sunday.

He has worn a splint on the finger this week but hasn't missed any practice time.

He suffered the injury early in the game, when he knocked the ball away from Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford.

Bailey will face a tough individual matchup as he will do his best to try and slow down Dwayne Bowe. Bowe will certainly be looking to make a statement, as Bailey held him without a catch in a 10-6 Broncos loss last season.

Be sure to stay tuned to Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, as well as Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog.

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Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report: S Jon McGraw Questionable For Game Against Denver Broncos

The Kansas City Chiefs, coming off their stunning 3-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins, have only a few injured players and only one injured starter as they prepare for their game against the Denver Broncos this Sunday.

According to the official Denver Broncos Twitter, the one notable name on the Chiefs injury report appears to be safety Jon McGraw:

@Denver_Broncos: Chiefs Friday injury report: OUT: LB Demorrio Williams (groin); QUESTIONABLE: S Jon McGraw (shoulder); PROBABLE CB Javier Arenas (ankle).

Backup linebacker Demarrio Williams has been ruled out, and nickle cornerback Javier Arenas -- who has already scored a touchdown this year -- should play, but the big name to watch is McGraw, whose shoulder injury has limited him to only six games this year.

McGraw has a pair of interceptions to go with a forced fumble this year. If he is again unable to go, the Chiefs will turn to three-year veteran Donald Washington.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Denver Broncos Week 10 Injury Report: Wesley Woodyard Questionable, Brian Dawkins Probable

The Denver Broncos have released their official injury report via Twitter:

Questionable
LB Wesley Woodyard
CB Cassius Vaughn

Probable
S Brian Dawkins
RB Willis McGahee
FB Spencer Larsen
TE Virgil Green
S Rahim Moore

The biggest names on the injury report -- Willis McGahee, Brian Dawkins, and Wesley Woodyard -- appear to be on the mend. News broke earlier today that LB Wesley Woodyard practiced this Friday after missing practice on both Thursday and Wednesday with a knee injury, suggesting he may be able to play this Sunday.

The combination of Brian Dawkins and Willis McGahee, both valuable starters, appear poised to start on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. McGahee, who is going through a career resurgence in Denver, leads the team with 623 rushing yards.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Denver Broncos Injury Report Update: Wesley Woodyard Back In Practice

Lindsay Jones of The Denver Post is reporting that Denver Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard is back in practice:

@PostBroncos: All players participating in practice today, including Wesley Woodyard.

Woodyard had missed two consecutive practices with a knee injury and appeared likely to miss Sunday’s contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 4th year linebacker presently leads the Broncos in tackles.

Having Woodyard healthy for Sunday’s game could be huge benefit to the Denver Broncos defense. Without Woodyard, the defense would be forced to rework their nickle alignment and likely slot an ill-fit linebacker into pass coverage.

The Broncos have yet to release the remainder of their injury report, but with the full squad practicing today, it seems likely they may avoid any major absences on Sunday.

For more on Sunday’s game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation’s Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation’s Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Broncos Vs. Chiefs: Jerheme Urban Mimics Tim Tebow During Kansas City Practice

The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing for Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos by having wide receiver Jerheme Urban practice as a Tebow-like player this week, reports the Kansas City Star. As Urban said recently:

"My role right now on this team is getting our defense ready," Urban said. "I’m just going to attack that every single day and do the best I can. Coach always talks about knowing your role on the team. That’s my role right now."

Urban is unlikely to see the field this week, just as he hasn't been on it since Sept. 18, the second week of the season. But as Urban is quoted in the article, he played quarterback as a kid and also was a sprinter in college.

Urban does has the height (6-foot-3) to be Tebow, but he is 29 pounds less than Tebow's 236 pounds. Urban likely can't bulldoze some of his defenders as Tebow is likely to do when he takes off and runs in the new read-option offense.

Still, there's nothing quite like facing the real thing.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Denver Broncos Injury Report: Brian Dawkins Back At Full Practice

The Denver Broncos saw three players on the injury report join running back Willis McGahee as full participants in practice on Thursday. Safety Brian Dawkins, tight end Virgil Green and fullback Spencer Larsen all improved from limited participation on Wednesday to a full workout on Thursday afternoon.

McGahee, who broke his hand against the Miami Dolphins, had a full practice for the second day in a row and will look to continue capitalizing on his 163-yard performance last week against the Oakland Raiders.

Safety Rahim Moore and cornerback Cassius Vaughn were limited once again, but we'll have a final decision on them after Friday's practice.

Linebacker Wesley Woodyard has missed two straight days of practice and is on course to not play this Sunday against the Raiders.

Name  Pos. Injury  Wed.  Thu. 
Brian Dawkins S  Thigh  LP  FP 
Virgil Green TE  Neck  LP  FP 
Spencer Larsen FB  Shoulder  LP  FP 
Willis McGahee RB  Hand  FP  FP 
Rahim Moore S  Concussion  LP  LP 
Cassius Vaughn CB  Hamstring  LP  LP 
Wesley Woodyard WLB  Knee  DNP  DNP 

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report: Javier Arenas Downgraded After Limited Practice

The Kansas City Chiefs had the same three players on Thursday's injury report as they did on Wednesday's. Defensive back Javier Arenas is battling an ankle injury and was just a limited participant in practice on Thursday. This was a step down from Wednesday when he was a full participant.

Safety Jon McGraw was limited on Wednesday with a shoulder injury, but he was a full participant on Thursday. Linebacker Demorrio Williams was held out of practice for a second day in a row with a groin injury and is not expected to play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

The Chiefs should be at mostly full strength on Sunday now that we have seen two days' worth of injury reports.

Name  Pos. Injury  Wed.  Thu. 
Javier Arenas DB  Ankle  FP  LP 
Jon McGraw S  Shoulder  LP  FP 
Demorrio Williams LB  Groin  DNP  DNP

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Broncos Vs. Chiefs: Denver Sticks With Read-Option Offense

Against the Raiders last Sunday, the Broncos offense introduced some of the spread-option concepts that made quarterback Tim Tebow a huge success at the University of Florida. Denver racked up 412 total yards--over 90 yards more than their season average--in a 38-24 win over Oakland.

Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said the team would continue to run the spread-option as long as it results in more wins. Tebow addressed concerns about taking hits by saying he felt he was more susceptible to big hits while dropping back in the pocket. McCoy agreed in part:

"When he's in the open field, he has a good feel for where guys are coming from," McCoy said. "But hey, when you play that style of football, you're going to take some shots. It's part of the game. He's going to learn, and he's learned already from last year, that there is going to be an opportune time for him to take a hit, and times for him to slide, get down or run out of bounds."

The added abuse is an ongoing concern, but it appears the Broncos are going to roll the dice as long as it works.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Week 10 Injury Report: Denver Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard Misses Second Practice

The Denver Broncos have finally seen their injury report slim down to a minimum, as the Broncos held out only one player from practice today, according to The Denver Post.

Unfortunately for the Broncos, that one player was LB Wesley Woodyard, who plays a keystone role in the Broncos defense and leads the team in tackles this year. If Woodyard is unable to go this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Broncos will likely need to reassess their defensive scheme:

Should Woodyard not be able to play Sunday, the Broncos will have some major shuffling to do with its nickel (five defensive backs) defense. Woodyard played in that package as the linebacker often assigned to cover the opposing tight end or extra wide receiver.

Woodyard injured his knee in last Sunday's win against the Oakland Raiders. Today constitutes the second straight practice he has missed.

For more NFL news and notes, head over to SB Nation Pro Football, and stay tuned to SB Nation Denver for more Broncos updates and analysis.

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NFL Week 10 Picks: Analysts Don't Like The Denver Broncos' Chances

A panel of seven NFL analysts all pick the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

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Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report, Week 10: Demorrio Williams Misses Wednesday Practice

The Kansas City Chiefs have had some truly nasty injuries this season, but you wouldn't know by looking at the injury report. That's because when two of the team's best players got hurt early in the year, safety Eric Berry and running back Jamaal Charles, they were immediately placed on the injured reserve with season-ending injuries. Players on the injury reserve aren't on the roster and don't appear on the injury report. You can check out the full Chiefs injury report for Wednesday, which only includes three players, here. That list is below.

Did Not Participate

- LB Demorrio Williams

Limited Participation

- S Jon McGraw

Full Participation

- DB Javier Arenas

Outside of the injuries that occurred weeks ago, the Chiefs should be pretty healthy for Sunday. Back-up defenders Demorrio Williams and Javier Arenas are somewhat important pieces, especially given that Arenas is viewed as a potential starter long-term.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Denver Broncos Injury Report, Week 10: Rahim Moore, Brian Dawkins Practice On Wednesday

The Denver Broncos face the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC West battle this weekend, and they should be healthy for the most part when that happens. The team released its Wednesday injury report recently, and only player didn't participate at all during the day's practices. The full list can be found here, but it's shown below.

Did Not Participate

- LB Wesley Woodyard

Limited Participation

- S Brian Dawkins

- S Rahim Moore

- CB Cassius Vaughn

- TE Virgil Green

- FB Spencer Larsen

Full Participation

- RB Willis McGahee

For the most part, the Broncos should be at full strength by Sunday's game. Running back Willis McGahee is essentially healthy after rehabbing a hand injury, giving the offense one of its key weapons again. The other two key guys here are the safeties, Brian Dawkins and Rahim Moore. Both participated on a limited basis on Wednesday.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest.

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Rahim Moore Injury Update: Broncos Safety Practices On Wednesday

On the first play of the first drive of last Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders, Broncos safety Rahim Moore took a shot to the helmet while defending a pass and sustained a concussion on the play. He obviously didn't return to the game, and like with most head injuries, it wasn't immediately clear how much time he'd miss.

The indications are pretty positive at this point, though, as the team announced on its Twitter feed that Moore participated in practice with his teammates on Wednesday. This has to be a positive sign for Bronco fans, many of whom presumably cringed while watching Moore struggle on the ground immediately after the play occurred.

Moore, 21, was Denver's second-round pick this season. Drafted out of UCLA, he's already made a few starts for the Broncos this season, recording 18 tackles and one interception.

For more on Sunday's game, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver and check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog. For more on the NFL, check out SB Nation's NFL page.

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Denver Broncos Pondering Full Option Offense For Tim Tebow

Will the Denver Broncos go to a full option offense now that Tim Tebow is the starting quarterback? The team is deciding that, reports Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post. Two weeks ago, John Fox decided to gear his offense toward one that worked with Tebow's strengths. It didn't work out all that well, but on Sunday the team went to an option attack and piled up 300 rushing yards between Tebow and McGahee, both 100-yard rushers for the day.

But if the Broncos go to a full-time option offense, it is not without its pitfalls, as Legwold points out. The defensive line is usually in a position to overpower the offensive line, leading Tebow to leave the pocket quickly. That feeds into the second reason of Tebow playing to contact. If he runs, Tebow is going to be hit numerous times. Based on the 17 hits Tebow had in Sunday's game, Legwold projects that out to 272 hits over the course of a 16-game season.

That could potentially be damaging to Tebow's long-term future in the NFL. Just think back to the start of David Carr's career with the Houston Texans. While not playing in an option offense, Carr was sacked at a record pace and that drastically hurt his development (leave aside the poor team around him).

For more on this game, visit our Broncos blog Mile High Report and our Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride. For more on Week 10 in the NFL, visit SB Nation NFL.

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Week 10 NFL Lines And Odds: Broncos Vs. Chiefs

The Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs clash for the first time in the 2011 season and the Broncos could be in the thick of the AFC West race with a victory.

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