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Broncos vs. Chiefs: Denver, Kansas City meet while streaking opposite directions

The Denver Broncos are one of the hottest teams in the NFL, while the Kansas City Chiefs are one of the coldest.


The Denver Broncos have recovered from a sluggish start with five consecutive wins and are now tied with the Green Bay Packers for the longest winning streak in the NFL. On Sunday, the Broncos will head to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs, an AFC West foe tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the longest losing streak in the league.

Kansas City has lost seven in a row, and other than a 16-13 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago, haven't shown any signs of turning it around. The Chiefs fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 28-6 on Sunday and struggled to move the ball, converting just 1-of-11 third-down opportunities.

Meanwhile, Denver has only gotten better as the team has evolved around Peyton Manning. During the five-game win streak, the Broncos have averaged 33 points per game and haven't scored less than 30. Manning is completing 68 percent of his passes for the fifth-best passing attack in the NFL.

Meanwhile, the defense has been stiff, especially in stopping the run game. Denver ranks sixth in rushing yards allowed and in keeping with this trend, held San Diego to 53 yards on the ground on Sunday.

Something will have to give against Kansas City, which actually produces the fourth-most rushing yards per game in the NFL.

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET