The 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs had a bye week at the most opportune time, giving them a chance to rest their undefeated legs in preparation for tonight’s Sunday Night showdown on NBC against the high-powered Denver Broncos. Kansas City has gotten grief all season for having an undefeated record simply because they “haven’t played anybody.” Tonight’s their chance to prove they warrant their 9-0 record. However, the Denver Broncos and All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning stand like a mile-high obstacle in their way, as they’d love to knock down the NFL’s lone undefeated team. If you can’t catch the game live on NBC you can watch Chiefs vs Broncos Sunday Night Football online free using one of several different methods.
Truth be told, it’s not just the Chiefs that have played some lowing teams so far this year. The Broncos and Chiefs combined have gone up against many of the league’s lesser teams through 10 weeks, posting a combined 17-0 record against teams that don’t currently have a winning record. So in a sense, tonight’s Sunday Night game at 8:25 EST / 5:25 PST in Sports Authority Field at Mile High marks the first time both teams can test their mettle against an elite team (based on record alone) and down to some serious AFC West business.
Kansas City heads into Denver tonight focused after their bye week and with a prove-the-skeptics-wrong chip on their shoulder, but they aren’t expected to win. However, if ever Kansas City was to have a chance against Peyton Manning and the record-setting Denver Broncos, tonight’s the night. For starters, Manning clearly isn’t 100% physically, reportedly playing with two sprained ankles, and he was knocked around by San Diego last week. The Broncos’ only this season, against the Indianapolis Colts, was related to the pressure Indy put on Manning. And tonight the Broncos face the league’s ninth-ranked defense and the NFL’s best pass rush.
On the Chiefs’ side of the ball, the offense isn’t going to focus nearly as much on their quarterback, Alex Smith, who doesn’t hold a candle to Denver’s Manning. But he doesn’t need to. Instead, the story will focus on Jamaal Charles, who’s leading the Chiefs in rushing yards as well as receptions. The result is a second-ranked 1,114 yards from scrimmage, so he’s bound to put on a show when you watch Chiefs vs Broncos Sunday Night Football online free. Charles can run on Denver, controlling the clock and thus keeping Manning and the Broncos’ potent offense off the field.
The one wild card here could be the location of tonight’s Sunday Night game: Denver. The home team traditionally gets at least a three-point swing in Vegas, and there’s a reason for that. But when you have teams this evenly matched, the home cooking counts even more. The Broncos have the NFL’s top offense, while the Chiefs have the league’s ninth-ranked defense. The Chiefs have the edge in the running game, while Denver has the better rushing defense. The Broncos have the better of the two receiving games, while the Chiefs have the better secondary. It’s bound to be a bruiser, which makes tonight’s game not only a good statement game for both teams, but a great grudge match for NFL fans to enjoy as they wrap up Sunday night.
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