December 4, 2009

Broncos Vs Chiefs

This week the beloved Broncos take on the hated Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos are coming off a massive win on thanksgiving against the Giants and are looking to continue they good form. The Broncos need to keep on a roll to keep in front of the Chargers and make a playoff run. Where as the Chiefs are trying to regain some proud. This will be a tough game and even tougher in KCs home ground. Now to look around the league:

Chiefs have chance to play spoiler vs. Broncos

In Brief

» Last meeting: Jay Cutler passed for 286 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Broncos past the Chiefs, 24-17, on Dec. 7, 2008.
» Streaks: The teams have split their last 20 meetings, but the Chiefs have the overall series edge, 53-45, including the playoffs.
» Last week: Kansas City laid an egg in San Diego, getting blown out, 43-14. ... Denver snapped a four-game losing skid by pounding the Giants, 26-6, on Thanksgiving.

Keep your eye on ...

Brandon Marshall's presence on the outside: The Chiefs have struggled all year to stop No. 1 receivers, and Marshall possesses the size and speed to present serious problems for Kansas City's secondary. Marshall could open things up for the Broncos' running game if he burns the Chiefs a couple of times early.

Denver's confidence level: It was crucial for the Broncos to end their slide last week, but they have used up just about all the cushion they built for themselves after starting 6-0. A slip against the 3-8 Chiefs could prove costly come playoff time, and could put more doubts into a team trying to regain its swagger.

Kansas City's intensity: With emotional leaders like Brian Dawkins leading the way, there is no question the veteran-laden Broncos will enter Sunday's game fired up and ready to go. The Chiefs, on the other hand, have not always matched the intensity of their opponents this season. Should Kansas City fail to bring the necessary energy this week, it may lead to a blowout.

Did you know?

Denver can finish 3-0 on the road against divisional foes with a win. ... Broncos CB Champ Bailey has four career interceptions against the Chiefs. ... Kansas City's Dustin Colquitt leads the league with 31 punts inside the 20-yard line. ... If the playoffs started today, the Broncos would be a wild-card team. Get an updated look at the postseason picture.
Denver safety Brian Dawkins missed his second straight day of practice because of an ankle injury. Friday will be a key day in determining whether Dawkins will play at Kansas City.

Harris has missed four-plus games with a toe injury. He is on pace to play at Kansas City.


  • Sunday’s game marks the latest in a year (Dec. 6) that Denver has been scheduled to open its season series with the Chiefs, who are coming off a 43-14 loss at San Diego last week.
  • The Broncos are 6-0 this year with a positive turnover ratio, posting a 4-0 mark with a +2 ratio and a 2-0 mark with a +1 ratio.


  • During the last three weeks, rookie RB Knowshon Moreno has totaled the sixth-most rushing yards (265 / 88.3 ypg.) and the third-best yards per rush average (5.6) in the NFL. He leads all league rookies in rushing yards (688) and yards from scrimmage (784) this year.
  • C Casey Wiegmann, who spent seven years (2001-07) with Kansas City, owns a consecutive snaps played streak of 8,724 dating back to 2001 that is the longest in the NFL.
  • QB Kyle Orton is 10-4 in his last 14 starts dating back to December 2008.


  • Led by long-time NFL defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, the Broncos are the only team to rank among the league’s top six clubs defensively in sacks (3rd, 32), yards per play (4th, 4.8), yards per game (5th, 295.0), passing yards per game (5th, 185.0) and points per game (6th, 17.2).
  • OLB/DE Elvis Dumervil notched his sixth multiple-sack game of the season last week with two sacks against the Giants. He leads the NFL with a personal-best 14 sacks and is looking to become the first league sack champion in Broncos history.
  • S Brian Dawkins is tied for the NFL lead with three fumble recoveries, including one posted last week against the Giants. The seven-time Pro Bowl choice ranks third among current players (1st among DBs) with 16 career fumble recoveries.


  • Last week against the Giants, K Matt Prater made all four field-goal attempts and registered touchbacks on 5-of-7 kickoffs. His five touchbacks ranked as the second most by a Bronco in a game during the last 15 years.
  • Since signing veteran P Mitch Berger on Oct. 26, the Broncos’ net punting average has shown the fourth-most improvement (+3.7 yds. / 34.5 to 38.2) in the NFL.
Big Games
Well I am expecting big games out of the whole team, it will take a whole team effort to win this one in KC. I would love to see a big game out of Elvis 'DOOM'ervil, with Strahan's record in sight it would be great to have that in Denver's hands.

My Take
This game will be really close and very hard fought, but I believe the Broncos can come away with the win. I think it will be 24 - 17 final score with the Broncos sealing the victory in the 4th quarter.

Q: Where do you go in Kansas City in case of a tornado?
A: To Arrowhead - they never get a touchdown there.

Q: Why was Herm Edwards upset when the Kansas City Chiefs play book was stolen?
A: Because he hadn't finished coloring it.

Would be funny to see Miles do this.


  1. Aussie
    Just wanted to let you know I love your analysis each week and still come here to read it. Keep up the great work.

    Kudos on finishing your 50th anniversary project. I know there was alot of time and effort into it. The vids at the end were a great touch. Congrats and job well done.

  2. Thanks Digger, more than happy to do it. It is for the fans right.

    Now I think Princess should write an Article about the history and review of this season.

  3. Aussie, great analysis. jokes are funny as always. lol

    and I noticed you made a few updates on the site. really like them.

  4. No probs just doing what I can.

  5. In other news, the Barrell Man passed away. hope well to his friends and family

  6. Yes it is a sad day, he was a true bronco icon and will be missed by fans.

  7. How bout them Broncos? 8-4 is very nice. We have a tough opponent this week in Indianapolis. Let's get the job done these next few weeks and not repeat last season.

  8. Yeah was a great game, and the Colts will be tough, it will be massive if we can beat them. And I wonder if Princess went to the game this week, I think she wasn't but I beat she wishes she did so she could stick it to those Chiefs fans haha.

  9. Also was awesome to see Hillis get some carries. 7 carries for almost 50 yards now that is good to see. I hope he impressed enough.

  10. The Colts are OVER DUE for a loss! They've narrowly escaped the past few games by a touch down or less. And interestingly enough, the Colts are a 4th Q team on offense, and our D is a 4th Q as well. But then everything plays out in the first half.

    Great job with HILLIS by the way! I hope we see him next week in Indy!

  11. Hey Rockymts69 I have seen you post around here before, welcome.

  12. I believe we have a chance to beat Indy this week. We need some exotic blitz packages and we can’t show Manning what our defense is doing. We have to disguise our defense similar to what Baltimore does. The other thing we need to do is not turn the ball over. We have to have long, time-consuming drives with our run game to keep Manning off the field and we need Touchdowns instead of field goals. We’ve had some tough opponents this year but this is going to be by far, the toughest. We need 53 players who are 100% ready to play 60 minute football. I’m hoping Moreno and Marshall both have a 100+ yard game. Go Broncos!!!

  13. hey doc, you still playin in your fantasy leagues?

  14. yea, just havent been checking up on them

  15. What up all, I did average in my fantast leagues. Oh and should have my regular post up tomorrow night my time.