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Thanks to our good friends at TGI Friday’s, we are going to have a series of sponsored posts on the weekend’s best games. We’ll start with the obvious choice first.
Kansas City Chiefs (5-3) at Denver Broncos (2-6)
The Broncos may be pretty much out of the running for the AFC West title bit a Kansas City loss would throw the division into chaos. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have been closing the gap on the Chiefs, who have been leading the division all season. If Denver pulls out a win over KC, the Chiefs the second place Oakland Raiders will move atop the division without even playing a snap as they are on their off week.
For the Broncos, Sunday is a chance to get their season back on track. At the very least, they could be saving their head coaches job as Josh McDaniels is firmly on the hot seat this season.
More after the jump.
The big game of the weekend will see the New England Patriots travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. Both teams lead their respective divisions and the winner could end up with home field advantage throughout the playoffs. More than anything, this is a statement game. The winner will likely be viewed as the best team in the AFC.
At first glance this game doesn’t look particularly interesting. The powerful NY Jets should go to Cleveland and stomp the Browns. Only the Browns don’t see it that way. After back to back wins over the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots, the Browns are one of the NFL’s hottest teams. Look closer at Cleveland’s schedule and you will see they have had one of the hardest in all of football. If the Jets look past the Browns, they could just find themselves in second place in the AFC East.