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Chiefs Won't Get Caught Up In Hype of Denver Game

The Denver Broncos are arguably the Kansas City Chiefs’ toughest opponent in 2013, and at least for this week, the Broncos are what stand in between the Chiefs and a 10-0 record.

Denver also stands in the way of respect, although many in Chiefs Kingdom (including us here at Arrowhead Addict) firmly believe Kansas City should have already earned the respect of the NFL. Like it or not though, many of the Chiefs detractors feels that they can’t beat a good team. so by beating Denver on their home turf, Kansas City could really prove all the doubters wrong.

Simply put, there’s a lot on the line this Sunday night. Oh, there’s also that to factor in. This game has been moved to Sunday Night Football, so everybody will be watching.

It’s a big matchup for the 2013 Chiefs to say the least, but according to head coach Andy Reid, it’s business as usual despite the “hype” that surrounds this game. There’s no reason to keep his team focused, because they’re not losing any focus:

“I don’t think focus is where your emphasis goes on this game,” Reid told the media. “They’re going to be focused. They’re playing a good football team, and that’s just how it works.”

“The important part is that you go back to the things that you’ve done every week from a preparation standpoint,” he said. “You respect the heck out of Denver, then you study them and get yourself right as a team. You make sure that you know the scheme, make sure that you stay up on what you need to be physically at the highest level. That’s how you go about doing your business.”

“You don’t want to get caught up in all of the distractions that go on with being a Sunday night game or however you look at it,” Reid explained. “We’re playing the Denver Broncos and you want to make sure you get yourself prepared to play a good football team.”

This is certainly a winning approach by the Chiefs and it’s a smart way to go about things for Reid. There’s already going to be a lot of nervous tension in the air considering what’s on the line. There’s no reason to get this team more fired up than it already will be, especially if that interferes with preparation during the week.

No one game is bigger than the next, and you prepare for all of them the same way.

That’s the mindset of a great head football coach, and the Chiefs obviously have just that in Reid.

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  • Travis L Cummins

    Ive been waiting months for this game. I love the chancevour defense gives us. Hope our oline has rested and healed and is ready to give alex time throw and make reads. We won at Buffalo which we havent donebin decades hopefully we can go to mile high and win there too. If not we will still be in great shape and with hopefully the pats handing denver another loss we can have this division wrapped up after dec. 1 with another denver loss at arrowhead. Remember back in july when 99.9% of people said 8 and 8 would be a great season…. so lets just keep cheering on our team win or lose.

    • RepOurChiefs

      Well said…Go CHIEFSKINGDOM!

  • Chris Tarrants

    Not to start a “bounty program” but I think that every player who sacks Peyton should get an extra day off! We could see an out of shape Houston and Hali after having a whole week off but after say 3-5 sacks each it would be well deserved and Peyton would be severely hobbled for the next game at Arrowhead

    • Jim Harper

      You cannot seriously believe that Houston and Hali will be out shape after a bye week.

      • Chris Tarrants

        No no Jim not after the bye week, but if they happen to get 5 sacks each on manning and earn 5 extra days off then who knows? They could celebrate al week long by eating some BBQ ribs sitting in a lawn chair watching everyone else practice! Which could make them sluggish but on the flip side the sight and smell of BBQ will trigger a psychotic reaction deep down inside on Dontari Poe who will the eat Phillip Ricers the following week so it’s a win win all the way around

    • RepOurChiefs

      Shame on you chris..tsk tsk lol

  • Mark Bustamante

    The most important game for the Chiefs to play is the one they are preparing for. One game at a time. Is Denver a good team- Yes! Are the Chiefs a good team- Yes!! Is this going to be a good game- OH YES!!! GO CHIEFS !!!!

  • BWrangler

    Go out and take the respect you should already be given! I had an interesting reaction to Manning grabbing his ankle a couple of times against the Chargers. My first thought was, “Crap, now they’ll blame Manning’s bum ankle when they beat them.” I honestly hope that Manning is 100% on Sunday so there’s no doubt about the outcome when the dust settles. Win or lose this weekend, I want an old-fashioned donnybrook.

  • RepOurChiefs

    Is anyone else worried bout fisher holding ol mr puff puff pass…or is it just me?

    • chris

      Reid is great with the o line, the bye week gave him more than enough time to prepare for everything, especially the biggest concern the chiefs have on offense this week. .. I think he’ll do fine

      • RepOurChiefs

        Hope you’re right. I know miller is going to get his money. ..just really dont want to see a career day for him.

        • chris

          I’m not sayin hell shut miller out but I don’t think he’ll have a big game

  • antony555

    When the Colts beat the broncos, there was a one man wreaking crew named Mathis, now there are hell and highwater coming at Denver’s main man. And the same type of Db,s. I know the man is a legend but this is the wrong time to play the Chiefs on either week. Home field go,s to Kansas City through out the playoff’s.
    Time to break another record at Arrorhead 140.50 bds

    • RepOurChiefs

      Picture perfect..ya paint a perfect picture!

  • Tony Parker

    Hey Andrew, do you know what Reid’s stats are after a bye week. Just curious. BTW, Chiefs outlast the donkeys 24-21. Go Chiefs!!

    • Michael Shaw

      I like the optimism!! Here’s to hoping and praying you are right!! GO CHIEFS!!!!!

      • berttheclock

        I am actually hoping to see more preying done on Mr Manning and his receivers.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Yep. Just another game. Reid’s been a master of bringing a team out of the bye week. He holds a career record of 13-1 coming off of the bye.

    • Tony Parker

      wow, that’s an amazing record coming off the bye.