Four Reasons Why The Chiefs Can Beat Denver
#2 – The Broncos Are Not Road Warriors
Nov 16, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) carries the ball against the Denver Broncos during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 22-7. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Denver has been a trendy pick to go back to the Super Bowl since before the season started. If you only look at their home record, then that pick still makes sense. The horse men are undefeated in the Mile High City, and averaging 35 points a game.
Once they leave Sports Authority Field, however, things go downhill pretty quickly. On the road, the Broncos are only 2-3 on the season and averaging 11 points less per game (24). That stat gets worse when you look at who those two wins came against: Oakland and the New York Jets.
The losses were generally against better competition (Seattle, New England and St. Louis), but included two blowouts at the hands of the Patriots and the Rams (22 points and 15 points, respectively). Not to mention the fact that a 4-7 Rams team was able to force Peyton Manning to throw more interceptions than touchdowns, and held the prolific Denver offense to only seven points, and less than 30 rushing yards.
I fully expect the Chiefs to take advantage of the Broncos’ road woes this weekend in Arrowhead.