Can the Kansas City Chiefs win their home opener?

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Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) signals on the line of scrimmage during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

So how can Reid and Co. beat Denver ? A better question to begin with is what will Gary Kubiak’s offense with Manning look like? Kubiak loves to move his quarterback around. Roll outs, play-action, quarterback movement. But with Manning under center, you can be sure they playbook will adapt to what he is comfortable doing. Still, Manning will run that offense how he sees fit. That is part of what makes him so good.

The Broncos start their season on the road as well, with a team that might surprise a few people in the Baltimore Ravens. Kansas City fans should be watching this game closely to see how Manning plays after struggling so badly down the stretch last season. Gaining an idea of what this offense will look like is the key to the puzzle and the Chiefs will be studying the tape of that game to be certain.

So what should Kansas City do to nab a victory? Well, the Chiefs will need to get in his face. Hopefully the Justin Houston contract situation will be resolved, allowing Kansas City a formidable pass rush. Disrupting Manning and taking away the run game will be the keys to winning this game on the defensive side of the ball. As for the offense, the Chiefs will need to be aggressive because the Denver defense only got better with their first-round pick of Shane Ray from Missouri. That defense will be tough, and Kansas City will need to use all the Reid tricks to throw the Broncos off their game.

Nov 30, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jaye Howard (96) tackles Denver Broncos running back Juwan Thompson (40) in the third quarter at Arrowhead Stadium.The Broncos defeated the Chiefs Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

What is the end result? I truly believe the Chiefs need to make a statement that the AFC West is not Denver’s division. Kansas City appears on the rise and a victory against Denver and Manning will finally turn heads, especially in the Mile High City.

Game prediction: Kansas City 28, Denver 25

There you have it, Addicts. Am I wrong? What do you think the Chiefs will need to do in order to win the game? Let us know in the comments.

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Go Chiefs!