Can rejuvenated Chiefs take down Denver?

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Nov 01, 2015; London, United Kingdom; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) celebrates his touchdown during the second half against the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Denver is a good team, a 7-0 record as it stands right now, shows that they are a good team. Their defense is wreaking havoc on teams, forcing turnovers and scoring off of those turnovers. Ranked in the top 4 in opponents passing yards per game, rushing yards per game, points allowed and total yards, all of which are number one with the exception of rush yards, which they rank fourth. This defense is fast and hungry and it shows on the field.

In the last meeting, which will not be discussed for fear of horrid flashbacks and many what-ifs, did not go the Chiefs way. Errors and penalties were the down fall of the team and a very winnable game ended in heart break. But this team, on their current high of winning two games against good teams, can take down Denver off their high horse.

Chiefs, must bring the heat against Manning.

Everyone knows, quarterback Peyton Manning is not the Manning of old, pun intended. He is struggling and before the Packer game, former quarterback Tim Tebow was statistically a better option than Manning. This seems to be his last year, so general manager John Elway is going all in with this team, due to the fact the window is closing and closing fast for Denver.

For the Chiefs to win this game, they will need to use the same pressure they were sending on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford is not Manning, that is for sure, but the pressure this team can bring effects the qb is so many ways. Look at KC’s Alex Smith. When he was being constantly pressured he would make mistakes, hold onto the ball, take sacks, and throw picks. Manning is like this now. He is not young, and he has to know one good hit could be the end for his hall of fame career. Pressuring Manning is without a doubt the first thing this team needs to do.

Next: What is different from the first meeting?