The Kansas City Chiefs were favored by three points when the Denver Broncos came to visit in Week 2. Of course, the Chiefs should have won the game by 20, but somehow lost and then proceeded to lose the next four contests.
Coming into Week 10, Kansas City is in the desperate position of being 3-5 but now takes on the Broncos at Sports Authority Field, and is a 7.5-point underdog, according to OddsShark.
The Chiefs should be underdogs and that number feels fair. Denver is coming off a loss and is going to want to get right. However, Kansas City has won two consecutive games and looks like a team that is finally realizing it has talent. The Chiefs have not won at Denver since Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton locked horns in 2011, when the guys in red were able to win an ugly 9-6 game.
Last year, Kansas City played hard against Denver but lost by a touchdown, falling four yards short of a tie in the final seconds. The Chiefs should be going into the game fairly healthy off their BYE week, but of course are without star running back Jamaal Charles and cornerback Phillip Gaines, both out with torn ACLs.
Denver also has some injury concerns, headlined by DeMarcus Ware. Ware hurt his back again against the Indianapolis Colts and is expected to miss some time according to various sources. If Ware is out, Denver will replace him with Shaq Barrett, who has been terrific in a reserve role. Barrett would be going against Eric Fisher off the left side.
What do you say, Addicts? Is the line too high, too low or just right?