Following a blowout win for the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos offensive lineman Garett Bolles said the two teams aren’t far apart.
This is interesting. Denver Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles thinks the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t much better than the Denver Broncos. Bolles even said the two teams are “neck and neck” according to a tweet from Sean Keeler. That’s quite a statement after the Broncos took a 43-16 beating at home. Not to mention the Chiefs ended the game with backup players on the field, including quarterback Chad Henne, who scored a touchdown.
Okay, the Chiefs offense only scored three touchdowns in their win over the Broncos. By Kansas City’s standards, that isn’t great and fans do expect more of an offensive output. But sometimes you can still win with that kind of offensive production, especially considering the Chiefs scored a touchdown in all three facets of the game.
The Chiefs just earned their 10th straight win over the Broncos. If you look at this 10-game winning streak against the Broncos, the Chiefs are outscoring the Broncos 301-164. The Chiefs currently sit atop the AFC West with a 6-1 record while Denver is tied for last place with a 2-4 record. The Chiefs have won their last three games against the Broncos by at least three possessions.
Since 2015, the Chiefs own a division record of 29-4 while the Broncos are below .500 with a record of 13-18. The last time the Broncos had a division record above .500 was in 2015, the year they won the Super Bowl in Peyton Manning‘s final season.
Since 2015, the Chiefs have gone 63-24 in the regular season. That is the second best record in the nNFL, just one game behind the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, the Broncos are 41-45, good for a tie for 17th with the Indianapolis Colts.
Look, I just write for Arrowhead Addict and another MMA website and host a podcast. I’m wrong on almost all of my takes. Like 99 percent of you reading, I’ve never played sports at the professional level, but I have provided substantial evidence that the two teams are far from “neck and neck,” as Bolles suggested.
I understand Broncos players are frustrated after a loss like that. I get being against the idea of publicly criticizing your team in front of the media. But please don’t suggest that the Chiefs and Broncos are close in competition when they clearly are not.