Before this week’s game, let’s take a look back at the most hated Broncos of all time by Chiefs Kingdom.
The Kansas City Chiefs, arguably the best team in the league even while owners of the second best record, face the reeling Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football this weekend.
The Chiefs are returning to Arrowhead Stadium on a six-game win streak, fresh off a victory over a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team which had Super Bowl aspirations to start the season. The Broncos are coming off a game in which a practice squad wide receiver started at quarterback and completed one pass.
Even with a full deck, the Chiefs mercilessly hammered the Broncos in their first contest earlier this season. It’s hard to imagine the Chiefs won’t duplicate that under the bright lights in Kansas City.
Given the second contest is likely to be more of the same, it might be fun to take a look back at some Bronco teams that were more competitive. Specifically, who are the most hated Denver Broncos of all time?
5. Champ Bailey
Champ Bailey was one of the best players in the league during much of his 15 seasons. From 2000 to 2012 Bailey made the Pro Bowl 12 times, was named either first or second team All Pro seven times, and was the runner-up for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006.
Truth be told, Bailey himself was an upstanding competitor. There’s very little, if any, reason to hate him outside of the fact that he played for the Chiefs main rival for 12 seasons. He had a habit of locking down the Chiefs best receiver, to the endless frustration of Chiefs fans everywhere.
The fact is, he was a great player, arguably one of the best Broncos of all time, and that is enough to land him at number five on this list.