The Denver Broncos hope to upset the Chiefs’ hopes for a first-round postseason bye on Sunday night.
The Denver Broncos have nothing to play for. That won’t stop them from being plenty motivated to change the narrative around their team (and to upset their divisional rivals) as the team visits the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
The Week 13 matchup between the Broncos and Chiefs was originally supposed to be a late-season clash of AFC West opponents, two young rosters with exciting offenses fighting for postseason positioning. Instead it’s a one-sided affair that the Broncos can only hope doesn’t turn into yet another embarrassing loss at the hands of Andy Reid.
For the last 10 games between the teams, the Broncos have been unable to walk away with a victory. Over the last two seasons in particular, ever since Vic Fangio arrived as head coach, Reid has been particularly successful in getting putting the Chiefs over the top, with the closest game for the Broncos being a 20-point defeat. Earlier this year, the Chiefs beat the Broncos by 27 points at Mile High in a Week 7 romp.
While the Broncos are outside the playoff bubble looking in, they won’t lack any motivation against the Chiefs. Apart from the humiliating loss in Week 7, Denver was also mortified after their 31-3 loss just last week. With no healthy quarterbacks on the roster, practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton led the offense to a whopping one pass completion and 3 total points.
Despite the lost season, the Broncos still hold out hope for the future given the considerable amount of youth on offense and the number of injuries they have withstood this season. Going forward, they should have plenty of tested depth to go with another draft class coming in. In short, a win on Sunday would go a long way toward developing confidence for the 2021 campaign.
For the Chiefs, however, it’s all about staying the course on a winning path toward not only the postseason but a hopeful first round bye that, for now, remains in the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
To help you get ready for the Sunday night matchup, here’s are some helpful links from your friends at Arrowhead Addict with all the info, analysis, predictions and more that you’ll want for the Broncos vs. Chiefs.
- Writer predictions for Week 13
- Chiefs-Broncos rivalry has gotten very lopsided
- AA podcast preview: Why the Chiefs will stomp the Broncos
- NFL media picks for Week 13
- Betting odds, advice for Broncos-Chiefs
- Broncos could be without key offensive pieces
- Q&A with a Broncos expert
- Le’Veon Bell could be in for a big month
- The most hated Broncos players ever
- Broncos will be missing Bryce Callahan