The Kansas City Chiefs finally get back to work after a two week that was great for the players and tough for fans, but nothing will get Chiefs Kingdom amped up like a home game against a division rival—especially the Denver Broncos.
Week 13 brings the first of two meetings between the Chiefs and Broncos in a pivotal matchup that could give the Chiefs some breathing room in the AFC West or make the Denver Broncos season.
With a loss, the Chiefs will fall back with the entire pack in the division while Denver would have the sort of season-defining win that could give them a real leg up toward the postseason. With a win, the Chiefs would suddenly be two games over Denver plus however things shake out elsewhere with the Raiders and Chargers. In a division in which everyone is currently one game out, each contest is important in the standings.
KC Chiefs: 3 best prop bets for Week 13
Beyond the standings, however, bettors are also interested in how individual performances will play out when it comes to prop bets. Check out these three prop bets we think are the best to take this Sunday afternoon. All odds listed come courtesy of WynnBET.
1. Teddy Bridgewater – Touchdowns (1.5)
Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for a total of 15 touchdowns in 11 starts this season, which means he’s already averaging less than 1.5 touchdown passes per game as it is. You have to go back five games played, back in Week 7 in a loss to the Cleveland Browns, to find the last game that Bridgewater had multiple scoring throws in a game.
When you add the fact that he’s got a leg injury, it’s only blood in the water for a Chiefs pass rush that’s been a shark tank on quarterbacks for the last month or more. Frank Clark, Chris Jones, and Jarran Reed should have a field day against Bridgewater if the Broncos try a pass-heavy attack. They have the weapons to do it on paper, with Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, and Noah Want among others, but the Chiefs would love to force Bridgewater to try to carry this team on his shoulders in a shootout.
The truth is that Denver should lean on their defense to do the heavy lifting and hope they can keep things close with a balanced offensive attack, even with Melvin Gordon out. Speaking of that…
Pick: Over (-115)