For the Denver Broncos, they’ve come to the end of the road. For the Kansas City Chiefs, they’re ready to move onto the postseason. For both teams, however, one more game remains between bitter AFC West rivals heading in completely different directions.
This season, the Chiefs are still aiming for nothing less than a Super Bowl victory. Next season, the goal will be the same. As long as Patrick Mahomes is quarterback and Andy Reid is on the sidelines, the Chiefs are going to be doing anything and everything to squeeze as many championships into that window as they can.
For the Broncos, they’re already out of contention this season and look like a franchise on the ropes. Maybe Vic Fangio stays or goes as head coach, but this is a team that should be looking for new leadership at every level. The quarterback position is a total mess and the uncertainty at both the coaching and ownership levels creates questions about how things will move forward. In short, Denver won’t be winning a Super Bowl anytime soon.
How will this affect their Week 18 matchup? There’s a reason the Chiefs are so heavily favored.
Chiefs vs Broncos Odds Week 18
The Week 18 betting odds on WynnBET have the Chiefs as 9.5-point favorites and even that might be too soft. The Chiefs are on the road but they’re the only team playing for anything and the last thing they want to do is to lose their No. 2 seed shortly after watching the top seed slip from their hands. And if they want any chance of getting that top seed back, they must win in Denver in order to keep the pressure on the Tennessee Titans.
The Chiefs have -450 money line odds, while the Raiders are the underdog at +350. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 44 points.
Chiefs vs Broncos Prediction Week 18
Is there any reason to go with the Broncos here? Does anyone even know who will be quarterback for sure in Week 18? Drew Lock came back from injury to finish last week’s game, but it might be Brett Rypien for all we know. In short, the Broncos are outmatched in every way and are likely looking forward to a long offseason.
Prediction: Chiefs 34, Broncos 20