The Kansas City Chiefs will play the Denver Broncos for the first time this season on Sunday in a game that could clinch the AFC West.
The Kansas City Chiefs can officially clinch their postseason berth on Sunday with a win on the road over the Denver Broncos. According to the early lines, it’s not just a possibility but the expectation given that the Chiefs are favored by a considerable margin.
The NFL likely set up this late-season showdown between the AFC West rivals due to the blockbuster trade that sent Russell Wilson to Denver from the Seattle Seahawks. The schedule-makers had to love the potential of seeing the Chiefs and Broncos head-to-head at first but now it’s one of the biggest disparities of the week.
Chiefs vs Broncos Week 14 odds
Fanduel Sportsbook has the Chiefs listed as 9-point favorites and set the points total at 43.5. It seems crazy that these two franchises have taken such different directions, but few were predicting that the hiring of Nathaniel Hackett would be such a disaster. Instead of AFC West powers clashing, you have the Chiefs predicted to roll. No wonder this contest was flexed out of primetime.
While the Chiefs rarely have issues scoring 30, the Broncos’ defense has held every opponent but one to 23 points or less, a pretty rare find for a team with a 3-9 record. They have played some miserable quarterbacks, but the Chiefs might find an early lead is comfortable enough to slow their own roll as it is. Hence the low points total at work here. Feel free to still take the under and take the Chiefs with the points.
Chiefs vs Bengals prediction Week 14
Given their loss to the Bengals, the Chiefs need this win and could use a bounce-back sort of game, What better place to take out their aggression than at Mile High Stadium? The idea of the league’s best offense against the most anemic is just what the doctor ordered for Chiefs Kingdom this week.
Prediction: Chiefs 31, Broncos 13
Note: Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.