Chiefs vs. Broncos prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 8

Can Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs continue their dominance over Denver in Week 8?
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to extend their winning streak to seven games when they take on the last-place Denver Broncos in Week 8. 

This is the second time in three weeks that these teams are facing off, as Denver scored just eight points in Week 6 in a 19-8 loss to Kansas City. 

The Chiefs held Russell Wilson under 100 passing yards in that game, but they struggled to convert in the red zone on offense. Last week, that wasn’t the case as Patrick Mahomes tossed four scores in a win over the Los Angeles Chargers. 

Patrick Mahomes has never lost to Denver, but can he keep that going as a road favorite in Week 8? 

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Chiefs vs. Broncos odds, spread and total

Chiefs vs. Broncos betting trends

  • The Chiefs are 5-2 against the spread this season
  • Denver is 1-5-1 against the spread this season
  • The Chiefs covered the spread at home against Denver in Week 6. 
  • Denver is 1-3 against the spread at home this season. 
  • The OVER is 4-3 in Denver’s seven games. 
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the Chiefs’ seven games. 
  • Patrick Mahomes is 29-3 SU against AFC West opponents in his career.

Chiefs vs. Broncos injury reports

Kansas City Chiefs injury report

  • Justin Watson (questionable)
  • Nick Bolton (out, wrist)

Denver Broncos injury report

  • Greg Dulcich (out, injured reserve)
  • Kareem Jackson (suspension, appealing)

Chiefs vs. Broncos how to watch

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 29
  • Game Time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Empower Field at Mile High
  • How to Watch (TV): CBs
  • Kansas City Chiefs Record: 6-1
  • Denver Broncos Record: 2-5

Chiefs vs. Broncos key players to watch

Kansas City Chiefs

Rashee Rice: The Rashee Rice breakout may be coming! The rookie wideout had five catches for 60 yards and scored in Week 7, his third straight week with at least four grabs, 60+ yards or a touchdown. He had four grabs for 72 yards against Denver in Week 6. 

Travis Kelce: The star tight end made nine catches for 124 yards against Denver in Week 6, and he followed that up with a huge Week 7, catching 12 passes for 179 yards and a score. He could slice up a weak Denver pass defense. 

Denver Broncos 

Javonte Williams: The third-year running back has been arguably the best player for Denver on offense, even though he hasn’t found the end zone this season. Williams carried the ball 10 times for 52 yards in his last meeting against the Chiefs, and is coming off a game where he tallied 82 rushing yards on 15 carries against Green Bay. 

Chiefs vs. Broncos prediction and pick

Even though the Chiefs barely covered the spread against Denver at home in Week 6, I think they can cover this discounted number in Week 8. 

Denver is riding high after beating the Green Bay Packers at home in Week 7, but the team is still just 1-3 against the spread and straight up at Empower Field – despite being favored in each of those games. 

The Packers have one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL in terms of accuracy in Jordan Love (completing just 57.5 percent of his passes), so I think Denver could be in for a rude awakening against Mahomes. 

Kansas City was able to cover in Week 6 despite struggling to find the end zone, and the team dominated Denver’s offense. Only one team has allowed 21 or fewer points this season – the Chiefs. 

I don’t think Denver’s offense will do enough to cover. Bet on Mahomes to improve upon his perfect record against the Broncos. 

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