The Kansas City Chiefs are currently on a four-game winning streak and aim to make it a five-game winning streak against their arch-rival Denver Broncos.
After hiring Sean Payton this past January, many expected Denver to improve upon their disappointing 5-12 record in the 2022 season. That has not been the case as the Broncos are 1-4 and are a fluke comeback against the Bears from 0-5. Their defense is terrible and their offense seems to lose a lot of juice after the first quarter. Although Russell Wilson is playing better than last season, he's still a shell of himself from his Seattle years.
Thursday Night Football at Arrowhead is always a treat. At the time of writing, the Chiefs are currently 10.5-point favorites (depending on the source), so a loss in this game would be both embarrassing and devastating towards their hope of claiming the #1 seed in the AFC.
If the Chiefs are going to win this game and ride to 5-1, here are the five things they need to:
1. No turnovers
This is now going to be recurring segment on this weekly piece. Yes, the offense didn't have a giveaway in Minnesota, but they did surrender a successful fake punt.
The Broncos are currently middle of the pack in terms of takeaways per game, so the risk against Denver is relatively low, but not zero.
Very similar to their game against the New York Jets, the only realistic way the Chiefs lose this game, not including injuries, is if they constantly turn the ball over and give Denver free possessions. If they have zero giveaways, they will absolutely win this game, just by how much is the question.