Denver Broncos (8-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Arrowhead Stadium)
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -4 -- Over/Under: 37.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs meet Christmas night in a AFC West NFL matchup at Arrowhead Stadium on NBC.
The Denver Broncos look for their ninth victory of the season to remain in the AFC wild card race. The Denver Broncos have won 10 of their last 15 road games. Trevor Siemian is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 3,012 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Siemian has one or less touchdown pass in six of his last nine games. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have combined for 2,022 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Virgil Green has 19 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 91.3 yards per contest, and Devontae Booker leads the way with 528 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 18.4 points and 310.9 yards per game. T.J. Ward leads the Denver Broncos with 87 tackles, Von Miller has 13.5 sacks and Darian Stewart has three interceptions.
The Kansas City Chiefs look for their 11th victory of the season to clinch a playoff spot. The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t lost back-to-back games since October of last year. Alex Smith is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 2,994 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Smith has one or less touchdown pass in seven straight games. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill have combined for 1,504 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Jeremy Maclin has 37 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 100.6 yards per contest, and Spencer Ware leads the way with 860 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 19.6 points and 375.1 yards per game. Derrick Johnson leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 90 tackles, Dee Ford has 10 sacks and Marcus Peters has five interceptions.
The Broncos are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC West. The Chiefs are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss. The Broncos are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Kansas City and the under is 7-3-2 in the last 12 meetings.
The Kansas City Chiefs clinch a playoff spot with a victory here and haven't lost back-to-back games in over a year. Also, while the Broncos defense is elite, the Chiefs have managed to score a combined 83 points in their last three games against that defense. The Broncos offense simply isn't scaring anybody and that's especially the case against this Chiefs defense in Kansas City. This game could get ugly for the Broncos due to their inability to find the end zone recently. I'll take the Chiefs by a touchdown here.