Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) at Denver Broncos (2-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm (Empower Field at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos +9 -- Over/Under: 48 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos meet Sunday in week 7 AFC West rivalry NFL action at Empower Field at Mile High.
The Kansas City Chiefs look for their fourth road victory to improve to 6-1 on the NFL season. The Kansas City Chiefs have won five straight road games. Patrick Mahomes is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 1,699 yards, 15 touchdowns and one interception. Mahomes has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last nine games. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill have combined for 854 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Sammy Watkins has 21 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 140.3 yards per contest, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire leads the way with 505 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 21.2 points and 353.3 yards per game. Anthony Hitchens leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 43 tackles, Chris Jones has 3.5 sacks and L'Jarius Sneed has two interceptions.
The Denver Broncos look for a third straight victory to get back to a .500 record. The Denver Broncos have won four of their last six home games. Jeff Driskel is completing 54.7 percent of his passes for 432 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Driskel and Drew Lock have combined for four touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy have combined for 576 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Noah Fant has 19 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 101 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon III leads the way with 281 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 22 points and 349.8 yards per game. Alexander Johnson leads the Denver Broncos with 38 tackles, Bradley Chubb has 3.5 sacks and Justin Simmons has one interception.
The Chiefs are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite, 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 road games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. AFC, 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Chiefs last 5 games overall. The under is 13-4 in Broncos last 17 home games. The Chiefs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Denver and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
The Kansas City Chiefs have had issues putting teams away these last couple of weeks, and now they're playing on short rest and traveling to Denver where it's not the easiest place to play. The Broncos are coming off back-to-back wins and just shocked the league with one of the bigger upsets of the season with a victory over the Patriots. A lot of AFC West matchups also come down to the wire, and five of the last eight meetings between the Chiefs and Broncos were decided by 10 or less points. Yes, the Chiefs have the ability to blow the doors off here, but I'll take my chances with the Broncos at home and the points.