The Kansas City Chiefs are fresh off their bye week and look forward to traveling to Denver to take on the Broncos. This game is probably the most highly anticipated game of the season throughout the entire league and the end result should not disappoint.
What the Chiefs should have worked on
The Chiefs in their first nine games have won in nine different ways. It is quite incredible actually how the Chiefs have come this far and still remain undefeated. There are not many teams in the history of the league that have relied so much on their defense and special teams with minimal production from the offense, disregarding the running game which is always stellar.
The passing attack needed desperate attention on the Chiefs’ week off and I assume many of the issues have been addressed and are in the works to be corrected. Jamaal Charles has touched the ball more than anyone on the team and is only second to LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles by six total touches for the league lead.
The Chiefs need to rely more on the passing game and possibly Dexter McCluster and Knile Davis to carry the workload or Charles will be spent by the end of the regular season. This is the biggest issue the Chiefs face so far this season.
How to beat the Broncos
The Broncos come into the matchup with an 8-1 record, second best in the AFC only to the Kansas City Chiefs. At times, the Broncos look unstoppable and unable to be beaten but teams have shown success against them.
One way teams have been able to tame the passing attack of Peyton Manning is to play press coverage against the Broncos receivers. Both the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins, I believe, did this when they played the Broncos. It proved successful for both of them, with the Colts coming out with a win, and although the Redskins lost, they played very well against the Broncos in the first half.
Another way to be able to beat the Denver Broncos is to control the pace of the game. Peyton Manning is arguably the best quarterback of all time and every game he has a tendency to go on a streak where no matter what you do, he is unstoppable.
So how do you stop this? Slow the ball down on offense, eat up the clock, and stick to the game plan. There is a downside to the “hot streak” Manning has quite frequently. He scores so quickly that his defense is constantly on the field. This is the exact time where teams can keep up with him due to the exhaustion on the Broncos defense.
These are not fool proof ways to beat Manning, as Manning has shown he can win in multiple ways, but these are sure things to take into consideration. The game should be entertaining and fun to watch, and this week may be the longest of the season in anticipation of Sunday Night Football.
I have said all year the New York Giants will win the NFC East even after starting out 0-6. Now 3-6, this prediction may just come true.
Game time: Sunday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m.
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