From Denver, Colorado
The Chiefs boots hit the ground in the foothills late Saturday afternoon. The adjourned to their downtown hotel where they will continue preparations for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
As they have been for all but one week this season, the Chiefs are obvious underdogs going into this game. The Broncos are 7-5, the Chiefs are 2-10 and yes the Chiefs did beat Denver at Arrowhead, but that was a long time ago. They also haven’t won in Denver in seven seasons.
But here are some amazing facts that describe what type of season and team the Chiefs are right now. On the 53-man roster that was on the Delta flight from MCI are 31 players who have never played with the Chiefs at Invesco Field. That includes 19 players who have never even seen Invesco.
And for the Chiefs there are now 16 players on the roster who were not part of the team when they beat the Broncos in week No. 3 of the season.
It’s important for the young Chiefs to understand that Denver will not be as helpful on this Sunday as the Raiders were last week. That Mike Shanahan has this team 7-5 and seemingly headed for an AFC West division title might be the greatest coaching job of his storied career.
But the Chiefs can win at Invesco, just as the Raiders did two weeks ago. They need to do all the obvious things and a few more.
Here they are:¬†