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How the Chiefs Can Beat the Broncos

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: 


5 Responses to “How the Chiefs Can Beat the Broncos”

  • December 6, 2008  - JimSmith says:

    Bob do you think Turk Mcbride even makes the team next year? Tyler is passable and Tambi is acceptable if paired with someone. That someone will have to be a high draft pick. I hope KC doesn’t keep him because Herm drafted him.


  • December 6, 2008  - colby says:

    Denver’s defense is terrible. If Darling or Franklin or Cottam can’t step up and get open in this one then the Chiefs really need to find some better receivers in the offseason.


  • December 6, 2008  - findthedr says:

    Turk makes the team.
    He has shown more this yr than Hali who is always injured.

    Yes, Denver’s defense is terrible, but the chiefs is worse.

    Who has a better offense? Right now I would give a nod in the passing game to Denver, and a nod to the chiefs in the running game (due to the lack of depth and health of the denver backs, and the return of LJ).


  • December 6, 2008  - JohnNdallas says:

    I’d like to see them throw to Cox, he could be that 3rd guy!


  • December 7, 2008  - tm1946 says:

    Backup WRs must step up or they may be looking for jobs before the next training camp.

    Special Teamers Nfl stands for not for long. They better not take a step back. Unfortunately for them SP guys are considered a dime-a-dozen.

    DL will step up or we lose.

    I finally accepted we are stuck with these coaches, so marginal players get it in the neck.




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