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Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos

Kansas City
Chiefs
9 - 3
Denver
Broncos
3 - 9
December 11, 2022, 4:05 PM EST
 | Empower Field at Mile High

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Kansas City
Chiefs
9 - 3
Denver
Broncos
3 - 9
December 11, 2022, 4:05 PM EST
 | Empower Field at Mile High
  • Two teams coming off bad beats clash Sunday as the Denver Broncos (3-9 SU, 4-8 ATS) play host to the division rival Kansas City Chiefs (9-3, 5-7) in NFL Week 14 action.

    The AFC West-leading Chiefs squandered a 24-17 fourth-quarter lead in a 27-24 loss to Cincinnati that snapped the team’s five-game win streak. The Broncos, meanwhile, are last in the division and return home after failing to score a touchdown for the second time in three outings in last week’s 10-9 loss to Baltimore, extending their losing streak to four games.

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    The Chiefs have vaulted to lofty 9-point road favorites since Sportsbook as 6.5-point chalk, and the total has increased slightly to 43 after Sportsbook at 42. Sunday afternoon’s matchup marks the first of two regular-season meetings between these AFC West rivals.

    Kansas City has dominated in head-to-head action, topping the Broncos in 13 straight clashes since September 2015, including seven straight wins in the Mile High City. The Chiefs have covered 10 times during their 13-0 run, but are just 2-3 against the spread in their past five vs Denver when favored by more than 7 points.

    The Broncos have struggled to score when facing Kansas City in recent years, tallying 16 points or less in five of their past six dates. That lack of production has helped extend a steady run for the UNDER, which has gone 6-2 over the past eight meetings. 

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    Chiefs’ Potent Offense Struggling to Slam the Door

    The Chiefs’ struggles to generate offense after recess proved costly in last weekend’s loss to the Bengals. For a second straight week, quarterback Patrick Mahomes failed to connect on a scoring pass after recess, and with their fourth-quarter meltdown, the Chiefs have been outscored 31-20 in the final frame over their past four games.

    The ground game has picked up some of the slack, generating three touchdown runs over the past two weeks to put the brakes on a two-game scoring drought. KC rushers have racked up an average of 143.3 yards over the past four games. Rookie running back Isiah Pacheco has embraced a bigger role, averaging 81 rushing yards in that stretch and running for scores in each of the past two weeks. 

    However, maintaining that momentum will be a tall order against an impressive Broncos rush defense that has not allowed a single scoring run over its past four games and has given up just seven in total this season.

    Broncos Still Haunted by Feeble Offense

    The Broncos’ inability to generate consistent offense once again proved costly in last week’s loss to the Ravens. The team has buried itself deeper in the NFL team stats basement while scoring just 11.3 points per game during the current 0-4 slide, and has now mustered just 13.8 points per game so far this season.

    A move to take play-calling responsibilities out of the hands of rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett has done little to turn things around for Russell Wilson, who continues to endure a brutal debut campaign in Denver. The former NFL passing touchdowns leader has found the end zone just once in his past three home appearances, and just four times over the past seven games.

    Those woes are further complicated by a hamstring injury suffered by the team’s top receiver, Courtland Sutton, who was limited to just one target last weekend and whose status remains uncertain for Sunday. The silver lining for the Broncos has been a stout defense that has surrendered just one TD pass over the past two weeks and just nine total on the season, tops in the NFL. 

    Chiefs: Keys to Win

    After spending much of last Sunday trying to defeat the Bengals with the big play, Patrick Mahomes must return to a simpler game. That is particularly true against the Broncos, whose single greatest strength is arguably their pass defense. This squad must also avoid the fourth-quarter letdowns that have become commonplace in recent weeks.

    Broncos: Keys to Win

    Will this finally be the weekend that Russell Wilson regains the form that produced 40 touchdown passes in 2020? Wilson will need help from an underachieving offensive line that has allowed him to be sacked 17 times in five home games. A more efficient ground game would also pay dividends by providing Wilson with the ability to effectively eat the clock and give an overworked Denver defense a respite after averaging almost 35 minutes on the field over the past two weeks. 

    NFL Computer Pick: OVER 43 Points

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    Shark Bites
    • The OVER is 8-2 in Kansas City’s last 10 road games.
    • The UNDER is 11-1 in Denver’s 12 games this season.
    • Denver is 0-7 SU in its last 7 vs AFC West rivals.

Odds

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Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-6.5
-110
-245
o42
-110
+6.5
-110
+225
u42
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-8.5
-110
-410
o44
-111
+8.5
-110
+330
u44
-109

Edge Finder

29.64
Total Score
14.27
315.18
Passing Yards
214.82
114.82
Rushing Yards
104.27
31:05
Time on Field
30:07
66.55
Number of Plays
63.73
6.46
Yards Per Play
5.01
29.64
Total Score
14.27
5.82
First Quarter
3.55
8.82
Second Quarter
5.18
7.82
Third Quarter
1.09
6.91
Fourth Quarter
4.45
315.18
Passing Yards
214.82
40.45
Pass Attempts
34.73
26.55
Pass Completions
20.18
1.55
Sacks
3.27
10.73
Sack Yards
21.00
11.87
Yards Per Pass
10.64
114.82
Rushing Yards
104.27
24.55
Rush Attempts
25.73
4.68
Yards Per Rush
4.05
0.73
Interceptions
0.55
1.45
Fumbles
1.64
0.64
Fumbles Lost
0.55
1.36
Total Turnovers
1.09
4.91
Penalties
7.91
47.09
Penalty Yards
67.27
31:05
Time on Field
30:07
66.55
Number of Plays
63.73
6.46
Yards Per Play
5.01
2.73
Punts
5.91
50.68
Punt Average
46.63
75.55
Return Yards
47.18

Head To Head

KC
Stat Type DEN
10-0
Record
0-10
7-3
ATS
3-7
4-6
O/U
4-6
28.10
Score
16.30
101.10
Rush Yds
145.90
34.90
Pass Attempts
34.10
62.75
Completion %
57.77
251.00
Passing Yds
200.20
352.1
Total Yds
346.1
0.80
Turnovers
2.30
KC
Stat Type DEN
3-0
Record
0-3
1-2
ATS
2-1
1-2
O/U
1-2
24.00
Score
16.33
119.33
Rush Yds
174.67
37.67
Pass Attempts
31.00
59.29
Completion %
53.76
248.67
Passing Yds
191.33
368
Total Yds
366
0.33
Turnovers
2.00
Jan 8/22 (1 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Away
Home
28
Score
24
-11.5
ATS
+11.5
44.5 o
O/U
44.5 u
135
Rush Yds
191
44
Pass Attempts
25
61.36
Completion %
52.00
255
Passing Yds
173
390
Total Yds
364
0
Turnovers
1
Dec 5/21 (2 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Home
Away
22
Score
9
-8.5
ATS
+8.5
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
89
Rush Yds
154
29
Pass Attempts
40
51.72
Completion %
55.00
178
Passing Yds
250
267
Total Yds
404
1
Turnovers
3
Dec 6/20 (3 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Home
Away
22
Score
16
-13
ATS
+13
51.5 o
O/U
51.5 u
134
Rush Yds
179
40
Pass Attempts
28
62.50
Completion %
53.57
313
Passing Yds
151
447
Total Yds
330
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 25/20 (4 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Away
Home
43
Score
16
-7
ATS
+7
46 o
O/U
46 u
101
Rush Yds
177
25
Pass Attempts
40
68.00
Completion %
60.00
185
Passing Yds
234
286
Total Yds
411
1
Turnovers
4
Dec 15/19 (5 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Home
Away
23
Score
3
-9
ATS
+9
43 o
O/U
43 u
92
Rush Yds
52
34
Pass Attempts
40
79.41
Completion %
45.00
327
Passing Yds
199
419
Total Yds
251
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 17/19 (6 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Away
Home
30
Score
6
-3
ATS
+3
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
80
Rush Yds
71
30
Pass Attempts
34
66.67
Completion %
61.76
191
Passing Yds
134
271
Total Yds
205
0
Turnovers
1
Oct 28/18 (7 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Home
Away
30
Score
23
-9
ATS
+9
53.5 o
O/U
53.5 u
49
Rush Yds
189
34
Pass Attempts
34
70.59
Completion %
67.65
291
Passing Yds
222
340
Total Yds
411
1
Turnovers
2
Oct 1/18 (8 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Away
Home
27
Score
23
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
53.5 o
O/U
53.5 u
142
Rush Yds
159
45
Pass Attempts
33
62.22
Completion %
63.64
304
Passing Yds
226
446
Total Yds
385
0
Turnovers
1
Dec 31/17 (9 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Away
Home
27
Score
24
+3
ATS
-3
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
110
Rush Yds
110
36
Pass Attempts
31
61.11
Completion %
67.74
269
Passing Yds
226
379
Total Yds
336
2
Turnovers
3
Oct 30/17 (10 of 10)
KC
Stat Type DEN
Home
Away
29
Score
19
-7
ATS
+7
42 o
O/U
42 u
79
Rush Yds
177
32
Pass Attempts
36
43.75
Completion %
52.78
197
Passing Yds
187
276
Total Yds
364
2
Turnovers
5

Team Records

KC
Record DEN
9-3
All
3-9
5-1
Home
2-3
4-2
Away
1-6
5-7
ATS
4-8
2-4
ATS Home
1-4
3-3
ATS Away
3-4
5-7
O/U
1-11
1-5
O/U Home
0-5
4-2
O/U Away
1-6
KC
Record DEN
5-3
All
2-7
4-1
Home
1-3
1-2
Away
1-4
1-7
ATS
3-6
1-4
ATS Home
0-4
0-3
ATS Away
3-2
2-6
O/U
1-8
1-4
O/U Home
0-4
1-2
O/U Away
1-4
KC
Record DEN
3-0
All
0-3
2-0
Home
0-1
1-0
Away
0-2
0-3
ATS
1-2
0-2
ATS Home
0-1
0-1
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
KC
Record DEN
7-3
All
2-8
4-1
Home
1-3
3-2
Away
1-5
4-6
ATS
4-6
2-3
ATS Home
1-3
2-3
ATS Away
3-3
4-6
O/U
1-9
1-4
O/U Home
0-4
3-2
O/U Away
1-5

Gametime Weather

3:05pm Sunny
17ºC / 63ºF
11% Humidity
0% Precipitation
14% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 12
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
Patrick MahomesQBIs probable Sunday vs Philadelphia, Ankle
JuJu Smith-SchusterWRLeft last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia, Knee
Justin WatsonWRIs "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia, Illness
Mecole HardmanWRLeft last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia, Pelvis
Willie Gay Jr.LBLeft last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia, Shoulder
Lucas NiangTPUP, Knee
L'Jarius SneedSLeft last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia, Concussion
Tershawn WhartonDTIs out for season, ACL
Kadarius ToneyWRLeft last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia, Ankle
Justyn RossWRIR, Foot
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Dec 4, 2022CIN24-27L-2.5/53.5L/U1382113491522794311
Nov 27, 2022LAR26-10W-15.5/42W/U117320437116821980
Nov 20, 2022LAC30-27W-5.5/53L/O163322485115250365-1
Nov 13, 2022JAC27-17W-9.5/51.5W/U155331486752403153
Nov 6, 2022TEN20-17W-14/45L/U77422499172572291
Oct 23, 2022SF44-23W-1/49W/O112417529101343444-1
Oct 16, 2022BUF20-24L+2.5/54.5L/U683193871253184431
Oct 10, 2022LV30-29W-7/51.5L/O1032653681552233780
Oct 2, 2022TB41-31W+2/47.5W/O1892284173373376-1
Sep 25, 2022IND17-20L-4.5/51L/U58257315821772591
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Dec 4, 2022BAL9-10L+8.5/40.5W/U88184272103182285-2
Nov 27, 2022CAR10-23L-1/36.5L/U1211252461851643491
Nov 20, 2022LV16-22L-2.5/41.5L/U942263201092984070
Nov 13, 2022TEN10-17L+2.5/39.5L/U65248313632443070
Oct 30, 2022JAC21-17W+1/40.5W/U101230331191114305-1
Oct 23, 2022NYJ9-16L+2/37L/U1052193241551052601
Oct 17, 2022LAC16-19L+4/45.5W/U98160258732242970
Oct 6, 2022IND9-12L-3/42L/U1252503751062003060
Oct 2, 2022LV23-32L+2.5/45.5L/O852142992121733851
Sep 25, 2022SF11-10W+1.5/44.5W/U10116026188179267-3
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