Denver has misplaced 11 in a row to the AFC West energy getting into sport Sunday night time at Arrowhead Stadium.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Consider all that Justin Simmons has completed in his six NFL seasons.
He has been a Professional Bowler and a second-team All Professional. He was briefly the league’s highest-paid security and remains to be the third-richest with a median payout of $15.2 million per yr. He has leaped over tall blockers in a single certain to dam an additional level and win a sport, inflicting the league to vary the rule so such athletic feats are now not allowed. He performed each defensive snap for 3 ½ seasons.
But, Simmons has by no means crushed the Chiefs.
Courtland Sutton has been a 1,000-yard receiver, a Professional Bowler and up to date recipient of a four-year, $60 million contract extension.
He has by no means crushed the Chiefs.
Bradley Chubb was a No. 5 total draft choose, set a franchise rookie document for sacks, make the Professional Bowl and after accumulating a $17.92 million signing bonus in yr one, he’s assured to make one other $12.7 million in yr 5.
He has by no means crushed the Chiefs.
No participant aside from kicker Brandon McManus has ever placed on a Broncos’ uniform and beat the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. That’s what occurs once you lose 11 in a row to a staff, a skid that goes again longer than six years.
“Yeah. It’s extraordinarily private,” Simmons, who was a third-round rookie in 2016 and is personally 0-9 regardless of 3 interceptions vs. the Chiefs, stated Sunday following his staff’s victory in opposition to the Chargers. “It doesn’t matter what I say up right here — irrespective of how good it sounds, unhealthy it sounds — it’s important to go cope with it. Nobody cares what it appears like. All anybody cares about is that win-loss column. That’s what we’ve to do: Discover a approach to win.”
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The 6-5 Broncos will play the 7-4 and five-time defending AFC West Division-champion Chiefs this Sunday night time at Kansas Metropolis’s Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes II. And the Broncos don’t. The Chiefs have Andy Reid, whose groups are 19-3 coming off a regular-season bye. And the Broncos don’t.
“I believe you’d discover some related data from once they have been enjoying with out a bye,” Broncos head coach Vic Fangio stated Monday. “They’ve gained a ton of video games in Kansas Metropolis since he’s been there, notably since Mahomes has been the quarterback. … They have been profitable video games whether or not bye week or no bye week. And that’s nonetheless the case.”
Reid is 98-41 in his 9 seasons in Kansas Metropolis for a .705 profitable proportion, 45-14 for a .763 profitable proportion within the 4 seasons since Mahomes grew to become his beginning quarterback. Each marks, whereas spectacular, are fairly .864 game-after-bye good. However we get Fangio’s level.
Sutton publicly said his hate – hate, he stated – for the Chiefs a pair years in the past. He was No. 2 within the Broncos’ 2018 draft to Chubb’s No. 1.
“That hatred runs deep,” Chubb stated Monday. “And once we do recover from that hump all people goes to be rejoicing and transferring on to the subsequent one. And I really feel like that’s what we’ve received to do, knock this one out and maintain transferring ahead.”
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The Chiefs have been struggling early this season, then fastened their protection to the purpose they carried a four-game profitable streak into their bye this previous weekend. So it’s not just like the bye may help them that a lot. They’re a 10-point favourite in opposition to the Broncos however the final time Denver was a double-digit underdog it went up 30-0 on the Cowboys.
Think about, too, the Broncos’ rookie class of Pat Surtain II, Javonte Williams, Quinn Meinerz and Baron Browning have by no means misplaced to the Chiefs. Haven’t beat them, however an 0-0 document appears fairly good in comparison with 0-11.
And Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has defeated the Chiefs. He was with the Vikings then and it occurred 4 weeks after the Broncos final win in opposition to the Chiefs, which was manner again to early within the 2015 season. However Teddy does know what it feels wish to quarterback a staff to victory in opposition to the Chiefs.
As of this time final week, the sport was going to kick off at 11 a.m. MST. However the NBC community and league executives have been so intrigued by the matchup, they moved it again 7 hours and 20 minutes to a 6:20 p.m. kickoff on Sunday Night time Soccer. Are the Broncos prepared for prime time? Are they prepared to maneuver right into a tie for the divisional lead this late within the season? Are they able to beat the Chiefs?
It’s been so lengthy since a Bronco has been in a position to reply these questions within the affirmative, none of their present gamers save the kicker has confirmed it.
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