Last week the Broncos were coming off of four consecutive losses to the Ravens, Jets, Raiders and 49ers. The Broncos didn't look particularly good in any of those outside the loss to the Jets but of course they embarrassed a Chiefs team that came into Invesco Field last Sunday.
The Broncos were a more dangerous team than we originally thought. Their offense is one of the better units in the league and I think we tended to forget that. They have done some things very well despite the four-game losing streak.
The Cardinals on the other hand don't have the firepower that the Broncos do. At 3-6, they're two games out in the NFC West. As far as common opponents, the Cardinals beat the Raiders, who beat the Chiefs, and lost to the Chargers, who the Chiefs beat.
So the Chiefs will either continue to keep the Cardinals in their misery or allow them to regain life as KC let Denver do on Sunday.