Broncos at Chiefs
Florio’s take: Let’s see. The Broncos beat the Dolphins in Miami. And the Dolphins beat the Chiefs in Kansas City. So it makes sense that the circle will be completed by the Chiefs beating the Broncos. Especially since the Chiefs will be ready for the read-option offense — and since the Chiefs will be ready to get out of their mouths the awful taste that comes from losing to a previously winless team.
Florio’s pick: Chiefs 27, Broncos 10.
Rosenthal’s take: I watched Kansas City’s 31-3 loss to Miami. It was hard to believe the Chiefs were a real playoff contender after that. I watched Denver’s win over Oakland too. It was hard to believe any team but the Raiders would be so ill prepared for the zone-option. If nothing else, the Chiefs have shown the ability to rebound after embarrassing results.
Rosenthal’s pick: Chiefs 21, Broncos 17.