Broncos open as slight favorites at Kansas City from ProFootballTalk
However, the Broncos aren't favored by much.
Several Las Vegas sports books have installed 8-3 Denver as a 1- to 1.5-point favorite at Kansas City. If the line holds, it will be the 10th time in 11 regular-season games the Broncos have been favored.
Chiefs mailbag: Spotlight falls on AFC West showdown in Week 13 from Chiefs Digest
Kansas City hung tough against the Broncos in Week 2 before losing 24-17, and now flips the table by hosting Denver at Arrowhead Stadium where the Chiefs are 4-1 this season.
And home-field advantage is huge because three of Denver's losses came on the road.
Denver is now back in the driver's seat for the No. 2 seed (and now has a strong 6-1 AFC record) and can take a 2 game lead over the Chiefs with a win next week and at least a one game lead over San Diego as the Chargers head into a very tough schedule stretch.
NFL Winners and Losers: Denver Broncos maybe saved their season from Yahoo! Sports
The Broncos play at the Kansas City Chiefs next week, and while the Chiefs did the Broncos a huge favor by losing at Oakland on Thursday, the AFC West is still up for grabs. The Broncos, at 8-3, lead the Chiefs by just a game. But an AFC West title isn't that big of a deal for the Broncos. Neither is an AFC title, for that matter.
There's one goal in Denver. Over the past month, including for three quarters Sunday, it looked like they're far behind the Patriots in chasing that goal. They need to hope the fourth quarter Sunday was a sign they're turning it back around.
Parity in the air as NFL playoff races hit stretch run from The Boston Globe
Near locks - New England (8-2), Denver (7-3). The Patriots hold a two-game lead over Miami for the division, and look like a good bet to secure the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage. They are only a game up on the Broncos, but hold the head-to-head advantage in the tiebreaker. They also hold the head-to-head advantage over the Bengals (6-3-1) and Colts (6-4).
The one team that could ruin the Patriots' plans is the Chiefs, who beat the Patriots in Week 4. But the Chiefs' surprising loss to the Raiders dropped them to 7-4, giving the Patriots extra wiggle room. The Chiefs still have to play Denver, San Diego, and at Arizona and Pittsburgh in their final five games, making it tough for them to run the table and compete for the No. 1 seed.
Splitting ways worked out for Eagles, Reid from Delaware Online
It was clear to everyone that Andy Reid's tenure with the Eagles had run its course, that it was time for both him and the Eagles to move on.
But it's also clear just how well the Eagles and Reid's new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, have fared since the Eagles fired him on Dec. 31, 2012.
Broncos finally show fight, fortitude to rally by Dolphins from USA Today
These Broncos are still fallible - allowing 36 points at home proved that. But in a wild AFC playoff race, with 10 teams with at least six wins, the Broncos got a much-needed win to pull a game ahead of the Chiefs and the Chargers in the AFC West before next week's game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Yet for much of Sunday afternoon, the Broncos could see their three-year stranglehold on the division, and their reign as the NFL's most dangerous offense, slipping away. Denver ran well enough early, but had to settle for just one field goal in the first quarter and didn't score again until a touchdown just before halftime.
Preview: WHEN IT WAS JUST A GAME from The Epoch Times
NFL football is center stage. And you gotta love it.
Next fall my WHEN IT WAS JUST A GAME will be taking center stage. For those of you who are interested in excerpts, sneak previews, samples, here you go. The late and great KC coach Hank Stram plays a big role in the story - here is just a taste...
...IN THE WORKS FOR FALL 2015:
Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer, with an intro by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL-NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs.