It's the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos on the NFL Week 2 schedule this Sunday. The game kicks off at 3:25 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on CBS and will be played in Denver. NFL odds say the Broncos are heavy favorites (12.5 points) and all the picks and predictions and going with the defending AFC champion Broncos who once again look like one of the NFL's best teams with Peyton Manning.
The story line for the Chiefs in this game is simply staying alive. In a poll with over 9,000 votes, 70 percent of voters said the Chiefs are "done" after their Week 1 loss to the Tennessee Titans. In that game, the Chiefs offense looked as bad as its defense. Since then the Chiefs have lost starting right tackle Jeff Allen for the season. Former Bronco Ryan Harris will start in his place. This will also be the Chiefs first game since losing Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito for the season. These are some of the reasons Chiefs fans have been discouraged with the start to this season.
A reason to be encouraged is that Dwayne Bowe is returning to the team after his one-game suspension. The Chiefs have also signed former Bronco Kevin Vickerson to the roster, which should be interesting.
The Broncos, as you know, remain one of the NFL's best teams. Hardly anyone expected the Chiefs to win this game and even fewer will now that we've seen the Chiefs fall flat at their own stadium. Peyton Manning is as good as ever with plenty of options, including Julius Thomas who caught three touchdowns last week. It's not clear yet if the NFL's new drug policy will get done in time to reverse Wes Welker's four-game suspension. There is some talk he could play in this game. The only thing Broncos fans are struggling with now is whether they're being overconfident.
The announcers for this game are Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. They are the CBS "A" team because this was marketed as a big game when the schedule came out.
Game time: Sunday, September 14, 3:25 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
Some corporate field name Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
TV channel: KCTV-5 (Do I get the game?)
NFL Network replay: Monday, 9 p.m.
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Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (sideline)
Injury report: RT Jeff Allen is out for the season and RB De'Anthony Thomas has been ruled out for this game. Tamba Hali had a minor injury but will be ready to play on Sunday. See the Broncos injury report here.
|Player||Pos.||Injury||Wed. Participation||Thur. Participation||Fri. Participation||Game Status|
|Allen, Jeff||G/T||Elbow||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT (IR)|
|Hammond Jr., Frankie||WR||Shoulder||FULL||FULL||FULL||PROBABLE|
Prediction: Broncos win, 34-17. More picks here.
Matchup history: Chiefs lead all-time series 56-52; Broncos are 34-20 in Denver
Fun fact: Jamaal Charles set the Chiefs single-game rushing record (259 yards) in Denver four years ago.
Enemy blog: Mile High Report
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Week 1: Tennessee Titans (L 26-10)
Week 2: at Denver Broncos (Sept. 14, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 3: at Miami Dolphins (Sept. 21, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 4: New England Patriots (Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., ESPN) - MNF
Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 5, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 6: ByeWeek 7: at San Diego Chargers (Oct. 19, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 8: St. Louis Rams (Oct. 27, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 9: New York Jets (Nov. 2, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 10: at Buffalo Bills (Nov. 9, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 11: Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 16, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 12: at Oakland Raiders (Nov. 20, 7:25 p.m., NFLN) - TNF
Week 13: Denver Broncos (Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., NBC) - SNF
Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 7, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 15: Oakland Raiders (Dec. 14, 12 p.m, CBS)
Week 16: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Dec. 21, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 17: San Diego Chargers (Dec. 28, 12 p.m., CBS)
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