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Chiefs-Broncos picks: Predicting the winner in Week 10

Offering up our Chiefs-Broncos predictions for the game.

It's game day. The Kansas City Chiefs are visiting the Denver Broncos and they'll do so as 4.5-point underdogs after opening as 7-point underdogs. The Chiefs are 3-5 on the season while the 7-1 Broncos are coming off their first loss of the season last week.

Denver will be without CB Aqib Talib and LB DeMarcus Ware and perhaps even WR Emmanuel Sanders. The Chiefs do have a shot in this game. Many of the Chiefs-Broncos recent games have been close and come down to the last play. I wouldn't be surprised to see the same here.

We asked the Arrowhead Pride staff to make their prediction for the game. Add your prediction in at the bottom.

Joel Thorman: Chiefs 13 Broncos 16

The Chiefs defense will show up to play as it has in the past four weeks. This will be a low-scoring game. The offense, however, will stumble against the NFL's best defense. (Is picking against the Chiefs really a diabolical plan by me to will the Chiefs to victory because my picks are always wrong? Perhaps)

MNChiefsfan: Chiefs 17 Broncos 21

I want to believe. I really do. But I'm still not confident in the Chiefs offense at this point, regardless of the status of Ware and Talib. A win here will have me drooling Kool-aid next week.

Stagdsp: Chiefs 34 Broncos 24

I'm reading lots of stuff about excuses. Ware and Talib are out, Peyton has a foot injury. Some Chiefs fans are excited at the improved odds to win while others say they'd rather beat the Donkeys at full strength. I don't care if Manning's giant head rolls off and trips Demaryius Thomas during a two minute drill and the Broncos forfeit the game due to the offensve line puking at the sight of it. A win is a win. (Disclaimer: I  don't root for or celebrate injuries or decapitation, I realize players are not gladiators). This game could change the course of the Chiefs season -- just like the first meeting. The first one derailed it,  and this week could put the Chiefs back in the hunt. Excuses be damned, Chiefs win.

A win here will have me drooling Kool-aid next week. -MNChiefsfan

Matt Conner: Chiefs 21 Broncos 18

Despite the final score, we all know the Chiefs owned the Broncos the first time around. One team has their backs against the wall against a hated rival, who just happens to be missing a couple key pieces. KC is rested and ready. And really, I won't even pay attention for the rest of the season if they lose this one, so why not predict a win?

Clay Wendler: Chiefs 17 Broncos 27

Denver's offensive problems are mostly behind them. They will miss Talib, but the Chiefs will be fortunate to even score 17 without Jamaal Charles against Denver's elite defense. The Chiefs don't win in Denver and definitely won't without their best player.

Super_G: Chiefs 24 Broncos 21

The Chiefs won't turn the ball over five times. The offensive line has improved since their Week 2 meeting in Kansas City. The Broncos will be without Talib, while the Chiefs have Sean Smith this time around. Andy Reid actually makes good after the bye - something he was historically good at in Philadelphia. I believed in this team at the start of the season, and I still believe in this team.

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