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Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (SNF - Week 12): Game time, TV schedule, online stream, odds and more | Mile High Report

The game will be broadcast on NBC after being flexed to Sunday Night and will be covered by Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporting).

Maclin to miss third straight game as Chiefs face Broncos | AP

Outside linebacker Dee Ford, who has 10 sacks this season, has also been ruled out after hurting his hamstring in last week's loss to Tampa Bay. Defensive tackle Jaye Howard is out with a hip flexor.

Shane Ray talks facing off against his hometown team in Sunday’s Chiefs-Broncos game |

Ray won a Super Bowl with the Broncos as a rookie and after a brief offseason break back in KC, he returned to Denver with a huge Kansas City-themed tattoo across his back. Some might wonder how Ray's Denver teammates feel about him walking through the locker room with a Chiefs logo on his back. Ray said he's representing his home, but come game day, he's all Bronco.

Chiefs, Broncos have similarities | The Topeka Capital-Journal

Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz said the defensive front poses a challenge with both its speed and positional depth. "They’re extremely fast," Schwartz said. "They can do things that other guys just can’t do in terms of pass rush moves or scheme-wise where they can kind of make up for things with speed."

Scouting the enemy: Kansas City Chiefs | Mile High Report

As it stands now, the Chiefs hold a two game advantage in the head-to-head series, 57 wins to 55 losses (including playoffs).  Tomorrow's affair on Sunday Night Football will be the 113th time the franchises have faced off.  It has been a full calendar year since they last met, when the Chiefs stormed into Mile High and defeated the Broncos 29-13.  Though the loss left a bitter taste in the mouth of Broncos Country, redemption was had when Denver cemented themselves as Super Bowl champions, while the Chiefs fizzled back into obscurity after a playoff loss to the New England Patriots.

Sunday Night Football betting preview: Kansas City at Denver |

"We have had this game at Broncos -3.5 favs at home all week and haven’t had to move off that number as we are seeing solid two way action, with the Chiefs getting just under 60 percent of the action to cover the +3.5. We have however moved the total from 40 to 39.5 as we are long on UNDER action with over 70 percent." - Michael Stewart of

Pregame observations: Miami Hurricanes vs. Duke 2016 | Canes Watch

Among the representatives from NFL teams here: San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. The 49ers have interest in seeing UM junior Brad Kaaya. The Kansas  City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, and Baltimore Ravens are also here.

Three Keys to Broncos-Chiefs |

The Chiefs are 18-4 in their last 22 games, including postseason, since a 1-5 start to open the 2015 campaign. The biggest reason why? Takeaways. Kansas City averages a league-best 2.32 takeaways per game, with an NFL-best 35 interceptions. "The difference between good secondaries and great secondaries [is that] great secondaries, when they get their hands on the ball, they make you pay," Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. "Good secondaries knock balls down and you go to the next play. Well, this team makes you pay."

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