Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton took the podium Wednesday ahead of the team’s division game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sutton was asked about the goal of taking back the division and the fact that the Chiefs have had the Broncos’ number as of late (the Chiefs have won eight games in a row against Denver).
“Every divisional game is important,” said Sutton, Denver’s leader in receiving yards (87) the last time the Chiefs and Broncos played. “We struggled against the Chiefs the past eight times. And so, we can go in and — not if — when we go in and take care of business in Kansas City, it’s going to definitely shake up the division a little bit, and people are going to start to put us in that conversation of a team that can win the division. Like you said, the Chiefs have been running it for a while and it’s upon us to start the wave. Why not this next game, you know?”
The Broncos have won two games in a row — defeating the Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Texans — so you can understand why Sutton, who had nine receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns in those games, is feeling himself a little bit.
But first, it goes without saying that the division is already over — the Chiefs are the AFC West champions for the fourth season in a row. Second, the Chiefs defense hasn’t played this well for a stretch of years, with much having to do with this guy, who thrives off chatter like this:
That photo was posted the day after the Chiefs’ 30-6 win over Denver earlier this season. The Broncos and Chiefs square off at Noon Sunday at Arrowhead.