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The Kansas City Chiefs host the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium in the next-to-last division matchup of the season. Kickoff will be at Noon Arrowhead Time. The game will be televised by CBS — locally on KCTV/5.
The Chiefs have already clinched their fourth consecutive AFC West title — and a ticket to the postseason — with a 23-16 victory over the New England Patriots in Foxborough last Sunday. The team has won three straight games — and needs three more to have a reasonable chance for a postseason bye week.
The Broncos are now 5-8, coming off an impressive 38-24 win against the Houston Texans last weekend. They’ve won two in a row, but now have their backs to the wall: one more loss will drop them out of playoff contention.
The Chiefs are led by reigning NFL MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes. In his second season as the team’s starter, he’s had to deal with injuries instead of MVP buzz. He missed two games with the dislocated kneecap he suffered in the Week 7 victory over the Broncos — and before then, had been intermittently ineffective after his ankle was rolled in the season’s opening game. He bruised his throwing hand when he was knocked down during the victory against the Patriots. The injury noticeably affected his ability grip (and throw) the football.
When these teams last met, Joe Flacco was the starting quarterback. After Flacco was lost for the season with an injury — and the team went 1-2 with Brandon Allen as the starter — the Broncos moved on to former Missouri Tigers quarterback (and Lee’s Summit native) Drew Lock. In two starts against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Texans, the second-round rookie completed 40 of 55 passes for 443 yards, five touchdowns and a pair of interceptions — and a sparkling passer rating of 111.4. But he’ll be operating against a Chiefs passing defense that has quietly become one of the NFL’s best. On the season, it’s allowed a passer rating of 84.7. But in the last three games, opposing quarterbacks have managed a passer rating of just 60.9.
Two longtime coaches face each other in this game. The Chiefs’ Andy Reid is in his 28th season in the NFL — his 21st as a head coach. For the Broncos, Vic Fangio is in his 33rd season in the league but just his first as a head coach. When the two teams met in Week 7, the Chiefs won 30-6. Since Reid’s arrival in Kansas City, his teams have won eight of 13 games against Denver— and they haven’t lost to the Broncos since 2015.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Playing surface: Natural grass
Game time: Noon Arrowhead Time, Sunday, December 15, 2019
Parking lots open: 7 a.m. Arrowhead Time
Stadium gates open: 10 a.m. Arrowhead Time
Road construction note: The Missouri department of Transportation has commenced a multi-year construction project on sections of I-435 and I-70. Be advised that there will be detours on game day at the I-435 and I-70 Interchange for travelers on southbound I-435 toward Arrowhead Stadium. Complete information regarding detours and construction plans can be found at modot.org/node/16145 and modot.org/i-435-and-i-70-interchange.
Matchup history: Chiefs 64-54 (regular season)
Odds: Chiefs -9.5
Officials: Referee Clete Blakeman (34), umpire Jeff Rice (44), down judge Jerry Bergman (91), line judge Tom Symonette (100), field judge Joe Larrew (73), side judge Jimmy Buchanan (86), back judge Perry Paganelli (46), replay official Matt Sumstine and replay assistant Kevin Brown.
Arrowhead Pride Tailgate: with Pete Sweeney and Kent Swanson, 10 a.m. (Arrowhead Time) on 610Sports and 610Sports.Radio.com.
Arrowhead Pride Post-game Show: with Pete Sweeney and Jay Binkley, immediately following the game on 610Sports and 610Sports.Radio.com. Also available after its conclusion on the Arrowhead Pride Podcast Channel.
Online Stream: Fubo.TV
Chiefs Spanish radio broadcast: with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Hannah Bassham on La Mega 100.5 FM and 1160 AM (Tico Sports)
Broncos radio broadcast: with Dave Logan and Rick Lewis on KOA (850 AM and 94.1 FM-Denver), KRFX (103.5 FM-Denver) and Broncos Radio Network affiliates
Enemy SB Nation site: Mile High Report
Twitter: Arrowhead Pride
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Regular Season Schedule
|@Jaguars||TIAA Bank Field||Won |
|Ravens||Arrowhead Stadium||Won |
|@Lions||Ford Field||Won |
|Colts||Arrowhead Stadium||Lost |
|Texans||Arrowhead Stadium||Lost |
|@Broncos||Broncos Stadium |
at Mile High
|Packers||Arrowhead Stadium||Lost |
|Vikings||Arrowhead Stadium||Won |
|@Titans||Nissan Stadium||Lost |
|@Chargers||Estadio Azteca |
|Raiders||Arrowhead Stadium||Won |
|@Patriots||Gillette Stadium||Won |
|Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||12:00 PM |
|@Bears||Soldier Field||7:20 PM |
|Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||12:00 PM |