Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, Thursday Night Football week 7. The Chiefs are still favorites for the super bowl, conference and division. But two weeks without winning is a long time for one of the best teams in the NFL. Two losses at home hurt a lot, but now the team faces a different challenge that is to break the losing streak on the road. The Broncos have two weeks without losing after spending the first four weeks losing.
Kansas City Chiefs: It’s time for the truth.
The Chiefs are not in trouble. But if they lose this game against the Broncos, the critics will rain on the team. The problem of the Chiefs as always has been the defense. The last two games at home were not so bad. Colts 13-19 without interceptions, with a single touchdown. The last defeat was against the Texans 24-31 with three touchdowns and a single interception. What those two games had in common is that those were the only two games where the team was under 300 passing yards, 288 and 256.
On the road the Chiefs are scoring an average of 34 points per game, 24.3 rushes with 89 rush yards, 26.3 completed passes with 375.3 pass yards. The first half is the strongest for the Chiefs with 21.4 points on average. The defense allows up to 22 points per game, 23.3 rushes with 132 rush yards, 23.7 completed passes with 262 pass yards.
Patrick Mahomes so far with good numbers. 63.91% with 147 completed passes, 2104 yards, 14 touchdowns and only one interception. 111.9 overall rating. 16 personal rushes for 80 yards but no touchdowns. The last three games, Lions, Colts and Texans were the worst for Mahomes in rating, completed passes and pass yards.
Denver Broncos: Anything is possible.
The Broncos won the last two weeks. The first victory was against the Chargers 20-13 on the road and last week against the Titans at home 16-0. But without forgetting that the first four weeks the Broncos lost against Raiders 16-24, Bears 14-16, Packers 16-27 and Jaguars 24-26. This will be the last game at home this month. No more games at home until November. At home the Broncos have played well but the record is negative 1-2 so far.
At home the Broncos are scoring an average of 18 points per game, 23.3 rushes with 87 rush yards, 25 completed passes with 250.7 pass yards. In the second half at home the Broncos score up to 9.3 points. The defense has played well, the team allows 14 points per game, 29.3 rushes with 153.7 rush yards, 18.3 completed passes with 157 pass yards. So far in a single game the Broncos allowed more than 20 points against the Jaguars 24-26.
Joe Flacco with 66.33% for 130 completed passes, 1435 yards, 6 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 87.4 overall rating. Only one touchdown and two interceptions in the last two victories. The adaptation has been difficult for Flacco this season. 15 sacks for 114 lost yards. 11 Russian people without touchdowns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos 10/17/2019 is: take the Kansas City Chiefs -3.0 (Spread).
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