The 3-3 Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face the 5-2 Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos are coming off two embarrassing losses to the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs meanwhile, are coming off two losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders. Both teams are looking to bounce back from these consecutive losses so let’s dive right into it!
1. Trevor Siemian and the offense
This offense has struggled mightily in the past two weeks scoring a combined 10 points in those games. Siemian will need to be at his best in order to beat the Chiefs at Arrowhead, scoring early so that he doesn’t have to dig them out of a hole because that’s not what the Broncos’ offense is built to do.
2. Kareem Hunt
What else can we say? A 3rd round pick out of Toledo who started the preseason as the third string running back, slowly moved up the depth chart and became the starter Week 1. He also is the first rookie in NFL history to average at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his first seven games. Gaining yards on the ground will be a challenge for him, as the Broncos rank 2nd against the run (71.8 yards/game.) So look for him to be more involved in the passing game.
3. Broncos’ defense
The Broncos have a tough task at hand in MVP candidate Alex Smith who has yet to throw an interception this season. They’ll also have to deal with Kareem Hunt who recently became the first rookie in NFL history to have 100 scrimmage yards in each of his first seven games. Finally, they’ll need to pressure Alex Smith early and often to prevent Kansas City from getting into any sort of rhythm.