The Denver Broncos are going to be heavy underdogs at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. Here’s why it’s not ridiculous to think Denver can win.
The Kansas City Chiefs are on cloud nine right now, and rightfully so. Entering a Monday Night Football matchup against the Denver Broncos on the road (their third road game in their first four games), the Chiefs have been the NFL’s most unstoppable force offensively.
Andy Reid is dialing up all the right plays, and Kansas City has made the most of their offensive opportunities, punting the ball just nine times in three games. The Broncos punted the ball seven times against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday alone.
With all that has transpired in the first three weeks of the season, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Chiefs were basically the unanimous pick in this game and everyone is going to be hyping this up as a big spotlight opportunity for a young, up-and-coming superstar in Patrick Mahomes.
But this game is also being played in Denver. The Broncos are not the same team this year as they were a season ago when they went 5-11. That was a team that lost eight games in a row, struggled through a bunch of injuries, looked mostly lost, and had some of the worst quarterback play I have ever seen.
While Case Keenum hasn’t been perfect for the Broncos through three weeks (and he absolutely needs to be better), he hasn’t been nearly as bad as what the Broncos endured over 16 games a season ago.
There are reasons to believe the Broncos can get back on track against the Chiefs, who have been able to do no wrong offensively through three weeks but have also been far from perfect as a whole.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why Denver shouldn’t be counted out in this game, aside from the fact that they have the home field advantage.