Broncos vs. Chiefs: Week Eight Preview

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Case Keenum #4 of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs shake hands after a 27-23 Chiefs win at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Case Keenum #4 of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs shake hands after a 27-23 Chiefs win at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Case Keenum #4 of the Denver Broncos passes against the Kansas City Chiefs at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Key Matchups

Case Keenum vs. Chiefs Secondary

It is a shame that Case Keenum could not take advantage of a bad Chiefs defense in the first game. I am uncertain if he will be able to do the same thing at Arrowhead. But it could be something to keep an eye on. If Keenum can build a rhythm with the wide outs early, it could be a good outing.

But the biggest thing that Case Keenum needs to do? Eliminate the turnovers.

Chiefs offensive weapons vs. Broncos defense

The Broncos did a solid job at containing names like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce for a period of time in the beginning of October. Now that it is in Kansas City, it could be tough sledding. Chris Harris will need to be on top of his game. Until he was switched, he did a solid job covering Kelce.

Tyreek Hill was quiet most of the game. The one player Denver needs to look out for is Sammy Watkins. He can change the game in an instant.

X-Factor: Courtland Sutton

With Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders out there, it can be difficult to stop the passing attack. But looking ahead to the future, Courtland Sutton has to be in the plans for the Broncos. The guy can straight up be a difference maker in the game when given a chance.

He truly has a chance to become a solid wide receiver for the Denver Broncos for years to come. I believe in this game, he could be the difference maker.