Denver Broncos: AFC West Week Fourteen Picks

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 18: Linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after the Broncos beat the Arizona Cardinals 45-10 at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 18: Linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after the Broncos beat the Arizona Cardinals 45-10 at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 28: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs audibles during the game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 28: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs audibles during the game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Ravens @ Chiefs

Graham Tiedtke

The Baltimore Ravens are in Kansas City this weekend to face one of the league’s best teams—the Chiefs.

OddsShark has the Chiefs at 8.5-point favorites, a significant margin.

Both teams have some major injuries. For the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco is questionable. The Chiefs will be without wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Another blow to the Chiefs is the loss of Kareem Hunt. It is important that teams take action against players who commit crimes, so the team made the right move with letting Hunt go.

The plus side of things for Kansas City is that they still have star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He has been a lot of fun to watch—even as a Broncos fan.

I have to give the victory to the Chiefs again. They just will not slow down.

Chiefs 37, Ravens 27

Baylor Bradac

The Chiefs head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens this week hoping to maintain their lead over the LA Chargers in the AFC West. This is going to be a close game. The Ravens boast the best defense in the league and have an offense that is more than capable of putting up points.

With Joe Flacco sitting in a backup role this week, the Chiefs have to keep Lamar Jackson from using his legs. Containing Jackson will seriously hinder the Ravens’ run-heavy attack.

The Ravens have to stick to what they do best to win this game. Obviously pounding the ball will be their main focus, but Jackson and the coaching staff have to be able to draw up passing plays and be able to execute them when necessary.

A one-dimensional football team will struggle to keep pace with KC offense. Depending on how Flacco is feeling Sunday, if the run game is struggling, it might be smart to utilize Flacco, especially given that the Ravens are fighting for a playoff spot.

Unfortunately for the Ravens, I do not think they have what it takes to topple this AFC West powerhouse.

Chiefs 38, Ravens 24

Matt Geving

The Chiefs look to continue their hunt for the #1 seed against a Raven team that has won 3 straight games with Lamar Jackson.

The stout Ravens defense will hold up pretty well and will force 2 interceptions by Patrick Mahomes.

It will also be the first time since week four (at Denver) that Mahomes only throws one touchdown pass. As far as Lamar Jackson, he will also throw two interceptions.

The Ravens will go with a heavy run attack with Gus Edwards for most of the game. Although it will be close, Kansas City will pull away with it in the 4th quarter.

Chiefs 24, Ravens 10