The magic of Drew Lock continues in his third week as a starter.
Kansas City’s passing defense has been surprisingly solid this year (6th lowest QB passer rating), but a game like this in the Lock’s home state in front of his family will get the rookie rolling to another surprising upset.
Broncos 27, Chiefs 24
The Chiefs take on the Broncos at Arrowhead in a Sunday morning matchup that has quite a few storylines surrounding it.
First off, this will be Missouri boy Drew Lock’s homecoming party, and it would be quite the media meltdown if the Denver Broncos and Lock were able to steal a win from the Chiefs on the road.
Broncos Country finds themselves to be stoked on the Mizzou rookie QB after his NFL debut of 2-0, wins coming from the divisional rival Los Angeles Chargers and a decisive victory over a hot Houston Texans team.
The Chiefs are coming off of a huge win as well, over the reigning Super Bowl Champs in the New England Patriots. The Chiefs have already clinched the AFC West, so there are not too many big implications on the line, but it would keep the very slim hopes of a Denver Broncos playoff appearance alive.
Kansas City’s defense absolutely mobbed the Broncos’ offense in the first matchup, racking up nine total sacks, and are even better this go around. However, the Broncos’ offense looks to be a different beast than with Joe Flacco in week seven.
The Chiefs’ four losses have all come at Arrowhead, so that may be an advantage the Denver Broncos can play on as well. If the Broncos’ offense can get off to a hot start, they have a good shot in this game. However, I think Patrick Mahomes and the offense will just be a bit too much to handle.
Chiefs 28, Broncos 21
The Broncos are hot right now behind rookie QB Drew Lock. Lock is 2-0 as a starter this year after knocking off Deshaun Watson’s Houston Texans. Lock lit up the Texans with three passing touchdowns and leading Denver to 38 points. That’s only the third time the Broncos have scored more than 27 points in the last three seasons.
Playing the best football Denver has seen in a long time, the Broncos roll in to Arrowhead to face the Kansas City Chiefs. This will be a real test for the rookie. Arrowhead is a really hard place to play, and it seemed like Lock was struggling to hear and focus in Houston. Additionally, the Chiefs have MVP Patrick Mahomes playing on the other side.
Denver’s defense has been playing well despite the long injury list, and I expect them to be able to hold the high-powered KC offense to around 30 points.
If the the offense can show up against a mediocre Chiefs defense, the Broncos could make this a game. Should be a fun one this weekend!
Chiefs 31, Broncos 27
NFL Pick ‘Em
The Predominantly Orange staff provided our picks for week fifteen. This week, there are five unanimously-picked games, including a 50-50 split for the Denver Broncos-Kansas City Chiefs game.. What do you think, Broncos Country?