Denver Broncos: 3 main reasons losing streak to Kansas City has lasted so long

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Dec 6, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) awaits the snap during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Can the Denver Broncos finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday night?

The Broncos’ losing streak against Kansas City has reached 11 games, dating all the way back to the 2015 season. It has been forever since Broncos fans have been able to celebrate a win over the hated Chiefs, and there are several reasons for that.

Though the game between the teams on Sunday Night Football provides the Broncos with a chance to get into first place, the timing of the contest is going to make it an uphill battle for Denver.

So how has this drought against Kansas City lasted so long? Prior to losing 11 straight to the Chiefs, the Broncos actually beat them seven times in a row. That was mainly due to Peyton Manning being the Broncos’ quarterback.

The Broncos will look to finally buck this disturbing trend on Sunday night but right now, let’s take a look at the three major reasons why the Chiefs have been able to maintain dominance in the series.