Broncos schedule rumors: Home field edge late vs. Chiefs
The Denver Broncos might be getting a huge home-field advantage late in the 2022 regular season against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Take any NFL schedule rumors or leaks with a grain of salt because there is always misinformation spreading this time of year. Although some people enjoy wasting time by posting fake schedule leak rumors on Twitter, there are some regarding the Denver Broncos schedule that might have some weight to them.
One such leak comes from Dov Kleiman, an independent NFL reporter.
Although Kleiman is not a Broncos beat reporter or major NFL insider, this leak is worth some consderation.
Why is it worth some consideration?
Well, the Week 14 matchup on Sunday Night Football was reported by multiple sources.
If true, this news could be huge for the Denver Broncos.
We already know the Broncos are traveling to take on the Los Angeles Rams just two weeks later on Christmas Day in Week 16 of the 2022 NFL season. That news was reported by the NFL and the Broncos themselves.
Given the fact that this reported matchup in Week 14 against the Chiefs is one of the final five games of the season, it leads me to believe that it could be the final game between the Broncos and Chiefs of the 2022 regular season.
If that ends up being the case, it would give the Broncos the home-field advantage against the reigning AFC West champions.
Of course, there are advantages to having a home game against the Chiefs early on in the season as well, but there are multiple reasons why having the home game against the Chiefs both second and late in the regular season drastically favors the Broncos.
First of all, having a home game earlier in the season against the Chiefs means you’re probably not going to get suck playing in horrendous weather.
Yes, it can also be cold in Denver, but the elements are much less predictable in Kansas City than Denver, where it might occasionally dump snow but is often much more pleasant in the month of December than not.
Second, having the second game in Denver could be a major deciding factor for the ultimate standings in the AFC West. Let’s say the Broncos lose to Kansas City early in the season, but because of how everything transpires in 2022, the later game ends up being one to potentially swing things back the other direction by a game or two.
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Overall, I think having this game against Kansas City late in the regular season in Denver could be one of the more favorable parts of this year’s schedule.