Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Thursday Night Football in Week 6 of the season sees an AFC West battle in Kansas City as the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs square off. The Broncos are last in the division with a 1-4 record and are coming off a 31-21 home loss against the New York Jets on Sunday. The Chiefs are atop the division with a 4-1 record and are on a four-game winning streak after a 27-20 road victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Broncos vs. Chiefs Betting Odds
|Denver Broncos||+11 (-112)||O 47 (-110)||+455|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-11 (-108)||U 47 (-110)||-625|
Broncos vs. Chiefs Game Details
Fixture: Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Date & Time: Thursday, October 12, 2023 @ 8:15 PM
Venue: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansa City, Missouri
Broncos vs. Chiefs Key Stats
The offense for the Denver Broncos have been doing pretty well as they are 10th in the league with 24.2 points per game. They are averaging 224 passing yards (10th) and 104.2 rushing yards per game (19th) heading into this matchup. Quarterback Russell Wilson has been doing well statistically as he is 109-of-163 (66.9 completion percentage) for 1,210 yards with 11 touchdown passes and two interceptions. Running back Jaleel McLaughlin is their top running back statistically and needs to step up as he has 22 rushing attempts for 160 yards (7.3 yards per carry) with a rushing touchdown and seven receptions for 46 yards (6.6 yards per catch) and a pair of touchdown receptions. They gain yards on the ground with 4.9 rushing yards per attempt as a team and need to do that here.
However, their defense is terrible as they are last in football with 36.2 points per game while giving up 469.4 total yards (281.8 passing, 187.6 rushing). They are not doing that well at forcing pressure on this side of the football as they have 12 total sacks, three interceptions, 15 pass deflections, six forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries. Linebacker Nik Bonitto has been doing incredibly well as he has recorded 5.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have been doing pretty well throughout the season on the offensive side of the field as they are ninth in the NFL with 25.6 points per game. They rank seventh in passing yards (258.0) and 12th in rushing yards (123.0) heading into this game. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been playing incredibly well throughout the beginning stretch of the season as he is 123-of-184 (66.8 completion percentage) for 1,287 yards with 10 touchdowns to four interceptions. With tight end Travis Kelce being questionable with a lower leg injury, wide receiver Justin Watson has to step up as he has 10 receptions on 16 targets for 219 yards (21.9 yards per catch) but has not found the end zone. Their 51.47 third down conversion percentage is incredible and continues to keep the offense on the field for extended drives.
The defense of the Chiefs has been doing an outstanding job as they are tied for fifth in the sport with 16.0 points per game while allowing 316.4 total yards (219.2 passing, 97.2 rushing). They are doing decently well with 13 total sacks, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries but only recorded a single interception. Defensive tackle Chris Jones has been doing well after missing the first game of the season with a contract dispute as he has 4.5 sacks, four tackles for loss and a pair of pass deflections.
Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
- Broncos are 0-4-1 ATS this season
- Chiefs are 3-2 ATS so far this season
- The under has hit in eight of the previous 11 road games for Denver
- Broncos are 3-14 in their last 17 games with Russell Wilson under center
- Patrick Mahomes is 11-0 SU (6-5 ATS) vs Denver in his career