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Considered one of the late-afternoon matchups within the NFL sees one team battling for a bye in the primary round of the playoffs, while the opposite is prepping for the draft, as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to host the Denver Broncos.
Denver Broncos (3-9) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3)
- When: Sunday, December 11
- Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
- Where: Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, Mo.)
- Channel: CBS
- Stream: FuboTV (Free Trial), Sling, DirecTV Stream, Paramount+
While there was some speculation on how good they were going to be this season, the Chiefs are unquestionably among the finest teams in football…again. With Patrick Mahomes throwing touchdowns left and right, together with a reasonably tough defense, KC is well on its technique to one other AFC West title, and is jousting with the Buffalo Bills for the highest seed within the conference. Following their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday, the Chiefs are tied with Buffalo coming into the weekend. The loss interrupted a five-game winning streak for the Chiefs, with the team now trying to avoid losing back-to-back games for the primary time this season. Mahomes is playing at one other MVP pace, leading the league with 30 touchdown passes and three,808 yards through the air.
On the exact opposite end of the division, the Broncos cannot wait for the season to finish. Since beating the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 30, Denver has lost four-straight games, including a disappointing offensive performance in a 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. It marked the third time this season the Broncos did not rating 10 or more points in 2022. In reality, Denver has only hit the 20-point mark twice to date.
Dating back to the 2015 season, the Chiefs have won 13 consecutive matchups against the Broncos, and are 69-55 all-time against Denver.
MY PICK: Chiefs win, 42-6