ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Kansas City Chiefs are the last undefeated team in the NFL. Nine times they’ve suited up this season and nine times they’ve come away with a win.
In the process, no team has scored more than 17 points against them and their defense boasts a league-best 12.3 points allowed per game.
The Broncos, on the other hand, have lost just once so far this season and have racked up the most points through nine games in league history along the way.
Sunday night, in primetime, these two teams will meet for the first time this season.
“This is what it’s all about,” wide receiver
The combined winning percentage between the Broncos and the Chiefs is the highest for a game this late in the season since the merger and the AFC West lead is on the line – so there’s plenty to be excited about.
In addition to allowing the fewest points in the NFL, the Chiefs also have the best red zone defense in the league and have allowed the fewest third-down conversions.
The Broncos lead the league in both red-zone offense and third-down conversions.
“I mean it seems a little bigger – for the past three or four weeks, this is the game everyone’s been talking about,” defensive tackle
Though the impact of this game on the shape of the AFC West is hard to ignore, for some players, Sunday’s game is a big one because it’s the next one and it happens to be a divisional game.
“It’s a big game because it’s a division game,” quarterback
“That’s why it’s important, and that’s why all of our players, including myself, are working as hard as we can to be ready to go.”
The facts remain that the Chiefs are in first place in the AFC West and the Broncos want to be in first place in the AFC West, and what happens Sunday will have a major impact on that race.
“They’re 9-0,” Interim Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio said. “They’re on top right now. They’ve got the lead. They’re out in front and everybody else is chasing them. They’ve earned that. They’ve done a nice job. (Head Coach) Andy (Reid) has done a nice job with the team. So we’re getting ourselves ready to combat that.”