KANSAS CITY (3-0) at DENVER (2-1)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
OPENING LINE — Kansas City by 3½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 3-0, Denver 0-2-1
SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 61-55
LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Broncos 27-24, Dec. 31, 2017
LAST WEEK — Chiefs beat 49ers 38-27; Broncos lost to Ravens 27-14
AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 2, Broncos No. 19
CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (15), PASS (7).
CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (18T), PASS (31T).
BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11T), RUSH (3), PASS (16).
BRONCOS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (4), PASS (22).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chiefs winners of five straight in series following seven straight losses. ... Chiefs third NFL team to score 38 or more points in first three games (2007 Patriots, 1967 Colts). ... QB Patrick Mahomes has NFL record 13 TDs through three games and zero interceptions. Mahomes leads league with 137.4 passer rating. ... Mahomes made first NFL start Dec. 31 at Denver. ... RB Kareem Hunt has 796 scrimmage yards, five TDs in seven games vs. AFC West teams. ... WR Tyreek Kill has two TD runs, TD catch and KR-TD in three career games versus Denver. ... LB Justin Houston had two sacks, two forced fumbles last week. ... Denver QB Case Keenum threw for 271 yards, TD in only career game against Chiefs (in 2013 with Texans). ... Keenum has five interceptions this season after throwing just seven in 2017 for Vikings. ... Rookie RB Royce Freeman had TD run last week after rookie RB Phillip Lindsay's ejection for throwing punch in pile. Lindsay was first undrafted player in league history to eclipse 100 scrimmage yards in first two NFL games. ... Broncos disappointed in P Marquette King's pedestrian stats, brought in practice squad punter during week to push him to play better. ... WR Emmanuel Sanders had first career rushing TD last week against Baltimore. ... WR Demaryius Thomas has TD catch in five of last six home games. Since 2012, Thomas ranks second in league with 491 catches, third with 7,963 yards, and fifth with 52 TD receptions. ... LB Von Miller tied for league lead with four sacks. Miller has eight sacks, 11 tackles for loss versus Kansas City. ... DE Derek Wolfe had eight tackles, sack in last home start against Kansas City. ... Rookie LB Bradley Chubb had first full sack as pro last week. ... CB Chris Harris Jr. was critical of defensive calls last week, suggesting Broncos weren't disguising intentions well enough and were easy pickings for opposing QBs — who have completed 70 percent of passes against Denver. ... Fantasy tip: In two road starts, Mahomes has 582 yards passing, 10 TD throws and zero interceptions for 143.3 passer rating.
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