The Kansas City Chiefs are heading into Mile High Stadium tomorrow afternoon to try to knock the Denver Broncos out of playoff contention and build some sort of momentum at season's end for Romeo Crennel as interim coach. The Broncos, on the other hand, hope to ride the magic carpet under Tim Tebow, Von Miller and a new running game all the way to an unexpected division title after sitting in the AFC West basement just a season ago.
For Kyle Orton, the Chiefs starting quarterback, it's a bitter homecoming of sorts back to a team and stadium that dropped him just a few weeks ago. The Chiefs picked him up and the scenario playing out this week was one that was immediately concerning to the Broncos brass. Now they must face the quarterback they dropped in the hopes that he doesn't know them well enough to beat them.
The odds favor the Broncos as the line on this game has the Broncos as a 3.5 favorite over the Chiefs, according to Odds Shark. That line makes sense as the Chiefs are the road team and have been eliminated from playoff contention. The over/under on this game is the second lowest of all the games this week and is at 36.5 points.
Both teams are healthy heading into this game so there will be no excuses for the Broncos if the Chiefs are able to pull off the upset on the road and knock them out of the playoffs.