Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The Chiefs will try to end their current seven-game losing streak against the best team in the AFC West.
The Kansas City Chiefs will host the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos on Sunday at 12:00 pm CT in Arrowhead Stadium. The two division rivals have had remarkably different seasons as one team is being seen as a Super Bowl contender while the other is in the midst of one of their worst seasons.
The Chiefs (1-9) have just been bad all around with one of the worst scoring defenses and one of the worst scoring offenses in the league. Though they are fourth in the league in rushing yards per game due to the play of running back Jamaal Charles and they are sixth against the pass, they are 29th in passing yards and 25th against the run which has led to their downfall all season.
The Broncos will be without leading rusher Willis McGahee who is on injured reserve after tearing his MCL in his knee last Sunday against San Diego. The Chiefs will now have to deal with rookie Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno.
But the Broncos still have Peyton Manning and Manning has led his team to five straight victories, and at 7-3, they hold a three-game lead in the AFC West. Manning has 24 touchdown passes to just seven interceptions and is going up against an opposing offense in the Chiefs that is averaging just 12.0 points per game during their current seven-game losing streak.
The Chiefs will start Brady Quinn over Matt Cassell this week as coach Romeo Crennel felt his team was in need of a change due to the lack of production in the passing game.
Game Time: 12:00 pm CT
Television Coverage: CBS