Chris Burke's Bet On It column for Sports Illustrated usually sizes up each game and points out a couple of key facts that you can "bet on" for that coming Sunday. For the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos game at Mile High, Burke believes that Orton will be the better quarterback -- at least statistically.
Burke writes, "The prospect of Orton knocking Denver out of the playoffs has to be the Broncos’ worst nightmare. Kansas City’s new QB may not have enough to pull out a win, but he’ll get plenty of opportunities to throw against the Broncos’ secondary."
Burke presents a decent bet considering how beat up the Denver secondary has been this season. Rookies are getting major playing time with injuries to Brian Dawkins, Quinton Carter and David Bruton. Expect Orton to utilize his receivers like Dwayne Bowe and Steve Breaston to go deep. It might even be a coming out party for Jonathan Baldwin given his ability to get over the secondary.
Whether or not he will get the win is another question, but expect Orton to flirt with his third straight 300-yard passing game for the Chiefs.