A perfect blend of athleticism, strength and size, a team-first approach to defense and a strong defensive front that should allow the Chiefs to control the game.
The Chiefs have lost four straight games, including two by double digits, but their latest victory was a big reason why.
They dominated the Vikings, outgaining them by a touchdown margin of 31-3, and dominated the Broncos in their next two contests.
Kansas City’s defensive front was the biggest reason the Chiefs beat Minnesota in Week 3, allowing just two touchdowns and limiting them to a combined 7 points.
That was the third-most points allowed by any team in the league in Week 4.
This week, Kansas City allowed just one touchdown in two games.
The Broncos have had problems limiting teams to fewer than 20 points in recent weeks, but they should have been able to stop Kansas City’s attack on Thursday night.
Denver struggled to contain the Vikings run attack in Week 1 and failed to stop them from running for over 100 yards in Week 2.
The Broncos’ secondary was shaky in Week 5, allowing Minnesota to run for over 300 yards in the first half.
It was also a good match for Denver’s running game.
Denver has a new starting quarterback in Trevor Siemian, who threw for 3,724 yards and 27 touchdowns with seven interceptions in his first two starts.
The Texans’ Deshaun Watson, who started the past two games, was held to four yards on six carries.
The Vikings’ Matt Asiata and Kyle Rudolph are in a similar situation.
Both have struggled to throw interceptions in the past three weeks, and Rudolph has been sacked 13 times.
Asiatum has a plus-15 rating, while Asiab has a minus-8 rating.
The Chiefs also lost a game when Jamaal Charles caught a touchdown pass in Week 7.
This is a good matchup for both quarterbacks, but Siemian is more likely to have a better chance to play well this week.
Prediction: Chiefs 28, Broncos 21