Chiefs-Broncos: Five reasons each team will win

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a touchdown pass to Julius Thomas in the...

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a touchdown pass to Julius Thomas in the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. (Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:32 PM ET

How big is Sunday night’s Chiefs-Broncos game in Denver?

This factoid puts it into perspective. Together, the teams are 17-1 (.944), and it’s been 44 years since an NFL game this deep into a season featured two teams with a better combined winning percentage.

“I think for both teams, it’s a privilege to be in this situation. And now you go play,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said of the titanic tilt (8:30 p.m. EST, NBC/TSN).

The Broncos have been the most impressive team in the league so far, at least offensively, yet at 8-1 they don’t even lead their own division, the AFC West. The 9-0 Chiefs do.

The Chiefs have been winning thanks in large part to the league’s stingiest, attackingest, turnover-causing defence.


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