MNF Preview: Broncos Face the Chiefs at Arrowhead

Kansas City Chiefs

Longtime Chief, Charles, Returns to Arrowhead Since Joining Broncos

The fans at Arrowhead Stadium will the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs when they take their seats on Monday night. ESPN will have the Monday Night Football telecast as always. The game will kickoff around 8:30 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Chiefs as -7-point favorites versus the Broncos, while the game’s total opened at 44.5. The line is still -7, but the total has dropped to 42.

Jamaal Charles’ life in football over the last two years has been a series of up-and-down emotions for the 30-year-old running back. He played 51 home games for the Chiefs at Arrowhead and rushed for 7,260 yards. The four-time Pro-Bowl running back also added 2,457 receiving and scored 63 touchdowns over nine seasons in Kansas City.

Charles tore the ACL in his right knee in October 2015. The injury cost him the most of the season. In 2016 he returned to the field, but knee inflammation limited him to only 12 carries in three games.

The Chiefs parted ways with the aging Charles in February. He signed in May with the Broncos.

Chiefs Want to Stop the Run

Kansas City was a 31-30 loser in its last match on the road against the Oakland Raiders. They failed to cover the -3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 61 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Chiefs wanted to stop the run last week against Oakland. They succeeded. The team held the Raiders to 88 yards on the ground. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr gashed Kansas City’s pass defense for 417 yards though. It led his club to a 31-30 comeback victory.

The Chiefs found the successor to Charles in this year’s draft with Kareem Hunt. His historic start helped smooth over the ire that was conjured up by the departure of Charles, especially to the Broncos. Hunt has emerged as a leading Rookie of the Year candidate. The Chiefs rank second in the league at 29.6 points per game.

Hunt leads the NFL with 717 rushing yards. He also has 25 catches for 285 yards with six total touchdowns. He hasn’t scored in the last four games. He topped 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first seven games. That is a league record he hopes to extend Monday night.

Broncos Offense is Struggling to find Rhythm

Denver was a 21-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers. They failed to cover the +0-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 21 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Charles is averaging only eight touches per game through the Broncos’ first six games. More touches for Charles appears what the struggling offense needs. The Broncos seem to play their best when running the football and controlling things with the defense.

 

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Denver3-32-3-118.0019.67-1.672-1-10-23-32-21-1
Kansas City5-25-229.5723.006.572-13-15-22-13-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
DEN18.7813.145.64
KC13.2717.23-3.96
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
DEN9.939.410.52
KC11.1813.88-2.7
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
DEN4.143.041.1
KC5.164.710.45
Team Records

Denver Broncos

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall3-33-10-22-3-12-1-10-218.0019.67-1.67
vs Conf2-22-00-21-2-11-0-10-214.0019.50-5.50
vs Div2-12-00-11-1-11-0-10-113.3317.33-4.00
Last 31-21-10-11-21-10-18.6718.00-9.33

Kansas City Chiefs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-22-13-15-22-13-129.5723.006.57
vs Conf3-20-13-13-20-13-130.2024.206.00
vs Div1-10-01-11-10-01-127.0020.506.50
Last 31-20-11-11-20-11-128.3328.000.33

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense18.002423.0021
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense218.5014254.6724
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense90.0022137.3327
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense29.57219.679
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense238.6714179.506
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense102.672277.503

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Denver7-35-54-4-225.10112.203.9037.1057.41263.90376.101.60
Kansas City3-75-54-4-220.60128.904.6233.1058.31179.50308.401.20

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Dec 25, 2016DENKC10-336318324632382464841
Nov 27, 2016KCDEN30-278319027301243404641
Nov 15, 2015KCDEN29-131061973030691522215
Sep 17, 2015DENKC31-246123829911441703145
Nov 30, 2014DENKC29-162141743881411101513
Sep 14, 2014KCDEN17-241332473800882373250
Dec 1, 2013DENKC35-2813240353521592934521
Nov 17, 2013KCDEN17-2714420034411043234271
Dec 30, 2012KCDEN3-38932611901723164881
Nov 25, 2012DENKC17-99527336811481162641

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Denver Broncos

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 22, 2017LAC0-21L-0/41L/U69182251801622423A
Oct 15, 2017NYG10-23L-13.5/37.5L/U463664121481182663H
Oct 1, 2017OAK16-10W-3.5/44W/U14315529824230254-1H
Sep 24, 2017BUF16-26L-3/40L/O111255366751972722A
Sep 17, 2017DAL42-17W2.5/44W/O178202380402282680H

Kansas City Chiefs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 19, 2017OAK30-31L-3/46.5L/O94331425884175050A
Oct 15, 2017PIT13-19L-3.5/46.5L/U28223251194245439-1H
Oct 8, 2017HOU42-34W-2/45W/O127323450144248392-1A
Oct 2, 2017WAS29-20W-6.5/47.5W/O168261429111220331-1H
Sep 24, 2017LAC24-10W-3/47W/U189122311104226330-3A

Weather in
Kansas CityUnited States

Weather is Partially cloudy  48°F

Partially cloudy
Humidity is 33%
Wind is Northwest 16 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Kansas City

Next up:
Denver at Philadelphia Sunday, November 5
Kansas City at Dallas Sunday, November 5

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