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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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Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Denver 3-3 2-3-1 18.00 19.67 -1.67 2-1-1 0-2 3-3 2-2 1-1
Kansas City 5-2 5-2 29.57 23.00 6.57 2-1 3-1 5-2 2-1 3-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
DEN 18.78 13.14 5.64
KC 13.27 17.23 -3.96
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
DEN 9.93 9.41 0.52
KC 11.18 13.88 -2.7
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
DEN 4.14 3.04 1.1
KC 5.16 4.71 0.45
Team Records

Denver Broncos

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-3 3-1 0-2 2-3-1 2-1-1 0-2 18.00 19.67 -1.67
vs Conf 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-2-1 1-0-1 0-2 14.00 19.50 -5.50
vs Div 2-1 2-0 0-1 1-1-1 1-0-1 0-1 13.33 17.33 -4.00
Last 3 1-2 1-1 0-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 8.67 18.00 -9.33

Kansas City Chiefs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 5-2 2-1 3-1 5-2 2-1 3-1 29.57 23.00 6.57
vs Conf 3-2 0-1 3-1 3-2 0-1 3-1 30.20 24.20 6.00
vs Div 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 27.00 20.50 6.50
Last 3 1-2 0-1 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 28.33 28.00 0.33

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 18.00 24 23.00 21
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 218.50 14 254.67 24
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 90.00 22 137.33 27
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 29.57 2 19.67 9
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 238.67 14 179.50 6
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 102.67 22 77.50 3

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Denver 7-3 5-5 4-4-2 25.10 112.20 3.90 37.10 57.41 263.90 376.10 1.60
Kansas City 3-7 5-5 4-4-2 20.60 128.90 4.62 33.10 58.31 179.50 308.40 1.20

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Dec 25, 2016 DEN KC 10-33 63 183 246 3 238 246 484 1
Nov 27, 2016 KC DEN 30-27 83 190 273 0 124 340 464 1
Nov 15, 2015 KC DEN 29-13 106 197 303 0 69 152 221 5
Sep 17, 2015 DEN KC 31-24 61 238 299 1 144 170 314 5
Nov 30, 2014 DEN KC 29-16 214 174 388 1 41 110 151 3
Sep 14, 2014 KC DEN 17-24 133 247 380 0 88 237 325 0
Dec 1, 2013 DEN KC 35-28 132 403 535 2 159 293 452 1
Nov 17, 2013 KC DEN 17-27 144 200 344 1 104 323 427 1
Dec 30, 2012 KC DEN 3-38 93 26 119 0 172 316 488 1
Nov 25, 2012 DEN KC 17-9 95 273 368 1 148 116 264 1

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Denver Broncos

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 22, 2017 LAC 0-21 L -0/41 L/U 69 182 251 80 162 242 3 A
Oct 15, 2017 NYG 10-23 L -13.5/37.5 L/U 46 366 412 148 118 266 3 H
Oct 1, 2017 OAK 16-10 W -3.5/44 W/U 143 155 298 24 230 254 -1 H
Sep 24, 2017 BUF 16-26 L -3/40 L/O 111 255 366 75 197 272 2 A
Sep 17, 2017 DAL 42-17 W 2.5/44 W/O 178 202 380 40 228 268 0 H

Kansas City Chiefs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 19, 2017 OAK 30-31 L -3/46.5 L/O 94 331 425 88 417 505 0 A
Oct 15, 2017 PIT 13-19 L -3.5/46.5 L/U 28 223 251 194 245 439 -1 H
Oct 8, 2017 HOU 42-34 W -2/45 W/O 127 323 450 144 248 392 -1 A
Oct 2, 2017 WAS 29-20 W -6.5/47.5 W/O 168 261 429 111 220 331 -1 H
Sep 24, 2017 LAC 24-10 W -3/47 W/U 189 122 311 104 226 330 -3 A

Weather in
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Forecast for Kansas City

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

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