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Not only is it important to have a strong start to every season, but it's also vital for a team to finish on a high note as well.
For the second straight year, the Chiefs will have the opportunity to do that in Denver against the Broncos in their last game of the campaign.
That means that they will get to face Peyton Manning for the second time this season and they will get another chance to show the four-time MVP quarterback why he made the wrong decision by signing with the Broncos over KC this past offseason.
Depending on how the AFC West title race shapes up in the first 16 weeks of the regular season, this could end up being a huge game for both teams' playoff hopes in 2012.
Even if the Chiefs are not be in the running for a division crown at this point in the season, a win over the Broncos could go a long way in the momentum for next season, much like what happened for Kansas City back in 2009.