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Las Vegas has installed the 8-1 Broncos as a 7.5-point favorite against the 9-0 Chiefs, leading many to speculate how it's possible that an undefeated team could be such a big underdog in any game.
The answer to that question is easy: Denver is the better team and will romp on Sunday Night Football.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning might be hobbled with an ankle injury, but he's going to put touchdowns on the board. Lots of them. That's what Manning has done throughout his entire career.
Anyone who says Manning isn't going to be operating at a high level needs to reconsider. Chiefs coach Andy Reid is aware of this fact, saying on Wednesday, "I know Peyton Manning. He'll be ready," per Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today.
Ask yourself this: Do you have faith in the Chiefs' pop-gun offense, led by quarterback Alex Smith, to match Manning and the proficient Broncos offense?
I don't mean to take anything away from what Kansas City has accomplished this season. I believe that they are a legitimate Super Bowl contender regardless of how much they lose by in Sunday night's game.
But this is a spot where Manning and the Broncos will dominate. They will make a statement on national television, and that statement is that they, not the Chiefs, are the best team in football.