The 3-5 Denver Broncos will visit the 4-4 Kansas City Chiefs for a divisional match at Arrowhead Stadium.
With the Oakland Raiders advancing to 5-4 and defeating the 4-5 San Diego Chargers on Thursday night, the Chiefs must win in order to take first place in the AFC West.
While losing two Pro Bowlers in Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry, the Chiefs started off 0-3, but turned things around with a four-game winning streak. However, the Chiefs fell flat at home last week as the Miami Dolphins came into Arrowhead Stadium and walked away with an easy win, 31-3.
The Broncos will have Tim Tebow as their quarterback, who has been the center of attention this year. Tebow hopes to show the critiques what he is capable of after a big 38-24 win in Oakland.
Eddie Royal made some noise last week with an 85-yard punt return touchdown and hopes to carry some of his success over to this week to help Denver stay in the AFC West race.
How will Tebow do against one of the most dangerous pass rushers in the league in Tamba Hali? Hali was dominated last week by offensive tackle Jake Long, preventing Hali from reaching Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore.
But can Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady have the success Long had against Hali? History shows that Hali always gets the best of Clady. We’ll see if that continues today.
In order for teams not to fall behind in a sloppy, but very tight, AFC West race, they must win divisional games. The Broncos and Chiefs will both be fighting, hoping that at the end of the day, they can find themselves in a better spot in this division.
Final score: 17-10 Broncos