How The Broncos Stack Up Against The Chiefs
Drew Lock will get his third start Sunday and another chance to prove he's the Denver Broncos franchise quarterback.
A week after the signal caller from Missouri helped Denver (5-8) take down the AFC South-leading Houston Texans 38-24, Lock has another tough road start against the rival Kansas City Chiefs (9-4) in an 11 a.m. showdown.
Denver has lost eight straight to the rival Chiefs — including a 30-6 Thursday Night loss at Mile High earlier in the season. Kansas City has already clinched its fourth-straight AFC West title.
Lock has brought new life to the Broncos, throwing for 443 yards and five touchdowns in his his two victorious starts. Last week, he connected with fellow rookie tight end Noah Fant for four catches, 113 yards and a touchdown — providing some optimism for a long stagnant Denver offense.
When the Broncos Run the Ball: Denver offense averaging 106 rushing yards per game (18th in the NFL) vs. Kansas City defense averaging 137 rushing yards per game (28th in the NFL).
When the Broncos Pass the Ball: Denver offense averaging 196 passing yards per game (29th in the NFL) vs. Kansas City defense averaging 227 passing yards per game (12th in the NFL).
When the Chiefs Run the Ball: Kansas City offense averaging 93 rushing yards per game (27th in the NFL) vs. Denver defense averaging 115 rushing yards per game (21st in the NFL).
When the Chiefs Pass The Ball: Kansas City offense averaging 288 passing yards per game (4th in the NFL) vs. Denver defense averaging 215 passing yards per game (6th in the NFL).