Broncos-Chiefs: By The Numbers

Doug Pensinger

Stats and stuff for Sunday's game.

The Denver Broncos (12-3) will wrap up their regular-season schedule when they host the Kansas City Chiefs (2-13) at Sports Authority Field. Kickoff on Sunday is scheduled for 2:25 p.m. MST. Last Week the Chiefs were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts 20-13 at Lucas Oil Stadium, while the Broncos routed the Cleveland Browns 34-12 at Mile High.

The Broncos possess the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoff race and a win vs. Kansas City coupled with a Houston loss or tie would secure the No. 1 seed and Home field for the postseason. Denver has won 10-straight games after starting the season 2-3.

BROADCAST: The game will be aired nationally on CBS. Ian Eagle will call the game with Dan Fouts providing the color commentary. Check the Broadcast Map to see if the game will be telecast in your area.

WEATHER: The projected forecast for Sunday’s contest is calling for Mostly Sunny skies with a high of 39 and a low of 13f.

ODDS: The Broncos are favored by 16 points with the Over/Under set at 42.

SERIES: The Chiefs hold a 56-48 edge in the regular series between these two teams going all the way back to 1960, only the Chiefs were known as the Dallas Texans at that time. As the Texans, they beat the Broncos all six times the two met. So in reality, the season records are all even at 48-48.
Denver has won 5 of the past 8 meetings and 8 of the last 10 at Mile High. The Broncos are 32-20 at Home against the Chiefs. The last game between these two teams went Denver’s way 17-9. Peyton Manning passed for 285 yards and 2 TDs and Knowshon Moreno added 111 scrimmage yards (85 rush, 26 rec.). Kansas City head coach Romeo Crennel is 1-3 vs. Denver and Broncos head coach John Fox is 4-1 against the Chiefs.

QUICK HITS

  • The Broncos have a chance to finish with a perfect divisional record for just the 2nd time in franchise history (1998).
  • Denver leads the NFL with a +144 scoring differential in the 2nd half this year to represent the 2nd-highest such figure since the 1970 NFL merger and the best since Green Bay (+170) in 1996.
  • The club’s 10-game winning streak is tied for the second-longest such streak in team history and the longest since winning 13 games in a row during its 1998 Super Bowl season.
  • The Broncos are AFC West Champions for a record-tying 12th time with 10 of those coming during Owner & CEO Pat Bowlen’s tenure with the team (1984-Pres.).
  • In his first two seasons in his current role, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway has secured 23 of the 33 players who have started a game for Denver this year.
  • In what will be his 500th game as a coach (college/pros), John Fox needs a victory to become just the 7th active NFL head coach to reach 100 overall wins in his career.
  • QB Peyton’s Manning’s current streak of 12 consecutive games registering a 90+passer rating ranks 3rd in NFL history in a single season.
  • LB Von Miller has posted a franchise-record 17.5 Sacks (3rd in the NFL in 2012) in addition to ranking 2nd in the league in Tackles For a Loss (26) and tying for 3rd in the NFL with six Forced Fumbles.
  • P Britton Colquitt is on pace to set the team’s net punting average record for the 2nd consecutive season.
  • DE Elvis Dumervil ranks 3rd in the NFL since 2006 in Sacks per game (.71) and owns the 3rd-most multiple-Sack games (20) in the league since his rookie season in 2006


2012 TEAM COMPARISON

BRONCOS CHIEFS
Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-3 . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Division Standing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (AFCW) . . . . .4th (AFCW)
Turnover Margin (NFL Rank) . . . . . . EVEN (T-18th). . .-25 (32nd)
OFFENSE
Net Yards Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . . .391.9 (4th) . . . . 332.6 (22nd)
Yards Per Play (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . . .5.8 (6th) . . . . . . 5.1 (25th)
Points Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . .29.5 (2nd) . . . . . 13.9 (32nd)
Possession Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30:51 . . . . . . . . . .31:32
Net Rushing Yards Per Game . . . . . . . 110.7 . . . . . . . . . .153.5
Net Passing Yards Per Game . . . . . . . .281.2 . . . . . . . . . . 179.1
Had Intercepted/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/218 . . . . . . . . . 20/368
Sacks Allowed/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21/137 . . . . . . . . . 36/201
Fumbles/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21/13 . . . . . . . . . . 26/17
Third Down Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . . . .44.3% (4th) . . . . . .33.3% (28th)
Red Zone TD Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . . . 55.7% (12th) . . . . .28.6% (32nd)
Giveaways (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . . . . 24 (T-16th) . . . . . .37 (32nd)
DEFENSE
Net Yards Per Game (NFL Rank) . . .302.2 (3rd) . . . . . . 347.7 (17th)
Yards Per Play (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . .4.69 (3rd) . . . . . . . 5.8 (26th)
Points Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . . . .19.1 (5th) . . . . . . . .25.8 (25th)
Net Rushing Yards Per Game . . . . . 91.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .133.3
Net Passing Yards Per Game . . . . . .211.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 214.5
Intercepted By/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . 16/347 . . . . . . . . . . . 7/119
Sacks For/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48/341 . . . . . . . . . . . 27/161
Opponent Fumbles/Lost . . . . . . . . .23/8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18/5
Third Down Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . .30.7% (1st) . . . . . . . . 37.9% (17th)
Red Zone TD Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . .61.5% (28th). . . . . . . 49.2% (10th)
Takeaways (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . .24 (14th). . . . . . . . . . 12 (32nd)
SPECIAL TEAMS
Punts-Average Yards (Gross) . . . . .46.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .46.9
Punts-Average Yards (Net) . . . . . . 42.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.3
Punt Returns-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.7
Punt Returns-Avg Allowed . . . . . . .5.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.2
Kickoff Returns-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . 23.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.5
Kickoff Returns-Avg Allowed . . . . 22.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.6
Field Goals Made/Attempted . . . . 25/31 . . . . . . . . . . . .27/32
PENALTIES
Penalties Against/Yards . . . . . . . . . . .95/775 . . . . . . . . 87/701
Opponent Penalties Against/Yards . . 118/919 . . . . . . . 76/640

The Broncos 12-3 record marks the 8th time in franchise history they have accumulated 12 or more wins in a season. Of the seven previous times the Broncos posted at least 12 wins, they advanced to the AFC Championship Game three times and won the Super Bowl on two occasions.

Go Broncos!

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