For the 4th time this season the Denver Broncos will be playing in front of a nationwide audience in primetime this weekend. The Broncos will face the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium in a battle for the AFC West.
You can find the Broncos/Chiefs game on your local NBC station Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. MST.
The Broncos have been on a roller coaster ride the last few weeks with O-line shakeups, special teams drama, and frustratingly inconsistent play. It's hard to not get wrapped up in the emotions of your favorite team winning and losing. While the emotional highs and lows are just part of being a sports fan it's also important to have some perspective and remember that football is after all just a game.
It's Thanksgiving - time for some introspection, right? So here are a few Broncos-related things I'm thankful for this day:
- I'm thankful that when news of Kansas City Chief safety Eric Berry's health issue was released a few days ago. Broncos Country (at least for the most part) wished him well and took a break from smack talk. I detest sports fans who delight in player's injuries/health problems and was very happy to see so many well wishes expressed to Berry this week on MHR.
- On a similar note I'm thankful for the warm wishes sent out to all of the Broncos players who have lost loved ones this season. Zac Dysert, Malik Jackson, Marvin Austin Jr., and Demaryrius Thomas have all lost people close to them in the last few months. When DT was "off" earlier this season Broncos fans could have turned their back on him, but they did just the opposite by cheering him on. This is a "what have you done for me lately" kind of league so it's refreshing to see fans stick by one of their most talented players when he was in a slump.
- I'm thankful the Broncos have Peyton Manning as their quarterback. I'll take his weak arm, his ducks, his ridiculously awkward sacks, his inability to run, and whatever stat you have to offer me about Manning in the cold, wind, rain, snow, Foxboro, postseason, or Super Bowl.
- I'm thankful the Broncos colors are orange and blue. And by blue I mean navy blue. Not Chargers,Panthers, or Dolphins blue. I like the classic navy blue and I like that the Broncos have embraced orange and don't just use it as an accent color.
- I'm thankful that John Elway is around working his magic for the Broncos. Now get Chris Harris Jr. signed Elway and I'll be even more thankful!
- And I'm thankful that I get to go to Broncos games at Mile High Stadium and stumble across guys like this:
GoBroncos! pic.twitter.com/nf4lDzo5e6— Amy Richau (@amyrichau) November 23, 2014
The Denver Broncos are 53-56 all-time against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2014.