The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs boast one of the more storied rivalries in the NFL, but that hasn't impacted the line for this game. The Broncos are 12.5-point favorites heading into Week 2.
That doesn't have Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sleeping on the Chiefs.
"The Chiefs are a playoff team coming back," Peyton Manning said. "Just like last year, you throw out what happened last week; you throw it out the window. It's a division game, two teams very familiar with each other, well coached, talented football teams. It's a physical football game and that's how we have to play Sunday because we know that's how they're going to play."
Cornerback Aqib Talib reiterated that the Broncos weren't going to overlook the Chiefs and talked about the challenges QB Alex Smith and RB Jamaal Charles present in the running game.
"He (Smith) can run better than guys give him credit for, so if things break down, he can hurt you with his legs," said Talib. "We definitely know they're going to have a heavy gameplan for Jamaal since he had only about seven touches in the first game."
Kickoff is set for 2:25 p.m. MDT on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
The game will air as CBS' #1 afternoon game, covering about 3/4 of the country, airing on KCNC-TV in Denver. Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (color commentary) will call the game with Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines.
View our Broncos-Chiefs TV broadcast map to see if the game will air locally in your area. DirecTV Sunday Ticket customers can find the game on 715.
850 AM KOA & Sirius 137
Sunday's game represents the 108th all-time matchup between the Broncos, with the Chiefs enjoying a 56-51 advantage in the series. The Broncos have won five of the last six matchups.
Denver Broncos wide receiver was thought to be reinstated Friday night following the NFLPA's unanimous approval of a new league drog policy, but the NFL will meet to hash out remaining issues early next week. Thus, Welker is still ineligible.
For the Broncos, Danny Trevathan is out (knee). For the Chiefs, linebacker Derrick Johnson, defensive end Mike DeVito, and offensive lineman Gary Allen were all placed on Injured Reserve.
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The Bronco are 12.5-point favorites against the Chiefs at home, holding steady at that line for most of the week. Let us know who you got in the poll and in the comments!