Good morning, Broncos Country!
Some of the greatest moments in Denver Broncos history have come in this rivalry.
Some of the greatest moments in NFL history have come when these two teams meet. There was the game-saving heroics on Jan. 4, 1997, when the Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs 14-10 in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. The Steve Atwater hit on Christian Okoye. The Monday Night Football classic in 1994 when John Elway put Denver in the lead late in the fourth quarter, only to see Joe Montana respond with a game-winning touchdown with 8 seconds left. I still contest that is one of the greatest games in NFL history, even though the Broncos lost 31-28.
We get the latest chapter of this classic rivalry on Monday night in Arrowhead Stadium. On the latest MHR Radio Podcast, Adam Malnati and I previewed the game and what to look for. The MHR Radio Podcast is now on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Please subscribe to the one that fits your fancy, and also rate and review what you hear.
Are Trevor Siemian & the #Broncos offense easier to read than a picture book? @AdamMalnati16 & I can't help but wonder if that's the case on the latest @MileHighReport Radio Podcast. https://t.co/0XbTgIWboc— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) October 25, 2017
Before the two rivals add to the history, here’s a look at the Broncos (3-3)-Chiefs (5-2) through the years. The notes are courtesy of Denver’s weekly release.
- Monday night's game in Kansas City marks the 114th regular-season game between the Broncos and Chiefs. Denver is 54-59-0 in those games -- 35-22 at home; 19-37 on the road. The first game was Oct. 30, 1960, at Bears Stadium. The Dallas Texans beat the Broncos 17-14.
- The last game played between the Broncos and Chiefs was the Christmas nightmare when KC trounced Denver 33-10 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Broncos are now on a three-game losing streak to the Chiefs heading into Monday Night Football.
- The last Broncos home win over the Chiefs was Sept. 14, 2014, 24-17. This was the day Denver inducted Gene Mingo, Dan Reeves & Rick Upchurch in the ROF (my wife & I were there. It was awesome to witness). The last home loss was last season when the Broncos lost 30-27 in OT.
- The last Broncos road win over the Chiefs was Sept. 17, 2015, 31-24. The forced fumble returned for a touchdown by Bradley Roby was the first indication of what a special season that would be for Denver. The last Broncos road loss was the debacle on Christmas night.
The last #Broncos road win over the #Chiefs was Sept. 17, 2015, 31-24. The forced fumble returned for a touchdown by @BradRoby_1 was the first indication of what a special season it would be for Denver. The last Broncos road loss was the debacle on Christmas night. pic.twitter.com/M38eKuYe1b— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) October 27, 2017
- The Broncos longest winning streak is eight games that took place Oct. 24, 1976-Oct. 28, 1979. The longest winning streak for the Chiefs is 11 games that took place Nov. 1, 1964-Nov. 27, 1969.
- The Broncos have shutout the Chiefs out once in this series, 21-0 on Sept. 23, 1984 at Mile High Stadium. The Chiefs also have shutout Denver once in this series, 16-0 on Dec. 6, 1970 at Arrowhead Stadium.
- The most points the Broncos have scored in this series is 49 in a 49-29 win on Nov. 14, 2010 at Mile High. The most points for the Chiefs is 59, a 59-7 win on Sept. 7, 1963 in KC.
- The largest Broncos win over the Chiefs is 35 points in a 38-3 victory on Dec. 30, 2012 at Mile High. The largest Chiefs win over Denver is 52, that 59-7 win in 1963 in Kansas City.
- The most combined points for the Broncos and Chiefs is 88, a 49-39 KC win on Nov. 1, 1964, in Kansas City. The fewest combined points is 10, a 7-3 Chiefs win on Jan. 1, 2012 at Mile High.
- As Mike Klis pointed out a few days ago about this series, the Chiefs franchise started 25-2 vs. the Broncos (1960-73). Since then, Denver has gone 52-34, yet it still trails in the all-time series. That's remarkable, all thanks to the first 13 years.
- The Broncos and Chiefs have only met once in the playoffs, in the AFC divisional round on Jan. 4, 1997 in Kansas City. Denver, of course, won that game 14-10 to advance to the AFC title game in Pittsburgh.
- Broncos running back C.J. Anderson needs nine rushing yards to become just the fourth player in franchise history to record at least 400 yards rushing in four consecutive seasons.
- Broncos running back Jamaal Charles needs 44 scrimmage yards to become the 10th active player to reach the 10,000-yard mark. How fitting for that to potentially happen vs. the Chiefs in front of Chiefs Kingdom as an opponent for the first time.
- Broncos linebacker Von Miller needs one sack to tie for his second-longest sack streak (6 games) of his career. Broncos Country and Chiefs Kingdom knows all about the success Miller has against Kansas City. Hopefully he does more of the same against Alex Smith.
#Broncos linebacker @VonMiller needs one sack to tie for his second-longest sack streak (6 games) of his career. #BroncosCountry & #ChiefsKingdom knows all about Miller's success against the #Chiefs. pic.twitter.com/yzfqE1Hg5i— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) October 27, 2017
- Broncos defensive lineman Domata Peko can/will extend his starting streak to 119 games—the longest active streak by an NFL defensive lineman. That is a remarkable accomplishment and shows the heart Peko has.
- This season marks the 26th consecutive year for the Broncos on Monday Night Football, a streak that began in 1992. Denver’s streak of appearances on MNF is the longest active streak in the NFL and the second-longest streak in league history. This also is the 71st all-time game the Broncos will play on MNF, the fourth most in history.
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