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A look at Broncos-Chiefs through the years

Denver will look to end a season two-game losing streak and three-game skid against its AFC West rival on Monday.

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Darrien Gordon

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.

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 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 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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Broncos Tracks

Chiefs favorites on Monday night odds against Broncos -
The Kansas City Chiefs eye another win both straight up and against the spread over a division rival this Monday night as they take on the Denver Broncos.

Woody Paige: Sticking with Siemian could be Vance Joseph's downfall - Denver7
The Broncos have scored zero points in nine of their past 13 quarters, and three touchdowns in 16 quarters. The heat is on for both quarterback Trevor Siemian and coach Vance Joseph.

Broncos sign ILB Kevin Snyder, waive WR Hunter Sharp
The Broncos made a pair of roster moves Saturday.

9 keys to how the Broncos might beat the Kansas City Chiefs |
How are the Broncos supposed to go into the house of horrors that will be Arrowhead Stadium on the night before Halloween and match points with the high-scoring Kansas City Chiefs.

At a wobbly 3-3, it's really (Von) Miller time for Denver Broncos - AFC West- ESPN
The Broncos aren't forcing many turnovers, and now face the sure-handed Chiefs. But Denver is happy to welcome linebacker Shane Ray back to the lineup.

3 players Broncos should consider trading away before deadline | Broncos Wire
Here are three players the Denver Broncos should consider dealing before the NFL's trade deadline.

Week 8 NFL predictions: Scores for every game
No surprise that both ESPN writers predict the Broncos will lose to Kansas City.

Chiefs Tracks

Should Kansas City Chiefs fans boo Jamaal Charles? - Arrowhead Pride
Will Jamaal Charles get booed? That question has been floating around this week as we await Jamaal and the Denver Broncos to come to town for Monday Night Football at Arrowhead.

The Kansas City Chiefs defense needs more turnovers - Arrowhead Pride
I write this knowing I could be the jinx guy but here goes: The Chiefs haven’t committed a turnover since the first offensive play of the season which was 423 snaps ago. According to Elias (via the...

Chiefs look to improve in sack department | The Kansas City Star
When the Chiefs get insufficient pass-rush pressure on an opposing quarterback, as was the case in last week’s loss at Oakland, the first statistic to examine is sacks. Against the Raiders, there were none.

The KC Chiefs' defense has problems | The Kansas City Star
Many fans are frustrated with KC Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, but for the wrong reasons. The problems with the Chiefs’ defense — and these guys have problems — are much more complicated than one coach.

Kareem Hunt appreciates the break in Chiefs schedule as much as anyone
Kansas City is approaching the portion of the season where some rookies hit a wall so the Chiefs hope to keep Kareem Hunt fresh for the stretch run.

Tyreek Hill delivers as Chiefs’ No. 1 WR with toughness, talent | The Kansas City Star
Tyreek Hill has many attributes that are allowing him to deliver big time in Chiefs’ offense.

By some key measures, Chiefs better with Justin Houston in coverage
Yes, the Chiefs have more sacks when Justin Houston rushes, but their pass defense isn't as good overall, according to statistics.

AFC West Tracks

Gus Bradley Has Chargers Defense Playing at a High Level - Bolts From The Blue
Where is the love for Gus Bradley?

Old school: Quarterback Philip Rivers and Chargers visit Patriots to face the master, Tom Brady - LA Times
The Chargers visit the defending NFL champion New England Patriots on Sunday.

Chargers are riding a three-game winning streak but still have some climbing to do - LA Times
While the Chargers have played their way back into the AFC West picture with three-straight wins, it’s clear they haven’t fully erased the early-season mistakes.

New England's Bill Belichick concerned about Chargers' pass rush
The Chargers, led by Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, have terrorized QBs with 11 sacks during their three-game win streak. The Patriots are aware.

Time for Raiders to see if Jalen Richard has what it takes to be bell-cow back - Silver And Black Pride
With Marshawn Lynch suspended this week, we’ll see if this former undrafted free agent can be a bell-cow running back.

Raiders trip to Buffalo, Florida could determine fate of season
Games in Buffalo, Miami could end up being huge in terms of playoff possibilities

Jared Cook's versatility at tight end 'crucial' for Oakland Raiders
Seeing Jared Cook keep the Raiders' winning drive alive in Week 7 underlined for QB Derek Carr what a threat the veteran is in Oakland's offense.

TJ Carrie proves himself Raiders’ most versatile cornerback – Las Vegas Review-Journal
No Raiders cornerback is considered more versatile than TJ Carrie, who at age 27 has solidified himself into a leader and example to teammates.

NFL Tracks

2017 NFL trade deadline: Larry Fitzgerald, 4 others we want to save -
These players could have significantly better seasons if their teams are willing to trade them.

Joe Thomas trade rumors: So much for the Browns’ annual tradition -
Here’s hoping for a full recovery for Joe Thomas so those trade rumors can fire back up next season.

Biggest Week 8 NFL questions, stats and predictions - NFL Nation- ESPN
Carson Wentz now must make do without All-Pro LT Jason Peters; some division leaders have distanced themselves from the parity discussion.

NFL Week 8 Preview: Five Games to Watch |
Albert Breer looks at Week 8’s top five games: Redskins-Cowboys, Steelers-Lions, Texans-Seahawks, Broncos-Chiefs, Chargers-Patriots

NFL Week 8 player matchups: Can Dak Prescott, Cowboys top Redskins?
These are the NFL clashes to keep an eye on in Week 8, including the Cowboys' Dak Prescott vs. an injury-plagued Redskins defense.

10 Ways to Make the Miserable NFL Season More Fun - The Ringer
Plus: your Week 8 picks

In typical fashion, the NFL is again unpredictable heading into Week 8 - LA Times
Typically, the only certainty about the NFL has been its unpredictability. The Eagles are soaring, the Rams are rising, the Patriots are starting to show their age, and no one knows what to make of the Dolphins. Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt, Odell Beckham Jr. are injured and watching new stars rise.

NFL assistant coaches on the rise; five big questions for Week 8 -
Wunderkind coach Sean McVay is 5-2 in his first season at the helm of the Rams. Which rising youngsters could get head coaching opportunities in the offseason? Tom Pelissero has a list.

The 10 biggest mistakes in NFL history - Replacement refs, Heidi game, 1987 strike and more
It's way too soon to decide whether the NFL's move back to Los Angeles was a mistake. But there have been many, ahem, learning experiences in the 97 years the league has been in business.

The Case for the NFL Instituting a Weeklong Midseason Break - The Ringer
We’re all feeling football fatigue, so why not shut the whole thing down for a week?