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Broncos at Chiefs odds: Denver huge underdogs to Kansas City in Week 8

After opening nine point favorites, the Kansas City Chiefs are now 10-11.5 point home favorites over the Denver Broncos in Week 8.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos (3-4) and Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) are each coming off 45-10 shellackings of their opponents last week, but after opening nine-point home favorites in Week 8, the Chiefs line against the Broncos has grown to 10-points and even up to 11.5-points in some places.

It’s clear the Chiefs are a Super Bowl contender at this point, while the Broncos are likely headed for their first back-to-back losing season in nearly 50-years. However, division games can be a bit tricky to predict. The Broncos are the only team this year to hold this Chiefs offense under 30 points in a game and was one errant Case Keenum throw away from winning their previous matchup in Denver.

For the Broncos to win this game in front of what will be a rowdy Chiefs crowd on Sunday, they will need to control the clock and score touchdowns instead of field goals. So far, they have not proven they can do either of those things through seven games. Which means, the Broncos defense will have to do what only they have been able to do to the Chiefs - keep them off the scoreboard. They did it for nearly three quarters in their first matchup before Patrick Mahomes and that offense mounted a comeback to win the game.

Game time is 11:00 a.m. Mile High time on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.