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The Broncos can’t be scared into abandoning run against Chiefs

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When Josh Klingler joined the guys on 1st and 10 at 10, he said what everyone was thinking.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Klingler of AM 610 in Kansas City joined the crew on 1st and 10 at 10 on Orange and Blue 760 ahead of the Denver Broncos matchup with the Chiefs. When all the pleasantries ended, they got into the ways that Denver could match up with KC. Klingler made the excellent point that Broncos Country has been screaming for weeks. Run the ball.

The Chiefs high powered offense is scary. They score in bunches, put up huge numbers, and seem to intimidate play callers into making mistakes. He pointed out that teams have abandoned the run against the Chiefs too early in games.

You can possess the ball for a longer amount of time, keep Patrick Mahomes and that offense off the field, and you can have success against this defense running the ball.

The blue print is obvious. Broncos Country has been begging for a game plan that is run heavy. Even the guys who work in Kansas City know that the way to beat the Chiefs is with the running attack. The Broncos are coming off a blowout of the worst team in the NFL, and have some momentum. They also have the knowledge that they were inches away from beating the Chiefs earlier in the season.

Going into Arrowhead Stadium is never easy, but the opportunity to steal a win is there. If the Broncos can stick to the formula that works a win is not out of the realm of possibilities. They can’t let the Chiefs offense scare them into getting away from running the ball to set up the play action pass. Doing that allows Case Keenum to get out of the pocket and find his weapons. Whether he dumps off to Phillip Lindsay, or Emmanuel Sanders or Demaryius Thomas deep, the opportunities should be there.

Of course, all that is predicated on doing the one thing that will be the hardest to do. They have to stick with the run, even if the Chiefs put points on the board quickly. Denver will not be able to run with Kansas City, but they could slow the game down enough to squeeze out a victory.