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Thursday’s game weighs a great deal on the path of the Denver Broncos’ season

As the Broncos build off two wins in a row, they are preparing for the biggest game of the season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Things are trending up for the Denver Broncos heading into Thursday night’s game at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.

On one hand, this game may not seem meaningful outside of Broncos Country. After all, we aren’t really supposed to beat them, right?

I’m mean, this is the team that is going to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship later this season, right?

And this Broncos team is a rebuilding team with a former super star athlete turned clueless wonder at GM, right?

I think everyone in Broncos Country knows that this game means more. This game could be the fulcrum between being bid sellers at the trade deadline and making a push for the playoffs.

At least that’s the hope that I have which has been gained after seeing this team climb up to 2-4 after opening the season with four straight losses.

Broncos News:

Broncos' offense faces 'big challenge' as it aims to keep pace vs. Kansas City
The Chiefs bring their fifth-ranked scoring offense to Denver on Thursday night.

Injury Report: Emmanuel Sanders listed as a full participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report
The Broncos held a walkthrough on Tuesday instead of a full-speed practice.

Broncos preparing for Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City's 'great improviser'
During his Monday press conference, HC Vic Fangio addressed Mahomes' talent, a fourth-down decision, a cornerback's play and a wide receiver's opportunity.

Other NFL News:

Jaguars trading Jalen Ramsey to Los Angeles Rams -
The Jalen Ramsey saga has a Hollywood ending. The Jaguars are trading their disgruntled star cornerback to the Los Angeles Rams for two first-round draft picks (2020 and 2021) and a fourth-round pick in 2021.

Titans to start Ryan Tannehill over Mariota vs. Bolts -
The Tennessee Titans are making a change at quarterback. Ryan Tannehill will start Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers instead of former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota.

Pats suspend Michael Bennett for conduct detrimental -
The New England Patriots have suspended defensive lineman Michael Bennett for one week for conduct detrimental, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Giardi report.

Week 6 DVOA Ratings | Football Outsiders
New England moves back into the No. 1 spot this week, but overall the NFC dominates the DVOA ratings with 9 of the top 12 teams. How does 2019 compare to other years with a massive imbalance between the conferences? Let’s go back in time to 2004, 1989, and other fun seasons of NFL history!

NFL Power Rankings Week 7 - Sports Illustrated
It’s clear as to which NFL teams are the best right now (New England, San Francisco, Green Bay) and who are the worst (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Washington, Miami). How do the rankings unfold for the other 25 teams?

Buyers and sellers ahead of the NFL’s trade deadline - Sports Illustrated
The NFL’s trade deadline is quickly approaching on October 29, and these 10 teams are most likely to get in on the action.

NFL admits second penalty on Lions’ Trey Flowers was a mistake - Sports Illustrated
NFL executive Troy Vincent said the league erred in penalizing Flowers for the illegal hands to the face that set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal.

Rams deal Pro Bowl CB Marcus Peters to Ravens
The Rams have traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens.

Antonio Brown’s case for recouping $40 million - Could he really win his grievances?
The wide receiver has filed eight grievances against the Patriots and Raiders, both of whom cut him in September.