The Denver Broncos (2-3) will need all hands on deck as they take on the Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) at Empower Field on Sunday. They got a huge boost with tight end Noah Fant a full participant on Friday after missing action since Week 4 with an ankle injury.
Another huge boost comes to the defense with cornerback A.J. Bouye back from a stint on injured reserve. With Denver getting healthier, this could be a good measuring stick for the Broncos. The Chiefs being defending Super Bowl champions and favorites to win another in 2020 and all.
“I think every game is a measuring stick,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said on Friday. “You guys know better than anybody that we lead seven day lives in this football world and everything depends upon what you did the last week and then what’s going to happen in the upcoming game. I think every game is a measuring stick, we obviously respect the fact that these guys are as good as they are—they’re the defending champs. I’ve said it before that they were an offsides penalty in the 2019 AFC Championship game from probably winning that Super Bowl and going for a three peat here instead of a repeat. They’ve won the division [five] years in a row. They’re obviously the team that you have to beat in this division, but I personally take every game the same way.”
Beyond those five division titles, the Broncos haven’t beaten Kansas City since Week 2 of the 2015 season - a span of nine games. The longest losing streak Denver’s ever had against Kansas City was 11 games way back in the 1960s. They have got to find a way to turn things around against Patrick Mahomes.
Here is your final Broncos-Chiefs injury report for Week 7.
Broncos injury report
|Jake Butt||TE||Hamstring||NOT LISTED||LIMITED||DNP||QUESTIONABLE|
Chiefs injury report
BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR- Indicates not injury related; *- Team did not practice / report is an estimation.
STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full—100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play.