The Denver Broncos are coming off a four touchdown loss to the New Orleans Saints, but really that game should forever have an asterisk next to it for the NFL’s decision to force the team to play without a quarterback. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs are looking like a repeat Super Bowl champion behind Patrick Mahomes.
According to SportsBetting.com, the Broncos are a whooping 14-point underdog on the road against the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Oddsmakers are expecting Mahomes and company to shred the Broncos defense and for Drew Lock and the Broncos offense to not do much.
Denver Broncos (4-7) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-1)
Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 6:20 p.m. Mile High time
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
ATS Betting Lines: Chiefs by 14
Moneyline: KC (-1000) | DEN (+660)
Discounting last week’s 17.5-point line due to the absurd call by the NFL to force the Broncos to play a game without a quarterback, this week’s matchup will be the biggest spread since the Tim Tebow era.
The Broncos were 14-point underdogs to the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round and were promptly blown out 45-10. You would have to go all the way back to the early 90s before you find another spread over 14-points for the Broncos.
As far as being 10+ point underdogs to an AFC Rival, I could only find a couple of games. The most recent was a 2005 game against the Chargers where the Broncos were 11.5-point underdogs, but came out on top 23-7. The other was against the Raiders in 1987 when they were 10.5-point underdogs. They actually won that game 30-14 too. Hopefully they can get the trifecta of wins over AFC West rivals when 10-point or greater underdogs in a game.
Overall, the Broncos are 6-15 in division games when they are touchdown or greater underdogs.
How do you think the Broncos-Chiefs game plays out?
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Broncos win outright
Broncos lose, but cover
Chiefs win and cover