The 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs are one of the current front runners in the NFL and on Monday night they head to Denver, where the Broncos await. The Broncos are 2-1 so far, and have shown glimpses of promise in parts, while also showing their lack of an above average quarterback after signing Case Keenum this summer. This should be an intriguing matchup, both teams have ability on the field but until the Broncos find solid quarterback play, they are likely to struggle and that's also the opinion of the Bovada bookies.
To compare where these two teams are right now, all you have to do is compare the two quarterbacks. Kansas City drafted Patrick Mahomes to be the future of their franchise. He has been handed the number one jersey and this season he has thrown 13 touchdowns in the first three games. Denver brought in Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian through the draft, both of those experiments failed and now they have Case Keenum, a player who has thrown just three touchdowns in three games.
One area the Broncos will be happy with is their run game, something that struggled for the most part of last season. It has been all change in the Denver backfield, with Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman emerging as their two lead running backs. Combined they have put up 350 yards in the opening three games and with Keenum struggling to connect, the running back pairing have saved Denver from looking a lot worse. The Chiefs have a three-pronged attack, with running back Kareem Hunt, receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce keeping opposing clubs guessing. The Chiefs have enough weapons to be able to do it all, and although we all know how good the Denver D is, they are going to have a very tough time keeping track of all the different options the Chiefs have.
There is no doubt that this Broncos team has shown promise on the ground, and they have a defence that is as good as any in the league, but that doesn’t appear to be enough against the Chiefs. They have started with a perfect record and have the attacking threats to score points, despite coming up against a good defence. The Broncos need Case Keenum to step up and find his groove quickly, but that doesn’t look likely to happen so I am backing the Kansas City Chiefs to win this game, and it could well be a double figure victory for them.