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Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) (they are not associated with an earlier Dallas Texans NFL team that only played for one season in 1952). In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City and assumed their current name.The Chiefs joined the NFL as a result of the merger in 1970. The team is valued at over $2 billion. Hunt’s son, Clark, serves as chairman and CEO. While Hunt’s ownership stakes passed collectively to his widow and children after his death in 2006, Clark represents the Chiefs at all league meetings and has ultimate authority on personnel changes.
The Denver Broncos are an American football team based in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) and joined the NFL as part of the merger in 1970. The Broncos are owned by the Pat Bowlen trust. The Broncos have played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High since 2001, after previously playing at Mile High Stadium from 1960 to 2000.
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos scouting report: Who has the edge?
Three things to watch
Paxton’s progress. In the 32nd game since he was drafted by the Broncos in 2016, quarterback Paxton Lynch will make just his fourth start Sunday. Injuries have kept Lynch off the field in what could have been an extended audition during a lost 2017 season. Instead, he has to settle for this final game against the Chiefs to prove he should be part of the Broncos’ search for their full-time quarterback in 2018. How will the 23-year-old quarterback, who was underwhelming in his only other start this season before suffering an ankle injury, answer the bell this time?
Milestone watch. Consecutive strong rushing performances have left Denver running back C.J. Anderson only 54 yards short of reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his five-year career. He’s not the only one hoping to turn an otherwise meaningless game into a chase for numbers. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas needs 108 yards receiving to cross the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth straight season, but his receiving average in the previous three games started by Lynch over the past two seasons is 42.7 yards.
Mahomes mania. Chiefs fans liked what they saw out of first-round rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the preseason. Now, the former Texas Tech standout will get his first opportunity to display his talents in the regular season, albeit in a game without much on the line. Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team has studied a tape of Mahomes’ performances during the preseason, but he doesn’t expect Kansas City’s scheme to change much in Week 17 under a new quarterback.
When the Broncos run. The Broncos are 5-0 this season when they run more than they pass and 0-10 when they don’t. The pursuit of 1,000 yards for Anderson is one more reason to expect a ground-heavy approach from Denver, particularly to take some of the pressure off Lynch at quarterback. The Broncos rushed for 177 yards in a 29-19 loss at Kansas City on Oct. 30 and have averaged 185 yards on the ground in their last two games. Edge: Broncos.
When the Broncos pass. Lynch turned in a forgettable performance during his first start of 2017. He completed 9-of-14 passes for only 41 yards and one interception in less than three quarters against the Raiders on Nov. 26. An inability to get the ball down the field has been an issue for Lynch going back to the preseason. He also absorbed four sacks at Oakland. Expect Lynch to lean on Thomas with the status of fellow wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer in doubt. Edge: Chiefs.