Kansas City Chiefs (1-9) vs. Denver Broncos (7-3)
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 - 12:00 p.m. CT Arrowhead Stadium
Play-by-Play: Greg Gumbel - Color Commentator: Dan Dierdorf
Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network - KCFX-FM (101.1 FM in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Mitch Holthus - Color Commentator: Len Dawson - Sideline Reporter: Kendall Gammon
Chiefs Spanish Radio
La Gran D (1340 AM) - Play-by-Play: Enrique Morales - Color Commentator: Oscar Monterroso - Sideline Reporter: Ricardo Soto
THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP
The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos meet for an AFC West divisional matchup on Sunday, Nov. 25 with a 12 p.m. kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are in the middle of a three-game home stretch that will conclude on Dec. 2 against the Carolina Panthers.
The Chiefs enter the contest with a 1-9 record and are coming off of a 28-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Kansas City was first on the board with a field goal, however Cincinnati was quick to respond with an 11-play, 78-yard drive that culminated in a four yard touchdown pass from Bengals QB Andy Dalton to WR A.J. Green.
The Bengals took a 21-6 lead into the locker room at halftime after one-yard TD runs by Dalton and RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. After the intermission, the Chiefs elected to make a change at quarterback and QB Brady Quinn started the second half of play. The Bengals posted a 14-yard catch and run TD by WR Mohamed Sanu in the fourth quarter, sealing a 28-6 Cincinnati victory.
In the contest, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles eclipsed the 5,000 yards from scrimmage mark for his career, becoming only the 16th player in club history to accomplish that feat. He now owns 5,083 career scrimmage yards, surpassing Chiefs Hall of Fame RB Curtis McClinton (5,069) for 15th all-time in the record books.
On the defensive side of the ball, LB Tamba Hali notched his sixth sack of the season while DE Tyson Jackson recorded his first sack of the season. Hali now has 59.5 career sacks, including 8.5 against the Broncos.
Denver is currently leading the AFC West at 7-3 and coming off of a 30-23 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Broncos QB Peyton Manning threw for 270 yards and one TD in his 148th win as a starting quarterback in the NFL, tying former Broncos QB John Elway for second-most wins by a starting QB in league history. This season, Manning has posted 255 completions for 2,975 yards with 24 TDs and 7 INTs for a 106.2 rating. His leading receiver, WR Demaryius Thomas, owns 57 catches for 933 yards and five TDs. RB Willis McGahee has rushed 167 times for 731 yards (4.4 avg.) with four TDs.
Defensively, Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard leads the club in tackles with 85, while LB Von Miller has 13.0 sacks, three of which came in last week’s contest vs. the Chargers.
This weekend’s game will mark the 104th regular season meeting between the two clubs and the 41st meeting at Arrowhead Stadium.
CHIEFS-BRONCOS SERIES HISTORY
Kansas City holds a 56-48-0 (.538) all-time advantage over Denver in the 104 previous meetings between the two clubs (103 regular season, one postseason). The 56 Chiefs wins against the Broncos are the club’s highest win total against any individual opponent. The Chiefs have beaten their AFC West foe Oakland 55 times.
The two clubs have split their season series eight of the last nine seasons. In 2011, the Chiefs fell to the Broncos at Arrowhead, 17-10, but defeated Denver, 7-3, in the final week of the season on the road.
Kansas City holds a 24-15-0 (.615) margin against Denver at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs have won 15 of the last 22 regular season meetings between these two clubs at Arrowhead, including 12 of the last 17 contests. Kansas City’s most recent season sweep of Denver came in 2000. Denver last swept the season series in 2007.
The Chiefs own a 6-6 (.500) home record against the Broncos all-time in the month of November. The Broncos produced a 14-10 victory in the only postseason meeting between the two teams, a ’97 AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Arrowhead (1/4/98).
The Broncos hold a 19-34-0 (.358) advantage in games played in Denver. The clubs have met at three different stadiums in Denver, with the Broncos holding leads at Mile High Stadium (24-17) and at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (9-2). Kansas City won the lone matchup between the two clubs at University of Denver Stadium.