Week 4 Preview: Denver at Kansas City

Larry Johnson

In some regard, you have to feel bad for Herm Edwards and the Chiefs. They are trying their hardest to rebuild, but in the meantime, teams are leaving them in the dust. That is likely to be the case again this Sunday, as the West powerhouse Broncos roll into Arrowhead for a meeting with the 0-3 Chiefs.

KC will go back to Damon Huard at QB. He started week two vs the Raiders, but was pulled due to injury for Tyler Thigpen, who started and was not very good last week vs the Falcons. Huard does have the experience factor to play off of, but the team isn’t doing much on offense to help him. They need to feed the ball to Larry Johnson a ton if they want to stay in this, and likely will feature him as they did a week ago.

Things are coming up lucky 7’s right now for Denver, as they have gotten the benefit of two calls by the refs, actually one call and one no-call, to win the last two weeks at home. They are a talented team led by a lethal combo of Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall. The Broncos look like a team that is going to give the Chargers, who they already lead by two games in the West, a serious run for their money.


Look for Denver to feature Cutler and Marshall against a young KC secondary that was torched last week by rookie Matt Ryan and Roddy White. Marshall is a step above White, so he should have a big day. I also look for Michael Pittman and Selvin Young to continue to just about share the carries in the backfield for the Broncos, and they should put up solid yards.

The question for KC is do they have even close to enough offense to hang with the Broncos? The answer is clearly no, which is why the Broncos are heavy favorites, and why they should rather easily move to 4-0, and the Chiefs should be 0-4 after this matchup Sunday.


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