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Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs and Broncos have been rivals for a long time. The two teams have played in the same division since 1960, when the American Football League played its first season. The Chiefs spent two years as the Dallas Texans before relocating to Kansas City and changing their name. Both teams moved to the NFL after it merged with the AFL before the 1970 season. The rivalry between the two teams transferred into the NFL as well: the Chiefs and Broncos have always played in the same division. Despite their long histories, the Chiefs and Broncos have only met once in the playoffs (after the 1997 season).
If you include the full AFL records for both franchises, the Chiefs have a slight edge over the Broncos in their all-time matchups (the Dallas Texans won all six of their games against the Broncos). The Broncos have the advantage in the rivalry since the two teams moved to the NFL. Denver also won the only playoff game the Chiefs have played against the Broncos.
The Broncos have built one of the best defenses in the NFL, and they won Super Bowl 50 after the 2015 NFL Season. The championship win was legendary quarterback Peyton Manning’s last hurrah in the NFL. Manning’s retirement has left the Broncos with a hole to fill at quarterback, and the team is still waiting for a suitable replacement. Denver’s defense, however, can be good enough to carry the team.
Andy Reid has coached the Chiefs since the 2013 season. Kansas City made it to the playoffs in Reid’s first season with the team, and they’ve gone back to the playoffs in three out of four seasons with Reid. The Chiefs made the playoffs after the 2016 season but lost a close Divisional Game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kansas City is searching for its first Super Bowl win since Super Bowl IV.
Historic Broncos vs. Chiefs Games
Broncos Comeback Win in 2015: In a rivalry matchup against Kansas City, the Broncos pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in recent memory. The Chiefs led in the game with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Broncos QB Peyton Manning took the Broncos 90 yards down the field and tied the game on a touchdown pass with 36 seconds left. The Chiefs got the ball back and called a rushing play to Jamaal Charles to run out the clock. The Broncos defense forced an improbable fumble off of Charles, and they returned the fumble 21 yards for a game-winning touchdown.
Chiefs Get Their Revenge: Later in that same season, the Chiefs responded to their previous loss with a dominant win over the Broncos. Peyton Manning attempted to play through injuries but had one of the worst games of his career. He threw four interceptions and finished with a 0.0 passer rating for the only time in his distinguished career. The Chiefs won 29-13. Running back Charcandrick West had two touchdowns, and the Chiefs kicked five field goals in the win.
When do the Chiefs play the Broncos?
The Chiefs and Broncos are rivals in the AFC West Division. Division rivals in the NFL play two games against each other each season, and each will host a home game against the other. It doesn’t happen frequently, but they can also play each other in the playoffs.
You can use this page to find any upcoming matchups between the Chiefs and Broncos.
Most & Least Expensive Chiefs vs. Broncos Games
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