Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) @ Denver Bronco (8-1)
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OTHER VITAL INFORMATION
When: Sunday, November 17th, 7:30 CST
What Channel: NBC
Keys To The Game for the Chiefs:
1- THE SECONDARY: The Chiefs secondary has to cover a lot of talented receivers tonight, and most of it will have to be one-on-one coverage. There will not be much help over the top because Denver has so many weapons that have to be accounted for, and a quarterback that will pick apart any defense not at the top of their game. Eric Berry has to prove he can cover a talented tight end as he will probably draw the assignment of guarding Julius Thomas. Brandon Flowers, Sean Smith, and Marcus Cooper have to be great tonight for the Chiefs to have a chance at winning.
2- THE PASS RUSH: Kansas City has been aggressive with its blitzes this season but there will be few little help from the safeties or cornerbacks. Peyton Manning too quick and precise for the Chiefs to leave receivers uncovered even for a moment. The line and linebackers are going to have to provide the pressure and they are going to need to bring it hard and fast. The less time the secondary has to cover, the better things will go for the defense as a whole. Tamba Hali, Juston Houston, Dontari Poe and friends have to apply the pressure they did in the first 7 games of the season, and not the last 2, in which they recorded only one total sack.
3- ALEX SMITH: The Chiefs are probably going to have to score 30 points or more to win this game. Smith has got to be at his best and find a way to get the ball down field. He has to continue to protect the ball because Peyton Manning needs no extra chances. If Smith can exploit a defense that ranks among the worst in the league, Kansas City has a chance. If Jamaal Charles is back to 100%, he will be able to take some pressure off Smith. The offense line has to hold off the improved Denver pass rush for Smith to be effective. This is the big one folks!