3 Chiefs Who Need More Playing Time to Crush Broncos in Week 8

These three players are more than deserving of extended playing time
Charles Omenihu should be in for another huge day against the Broncos
Charles Omenihu should be in for another huge day against the Broncos / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chiefs play the Broncos for the second time in three weeks this Sunday, traveling to Denver with snowy conditions expected as Kansas City looks to earn a seventh straight win.

While the defense propelled us to a 19-8 victory in Week 6, though the Chiefs need a better all-around effort to keep the winning streak alive.

With Nick Bolton recovering from wrist surgery and several players underperforming, let's look at three Chiefs who need more snaps to earn a dominant victory against the Donkeys.

3 Chiefs Who Need More Playing Time in Week 8 vs. Broncos

1. Rashee Rice

I'm the conductor of the Rashee Rice hype train and we're not slowing down this week, folks! The second-round rookie had four catches for 72 yards in Week 6 and should be in line for an even bigger performance this time around.

Similar to the advantages the Chargers' defensive schemes gave Rice, the Broncos also run zone coverage at a high rate but are similarly ineffective. According to Pro Football Focus, Denver runs zone over 76% of the time but allows 8.63 yards per coverage snap, the worst mark in the league.

Rice dominates zone coverage and saw a season-high 59% of the snaps against the Chargers. He was only on the field for 49% of the snaps in the first Broncos matchup, though I want to see that number creep closer to 65% or 70% in Week 8.

Given Travis Kelce's outrageous output over the last couple of weeks, I'd think Denver defensive coordinator Vance Joseph intends to focus extra attention on Big Yeti.

I thought Brandon Staley would do the same thing and he just...didn't, so I may be wrong here. If the Broncos do try to slow Kelce down, Rice should be the main beneficiary.

We've got a budding star at wide receiver. Let Rice Cook this week please.

All that said, Rice isn't the only receiver that needs more playing time this week.