Weather may play a big role when the Chiefs take on the Broncos this Sunday in Denver.
This is a rematch of Kansas City's 19-8 Week 6 win, though snowy conditions may alter each team's strategy in the divisional matchup.
Here's a look at the weather report and how it may impact the game:
Denver Weather Forecast Implies Snowy Conditions for Chiefs vs. Broncos
Denver forecasts currently predict frigid temperatures below 35 degrees with varying amounts of snow through Saturday night.
This would obviously be the first game in such poor conditions for either team this season. Snow games typically favor rushing attacks on offense and give a boost to defenses, though the severity of the inclement weather determines the ultimate impact.
While that might sound worrisome for an offense that's dependent on the passing game like Kansas City's is, I'm here to tell you that Chiefs Kingdom should not be worried.
Go figure, Patrick Mahomes is a "snow game guy."
The Chiefs beat the Broncos 23-3 back in December of 2019 in similar conditions. Mahomes completed 27 of 34 passes for 340 yards and two TDs, proving that not even Mother Nature can slow down the two-time Super Bowl MVP.
Travis Kelce caught 11 of those passes for 142 yards. Following up a 124-yard performance on nine catches in the Week 6 matchup, I expect similar exceptional production from Kelce on Sunday regardless of the weather.
Because some things never change, it's worth noting Chris Jones had three QB hits that day too. With Mahomes, Kelce and Jones leading the charge, there's no reason to fear a little bit of snow.
We'll see how the forecast develops over the next few days, but it looks like Kansas City is in excellent position to win a 17th straight game against Denver no matter what happens.
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