On Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Denver Broncos in a primetime NFL matchup. The winner gets to claim first place in the AFC West, and the loser gets to even their record at 1 win and 1 loss. Let’s take a look at some notable numbers for the game:
The Chiefs all-time record vs. Denver is 56-53, which includes their recent 0-6 slide against the Peyton Manning-led Broncos. The Chiefs have only won 3 games versus Denver since 2009. Even worse, Peyton Manning holds a career record of 13-1 against Kansas City.
However, despite their poor showing against the Broncos in recent years, the Chiefs have played very well in Thursday night games, and currently have a 4-1 record, which is the 2nd-best Thursday Night record in NFL history behind the Colts, who are 6-0. The Chiefs lost their Thursday Night game last year at Oakland and will look to improve their win percentage this year. On the other hand, the Broncos are 5-3 on Thursday nights, and won their Thursday Night contest in 2014 versus the Chargers.
The game, which will be the first “Red Thursday” (Thursday home opener) in team history, includes several special events:
There will be a pregame parade going from Gate D to gate F in the Arrowhead parking lot featuring the KC Wolf, Chiefs cheerleaders, and others.
The Kansas City Symphony will lead the national anthem
Players from the Chiefs’ two Super Bowl teams will be honored in a special ceremony at halftime, partly in celebration of the NFL’s 50th year of existence.
When the Chiefs score, they will have a new TD song, which is “Hey, Kansas City!” by David George and A Crooked Mile. This song was voted on by fans.
Sounds like an amazing night! My prediction, as seen here: Chiefs finally get the best of Manning by harassing him all night, and Jamaal Charles can’t be stopped by the Broncos defense. Chiefs win 28-21.