The Denver Broncos aren’t going to let down in Week 17 when they host the lowly Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday Dec 30. The Broncos can wrap up a first-round bye with a victory and have a shot at the top seed and home-field advantage with a win and a loss by the Houston Texans at Indianapolis. The Chiefs have lost three straight games, while the Broncos ride a ten game high. Odds makers have the latest NFL betting odds listing the Broncos as huge -16 point home favorites against the spread with the game total set at 42 points.
The Chiefs (2-13, 1-6 V) lost to the Indianapolis Colts 13-20, at home, in Week 16. The Chiefs had rallied behind Jamaal Charles’ 226 yards rushing. Peyton Hillis added 101 yards on the ground for the Chiefs, who had 352 yards rushing in a losing effort – the first time that’s happened in NFL history. A big reason why was Quinn, who was just 10-of-22 passing for 162 yards with two interceptions
The Broncos (12-3, 6-1 H) Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 home victory over the Cleveland Browns. Manning finished with 339 yards on 30-of-43 passing. Von Miller was in on two sacks for the Broncos and has 17.5 sacks on the season, breaking Elvis Dumervil’s franchise record. They pulled into a tie for first place in the AFC with the Houston Texans, who lost last week.
During their 10-game winning streak, the Broncos have failed to score 30 or more points only twice. The earlier meeting with Kansas City was one of the two that fell short. The only other opponent to hold Denver to fewer than 30 points during the winning streak has been the Raiders, a 26-13 victory for the Broncos on Dec. 6 at Oakland.
After going 55-24-1 ATS this season, Sports-Odds.com recommends you check out our consensus Week 17 NFL Picks before the Sunday games kick off.
NFL Picks Week 17 & Recent Trends to Consider:
Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Road team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
Underdog is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.
Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC West.
Chiefs are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos
When: Sunday, Dec 30, 2012@4:25 PM ET
Pick: Chiefs +16
The Bottom Line: You will see Peyton Manning at his best, again! But double digits might be over doing it.