KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alright, here we go, Kansas City at Denver. It's officially on and this one can't be over-hyped.
It's the most anticipated game the Chiefs will play in 16 years. You have to go back to 1997, the year the Chiefs won the division and then lost to the Broncos in the playoffs at Arrowhead.
During the bye week, we've had to listen to the drivel and diatribe of some web guy from CBS who said the "Chiefs were the worst 9-0 team in NFL history."
A lot of this stuff from the national media is because of the Chiefs' offensive futility.
We all know why the Chiefs are unbeaten, but these guys need some help.
They can't continue to carry the load. Nobody can stop Peyton Manning. Nobody.
He's been cleared to play Sunday night.
The Chiefs' offense needs to find a way to score in the 30s.
I don't want be a "Debbie Downer," but I don't see that happening.
When Sunday night rolls around, it will have been three weeks since the Chiefs offense last scored a touchdown.
It's a total mismatch when comparing the two offenses. It's also a total mismatch the other way when sizing up the two defenses.
The Chiefs will need a minimum of two take-aways to stay in it.
The good news? They play their best football in the 4th quarter. They've just got to find a way to be in it for the final 15 minutes.
The Chiefs looked tired in their last two games. This bye week came at the right time.
I want, in the worst way, for the Chiefs to win this game, but, I'm sorry, not in Denver.
Manning is too good and his receivers are too hard to catch.
Denver, 34. Chiefs, 20.
That's Jack's Smack.