Broncos vs. Chiefs 01/01/23 Predictions NFL
We’ve got a bit of a mismatch on our hands here in the upcoming Broncos vs. Chiefs 01/01/23 clash as the limping Broncos take on the red-hot Chiefs on New Year’s Day at the GEHA Field in Arrowhead Stadium.
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This matchup goes all the way back to the 1960s and is one of the weirdest rivalries in all of football. Arguably no other fixture has been plagued by periods of such extreme dominance by one team than another.
These sides don’t like to let go of the feeling of winning once they’ve earned it, and is characterized by one absurdly long winning streak after another.
They first played in October 1960, and Kansas – who at the time was Dallas – narrowly took home a 17-14 victory. The teams have played each other 125 times since then, with the record standing 70-55 in the Chiefs’ favor. They also lead the total points scored metric with 2932 to the Broncos’ 2535. A staggering tally for both teams!
It’s not just the sheer quantity of their matchups that has helped forge such an intense rivalry here, but also their constant sharing of division – initially the AFL Western Conference and later the AFC West after the AFL-NFL merger.
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The early days of this series don’t make it easy to read for Denver fans. The first 8 games all went in Kansas’ favor. The Broncos broke this streak for one game and then would have to wait for another 11 games for victory! The Broncos then got their second victory before losing 6 in a row again.
Things started evening out in the 1970s, but a 5-or-so-game winning streak for either side remained common. Despite that huge head start that Kansas built up, the series is actually relatively even overall at 70-55, but in 2015 this looked a lot more even still. Unfortunately, Denver has returned to its roots and lost the last 14 games in the series!
The last faceoff was a close affair, though, with the Chiefs winning 34-28 in November. Could the Broncos vs. Chiefs 01/01/23 fixture be an opportunity for Denver to start making up ground again?
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Denver never looked too exciting during preseason anyway, but things went from bad to worse as the injury list continued to pile up. No team has been hit as hard as the Broncos in this regard.
Players have been asked to show an extreme amount of versatility to fill the gaps, but there’s only so far that a team is going to go when both its offense and defense are patched up with special team players.
A worrying injury to Russell Wilson threatens to derail things even further. A poor 4-10 record could yet begin to look worse as the season wraps.
Kansas is on fire. They’re scoring points seemingly at will, and they almost always start off games strongly.
A look of complacency has started to seep in, though, which perhaps won’t matter too much as they steamroll teams in the regular season but is unlikely to be conducive to success in the playoffs.
The special teams and defense need to up their game slightly if this side is going to make it to the Super Bowl, but there’s no doubt the ability is there, and the 11-3 record speaks for itself.
Broncos vs. Chiefs 01/01/23 Prediction
This could get embarrassing for Denver, who almost managed to break their losing streak against Kansas just a month ago. The Broncos vs. Chiefs 01/01/23 matchup looks dead set to be an extension of the Chiefs’ winning streak, though.
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