Weather Could Have Huge Impact on Chiefs-Broncos Game
By Max Staley
Week 7 of the NFL season features a divisional clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos. With Drew Lock sporting a league-high 12.7 average depth of target (aDOT) and Patrick Mahomes being Patrick Mahomes, fans who love the deep ball had this game circled on their calendars.
But that may not actually turn out to be the case, as a recent weather forecast could completely change the flow of this game.
It's projected to be cold and wet in Denver on Sunday. The high is 25, the low is 10. There's a 50% chance of snow.
We just saw how weather impacted the Week 6 game between the Chiefs and Buffalo Bills. Playing in similarly bad conditions, Kansas City became a ground-and-pound offense while the high-flying Buffalo attack was stymied for the first time all season.
It was also snowing the last time the Chiefs and Broncos met. Kansas City defeated Denver, 23-3, in last season's Week 15 showdown. Mahomes threw for 340 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT. Lock only had 203 yards passing with 0 TDs and 1 INT.
Kansas City is a 9.5-point favorite in this one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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