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DENVER (9-2) at KANSAS CITY (9-2)

Sunday, 4:24 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 7-4, Kansas City 6-5

SERIES RECORD - Kansas City leads 56-51

LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Chiefs 27-17, Nov. 17, 2013

LAST WEEK - Broncos lost to Patriots 34-31, OT; Chiefs lost to Chargers 41-38

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 3, Chiefs No. 6

BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (12), PASS (1)

BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (5), PASS (30)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (13), PASS (26)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (20), PASS (T15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs' 56 wins over Broncos tied with Raiders for most over any opponent. ... Kansas City is 24-16 vs Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. ... Denver has won nine straight in AFC West dating to last season. ... Broncos QB Peyton Manning needs two TD passes to break his franchise record of 37 set last year. Manning needs 278 yards passing for his 13th career 4,000-yard passing season. ... Denver RB Knowshon Moreno needs 124 yards rushing to pass season best of 947 set in 2009. ... WR Demaryius Thomas needs 45 yards receiving to become eighth player in Broncos history with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. ... Broncos WR Wes Welker needs one TD catch to pass career high of nine set in 2011 with New England. He would make Denver second team in NFL history (Indianapolis, 2004) with three players with 10 TD catches. ... Broncos lead NFL in points per game (39), third-down percentage (48.3), touchdown efficiency (34.7), first downs (299) and red zone efficiency (78.7). ... Kansas City has lost two in row after opening with nine wins. ... Chiefs' Alex Smith has thrown 25 INTs since 2010, fewest in NFL among QBs with 1,100 pass attempts. .. Kansas City has plus-13 turnover differential, best in league. ... Chiefs are fourth in NFL in time of possession at 31:45 per game. ... Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has 918 yards rushing, tied for fourth in NFL with Redskins' Alfred Morris. ... Charles leads league with 73 plays resulting in first downs. ... Kansas City allows opponents to convert only 29.1 percent of third downs, best in NFL. ... Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (957) needs 43 tackles to break Gary Spani's franchise record.

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