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The 3 Games Denver Can Easily Lose This Year

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Kansas City May Be Chief Threat to Perfection


Quarterback Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs play host to the Denver Broncos in Week 13. Photo by Hunter Martin/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images
Quarterback Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs play host to the Denver Broncos in Week 13. Photo by Hunter Martin/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images

Week 13 at the Kansas City Chiefs: Not many expected the Chiefs to start the season 3-0. However, I’m not as surprised as everybody else seems to be. The Chiefs had a very good defense last year, and they still have one of the best running backs in all of football in Jamaal Charles. When you add a winning head coach and a winning quarterback to that mix, things are bound to change. Any game at Arrowhead Stadium this season will be a tough matchup for any team, including Denver.

Now, many of you may be wondering why I excluded the Week 12 game at the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick’s bunch may be one of the most unimpressive 3-0 teams I have ever seen. They barely beat the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills, and didn't dominate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are in complete disarray right now. The Patriots are always tough, but as of now I don't see this being a tough game. If Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola come back strong, and the Pats get the ball rolling come midseason, then this is arguably the hardest game the Broncos will play all year.

I haven’t seen it yet, so for now I am not considering it a roadblock in a potential undefeated season for the Denver Broncos. And don't forget, the Broncos expect to have both Von Miller and Champ Bailey back at some point this season, both of whom can make big-time plays on defense. As I mentioned earlier, an undefeated season is extremely rare in this league, and the stars would need to align for Denver to run the table. But like JP said in the movie “Angels In The Outfield,” "Hey, it could happen."