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Broncos at Chiefs Week 12 Capsule

DENVER BRONCOS (7-3) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1-9)

SERIES

  BRONCOS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER   56-47
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Fox: 3-1 Crennel: 1-2
LAST WEEK W 30-23 vs. Chargers L 28-6 vs. Bengals
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Chiefs 7 at Broncos 3. Kansas City RB Dexter McCluster scores 21-yard TD run in 1st quarter as Chiefs defense limits Denver to 266 total yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/13/11: Broncos 17, Chiefs 10. Denver QB Tim Tebow runs for 7-yard TD & completes 56-yard TD pass to WR Eric Decker. Broncos rookie LB Von Miller adds 1.5 sacks.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 149 (Den.), 123 (KC). XM: 226 (KC).

STATS

PASSING Manning: 255-372-2,975 (3C)-24 (1C)-7-106.2 (1C) Cassel: 161-277-1,796-6-12-66.7 OR

Quinn: 35-58-308-0-3-52.9

RUSHING Hillman (R): 49-188-3.8-1 Charles: 172-821-4.8-3
RECEIVING D. Thomas: 57-933 (2C)-16.4-5 Bowe: 49-626-12.8-3
OFFENSE 394.2 (3L) 343.4
TAKE/GIVE -3 -21
DEFENSE 312.8 (3C) 343.8
SACKS Miller: 13 (1C) Houston: 7
INTs Woodyard: 3 Flowers: 2
PUNTING Colquitt: 47.4 Colquitt: 46.1
KICKING Prater: 79 (34/34 PAT; 15/17 FG) Succop: 72 (12/12 PAT; 20/23 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS: Club aims for 6th consecutive win. Totaled 121 points in 4th quarter of games in ’12, tied for most in NFL (Lions)…With victory, QB PEYTON MANNING (148) can pass HOFer JOHN ELWAY (148) for 2nd-most regular-season wins as starter in NFL history. Manning (2,975) needs 25 passing yards to register 14th season with at least 3,000 passing yards & surpass HOFer DAN MARINO for 2nd-most such seasons in NFL history (BRETT FAVRE, 18 seasons). For career, Manning is 5-1 vs. KC…Rookie RB RONNIE HILLMAN posted 1st rush TD of career in last road game vs. Car…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS (933) needs 67 yards to record 1st 1,000-yard season of career. WR ERIC DECKER has 8 TD receptions in past 7 games. WR BRANDON STOKLEY posted 5th TD catch of season last week…Since entering NFL in 2011, LB VON MILLER has 24.5 sacks, 2nd-most sacks through player’s 1st 25 games since 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (25) has more. Totaled 7 sacks in past 3 games. DE ELVIS DUMERVIL aims for 4th consecutive game with sack. Needs 2 sacks to record at least 10 for 3rd time of career…CHIEFS: QB MATT CASSEL (59) needs TD pass to reach 60 with Chiefs. QB BRADY QUINN spent 2 seasons with Broncos (2010-11)…Club averages 145.4 rush yards per game, best in AFC…In past 2, RB JAMAAL CHARLES has averaged 93.5 rush yards per game (187 total). Since 2010, Charles averages 108.5 scrimmage yards per game (2,371 rush; 666 rec.). For career, Charles averages 6.1 yards per carry vs. Den. (81 att., 492 yards). RB PEYTON HILLIS spent 2 seasons with Broncos (2008-09)…WR DWAYNE BOWE (39) needs TD catch to become 5th player in club history with 40 career…In past 2, TE TONY MOEAKI has 7 receptions for 141 yards (20.1 avg.)…LB TAMBA HALI has 6 sacks in past 7. Hali (59.5) has 3rd-most sacks in Chiefs annals (DERRICK THOMAS, 126.5; NEIL SMITH, 85.5). Has 8.5 career sacks vs. Den. LB DERRICK JOHNSON has team-high 88 tackles. LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has career-high 7 sacks this season.


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