Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, 12/5/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 13
Game: Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Chiefs (-10)
Arrowhead Stadium is where the Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) will take on the Denver Broncos (6-5) on Sunday. Kansas City opens this game as 10-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 47.5.
The Denver Broncos come into this game with a record of 6-5 for this year. In their last contest, the Broncos took the field against the Chargers and notched a win by a score of 28-13. Teddy Bridgewater went 11/18 with 129 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 101.4 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Melvin Gordon led the offense in rushing for the Broncos with 17 carries for 83 yards (4.9 yds per carry). Tim Patrick held an average of 13.0 yards per reception by totaling 26 yards on 2 catches. The Denver Broncos ran the rock 33 different times and compiled 147 yards, which had them averaging 4.5 yards per carry. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 59 plays which totaled 302 yards. Denver allowed 28 completions on 44 tries for a total of 285 yards, and a completion rate of 63.6%. In the running game, the Broncos gave up 72 yds on 17 attempts, which is an average of 4.2 yds per rush surrendered.
The Broncos have racked up 3,723 total yards for this campaign. Denver has compiled 127 first downs as a team, and they have committed 58 penalties for 498 yds. In terms of scoring, Denver has compiled 15 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 12 times (7 interceptions and 5 fumbles lost). As a unit they hold an average of 114.7 yards rushing which has them sitting 14th in the NFL. In terms of putting points on the board, the Denver Broncos are averaging 20.7 points per contest.
The Broncos are sitting in 3rd in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 17.8 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 106.6 rushing yards per game for the year. During the season, they have given up 1,173 running yards through 11 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Broncos have surrendered 2,466 yards which puts them in 8th in the league. They have relinquished 224.2 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.6%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 330.8 yards/contest which puts them 9th in football. They have conceded 15 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Chiefs head into this matchup 7-4 for this season. For their last game, the Chiefs took home the win by a final score of 19-9 against the Cowboys. Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried the rock 12 times for 63 yards, ending the contest with 5.3 yds per carry for Kansas City. Tyreek Hill was featured in the passing game for the Chiefs, snagging 9 balls for 77 yards (8.6 yards per catch). Patrick Mahomes ended the game with 260 yds on 23/37 passing while his QB rating was 71.9. He threw 1 interception and his avg yards per attempt was 7.03 yards. Kansas City gave up 16 rushing attempts for 82 yds (5.1 yds per rush). The Chiefs secondary conceded a completion percentage of 65.1%, relinquishing 194 yds on 28 for 43 passing. The Chiefs finished the contest with a total of 370 yds and they ran 66 plays (5.6 yards per play). Kansas City ran for 4.8 yards per attempt, finishing with 126 yards on 26 carries.
The Kansas City Chiefs hold an average of 402.4 yards per game which ranks them 2nd out of all teams in the NFL. They have an average of 111.9 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,231 yards for this season. The Kansas City offense has racked up 597 penalty yds on 72 violations, which has them sitting 16th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 11 interceptions while surrendering 11 fumbles and they have been able to earn 182 first downs. During this campaign thus far, the Chiefs have racked up 3,195 passing yards as well as an average of 290.5 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 4th in the NFL. In relation to how much they score, the Chiefs rank 10th in football by scoring 25.5 PPG.
Kansas City has surrendered a total of 1,228 rushing yards (111.6 yards/game) as well as 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have yielded 18 touchdowns through the air and 252.7 yards/outing, ranking them 24th in football. Their defense has totaled 15 takeaways (5 fumbles recovered and 10 interceptions) on the season. Over the course of the season, they have given up 250 total points. The Chiefs defense has been on the field for 662 plays, which ranks them 4th in the league. The Chiefs are surrendering 22.7 PPG, which has them ranked 14th of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos +10
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