The Chiefs will battle the Broncos for the possible top seed in the AFC playoffs on Saturday.
A win in Denver will see Kansas City clinch no worse than the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs. A win against the Broncos, with the Titans losing to the Texans on Sunday, would give Kansas City the top spot. Although the Broncos are eliminated from the postseason, quarterback Drew Lock will try to help Denver end the season by snapping a three-game losing streak.
The Chiefs last played the Broncos at home in Week 8 to give Kansas City an 8-4 record in a 22-9 victory. Despite having home advantage, Patrick Mahomes struggled against Denver, completing 15 of 29 passes for 184 yards and an interception. He then continued the Chiefs’ winning streak, completing 20 of 24 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns against the Raiders the following week.
During Kansas City’s 34-31 loss to the Bengals last week, Mahomes avoided sack and completed 26 passes for 259 yards with two touchdowns. However, he threw several incomplete passes in the second half that limited the Chiefs to shots from the field, allowing Cincinnati to rally for the victory at home.
Mahomes will be challenged against Denver’s pass defense. During their last meeting, the Broncos limited Kansas City to just 15 first downs with 178 passing yards and 89 rushing yards. On the other hand, Lock will try to get his first win as a starter this season. After Teddy Bridgewater was taken off the field with a head injury in the Broncos’ 15-10 loss to the Bengals in Week 15, he scored a touchdown during his first series of the game. He recently completed 18 of 25 passes for 245 yards with a touchdown in a 34-13 loss to the Chargers in Week 17.
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Mahomes completes a pass to Kelce in the end zone for 3 yards. After Butker scores the extra point, the Chiefs take a 7-0 lead with 6:08 remaining in the first quarter.
Mahomes rushes for another 11 yards and gives the Chiefs a first down at Denver’s 7-yard line.
Williams runs through multiple defenders and gives the Chiefs a first down at the 30-yard line.
Mahomes completes a pass to Pringle for 11 yards and moves the chains to Denver’s 42nd.
Mahomes hits a deep pass to Hardman for 21 yards and positions Kansas City at 44.
Mahomes rushes for 11 yards and gives the Chiefs a first down on their own 23.
Lock throws an incomplete deep pass destined for Jeudy on third down. Martin punts and Hardman returns for 3 yards at the 12th from Kansas City.
The Broncos win the drawing and choose to receive. Denver will start with possession at the kickoff.
What channel are Chiefs vs. Broncos today?
- Television channel (national): ESPN
- Live broadcast: ESPN, fuboTV
Chiefs vs. Broncos will air nationally on ESPN in Week 18. This game will have a different feel, with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Laura Rutledge on the call. John Perry will be ESPN’s rules expert.
In Canada, viewers can watch Chiefs vs. Broncos with a DAZN subscription, including all NFL games.
Chiefs vs. Broncos
- Date: Saturday, January 8
- Kick off: 4:30 pm ET, 3:30 pm Central
Chiefs vs. Broncos is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. This will be one of ESPN’s nationally televised games as the network begins streaming more games ahead of wild card weekend.
2021 Kansas City Chiefs Schedule
|one||September 12||against browns||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|two||September 19th||in the crows||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|3||September 26||against chargers||1 pm ET||CBS|
|4||October 3||in eagles||1 pm ET||CBS|
|5||October 10th||against invoices||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|6||October the 17th||in Washington||1 pm ET||CBS|
|7||October 24th||into titans||1 pm ET||CBS|
|8||November 1st||against giants||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|9||November 7||against packers||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|10||November 14th||in the assailants||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|eleven||November 21||against cowboys||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|13||December 5th||against broncos||1 pm ET||CBS|
|14||December 12th||against assailants||1 pm ET||CBS|
|fifteen||December 16||in chargers||8:20 pm ET||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|sixteen||December 26||against the steelers||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|17||January 2||in flares||1 pm ET||CBS|
|18||January the 8th||in the broncos||4:30 pm ET||ESPN|
Denver Broncos 2021 Schedule
|one||September 12||in giants||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|two||September 19th||in jaguars||1 pm ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||against airplanes||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|4||October 3||against crows||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|5||October 10th||in the steelworkers||1 pm ET||Fox|
|6||October the 17th||against assailants||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|7||October 21||in browns||8:20 pm ET||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|8||31 October||against Washington||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|9||November 7||in jeans||1 pm ET||Fox|
|10||November 14th||against eagles||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|12||November 28||against chargers||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|13||December 5th||in bosses||1 pm ET||CBS|
|14||December 12th||against lions||4:05 pm ET||Fox|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||against bengalis||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|sixteen||December 26||in the assailants||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|17||January 2||in chargers||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|18||January the 8th||against bosses||4:30 pm ET||ESPN|
NFL Week 18 Schedule
Saturday, January 8
|Play||Time (ET)||Television channel|
|Bosses @ Broncos||4:30 pm||ESPN, ABC, ESPN +, fuboTV|
|Cowboys @ Aguilas||20:15||ESPN, ABC, ESPN +, fuboTV|
Sunday, January 9
|Play||Time (ET)||Television channel|
|Bengals @ Browns||13:00||Fox, fuboTV|
|Packers @ Lions||13:00||Fox, fuboTV|
|Bears @ Vikings||13:00||Fox, fuboTV|
|Washington @ Giants||13:00||Fox, fuboTV|
|Colts @ Jaguars||13:00||CBS, fuboTV|
|Steelers @ Ravens||13:00||CBS, fuboTV|
|Titans @ Texans||13:00||CBS, fuboTV|
|Santos @ Falcons||16:25||Fox, fuboTV|
|Jets @ Bills||16:25||CBS, fuboTV|
|49ers @ Rams||16:25||Fox, fuboTV|
|Patriots @ Dolphins||16:25||CBS, fuboTV|
|Seahawks @ Cardinals||16:25||Fox, fuboTV|
|Panthers @ Buccaneers||16:25||CBS, fuboTV|
|Chargers @ Raiders||20:20||nbc, fuboTV|