5 things to look for during the Denver Broncos' game against the Kansas City Chiefs
Moreno rushed for career-high 161 yards vs Chiefs
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KANSAS CITY - 1. Broncos look for first consecutive wins in Arrowhead since Super Bowl years - This will be the 41st time the Broncos have faced the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver has a 16-24 overall record at Arrowhead. The Broncos longest winning streak at Arrowhead is at four games (1972-1976) and their longest losing streak is also at four games (2003-2006). The Broncos look to win their second-straight game at Arrowhead as they beat the Chiefs 17-10 last season. The last time Denver has won consecutive games at Arrowhead was in a playoff win in 1997 and a Monday night blowout victory in 1998. In those two seasons the Broncos won the Super Bowl.
2. Knowshon Moreno shines against Kansas City - With the Broncos placing starting running back Willis McGahee on the injured reserve this week due to his knee injury, Knowshon Moreno is expected to be placed back into the rotation with Ronnie Hilman and Lance Ball.
In five career games versus the Chiefs, Moreno has rushed for an average of 91-yards. His two career 100-yard rushing games came against Kansas City in 2010 with a career-high 161-yards coming at Arrowhead Stadium.
Unfortunately, Moreno lost his season to an ACL tear at Kansas City last season.
3. Kansas City Turnovers - It must be the holiday season because Kansas City has been in the giving mood all season. Kansas City has the league's worst 31 turnovers, averaging 3.1 turnovers a game. This bodes well for a Broncos defense that has forced 17 turnovers, including 13 turnovers during their five-game winning streak.
4. Player to watch: Jamaal Charles - When the Kansas City Chiefs beat the New Orleans Saints for their only win of the season, running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 233 yards, including a 91-yard scamper for a touchdown. Charles has run for 821 yards and three scores on the season.
The Broncos sixth ranked rushing defense will have to focus Charles. The last time Denver lost a game was the last time they allowed a 100-yard rusher against New England.
5. Broncos offensive scoring streak - The Broncos have scored 30 points or more during their five-game winning streak totaling 166 points overall. If Denver scores 34 points against the Chiefs, it would mark the 5th time in franchise history that they have scored 200 points or more within six-game span of the same season.
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