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The Denver Broncos are one game away from the end of the 2021 season, yet another losing campaign. To close out the year, the Broncos will play host to the arch-nemesis Kansas City Chiefs who own a 12-game winning streak over their AFC West rival.
With no hope of making the playoffs, would an improbable win over Kansas City even matter? Perhaps, if you’re keen on the idea of ending a season with momentum and how that can shape the next campaign.
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The Chiefs will be at full motivation because of the potential of earning the AFC’s top seed and only first-round bye. Moreover, they will be eager to wipe away the sour taste of last week’s loss to Cincinnati and head to the postseason in peak form. The defence allowed more than 30 points for the first time since Week 5 and allowed Joe Burrow to throw for 446 yards and four touchdowns as the Bengals wrapped up the AFC North title. But the Chiefs still managed to sack Burrow four times and hit him on 10 other occasions.
Fangio said he was impressed with the recent progression of Broncos strong-armed backup quarterback Drew Lock, who put up decent numbers in last Sunday’s 34-13 loss to the Chargers despite a roster that was ridden with absences because of health and safety protocols. Receivers Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick were among the missing pieces, along with five defensive starters.
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