Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos: 5 Bold predictions for Week 7

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The Kansas City Chiefs try to rebound off two straight losses against the Denver Broncos. Five bold predictions for Thursday Night Football in Week 7.

When it comes to the first 2019 meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, most would’ve predicted that they would have a 4-2 and 2-4 record, respectively — or at least something close to that. However, what’s surprising is how both of these teams come into their Week 7 matchup at Mile High on Thursday Night Football.

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have suffered two-straight losses after a 4-0 start. An ankle injury for Mahomes, poor defense and an offense that hasn’t been as dominant as expected have played large roles in the recent skid. Having said that, they need a bounce-back win in a big way, even if they need to get it on the road.

As for the Broncos, they started the season 0-4 but have since won their last two games. Even after losing Bradley Chubb, Von Miller and the defense have started to shine under Vic Fangio. The result has been a team that now has an identity, one that hopes to slow down their AFC West rivals in primetime.

How will it all play out, though? Let’s decide as we make five bold predictions for the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos as they clash on Thursday Night Football in Week 7.

5. Mahomes rebounds for 350-yard outing

Though he has been dealing with an ankle injury, Patrick Mahomes simply hasn’t looked like the reigning MVP over the past three weeks. He’s completing under 57 percent of his passes, has only four touchdowns and has failed to throw for more than 321 yards in any of his last three games. He’s looked human which, given the state of the Kansas City Chiefs defense, is problematic.

Given his injury and the banged-up offensive line protecting him, that might not seem to bode well for the third-year pro having success against a quality Broncos defense that finally seems to be hitting their stride under new head coach Vic Fangio. However, Mahomes is set to defy the odds.

While Sammy Watkins is out in Week 7, the Chiefs still have weapons and speed to deploy. Between Damien Williams at running back, Travis Kelce at tight end, a now-back Tyreek Hill and rookie Mecole Hardman at wide receiver and several others, Mahomes will spread the ball around and let plays be made, which will result in an efficient and productive primetime outing off a short week.