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Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs 12/6/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Denver Broncos visit the Kansas City Chiefs on 12/6/2020 at 8:20PM.

Denver and Kansas City face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Denver has a record of 4-7 this season. Kansas City is 0-1 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Denver Team Defense Preview

Denver faces 5.8 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 28.7 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.14 points per drive. 41.5% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 8.5% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 33.3 yard line, they typically last 2:41.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 88.8 against Denver and 2.1% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Denver has forced a sack rate of 7.6% this season.

We will get more situational with Denver and examine various situations. They have faced 157 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 62 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 39.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 9 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 44.4%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 40 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 21 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 52.5%.

Denver Team Offense Preview

Denver has 5.4 plays per drive, this offense averages 26.6 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 1.58 points per drive. 31.6% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 19.5% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.6 and these drives usually take up 2:20 of time.

On 3.1% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and on 5.0% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Denver has yielded 24 sacks this season and this has resulted in 178 yards lost.

They rushed for 4.3 yards per carry and for 113.5 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 18 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Denver and examine various situations. They have had 144 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 52 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 36.1%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 11 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 2 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 18.2%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 29 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 14 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 48.3%.

Kansas City Team Defense Preview

Kansas City faces 6.3 plays per drive, this defense gives up 34.7 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.05 points per offensive possession. 36.8% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 14.9% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 25.5 and these drives typically last 2:54.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 86.1 against Kansas City and 3.2% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Kansas City has caused a sack rate of 5.0% this season.

Examining Kansas City in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 130 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 53 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 40.8%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 17 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 12 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 70.6%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 31 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 23 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 74.2%.

Kansas City Team Offense Preview

Kansas City has run 6.8 plays per drive and this offense averages 42.9 yards per drive, and they score 3.04 points per offensive possession. On 52.3% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 7.3% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 28.6 and these drives typically last 3:05.

On 6.9% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 0.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Kansas City has yielded 15 sacks this season and there were 84 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Kansas City rushed for 4.4 yards per carry and for 111.3 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 11 times this season.

Examining Kansas City in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 133 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 67 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 50.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 12 fourth down conversion attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 7 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 58.3%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 43 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 27 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 62.8%.

The Denver Roster

The Players to Watch for Denver

Drew Lock QB 6-4 228

This season, Drew Lock has put up 1767 yards and 7 touchdowns. He has thrown 11 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 67.5thus far this season. Drew Lock has thrown 11 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Drew Lock has 88 rushing yards, which puts him in the 58.14 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 24 times this season, which puts him in the 60.47 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Melvin Gordon RB 6-1 215

This season, Melvin Gordon has 554 rushing yards on 134 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 6 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Melvin Gordon picked up 87 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 20 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jerry Jeudy WR 6-1 193

This season, Jerry Jeudy picked up 589 yards. He caught the ball 37 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Dre’Mont Jones DT 6-3 281

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Denver, Dre’Mont Jones has 19 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 85.71 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Bradley Chubb DE 6-4 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Denver, Bradley Chubb has 23 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 8 times this season, which put him in the 94.74 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Justin Simmons FS 6-2 202

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Denver, Justin Simmons had 55 tackles which puts him in the 97.75 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Justin Simmons as a ball hawker was able to pick off 4.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 99.36 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Kareem Jackson CB 5-10 183

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Denver, Kareem Jackson had 42 tackles which puts him in the 92.8 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Kareem Jackson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 22.27 percentile among Corners this season.

The Kansas City Roster

The Players to Watch for Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3 230

This season, Patrick Mahomes has put up 3497 yards and 30 touchdowns. He has thrown 2 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 115.5thus far this season. Patrick Mahomes has thrown 2 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Patrick Mahomes has 215 rushing yards, which puts him in the 81.4 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 43 times this season, which puts him in the 81.4 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB 5-7 207

This season, Clyde Edwards-Helaire has 692 rushing yards on 151 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 4 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Clyde Edwards-Helaire picked up 234 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 30 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Tyreek Hill WR 5-10 185

This season, Tyreek Hill picked up 1021 yards. He caught the ball 68 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 13 receiving touchdowns this season.

Chris Jones DT 6-6 310

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Kansas City, Chris Jones has 17 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 6 times this season, which put him in the 97.4 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 2.0 fumbles this season.

Frank Clark DE 6-3 260

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Kansas City, Frank Clark has 15 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 4 times this season, which put him in the 68.42 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Daniel Sorensen FS 6-2 208

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Kansas City, Daniel Sorensen had 52 tackles which puts him in the 94.38 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Daniel Sorensen as a ball hawker was able to pick off 3.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 92.31 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Charvarius Ward CB 6-1 196

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Kansas City, Charvarius Ward had 27 tackles which puts him in the 58.05 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Charvarius Ward as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 22.27 percentile among Corners this season.

Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Denver Broncos 19 Kansas City Chiefs 29

Spread Pick: Denver +14 -122 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Kansas City -777 SportsInteraction
Total Pick: Under 51 -110 bet365