The Broncos have a chance to pull even with the Patriots for the AFC's best record at 9-3 with a win over KC tonight, thanks to Green Bay's 26-21 win over New England.
Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady each threw two touchdowns against no turnovers in their first ever meeting. The Packers won despite going 0-4 in the red zone, instead settling for four short field goals from Mason Crosby.
But Denver also needs a win on Sunday night to remain alone in first place in the AFCW, as San Diego pulled off a late 34-33 comeback win over Baltimore.
Like the Packers, Baltimore failed on four of its red zone opportunities (out of seven), the last of which gave them the always tenuous late six-point lead. And as so often happens in those situations, San Diego responded with a game-winning touchdown drive.
Philip Rivers moved the Chargers 80 yards in 1:44, hitting Eddie Royal for a one-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds remaining.
San Diego is now 8-4; if Denver should lose tonight at Arrowhead, there will be a three-way tie atop the AFCW. A Broncos win would dump the Chiefs into third place and severely damage their playoff chances.