Kacsmar: Ball security particularly crucial for Broncos tonight

NFL Week 11 Predictions & Chiefs-Broncos Preview

So let’s see… The Chiefs average 1.58 Pts/Dr this year and this is despite having the best average starting field position in football. I noticed a lot of their scoring drives started deep in opponent territory, so their scoring is even less impressive than it already sounds. They feast on mistakes, which the Broncos are certainly guilty of since 2012, so ball security is a must this week.

This is easier said than done, but our prediction is that as long as Denver doesn't hand the ball over to KC in their own territory multiple times, they win going away.

The issue, of course, is that Chris Clark has allowed five sacks (plus two hits and seven hurries), and Zane Beadles has been charged with one sack, six hits, and a whopping 23 hurries. Meanwhile, the Chiefs' monstrous pass-rushing trio of Justin Houston, Tamba Hali, and Dontari Poe has combined for 26 sacks, 16 hits, and 96 (!) hurries. (All data via PFF)

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