The Zone Blitz:
A lot of deja vu
This Zone Blitz has a bit of deja vu.
Last year the Broncos had to play in Arrowhead
with Gus Frerotte as their QB, same again this year. The
Broncos need to win out to have a shot at a decent playoff
position, at 3-9 the Chiefs just need a win.
The Chiefs face a dangerous, beat-up team
this week. But with those injuries, especially if WR Rod
Smith cant go, the Chiefs can match up well with
The Chiefs have already been provided bulletin board
material from Broncos LB John Mobley
"Knowing the way our defense felt about that
situation, I think there could be a lot of cheap shots
if (Eddie Kennison) gets out on that field.
The league office didnt think much of the
comment and sent a note to the Broncos warning the team
that they will be watching for any cheap shots.
Added Kennison, Ive had a few of my
teammates come to me and say, Weve got your back.
Its likely much ado about nothing. Kennison
should only see the field for a few plays unless a receiver
Chiefs RB Priest Holmes leads the league in rushing
and in case you havent been watching now gives the
Chiefs two stars at two skill positions.
That makes the offensive struggles look even worse.
Broncos receiver Rod Smith is still nursing an
injured ankle, though it is likely he will play.
Bad news for the Chiefs as they dont match
up well with Smith and he has owned them in the past.
He has 55 catches for 902 yards in his past eight games
against Kansas City.
RB Terrell Davis looked almost like the old TD
last week, but hes been so injury prone he has yet
to string anything together for the last two seasons.
The Denver receiver who left the Chiefs at the
altar earlier this year may actually suit up for a game.
Keith Poole has been upgraded to questionable for the
Broncos CB Deltha ONeal may be looking for
an early Christmas present this weekend. He had four picks
against Trent Green in the last meeting earlier this year.
Chiefs QB Trent Green has protected the ball a
bit better lately, and no longer leads the league in interceptions
thrown. That will have to continue if the Chiefs have
This used to be a prime game for the networks, the fans
and the media. Now that the Chiefs are in the cellar,
and the Broncos are treading water, it holds only regional
The reason to watch: RB Priest Holmes. Quiet,
reserved and a punishing runner this guy alone is worth
the price of admission.
A close one, but the Broncos pull it off24-22.