The Broncos enter this game on a historical winning streak in road division games. They're currently tied with the San Francisco 49ers with 12 consecutive divisional road game wins. The Broncos' 12 straight division road wins began in 2011. The 49ers' streak with 12 divisional road wins were from 1987-1990
During their 12-game AFC West win streak, the Broncos have outscored their foes 338-198, but they will face a lot more resistance from this Chiefs team. In fact, the Broncos have an 18-24 all-time mark against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Still, that's not been enough to keep Denver from winning the AFC West in four straight seasons coming into 2015. Meanwhile, the Chiefs made the playoffs just once during that span, but have gone 21-12 since Andy Reid became their head coach in 2013 along with Alex Smith as the starting quarterback.
Those two have helped lead the Chiefs back to respectability after falling on hard times. If they're going to take the next step, they need to beat the Broncos to do so, something they haven't done since 2011 as they've lost six straight games when facing Denver.
The Broncos are coming off a Week 1 win against the Baltimore Ravens in which they needed a late end-zone interception to seal the narrow win. The Chiefs are coming off a dominating win against the Houston Texans on the road. The final 27-20 score isn't indicative of just how dominant the Chiefs were in this one as they led 27-9 heading into the fourth quarter.
How to Watch Broncos at Chiefs
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Start time: Thursday, September 17, 8:25 p.m. EST
TV channel: CBS / NFL Network
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Matchup history: Chiefs lead series 56-54 all-time and 24-19 at Arrowhead
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (sideline)