The Chiefs hit last week’s defeat with the Cincinnati Bengals. They fell to 11-5, second in the AFC behind the Tennessee Titans, who are also 11-5. To make matters worse, the Chiefs 6-5 conference record ranks them behind the Titans in the conference (7-4). They also lost their heads against each other, so the only chance the Chiefs have to win number one is to beat the Broncos in the last week of the season while the Titans lose.
The reason it means so much is simple. The Chiefs are home 7-2, while the road is 4-3. The advantage at Arrowhead’s home court is tangible, and while the Chiefs have the talent to beat almost anyone in the NFL, any advantage helps in the playoffs, where things are weird. We are also in unexplored territory with an 18-week season, so staying within friendly limits would be helpful.
However, all this is questionable if the Chiefs lose to the Broncos on Saturday. Denver has 7-9 in the season, but it was a rough second half of the year. When the two teams first met in Kansas City, the Chiefs 22-9 were defeated, which was bad for Patrick Mahomes. The Broncos had 404 yards to 216 Chiefs, but three turns the Broncos eventually made.
Although the season for Denver is over in terms of playoff hopes, there is much to build on. It has been widely accepted that the Broncos 3-0 launch was a mirage caused by the bizarrely easy power of the plan, but looking ahead to next season makes it clear that several keyholes need to be filled. They won’t have a staggering draft pick, so the Broncos will need to be smart to address these needs, specifically to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is ending a one-year contract, and Drew Lock is showing signs of improvement. Lock is expected to start against Kansas City.
Here’s what you need to know to be able to watch Chiefs Vs. Broncos, including kick-off time, television channels and the entire 18th week NFL program.
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What channel is Chiefs vs. today on? Broncos?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN, fuboTV
Chiefs vs. The Broncos will be aired nationwide on ESPN in week 18. The game will have a different feel, with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Laura Rutledge. John Perry will be an expert on ESPN rules.
In Canada, viewers can watch Chiefs vs. Broncos with a DAZN subscription that includes every NFL game.
Chiefs vs. Time Starts Broncos
- Date: Saturday, January 8
- Excavation: 4:30 PM EST, 3:30 PM CST
Top Chiefs Vs. The Broncos are scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. This will be one of ESPN’s nationwide broadcasts as the network begins broadcasting more games targeting Wild Card Weekend.
Kansas City Chiefs schedule for 2021
|1||September 12||vs. Browns||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|2||September 19||in Ravens||8:20 PM ET||NBC|
|3||September 26||vs. chargers||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|4||3rd of October||in the Eagles||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|5||October 10th||vs. accounts||8:20 PM ET||NBC|
|6||October 17||and Washington||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|7||October 24||for the Titans||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|8||1st of November||vs. Giants||8:15 PM ET||ESPN|
|9||November 7||vs. Packers||4:25 PM ET||Fox|
|10||November 14||in Raiders||8:20 PM ET||NBC|
|11||November 21||vs. cowboys||4:25 PM ET||Fox|
|13||December 5||vs. Broncos||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|14||December 12th||vs. Raiders||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|15||December 16||u Chargers||8:20 PM ET||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|16||December 26||vs. Steelers||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||in Bengals||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|18||January 8||in the Broncos||4:30 PM ET||ESPN|
Schedule Denver Broncos 2021
|1||September 12||in the Giants||4:25 PM ET||Fox|
|2||September 19||at the Jaguars||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||vs. Jets||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|4||3rd of October||vs. Ravens||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|5||October 10th||at Steelers||1:00 PM ET||Fox|
|6||October 17||vs. Raiders||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|7||21st October||at Browns||8:20 PM ET||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|8||31.st October||vs. Washington||4:25 PM ET||Fox|
|9||November 7||in Cowboys||1:00 PM ET||Fox|
|10||November 14||vs. Eagles||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|12||November 28||vs. chargers||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|13||December 5||at the chiefs||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|14||December 12th||vs. Lions||4:05 PM ET||Fox|
|15||December 19||vs. Bengalis||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|16||December 26||in Raiders||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||u Chargers||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|18||January 8||vs. at the customs||4:30 PM ET||ESPN|
NFL Week 18 Program
Saturday, January 8
|Game||time (ET)||TV channel|
|Chiefs @ Broncos||16:30||ESPN, ABC, ESPN +, fuboTV|
|Cowboys @ Eagles||20:15||ESPN, ABC, ESPN +, fuboTV|
Sunday, January 9
|Game||time (ET)||TV channel|
|Bengals @ Browns||13:00||Fox, fuboTV|
|Packers @ Lions||13:00||Fox, fuboTV|
|Bears @ Vikings||13:00||Fox, fuboTV|
|Washington @ Giants||13:00||Fox, fuboTV|
|Colts @ Jaguars||13:00||CBS, fuboTV|
|Steelers @ Ravens||13:00||CBS, fuboTV|
|Titans @ Texasans||13:00||CBS, fuboTV|
|Saints @ Falcons||16:25||Fox, fuboTV|
|Jets @ Bills||16:25||CBS, fuboTV|
|49ers @ Rams||16:25||Fox, fuboTV|
|Patriots @ Dolphins||16:25||CBS, fuboTV|
|Seahawks @ Cardinals||16:25||Fox, fuboTV|
|Panthers @ Buccaneers||16:25||CBS, fuboTV|
|Chargers @ Raiders||20:20||NBC, fuboTV|