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When Do the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs Play Next?
Are the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs Rivals?
Yes, the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs are divisional rivals in the National Football League. Both the Broncos and the Chiefs play in the AFC West, meaning they play each other twice every regular season. Each team in the AFC West hosts their divisional rivals every regular season, adding several opportunities to fuel the fire of the rivalry.
Who are the Denver Broncos’ Biggest Rivals?
The Denver Broncos’ biggest rivals are their three divisional rivalries in the AFC West: the Kansas City Chiefs, the Las Vegas Raiders, and the Los Angeles Chargers. Historically, the Broncos also have rivalries with the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots, and a cross-conference rivalry with the Seattle Seahawks.
Who are the Kansas City Chiefs’ Biggest Rivals?
The Kansas City Chiefs’ biggest rivals are the opponents they play twice annually in the AFC West: the Denver Broncos, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs also have a geographic rivalry with the former Show Me State franchise the Los Angeles Rams (who were in St. Louis). Recently, the Chiefs have developed rivalries with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills, as all three franchises have young, MVP-caliber quarterbacks and the three teams have squared off in the playoffs several times.
Game Results Between the Broncos & Chiefs
Between 1960 and 2022, the Chiefs and the Broncos have played 125 times, including one game in the postseason. The Chiefs own the all-time series head-to-head by a margin of 71 wins to 55 losses. Going into the 2023 season, the Chiefs also have the longest win streak with 15 consecutive wins.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Location||Winner||Score|
|01/01/2023||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||27-24|
|12/11/2022||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||34-28|
|01/08/2022||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||28-24|
|12/05/2021||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||22-9|
|12/06/2020||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||22-16|
|10/25/2020||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||43-16|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||23-3|
|10/17/2019||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||30-6|
|10/28/2018||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||30-23|
|10/01/2018||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||27-23|
|12/31/2017||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||27-24|
|10/30/2017||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||29-19|
|12/25/2016||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||33-10|
|11/27/2016||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||30-27|
|11/15/2015||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||29-13|
|09/14/2014||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||24-17|
|11/17/2013||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||27-17|
|12/30/2012||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||38-3|
|01/01/2012||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||7-3|
|12/05/2010||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||10-6|
|11/14/2010||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||49-29|
|01/03/2010||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||44-24|
|12/07/2008||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||24-17|
|09/28/2008||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||33-19|
|12/09/2007||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||41-7|
|11/23/2006||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||19-10|
|09/17/2006||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||9-6|
|12/04/2005||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||31-27|
|09/26/2005||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||30-10|
|12/19/2004||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||45-17|
|09/12/2004||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||34-24|
|12/07/2003||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||45-27|
|10/05/2003||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||24-23|
|12/15/2002||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||31-24|
|12/16/2001||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||26-23|
|10/07/2001||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||20-6|
|12/17/2000||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||20-7|
|09/24/2000||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||23-22|
|12/05/1999||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Kansas City||16-10|
|09/19/1999||Chiefs||Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City||26-10|
|12/06/1998||Broncos||Chiefs||Empower Field at Mile High||Denver||35-31|
Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs History
The first game between these two franchises occurred on October 30, 1960, when the then-Texans beat the Broncos 17-14. Denver would only go on to win one out of the first 20 head-to-head games, including the most lopsided loss of the series, 59-7. Fortune turned for the Broncos from the ’70s through 2000s, winning 45 out of the next 70 games, including a 14-10 win in the 1997 AFC Divisional Playoffs en route to their Super Bowl XXXII championship. Denver won the Super Bowl in 1998 as well.
Kansas City won 11 out of the next 20 games in the 2010s, and took dramatic control of the series in 2016. Between 2016 and 2022, Kansas City won 15 consecutive games against Denver, including a sweep in 2019 by a combined score of 53-9 en route to their Super Bowl LIV victory. Between 2019 and 2022, the Chiefs made the Super Bowl three times, also winning in 2022.
Where Do the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos Play?
The Kansas City Chiefs call GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., their home. As a part of the Truman Sports Complex with Kauffman Stadium (the home of the Kansas City Royals MLB franchise), Arrowhead Stadium has been the Chiefs’ stadium since 1972. With a maximum capacity of 76,416, Arrowhead is the 27th largest stadium in the U.S. and known as one of the best home field advantages in the NFL.
Empower Field at Mile High in the heart of downtown Denver, Colo., has been the home to the Denver Broncos since 2001. Called Mile High because the stadium is located exactly 5,280 feet above sea level, Empower Field gives the Broncos a unique home field advantage because opponents have a difficult time with their conditioning due to thinner air. Empower Field has a maximum capacity of 76,125 for Broncos games.
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