While it’s true that the Kansas City Chiefs can still win the AFC West at 8-8, the realistic chances of that happening are pretty unlikely. Stranger things have happened though, and after beating the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers 19-14 with their new coach and new quarterback, KC has to feel jumpy. There will be no give up when they take on the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead this Saturday.
Whether or not the Chiefs win this week, the Denver Broncos have some business of their own to take care of as they travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium to take on the Buffalo Bills. Denver is desperately trying to hold on to their division lead with literally everyone behind them still having a chance to catch them with just two weeks to go. It’s quite possible that the Broncos’ season could come down to Week 17 when they play host to the Chiefs.
How badly would Kyle Orton love to knock off the Broncos?
Orton was put in an impossible spot in Denver as the fans wanted Tim Tebow as their quarterback. Orton didn’t help his cause much as he didn’t play very well to open the season, but even last year during periods when he did, the fans were still calling for the wonder boy.
Orton showed during last week’s Chiefs’ victory over the Packers that he is still a very capable NFL quarterback. Looking at how Orton ran the team last week makes one wonder where the Chicago Bears would be right now had Orton fell to the Bears during the claiming process. Chicago was firing on all cylinders, cruising, well on their way to a playoff spot when Jay Cutler went down and with Caleb Hanie at the helm they haven’t won a game.
Whether or not the Chiefs are mathematically still in the playoff race when the final game of the season rolls around, Kyle Orton will have his Super Bowl game in Week 17. Orton gets to travel back to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on Tebow and the Broncos, playing in front of the very fans that ran him out of town just weeks ago.
Broncos’ fans, you got what you wished for, Orton is out and Tebow is in. Sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for though. Kyle Orton has this day circled on his calendar and he has every intention on coming in to torment the Broncos’ fans wearing a jersey that say’s “He’s Baack”.
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