Facts and figures on Broncos-Chiefs game
NOV 27, 2013 6:16p ET
-- In a game featuring eight lead changes -- the most in any game this season -- the Chiefs lost at home to the Chargers last week, 41-38. KC took a 38-34 lead on Alex Smith's third TD pass of the day, a five-yarder to Dwayne Bowe with 1:22 remaining, but San Diego answered with a 78-yard drive culminating with Philip Rivers' 26-yard game-winning TD pass to Seyi Ajirotutu with 24 seconds to play. Jamaal Charles ran for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns and added 42 yards receiving in a losing effort.
-- Denver and Kansas City squared off two weeks ago in Denver, with the Broncos winning, 27-17 on the strength of Peyton Manning's 323 passing yards and Montee Ball's two rushing scores. A Broncos win on Sunday would be their fourth straight in the series -- something neither team has managed since KC did it in 1999-2000.
-- Peyton Manning's 150 passing yards at New England last week were his lowest total for any game with 20 or more pass attempts since 2008. Manning's 70.4 passer rating, 52.8 completion percentage and 4.17 yards per attempts were all season lows. In the last two games, Manning has thrown for only three touchdowns; he has fumbled three times in those two games.
-- Jamaal Charles has failed to score a rushing touchdown in his last five games against Denver, but has some good numbers against the Broncos: a 5.4-yard average in his career, and 109.0 rushing yards per contest in the last six meetings between the teams. Charles is 16 rushing attempts away from the 1000th of his career, and 82 rushing yards away from 1000 this season.
-- The Broncos lead the NFL with 50 offensive touchdowns in 2013, but have been guilty of 23 giveaways, tied for third most in the league. Kansas City's 24 takeaways are tied for second most in the league, while the team's 23 offensive touchdowns are good for only a tie for 20th among all teams.
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