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Denver and Kansas City put Undefeaetd Streaks on the Line

Both AFC West leaders put their undefeated records on the line today. The Denver Broncos are on the road against the Dallas Cowboys, while the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Tennessee Titans.

Denver has started their season 4-0 and own one of the most prolific offenses in football. The Broncos are averaging just fewer than 45 points and 500 yards per game on offense.

Quarterback Peyton Manning has already thrown for 16 touchdowns this season, including seven in game 1 against Baltimore. Manning has four targets he has thrown to most often: wide receivers Wes Welker, Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas. He also has the up and coming tight end Julius Thomas who has become an important part of the offense.

Defensively the Broncos have not played as well as their offense. However, that has been overshadowed by the amount of points the offense puts on the board.

However, the defense is still without two of its stars Von Miller and Champ Bailey. Miller has two games remaining on his six-game suspension, while Bailey injured a foot in preseason, and has not been able to return to play.

The Broncos defense will be tested by Tony Romo the Dallas quarterback who has thrown 8 touchdowns and just one interception. The rushing attack for Dallas has been up and down, but DeMarco Murray had 175 yards against St. Louis two weeks ago.

Pick: Denver big 45-21

Kansas City comes into their matchup with the Titans with a record of 4-0 and 2-0 on the road. The Chiefs have won this season with a strong defense and last week routed the New York Jets by 25 points.

The Chiefs offense is led by Alex Smith who was acquired in the offseason from San Francisco and has played steady and efficient the first four games. Jamaal Charles is carrying the load on the ground.

The Chiefs have played the second half of their games much better than the first outscoring their opponents by 24 points after halftime. Offensively they are eating the clock up late in games while holding small leads.

On defense, the Chiefs lead the NFL in points allowed per game at 10.3. Justin Houston the Chiefs linebacker is tied for the lead in quarterback sacks with 7.5 after four games.

The Titans will be without starting quarterback Jake Locker who was injured last week. However, Ryan Fitzpatrick who started in Buffalo for the past three seasons will take his place.

Tennessee has started the season 3-1, is tied for first in the AFC South with Indianapolis and is no pushover.

The Chiefs will have their hands full protecting Smith from the strong Tennessee pass rush and opening holes for Charles to run through.

Pick: Chiefs in a tight on 21-20

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