With all the talk of Father Time and his recent struggles in the opening game, it's easy for some to forget just how dominant Peyton Manning has been as a Bronco within the AFC West. Since joining the Denver Broncos in March of 2012, Manning has led the team to a 17-1 divisional record. If you count the playoffs, it's 18-1.
Manning has yet to lose a divisional road game as a Bronco and now he has his team positioned to carve themselves out a nice piece of NFL history on Thursday Night Football vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. With a win, the Broncos will move past the San Francisco 49ers for the longest divisional road winning streak in NFL history. It's a streak that actually dates back to Tim Tebow and the 2011 Broncos.
Currently, the Broncos are tied with the 'Niners for the most consecutive road wins in-division, with 12. 13 is the lucky number. And the Broncos could very well pull it off. They're currently 3-point underdogs, but with how dominant the Broncos defense was in Week 1, I have a hard time imagining the Chiefs getting in the endzone on Thursday night or beating the Broncos.
And even factoring Manning and the offense's struggles—if it's a ball-control game for 60 minutes and the Broncos only muster a few field goals, it could very well be enough to steal another one from the Chiefs on the road.
During the Broncos 12-game road winning streak in-division, they have out-scored their opponents 338-198. Thank Peyton for that. The Broncos are 18-24 (.429) all-time at Arrowhead Stadium.
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