Arrowhead the toughest venue?

The Broncos venture into what many players consider the toughest venue in the league - Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium. Another wild one looms on Sunday as the two 4-0 teams take the field. Read more in today's news reports.

No defeatist attitudes - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 4, 2003 - A year ago, John Mobley walked off the field at Arrowhead Stadium looking emotionally drained and physically spent. "I can't take too many more of these," he said. The Denver Broncos linebacker wasn't talking about those heaping plates of simmering barbecue that make Kansas City, Mo., a gastronomic adventure. He was talking about another trademark wild finish between the Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

Lincicome: Denver-K.C. : A 'big' deal - Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
October 4, 2003 - It is never too soon to know. Are the Broncos that good, undefeated good? Best in football good? Best in the West good? Better than Kansas City good? These questions might be moot had Seattle remained among its usual neighbors, and somewhere past Thanksgiving is where the honest answers wait, but for now, for this Sunday, Arrowhead Stadium is where to look.

Some true confessions - Denver Post - Lee Rasizer
October 4, 2003 - The Kansas City Chiefs arguably have the NFL's best offensive line and, almost without question, the game's top running back in Priest Holmes. The Denver Broncos are eighth in the league stopping the run, at 88.8 yards a game, have allowed only one rushing score and have yet to allow an individual 100 yards.

Interest hike: Nalen on field - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin and Lee Rasizer
October 4, 2003 - A day after giving running back Clinton Portis the thumbs up, the Denver Broncos got center Tom Nalen back on the practice field. And that's a good sign for their AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs (4-0).

Robinson's 'D' better now - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 4, 2003 - Greg must go! That was the sentiment in Kansas City last season when the Denver Broncos showed up and beat the Chiefs 37-34 in overtime. Despite a Herculean effort by Priest Holmes (113 yards and three touchdowns), the reviled visitors were able to win thanks to coordinator Greg Robinson's defense, which was easily ranked last in the NFL. Dick Vermeil stood by his man then and is reaping the rewards now.

Cross won't jump gun on Broncos, K.C. - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 4, 2003 - When CBS football analyst Randy Cross hears that some people are ranking the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos 1-2 in the NFL heading into their matchup Sunday, he just chuckles. From having played 13 seasons in the NFL and now being a veteran network football analyst, the former Pro Bowl offensive lineman knows a little bit about the game. And one thing he knows is, it's a little early to be drawing conclusions about the relative strength of the teams atop the standings.

Ashley Lelie Answers Your Questions Leading Up to Kansas City - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, October 3, 2003 - Through four games of the 2003 season Ashley Lelie has already matched his scoring output from a year ago as he has caught a touchdown pass in each of the past two games. The receiver scored Denver's second touchdown on a 44-yard reception from Jake Plummer to help build a 21-0 first-quarter lead on the way to a 31-10, Week 3 victory over the Oakland Raiders. This past Sunday, Lelie scored Denver's first touchdown of the game on an acrobatic 29-yard catch to tie the game at seven in the first quarter against the Lions.

Broncology: What 4-0 Means - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, October 3, 2003 - Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs isn't merely the first touchstone game of the 2003 NFL season. In fact, it represents a confluence of clubs not seen in a single game for five years. It's the first matchup of 4-0 teams since 1998, when the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers met with identical unbeaten marks at Lambeau Field.

Off to Arrowhead: Bring On the Noise - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, October 3, 2003 - The atmosphere at Arrowhead Stadium when the Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs smash helmets is unrestrained in every way -- the noise, the energy, the intensity, the vitriol. And that's just from the fans. "(A) great environment, but the hardest environment," wide receiver Rod Smith said. "That really tests the character of your team, of the guys that you have."

Broncos-Chiefs Capsule and Notes - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, October 3, 2003 - This weekend the game of the week in the NFL may very well be located in Kansas City when the 4-0 Broncos square off with the 4-0 Chiefs. Already bitter AFC West rivals, this contest has the most excitement around it since Denver's 14-10 AFC Divisional playoff victory during the club's march to it's first Super Bowl Championship in the 1997 season.

Early lead in AFC West on the line - ESPN.com - John Clayton
Thursday, October 2, 2003 - First ... Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs: Dick Vermeil and Mike Shanahan think in terms of Super Bowls. Jake Plummer has thrown seven TDs and three INTs in four games. Vermeil came out of retirement to turn the Chiefs into a Super Bowl team. Shanahan reconfigures his Broncos team each season to put them in the best position to make a Super Bowl run. Sunday's showdown in Arrowhead will give the winner a good indication whose decisions were the best.

Updated: October 2, 3:14 PM ET QBs Plummer, Green play key roles - ESPN.com - Eric Allen
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - Trent Green is the most underrated quarterback in the league. When discussing the Chiefs, everyone talks about Priest Holmes, Tony Gonzalez and Dick Vermeil, and deservedly so. But when are we going to start talking about Green's consistency and ability to lead this team? Remember back a few years, Kurt Warner didn't have a chance in the NFL if Green didn't get hurt.

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