|12-01-2005, 05:16 AM||#1|
Never say Always
Join Date: Jan 2003
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FIRST-PLACE BRONCOS VISIT ARROWHEAD STADIUM; FACE CHIEFS IN CRITICAL AFC WEST CONTEST
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Winners of their last four games and coming off a thrilling Thanksgiving Day overtime win, the Denver Broncos (9-2) take to the road for the second consecutive week to face AFC West rival Kansas City (7-4) on Sunday. Kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium is set for 3:15 p.m. CST.
The Broncos own a two-game lead over the Chiefs and Chargers in the AFC West and visit Kansas City following their hard-fought 24-21 overtime win against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. Denver and Kansas City last met on Sept. 26 in Denver with the Broncos securing a 30-10 win on Monday Night Football.
The Broncos enter the game with the NFL’s No. 1 run defense (79.1 ypg.) and the league’s No. 2 rushing offense (165.6 ypg.). Kansas City, which is coming off a 26-16 win against New England on Sunday, joins its divisional rivals Denver and San Diego as one of only three teams in the NFL to boast a rushing offense and rushing defense that both rank in the top five in the league.
Sunday’s game marks the 91st regular-season meeting between the two teams with Kansas City owning a 50-40 all-time advantage. The series has gone down to the wire recently at Arrowhead Stadium with three of the last four games and seven of the last 11 regular-season contests played at the site decided by three points or less.
TELEVISION/RADIO at KANSAS CITY
TELEVISION: CBS (KCNC – Channel 4): Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color commentary) and Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter).
LOCAL RADIO: KOA Radio (850 AM): Dave Logan (play-by-play), David Diaz-Infante (color commentary) and Alan Roach (sideline reporter).
LOCAL SPANISH RADIO: KBNO Radio (1280 AM): Fernando Sergio (play-by-play) and Luke Sandoval (color commentary).
NATIONAL RADIO: Sports USA Radio: John Rooney (play-by-play), Tim Pernetti (analyst) and Tim Neverett (sideline reporter).
BRONCOS at CHIEFS – POINTS OF INTEREST
Denver meets Kansas City for the 91st time in the regular season on Sunday and has a 40-50-0 (.444) all-time record against the Chiefs, including a 12-32-0 (.273) mark on the road… The teams have faced each other once in the postseason with Denver taking a 14-10 victory in that AFC Divisional Playoff contest at Arrowhead Stadium on Jan. 4, 1998, during the team’s march to its first-ever Super Bowl victory… Dating back to 1994, nine of the last 23 regular-season games played between Denver and Kansas City have been decided by three points or less, 12 have been decided by seven points or less and three have gone into overtime… Three of the last four games and seven of the last 11 games played between these two AFC West rivals at Arrowhead Stadium have been decided by three points or less… Denver has won only one of its 17 road meetings with the Chiefs in December with its lone victory occurring exactly 11 years before Sunday’s game with a 20-17 overtime win at Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 4, 1994… The Broncos own a 3-5 all-time record in games following an appearance on Thanksgiving Day… Denver has averaged 448.2 total yards of offense, 189.4 rushing yards per game and 31.0 points per game during its last seven games against Kansas City… Broncos WR Rod Smith ranks second in receiving yards (1,655) and third in receptions (111) in NFL history against the Chiefs… Denver K Jason Elam has scored more points (181) and made more field goals (40) against the Chiefs than any player in NFL history… Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan owns a 7-3 record in games against Chiefs Head Coach Dick Vermeil… The Broncos are 9-2 after their first 11 games for the eighth time in franchise history and for the fourth time in Head Coach Mike Shanahan’s 11 years with the club… The Broncos’ start this year is the club’s best opening to a season since 1998 when the team went 11-0 to begin a year that ended with a victory in Super Bowl XXXIII… Denver has committed the fewest giveaways in the NFL with only 11 (4 INTS, 7 fumbles) through 11 games… Denver is ranked second in the NFL and leads the AFC with a 165.6 rushing yards per game average… The Broncos boast the NFL’s No. 1 run defense (79.1 ypg.). and join their division rivals Kansas City and San Diego as the only three teams in the league to have a rushing offense and defense ranked in the top five… Denver ranks second in the NFL with a +14 turnover ratio after 11 games, trailing only Cincinnati (+20)… The Broncos enter Sunday’s game against the Chiefs with the best first-half scoring differential in the NFL, owning a +93 margin in the opening half… The Broncos are the only team in the NFL not to allow any points on an opponent’s first offensive possession… Denver QB Jake Plummer has posted the second-best passer rating (108.8) and best TD-to-INT ratio (9.0) in the NFL since Week 6 (Oct. 16-17)… Broncos K Jason Elam is set to appear in his 200th career game on Sunday and will look to become the second player in NFL history to have scored in 200 or more consecutive games… CB Champ Bailey has recorded one interception in each of the Broncos’ last three games and is tied for second in the NFL with a career and team-high six interceptions… The Broncos lead the NFL in highest percentage of opponent third-down attempts of 10 or more yards (39.31%)… Of the 125 possessions that Denver’s opponents have had, only six of those have started inside Broncos territory (past 50), which is the lowest such total in the NFL.
BRONCOS/CHIEFS TEAM COMPARISON
Record 9-2 7-4
Division Standing 1st (AFCW) T-2nd (AFCW)
NFL Offensive Ranking 7 5
Offense-Points Per Game 25.7 24.5
Possession Average 32:21 32:26
Total Net Yards Per Game 360.7 367.1
Net Rushing Yards Per Game 165.6 138.1
Net Passing Yards Per Game 195.1 229.0
Had Intercepted/Yards Lost 4/41 7/142
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 14/90 25/175
Field Goals/FGA 17/23 22/26
NFL Defensive Ranking 17 22
Defense-Points Per Game 17.3 20.9
Defense-Total Net Yards Per Game 318.7 328.7
Defense-Rushing Yards Per Game 79.1 88.2
Defense-Passing Yards Per Game 239.6 240.5
Defense-Intercepted by/Yards 14/283 10/216
Defense-Sacks For/Yards 18/130 20/131
Punts-Average Yards (Gross) 44.4 40.2
Punts-Average Yards (Net) 38.7 34.8
Punt Returns-Average Per 8.5 6.3
Punt Returns-Average Per Allowed 7.2 9.4
Kickoff Returns-Average Per 21.9 23.5
Kickoff Returns-Average Per Allowed 24.8 26.1
Penalties Against/Yards 67/533 81/625
Fumbles/Lost 14/7 15/8
Opponent Fumbles/Lost 19/11 30/13
Turnover Ratio +14 +8
BRONCOS/CHIEFS SERIES BREAKDOWN (REGULAR SEASON)
Series Meeting: 91st
Broncos Record: 40-50-0 (Home: 28-18 / Away: 12/32)
First Game: Dal. 17, at Den. 14 (10/30/60)
Last Game: at Den. 30, K.C. 10 (9/26/05)
Current Streak: Won 1
Longest Broncos Win Streak: 8 (10/24/76 - 10-28-79)
Longest Cheifs Win Streak: 11 (11/1/64 - 11/27/69)
Last Broncos Home Win: at Den. 30, K.C. 10 (9/26/05)
Last Broncos Home Loss: K.C. 23, at Den. 22 (9/24/00)
Last Broncos Road Win: Den. 37, at K.C. 34 (10/20/02 - OT)
Last Broncos Road Loss: at K.C 45, Den. 17 (12/19/04)
Broncos Shutouts: 1, at Den. 21, K.C. 0 (9/23/84)
Cheifs Shutouts: 1, at K.C. 16, Den. 0 (12/6/70)
Most Broncos Points: 45 (12/7/03) at Den. 45, K.C. 27
Most Chiefs Points: 59 (9/7/63) K.C. 59, at Den. 7
Total Broncos Points: 1,779
Total Chiefs Points: 2,164
Average Broncos Points: 19.8
Average Cheifs Points: 24.0
Largest Broncos Win: 27 (10/27/96): at Den. 34, K.C. 7
Largest Cheifs Win: 52 (9/7/63): K.C. 59, at Den. 7
SHANAHAN AND THE BRONCOS AGAINST VERMEIL AND THE CHIEFS
Shanahan vs. the Chiefs:
HEAD COACH: 12-12 (.500) Reg. Season / 1-0 postseason
ASST. COACH: 10-4 (.714) Reg. Season / 0-0 postseason
OVERALL: 22-16 (.579) Reg. Season / 1-0 postseason
Mike Shanahan has a 12-12 (.500) regular-season record and a 1-0 postseason mark against Kansas City as an NFL head coach… He owns a 10-11 (.476) record against the Chiefs during his time with the Broncos (1995-2004), and he led the Los Angeles Raiders to a 2-1 (.667) record against Kansas City as their head coach for 20 games from 1988-89… His lone postseason game against the Chiefs occurred during the 1997 season (1/4/98), and he led the Broncos to a 14-10 victory in that AFC Divisional Playoff contest at Arrowhead Stadium… As an NFL assistant coach, Shanahan has been a part of teams that have a 10-4 (.714) regular-season record against the Chiefs… Combined, Shanahan has served on or led the coaching staffs of teams that are 22-16 (.579) in regular-season games against Kansas City… Eight of his nine wins against the Chiefs as Denver’s head coach have come in consecutive fashion (four back-to-back wins) and eight have been at home, giving the coach a 8-3 mark in Denver against the Chiefs… As the Los Angeles Raiders’ head coach, Shanahan swept the 1988 season series against the Chiefs but lost his one meeting with the team the following season… Shanahan was the 49ers’ offensive coordinator when San Francisco dropped a 24-17 decision at Arrowhead Stadium to the Chiefs on Sept. 11, 1994… During a stint as a Broncos assistant coach from 1989-91, Shanahan was a part of teams that went 4-1 against the Chiefs during that period, including a sweep of the season series in 1991 when he was Denver’s offensive coordinator… From 1984-87, Shanahan was an assistant coach on Broncos teams that went 6-2 against the Chiefs, outscoring them 172-127 during that time and winning three consecutive games in that stretch.
The Broncos vs. Vermeil:
HEAD COACH: 7-4 (.636) regular season / 0-0 postseason
ASSISTANT COACH: 1-0 regular season / 0-0 postseason
OVERALL: 8-4 (.667) regular season / 0-0 postseason
The Broncos own a 7-4 (.636) regular-season record against Dick Vermeil as an NFL head coach and have not faced Vermeil in a postseason contest… Denver has gone 6-3 (.667) against Vermeil when he was the Chiefs’ head coach (2001-Present), 1-0 when he was the Rams’ head coach (1997-99) and 0-1 when he was the Eagles’ head coach (1976-82)… The Broncos have a 1-0 regular-season record against teams that included Vermeil as an assistant coach, defeating the Los Angeles Rams in 1972 when Vermeil was their offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach… Combined, Denver is 8-4 (.667) in the regular season against teams for which Vermeil has served as head coach or as an assistant… During Vermeil’s time as the Chiefs’ head coach, Denver won two games in a row on two separate occasions and swept the 2002 series… Additionally, the Broncos have not let the Chiefs launch a winning streak of any kind with Vermeil as their head coach… The Broncos defeated the Rams, whose head coach was Vermeil, 35-14 on Sept. 14, 1997, at Mile High Stadium… Vermeil and his Super-Bowl bound Eagles defeated the Broncos 27-6 in Philadelphia in 1980… In Denver’s only game against Vermeil as an assistant coach, the team earned a 16-10 victory in Los Angeles against the Rams on Nov. 12, 1972, with Vermeil as their offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
Shanahan vs. Vermeil:
HEAD COACH: 7-3 (.700) regular season / 0-0 postseason
ASSISTANT COACH: 0-0 regular season / 0-0 postseason
OVERALL: 7-3 (.700) regular season / 0-0 postseason
Mike Shanahan has only faced Dick Vermeil when the two have been NFL head coaches, and Shanahan has a 7-3 (.700) regular-season advantage over the Chiefs’ head coach… The two have not faced each other in postseason play… All of Shanahan’s games against Vermeil have come during his time as the Broncos’ head coach (1995-Present)… Shanahan is 6-3 (.667) against Vermeil with the Chiefs (2001-Present) and has won all five home meetings vs. Kansas City… Shanahan’s Broncos defeated Vermeil’s Rams 35-14 on Sept. 14, 1997, at Mile High Stadium in the third game of the year to account for his only other game against Vermeil.
|12-01-2005, 05:17 AM||#2|
Never say Always
Join Date: Jan 2003
THE LAST TIME at DENVER 30, KANSAS CITY 10 (INVESCO FIELD AT MILE HIGH, 9/26/05)
The Denver Broncos improved to 2-1 after handing the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season with a 30-10 win in front of the fourth-largest crowd ever at INVESCO Field at Mile High on ABC's Monday Night Football.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith hauled in seven catches for 80 yards, becoming the 24th player in NFL history and the first undrafted player to reach 10,000 yards receiving in his career. Running back Mike Anderson set the tone with 98 yards rushing, including a 44-yard burst down the right side, giving him his lone score of the game. Wide receiver Ashley Lelie also got involved in the running game, posting two rushes for 56 yards. Quarterback Jake Plummer threw for 152 yards and one touchdown on 13-of-18 passing. Plummer also posted a 1-yard touchdown run.
The Broncos struck first after marching down the field to the Kansas City 12-yard line. The drive stalled after a third and 11, setting up a 30-yard field goal by kicker Jason Elam. With 4:43 left in the first quarter, Anderson found a hole on the right side of the line and broke free for a 44-yard touchdown and a 10-0 lead.
After a fumble by the Kansas City offense on their own 12, the Broncos took full advantage by scoring on their first play, a 12-yard pass from Plummer to Smith in the back of the end zone. The Broncos led 17-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Broncos’ defense continued to hold the Kansas City offense in check, stalling an 11-play Chiefs drive. The Broncos got the ball back with 9:57 left in the second quarter. Elam was called on for a 51-yard field goal attempt, which sailed through the uprights and gave the Broncos a 20-point lead. With :28 second left in the first half, the Chiefs finally got on the scoreboard with a 28-yard field goal from Lawrence Tynes, setting the halftime score at 20-3.
The Broncos received the ball at the start of the third quarter and put an impressive drive together starting from their own 30-yard line and ending up on the Chiefs' one on fourth down. Head coach Mike Shanahan decided to go for it on fourth down. Plummer faked a dive and then sprinted around the left side for a one-yard scoring run that put the Broncos in front 27-3.
After a five-play drive at the top of the fourth quarter was slowed by Kansas City's defense, Shanahan sent Elam on to for his third kick of the game. Elam connected on a 25-yard field goal to put Denver up 30-3.
Kansas City found one more opportunity to reach the end zone with 2:06 left in the game. Quarterback Trent Green found receiver Samie Parker down the left side for a 21-yard touchdown catch and a final score of 30-10.
NOTES FROM DENVER’S LAST FIVE MEETINGS WITH KANSAS CITY
at DENVER 30, KANSAS CITY 10 (Sept. 26, 2005)
The Broncos score the game’s first 20 points and take a 20-3 lead into halftime on ABC’s Monday Night Football… Broncos WR Rod Smith becomes the first undrafted player in NFL history and the 24th overall player to reach the 10,000 career receiving yards mark with a seven-catch, 80-yard effort… Denver rookie CB Darrent Williams posts a team-high 11 tackles (9 solo) and one pass breakup… Denver RB Mike Anderson scores on a 44-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and finishes with 98 yards rushing... Kansas City converts all four fourth-down attempts, including three on a late touchdown drive.
at KANSAS CITY 45, DENVER 17 (Dec. 19, 2004)
Broncos WR Rod Smith becomes just the 20th receiver in NFL history to reach 700 career receptions after a six-catch, 75-yard effort against the Chiefs that included a 22-yard touchdown grab… Kansas City WR Dante Hall returns the game’s opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown… Nine different Broncos catch a pass and Denver average 6.1 yards per carry on 21 rushing attempts.
at DENVER 34, KANSAS CITY 24 (Sept. 12, 2004)
Broncos RB Quentin Griffin sets a franchise record for rushing yards in a season opener with 156 yards on 23 carries (6.8 avg.) with three touchdowns (2 rush, 1 rec.)… Kansas City RB Priest Holmes also goes over the 150-yard rushing mark with 151 yards on 26 carries (5.8 avg.)… Denver CB Champ Bailey intercepts his first pass as a Bronco and registers the fourth opening-day interception of his career.
at DENVER 45, KANSAS CITY 27 (Dec. 7, 2003)
Denver RB Clinton Portis records a franchise single-game record five touchdowns (all rushing) and totals the third-highest single-game rushing output (218 yds.) in team history… The Broncos hold Chiefs RB Priest Holmes to 44 yards rushing on 12 carries (3.7 avg.)… Denver scores 28 unanswered points after falling behind 21-17 at the half.
at KANSAS CITY 24, DENVER 23 (Oct. 5, 2003)
Chiefs WR Dante Hall returns a punt for a 93-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter for what proved to be the game-winning score… Denver WR Rod Smith posts a game-high 130 yards receiving on eight receptions (16.3 avg.)… The Broncos outgain Kansas City by 206 total yards (468-to-262) and register a substantial time of possession advantage (34:06 to 25:54).
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES VS. KANSAS CITY
• CB ROC ALEXANDER
Returned two kicks for 55 yards (27.5 avg.), including a 32-yarder, for the Broncos in his NFL debut vs. K.C. 9/12/04.
• RB MIKE ANDERSON
Ran for 155 yards on 22 carries (7.0 avg.), including a 62-yard touchdown run, for the Broncos vs. K.C. 10/7/01 in a game that saw him post his fifth 100-yard half (106 – 1st half). Gained 98 yards on 20 carries, including a 44-yard touchdown run, for the Broncos vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• CB CHAMP BAILEY
Recorded his fourth opening day interception and made five tackles (4 solo) in his Broncos debut vs. K.C. 9/12/04.
• RB TATUM BELL
Turned a short pass into a 58-yard play and a career-long reception for the Broncos at K.C. 12/19/04.
• S SAM BRANDON
Made the first start of his career at K.C. 10/20/02 and had six tackles (4 solo) for Denver. Added seven tackles (5 solo) and a pass breakup for Denver in a start at K.C. 10/5/03.
• DE COURTNEY BROWN
Recovered a fumble and made one tackle for the Broncos in a start vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• LB KEITH BURNS
Chipped in three special teams tackles for the Broncos at K.C. 9/22/96.
• DE MARCO COLEMAN
Registered a sack (10 yds.), forced a fumble and added four tackles (4 solo) for the Dolphins vs. K.C. 10/31/93.
• DE EBENEZER EKUBAN
Sacked Chiefs QB Trent Green for a loss of four yards in a three-tackle (2 solo) game for the Broncos vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• K JASON ELAM
Tied a career high with five field goals made as well as six field goals attempted in a 16-point performance for the Broncos at K.C. 11/16/97. Converted a 53-yard attempt and was 4-for-4 on all field goal attempts for Denver vs. K.C. 8/31/97.
• S NICK FERGUSON
Made five tackles on defense and posted three stops on special teams in a start for Denver at K.C. 10/5/03. Tallied four tackles (all solo) for Denver vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• LB IAN GOLD
Recorded 13 tackles (10 solo), one sack (1 yd.) and one pass breakup for the Broncos vs. K.C. 12/15/02. Posted 13 tackles (9 solo) and one pass breakup for Denver at K.C. 10/20/02. Recorded eight tackles (6 solo) and one forced fumble for the Broncos vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• WR ASHLEY LELIE
Totaled 88 receiving yards on four catches (22.0 avg.), including a 58-yard grab, for Denver vs. K.C. 9/12/04. Gained 56 yards receiving on two reverses, including one that went for 39 yards, for the Broncos vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• S JOHN LYNCH
Posted 13 tackles (8 solo), broke up a pass and forced a fumble for the Buccaneers vs. K.C. 11/14/99. Recorded seven tackles (4 solo) for Denver at K.C. 12/19/04.
• QB JAKE PLUMMER
Threw for 292 yards on 23-of-41 passing (56.1%) with one touchdown and two interceptions for Denver at K.C. 12/19/04. Threw two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 230-yard, 18-of-29 performance (62.1%) for the Broncos vs. K.C. 9/12/04. Posted a 116.0 passer rating in a 13-of-18, 152-yard performance with one touchdown for the Broncos vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• DT MONSANTO POPE
Contributed six tackles (4 solo) for the Broncos in their season opener vs. K.C. 9/12/04.
• DE TREVOR PRYCE
Registered two sacks (17 yds.) in a five-tackle game for Denver at K.C. 10/20/02. Made five tackles, including a 3-yard sack, for the Broncos at K.C. 12/16/01.
• P TODD SAUERBRUN
Averaged 49.7 gross punting yards and 40.3 net yards on seven punts for Chicago at K.C. 11/17/96. Pinned three punts inside the 20 for the Bears vs. K.C. 9/12/99.
• WR ROD SMITH
Totaled 165 yards receiving on eight catches (20.6 avg.), including a 58-yarder, for Denver vs. K.C. 12/6/98. Added 134 yards receiving on eight catches (16.8 avg.) for Denver vs. K.C. 9/24/00.
• DT GERARD WARREN
Sacked Chiefs QB Trent Green for a loss of six yards for the Broncos vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• LB D.J. WILLIAMS
Posted nine tackles (8 solo), including a 6-yard sack, and forced a fumble for the Broncos at K.C. 12/19/04.
• CB DARRENT WILLIAMS
Totaled a team-high 11 tackles (9 solo) and one pass breakup in his first Monday Night Football appearance for the Broncos vs. K.C. 9/26/05.
• LB AL WILSON
Recorded 20 tackles (17 solo), including a 5-yard sack, for Denver at K.C. 10/20/02. Tallied 16 tackles (12 solo) for Denver vs. K.C. 12/15/02. Posted a sack (7 yds.) and forced a fumble in a seven-tackle game (6 solo) for the Broncos at K.C. 12/19/04.
Former Kansas City Chiefs:
Broncos P Todd Sauerbrun played for the Chiefs in 2000… Denver Special Teams Assistant Thomas McGaughey was on the Chiefs’ coaching staff in 2002.
Former Denver Broncos:
Chiefs DT Lional Dalton was on the Broncos’ roster in 2002… Kansas City WR Eddie Kennison played the first eight games of the 2001 season for the Broncos.
Common High Schools and Hometowns:
Denver Broncos DE Trevor Pryce attended Lake Howell High School (Lake Howell, Fla.), which is the same high school Kansas City LB Kawika Mitchell attended… Broncos WR Todd Devoe went to Boyd Anderson High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) with Chiefs CB Benny Sapp from 1996-1998… Broncos WR Rod Smith and Chiefs CB Eric Warfield are both from Texarkana, Ark.
Crossing Paths (Pro):
Denver Broncos RB Ron Dayne teamed up with Chiefs T Chris Bober from 2000-2003 with the New York Giants… Broncos Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Jimmy Spencer played for the New Orleans Saints from 1993-95 with Kansas City T Willie Roaf… Broncos T Cornell Green played for the Dolphins in 2001 along with Kansas City CB Patrick Surtain… Denver DE Marco Coleman was on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster in 2003 with Chiefs T John Welbourn… Kansas City C Casey Wiegmann played with Broncos LB Keith Burns, P Todd Sauerbrun and Broncos Defensive Backs Coach Bob Slowik in Chicago… Broncos DE Marco Coleman was on the Miami Dolphins’ roster from 1992-1994 while Chiefs Running Backs Coach James Saxon was on the coaching staff… Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan, Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak and Quarterbacks Coach Pat McPherson were on the San Francisco 49ers’ coaching staff with Kansas City offensive line coach Mike Solari in the early 1990s… Denver TE/LS Mike Leach spent the 2001 season with Tennessee along with Kansas City Defensive Coordinator Gunther Cunningham… Denver Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Cedric Smith was with Washington from 1994-95 with Chiefs defensive line coach Bob Karmelowicz… Broncos CB Champ Bailey spent the 2003 season with Chiefs DT Lional Dalton in Washington… Dalton played under Broncos Defensive Line/Ends Coach Jacob Burney for the Ravens in 1998… Kansas City QB Trent Green spent several seasons in Washington, where he worked with Broncos TE Stephen Alexander and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Cedric Smith.
Crossing Paths (College):
Broncos T George Foster played at the University of Georgia from 1999-00 with Chiefs LB Kendrell Bell… Kansas City T Jordan Black played at Notre Dame while Broncos Linebackers Coach Kirk Doll was an assistant coach at the school from 1998-01… Denver P Todd Sauerbrun teamed up with Kansas City DT John Browning at West Virginia from 1993-94… Broncos DL Demetrin Veal played college ball at Tennessee with Kansas City P Dustin Colquitt from 2001-02… Denver Broncos Tight Ends Coach Tim Brewster was on the Texas coaching staff in 2001 while Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson was on the team… Penn State enjoyed the talents of Broncos DE Courtney Brown and Chiefs RB Larry Johnson from 1998-99 seasons… Broncos DE Trevor Pryce spent time on the field with Kansas City LB Dexter McCleon at Clemson in 1996… Denver T George Foster was at Georgia in 1998 along with Kansas City LB Kawika Mitchell… Denver Broncos FB Kyle Johnson played at Syracuse from 1999-01 with Chiefs T Kevin Sampson and LB Rich Scanlon... Broncos DE Ebenezer Ekuban played with Chiefs DT Ryan Sims at North Carolina in 1998… Kansas City TE Kris Wilson played at Pittsburgh in 1999 while Broncos Defensive Coordinator Larry Coyer was a defensive coach with the team… Denver S John Lynch was at Stanford in 1992 along with Kansas City Quarterbacks Coach Terry Shea.