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Kickers may settle a war of attrition

Trevor Siemian can react well to pressure as Denver quarterback
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Sky Sports 1, 1.30am Monday

Three defeats in their last four games have left Denver in danger of watch the playoffs on TV less than 12 months after their Super Bowl triumph and victory at Arrowhead is essential to keep them in the race.

Their defence was key to their success last year and they have conceded a total of just 39 points in their last three games but they have not made progress on the other side of the ball.

They posted ten points against Tennessee and just three when facing New England last week, so it is plain where the issues are.

The Chiefs will feel they have let the AFC West slip from their fingers after the followed their key victory over Oakland with defeat to the Titans last week, especially as they were ten points ahead at the start of the fourth quarter.

While 36.5 looks a very low points line, preference is to bank on there being more than three field goals.

Any advantage will be gratefully received in what could prove to a be war of attrition.

Recommendation
Over 3.5 field goals
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The lowdown

TV Sky Sports 1 Starts 1.30am Monday
Venue Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Surface Grass
Weather Light rain, 14C
Best handicaps Denver +4; Kansas City -3
Points line 36.5-37.5 points

Team news
Denver Linebacker Brandon Marshall has a hamstring injury, but hopes are high that defensive end Derek Wolfe will play after a neck problem.

Kansas City The Chiefs are sweating on linebacker Justin Houston’s knee injury. Cornerback Phillip Gaines has missed practice this week with a similar issue.

Key stat
Denver have won on six of their last seven visits to Kansas City

 

They posted ten points against Tennessee and just three when facing New England last week, so it is plain where the issues are
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