By Ray Hamill
The Chiefs and Broncos each improved to 6-0 on Sunday, but before anyone gets too carried away with the romantics of achieving perfection just yet, there’s one thing more than anything else that stands between them and that seemingly elusive goal — namely each other.
The division rivals, now the last two remaining unbeaten squads, will play twice in a three-week span in late November/early December, and those two matchups will go a long way toward deciding the AFC West crown, as well as the even more important home-field advantage for the playoffs.
And the way things are going, those two showdowns could be the only hiccup along the way for either.
The schedule has certainly helped. Through the opening six weeks, each has played the winless Jags and Giants, while neither has matched up against a team that currently boasts a winning record.
In fact, the opponents of each team have posted a combined 10-25 record so far.
The good news for Chiefs and Broncos fans is that the scheduling doesn’t get a whole lot tougher the remainder of the way.
Aside from the two games against each other, in fact, the Chiefs play just one other team currently with a winning record (the Colts), while the Broncos play just two (the Colts and Patriots).