NFL Monday Night Football takes place tonight with a big game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. As the season hits the mid-way point both teams will want to string together a series of wins now to establish themselves in the race for the postseason spots.
Today's game has a scheduled start time of 8.30 p.m. ET and takes place from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The game can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through live stream (details below).
Tonight's game will be a huge opportunity for both teams, as the Chiefs are way out front in the AFC West on 5-2. The Broncos meanwhile are back on 3-3, so if the Chiefs can win here they will pull out to a massive lead at the top of the division and dump their nearest rivals into having a losing record.
The Broncos though have a great opportunity to make up ground on their division rivals tonight. If they can win here they will move to 4-3, and drop their rivals back to 5-3, potentially allowing Denver to pull up alongside the Chiefs soon.
However, if performances this season are anything to go by then the Chiefs will be tough to defeat and the Broncos will have to be at their best if they are to take them down today.
For the Broncos, quarterback Trevor Siemian has completed 133 of 211 attempted throws for 1,471 yards and 8 touchdowns so far this season. He will rely on Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders as his target men tonight. Thomas has gone 389 yards so far this season with an average gain of 13 yards per catch. Sanders meanwhile has gone 266 yards for 2 touchdowns for an average gain of 10.6 yards per catch. CJ Anderson has been the Broncos' battering ram on the ground, and he has gone 391 yards on 92 carries with an average gain of 4.3 yards.
Meanwhile for the Chiefs, quarterback Alex Smith has thrown for an impressive 1,979 yards and 15 touchdowns so far this season, completing 165 throws from 228 attempts.
Kareem Hunt has been powerful on rush, and recording 717 yards on 124 carries for an average gain of 5.8 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Today's big NFL Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs has a scheduled start time of 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network, or watched online through live stream on ESPN.