Game facts: Chiefs at Broncos

Key injuries on defense:  CB Marcus Peters (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday, while pass rusher Dee Ford (hamstring) has been ruled out. Peters and Ford are tied for the league leads in interceptions and sacks, respectively. 

Leaders of the takeaway:  Kansas City's defense has forced 23 turnovers this season (most in the NFL).

Defining stat:  The Chiefs are 7-0 when they have one or zero turnovers on offense. Conversely, Kansas City is 0-3 when it has multiple giveaways. 

Next Gen Stat:  Alex Smith has the quickest pass release time (2.38 seconds) and 2nd-shortest average pass distance (5.6 air yards per attempt) in the NFL. 

Smith slumping:  In his first seven games this year, Alex Smith had a 94.3 passer rating. In his last two games, Smith has posted an 80.5 rating. 

Offense struggling:  In the last three weeks, Kansas City has averaged 18.7 points per game and 276.7 yards per game.  

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