Quick Take: Broncos (3-0) at Chiefs (0-3)

Last meeting
Last Decemeber in Denver, Jay Cutler threw four touchdown passes, including two to Brandon Marshall, as the Broncos beat up on the Chiefs, 41-7, to sweep the season series.

The Broncos have won four of the past six meetings but trail in the overall series, 53-43.

Last week
A missed Martin Gramatica field goal with under 2 minutes to play allowed the host Broncos to edge the Saints, 34-32. ... Making his first NFL start, Tyler Thigpen had a forgettable day and the Chiefs lost at Atlanta, 38-14.

Keep your eye on ...
Broncos' Marshall Plan:Brandon Marshall is off to a torrid start after missing the first game while serving a suspension. He has 24 receptions, second most in NFL history by a player through his first two games of a season. He also has 100-plus yards in five of his last six games after hitting the century mark just once his first 27 career games.

A Young offense: In the teams' two meetings last year, Selvin Young rushed for 265 yards. The Broncos could use a heavy dose of Young again seeing that the one thing the Chiefs do well is defend the pass; they are giving up just 153 yards per game through the first three weeks. By contrast, Kansas City is giving up 204 rushing yards a game this season.

Herm Edwards' sanity: Having lost 12 straight games going back to last season, extending their franchise worst streak, the Chiefs are likely headed for a baker's dozen against the high-scoring Broncos. Admittedly, Kansas City is in a rebuilding mode, so jobs aren't necessarily on the line. However, you have to think all this losing is starting to take a toll on a coach like Herm Edwards, a known perfectionist.

Did you know?
Michael Pittman is the first Broncos player to rush for a TD in each of the first three games of the season since Terrell Davis in 1997. ... Chiefs are 0-3 for the first time since 2004. ... In two games as a starter against the Chiefs, Marshall has 16 receptions for 200 yards (12.5 average) with two touchdowns. ... The Chiefs have won four of the past five against Denver at home.

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