NFL 2017 Week 8: Monday Night preview – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Denver Broncos face the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 tonight in an AFC West showdown on Monday Night Football, shown on ESPN.

The Chiefs (5-2) are coming off a loss to rival Oakland Raiders and now they play another rival in the Broncos.

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is having a solid season. He leads the league with a 72.4 percent completion rate and he has the weapons (Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce) to continue his rate against the Broncos, especially since the Broncos have already allowed 11 touchdown passes after giving up only 13 all of last season.

The Broncos (3-3) will welcome the return of linebacker Shane Ray, who missed six games due to a broken left wrist. His return is also in his hometown of Kansas City, which will certainly add to his inspiration.

In terms of injuries, the Broncos will play tonight without tackle Donald Stephenson (calf). Several Broncos are questionable including: LB Todd Davis (ankle), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ankle), tight end Virgil Green (shoulder) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (hand).

The Chiefs have two players that are questionable for tonight: linebacker Justin Houston (knee) and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (knee).

Below is the complete Week 8 schedule/scores, along with the Week 9 schedule (all times Eastern). You can get live scores along with previews and updates from all the games on our NFL Scoreboard.

WEEK 8 SCOREBOARD

Thursday
Baltimore 40, Miami 0

Sunday
Minnesota 33, Cleveland 16
Atlanta 25, New York Jets 20
Carolina 17, Tampa Bay 3
Philadelphia 33, San Francisco 10
New Orleans 20, Chicago 12
New England 21, LA Chargers 13
Buffalo 34, Oakland 14
Cincinnati 24, Indianapolis 23
Seattle 41, Houston 38
Dallas 33, Washington 19
Pittsburgh 20, Detroit 15

Tonight
Denver at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

WEEK 9 SCHEDULE

Thursday
Buffalo at New York Jets, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
LA Rams at New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m.
Denver at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.
Oakland at Miami, 8:30 p.m.

Monday
Detroit at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.

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