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Broncos seek consecutive division victory record at Chiefs’ expense

The Chiefs aren’t the only AFC West division rival the Broncos knock around. With a victory at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, Denver will set an NFL record for consecutive division road victories with 13.

The record is 12, set by San Francisco in 1990.

Denver started its streak with a 2011 victory at Oakland, led by quarterback Tim Tebow.

The Broncos open this season having won four straight at Kansas City, Oakland and San Diego.

John Fox was the Broncos coach throughout the streak, and he also oversaw a team tied for the longest streak of consecutive conference road victories, the Carolina Panthers from 2004-07. Fox is now the Chicago Bears’ coach.

Denver, the four-time defending AFC West champion, also is riding an overall seven-game winning streak against division opponents.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke on Tuesday about facing the Denver Broncos in the team's home opener (7:25 Thursday night on CBS). Video by David Eulitt, deulitt@kcstar.com

Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf helped draw attention to Thursday's home opener against the Denver Broncos by putting up team flags on the Country Club Plaza. Video by John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @BlairKerkhoff.

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