Terrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith’s fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Denver Broncos’ 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Despite Kansas City losing All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles with a left ankle injury in the first quarter against the Broncos, the Chiefs held their own for much of the first half, only to see the Broncos pull away for a 21-10 lead at halftime.
If he gets the chance, Emmanuel Sanders will shake Andy Reid’s hand Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs were trounced by the Tennessee Titans in Week One, at home, nonetheless. They’ll be hungry for a first win of the season in Denver, versus an AFC West foe in the Broncos.
Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
Running back Jamaal Charles has become a veritable workhorse for the Kansas City Chiefs, and it is not surprising since he’s one of the best backs in the entire NFL. With a new contract extension in place, the Chiefs hope for another great season out of Charles, and they’re likely going to get one.
The Broncos won all but one of their games against AFC West opponents last season. It might be difficult to repeat that feat this year.
The Denver Broncos are the cream of the crop in the AFC West, but their division rivals have all improved recently. Denver will be in a battle for the division in 2014, and we explain why here.
Injuries slowed down the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of the NFL season, but now they are much healthier as the playoffs approach.
Just two weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs lost at home to the Indianapolis Colts in a game that sealed the AFC West team’s postseason fate. Can they flip that outcome on the road in the playoffs?