Peyton Manning was unfazed by the once-fearsome Kansas City pass rush, and the Denver Broncos’ offense was humming in a victory over the Chiefs that gave them control of the AFC West.
Peyton Manning threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, four of them to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos held off a furious rally to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-28 Sunday and seize control of the AFC West.
Broncos safety Rahim Moore underwent emergency surgery Monday for a condition known as lateral compartment syndrome that can cost patients a limb or even their life.
The Broncos passed their first of three straight big tests and took apart the NFL’s last undefeated team on Sunday night.
While the intoxicating matchup of Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ high-flying offense against the Chiefs’ ferocious defense has garnered the spotlight this week, what happens when they’re off the field could prove just as critical to the outcome.
The Broncos play the Chiefs in an AFC West meeting between teams with the best combined record of two opponents this deep into the season since the NFL merger in 1970.
The fans behind the south end zone who earlier had a great view of Peyton Manning’s heart-skipping effort to tackle cornerback Brandon Flowers held up their index fingers as the final seconds ticked away on Denver’s 38-3 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs.
If he wants, Peyton Manning can use all that time at home to crank up the DVD player and watch the highlights.
There aren’t many bright spots for the 2-13 Chiefs this year, except for Jamaal Charles and the running game. That running game will be the key for Denver’s D this week.
From Peyton Manning overcoming four neck surgeries to Adrian Peterson’s rebound from a shredded knee to Chuck Pagano’s fight with leukemia, this has been the Year of the Comeback in the NFL.