Kansas City Chiefs
We all knew going to Seattle would be a tough test for the Denver Broncos, one of many on a 2014 schedule that is the 2nd toughest in the NFL, based on their opponents’ records in 2013.
The Denver Broncos may have been off this Sunday, but two of their divisional rivals played. Here’s how the San Diego Chargers won and the Oakland Raiders were blown out of London.
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris believes that even though it’s only the third week of the season, the next game against the Super Bowl champions is more important than any other right now and called it a “statement game.”
Peyton Manning didn’t take a single second-half snap in the preseason, and he’s barely breaking a sweat after halftime in the regular season.
The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.
For a second straight game, the Denver Broncos started hot and finished ice cold. They were able to hold onto their first divisional win over the Kansas City Chiefs, but the grades aren’t pretty.
In a year where the Denver Broncos had three receivers with 10 or more touchdowns last season, it seems Peyton Manning is picking up right where he left off by spreading the ball around again.
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.
Broncos special teams ace David Bruton is among Denver’s inactives against Kansas City.