Kansas City Chiefs
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.
Overall, the Denver Broncos are quite healthy heading into Week 2 of the 2014 season while the Kansas City Chiefs sustained to major injuries in their first game, a loss to the Tennessee Titans.
If he gets the chance, Emmanuel Sanders will shake Andy Reid’s hand Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs.
Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said little about the Ray Rice domestic violence story that’s dominated NFL headlines in the opening week.
Following their first week loss and loss of two key defensive players, the Chiefs found a former Broncos player to fill in. Also, Denver is awaiting the NFL’s new drug policy, which could effect Wes Welker’s status this week.
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.