The Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs last night 24-20 for their first win of the season. With the loss, the Chiefs (7-4) are no longer tied atop the AFC West with the Broncos.
Head coach Andy Reid won’t let his team let up against the Raiders and blow an opportunity for a victory, and quarterback Alex Smith is too smart to take any opponent lightly.
With Kansas City’s impressive win against the Seahawks on Sunday and Denver’s shocking loss to the Rams, the Chiefs (7-3) are tied for first in the AFC West. After an 0-2 start, they’ll look for their sixth straight win and eighth in their last nine games.
While the Broncos lost one running back to the injury bug, they’re getting one back just in time. And their opponent, the St. Louis Rams, are dealing with a devastated defense due to injuries.
Yeah, sure it was against the Oakland Raiders. But the notable defensive effort in the Denver Broncos’ 41-17 win on Sunday ranks among the team’s best in recent years.
A day after his stellar 51-yard catch-and-run touchdown that turned the Broncos’ fortunes around in Oakland, running back C.J. Anderson is playing the humble card.
Denver’s receivers are fond of saying that there are no go-to guys among the Broncos pass-catchers. With Peyton Manning delivering the football, any game could be anybody’s day.
On a team filled with big-name stars led by Peyton Manning, little-used running back C.J. Anderson made the play that turned the tide in favor of the Denver Broncos.
It started out rough and tough, like any classic AFC West matchup is bound to play out. But the tide turned from the Oakland Raiders to the Denver Broncos during one key play in the second quarter and Denver dominated from that point forward.
Peyton Manning overcame a shaky start to throw five touchdown passes in less than 17 minutes and the Denver Broncos handed the Oakland Raiders their 15th straight loss, 41-17 on Sunday.