By Romi Bean

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS4) – We hear it all the time — it’s hard to win in the NFL. So when you start beating yourself, there’s basically no chance of getting the W.

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Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by Chris Harris of the Denver Broncos during the second half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 28, 2018. (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

We’ve seen the Broncos lose game after game because of their own mistakes. Sunday’s loss in Kansas City was the same old song.

“It’s just the same stuff. We’re just not playing good enough to beat good teams right now,” linebacker Shaq barrett said after the game.

Self-inflicted wounds continue to be the Broncos biggest enemy.

On Sunday in Kansas City, in the most important game of their season, the Broncos once again dug their own grave.

“Man, that just kills us. We get a good defensive stop, and then a penalty. We get them in a good situation, and then a penalty. We just kill ourselves. Offense, they got a nice drive going, a 20-yard play, then a penalty. Every time. We got to figure it out,” said Chris Harris Jr.

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Phillip Lindsay #30 of the Denver Broncos leaps over the tackle attempt of Anthony Hitchens #53 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

“I don’t know what it is, but we knew coming into this game that these refs call the most penalties in the league … this group of officials. I understood coming into the game that I can’t hold. So everybody else got to understand that. Especially when we got these types of refs that will call everything.”

The Broncos have three wins halfway through the season. Playoffs look like a pipe dream. So if they’re going to achieve their goals, all they can do is get back in the lab and try again next week.

“We just got to keep working right now. It’s tough right now with our record being 3-5. we got to win every game to almost make it to the playoffs,” Harris Jr. said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chiefs 30, Broncos 23

The Broncos will need to get over this one quickly. They have one more chance to get a win before their bye in Week 10. Unfortunately for Denver, it’s all uphill from here.

Romi Bean is a sports anchor and reporter at CBS4. Connect with Romi on Twitter @Romi_Bean.

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