Sunday Night Football: Chiefs stay on AFC West with 22-9 triumph over Broncos

  • 06-December-2021

  Only one out of every odd triumph will be pretty. However, the Chiefs actually did how they expected to help a huge division prevail upon the Broncos on Sunday Night Football. Kansas City defeated Denver 22-9 behind a strong defensive performance. The Chiefs intercepted Teddy Bridgewater twice, with the quarterback completing 22-of-40 for 257 yards and a touchdown. The second interception attempt was a pick-six by security Daniel Sorensen, which gave Kansas City a 22-3 lead with 9:42 left in the final quarter. That successfully secured the game. The Broncos made it closer with a 13-yard touchdown reception by Javonte Williams with 5:12 left in the contest. What's more Denver got an opportunity to get more points late in the final quarter, however Bridgewater was halted 2-yards short of the sticks on a fourth-and-8 scramble with 1:15 left in the contest. Making his initial beginning instead of a harmed Melvin Gordon, Williams was a clear bright spot for Denver. He had 102 yards on 23 carries with one more 76 yards on six receptions. The contest turned late in the second quarter, when the Broncos had a 20-play drive yet left away with zero points. Linebacker Willie Gay and edge rusher Melvin Ingram joined to stuff Williams for a 1-yard misfortune on fourth-and-2 from Kansas City's 8-yard line. By then, Denver was down 10-3. The team didn't score again until the final quarter. However, Kansas City's offense couldn't do too much on Sunday. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes got done with the least passer rating of his career in a regular-season game at 57.3. He was 15-of-29 passing for 184 yards with an interception. The pick went off receiver Tyreek Hill's hands and into the waiting arms of Denver rookie corner Pat Surtain II. Yet, the turnover demonstrated insignificant, as the Broncos needed to punt after three plays. Mahomes likewise opened the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 54 yards on 14 carries. Darrell Williams had five yards on 20 carries in addition to three catches for 60 yards. Tight end Travis Kelce had only three catches for 27 yards, while Hill had two for 22. In any case, the Chiefs pushed their series of wins over the Broncos to 12 continuous games, tracing all the way back to 2015. Lead trainer Andy Reid is currently 20-3 after a regular-season bye week. Also Kansas City is currently 8-4 on the season, keeping their hold of the first place in the AFC West. The Chiefs will attempt to keep on pacing their division one week from now as they have the Raiders. The Broncos will hope to get back in the success column next Sunday against the no-longer-winless Lions.

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