The Kansas City Chiefs had already clinched a playoff spot coming into Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos, but with this heated rivalry, the team and fans alike just wanted a Chiefs victory for Christmas. They got their wish with a 33-10 victory.
Starting Out Strong
Kansas City had a relatively solid drive after Denver punted on their first possession, going 77 yards and ending in a 10-yard Alex Smith rushing touchdown. Little did anyone know what the next drive from the Chiefs had in store.
After a second consecutive punt from the Broncos, Tyreek Hill flew by everyone for a 70-yard touchdown on the fourth play of the drive. Chiefs fans certainly didn’t want the team to get complacent after blowing a 14-0 lead to the Titans the week before. It appeared that their fears might be confirmed when Alex Smith threw an interception leading to a Justin Forsett rushing touchdown.
However, it appeared that tight end Travis Kelce had other ideas. With the first quarter winding down, Smith found Kelce on a screen pass, and he took it 80 yards for a touchdown. Soon after, the Broncos got a field goal from Brandon McManus halfway through the second quarter, and the Chiefs went into the locker room at halftime up 21-10, in part, because of a failed fake field goal attempt from the Broncos.
The second half began awfully slow with four straight punts. Cairo Santos extended the Chiefs’ lead to 24-10, and on the following drive, Santos would make yet another field goal to make it a three-score game at 27-10. The Broncos’ hopes for any chance of winning this game were punched away by Daniel Sorensen when he forced a fumble from a Devontae Booker carry.
“The Bloated Tebow”
After getting the ball back, the Chiefs had one of the most amazing touchdowns you’ll see all year. Andy Reid put in Dontari Poe at quarterback, and he threw a jump pass to tight end Demetrius Harris. With Poe selling the draw fake, and Harris sneaking out for the easy score, it was perfect execution on their behalf.
That touchdown put the Chiefs up 33-10, and sent every Kansas City fan at Arrowhead home feeling quite jolly. That victory puts the Chiefs at 11-4, as they continue their momentum heading into the postseason. The loss eliminates the Denver Broncos, as they move to 8-7 on the season.