Broncos 9 vs. 22 Chiefs live online: score, stats, and highlights | NFL Week 13
The Kansas City Chiefs gave another lock down defensive performance on Sunday Night to beat the Denver Broncos and solidify their place among the AFC’s best teams. The win was Kansas City’s fifth in a row and they continue to be right in the mix for home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
KC's D suddenly one of league's best
It was far from a perfect game, especially on the offensive side of the ball. But over the last five games the Chiefs defense has been nearly perfect. In their last nine quarters the Kansas City defense has allowed just one touchdown and it was a consolation one for the Broncos late in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of hand.
The defense held Denver to a three-and-out on the opening possession of the game, and Patrick Mahomes led his side on a 12 play, 72 yard touchdown drive. The Chiefs didn’t look back from that point on.
Broncos empty handed after 20 play drive
Both teams then exchanged field goals, and things looked like they could get tight in the second quarter when Teddy Bridgewater and the Broncos constructed an 88 yard, 20 play drive that eventually ended in a turnover on downs. Vic Fangio came into the game with that kind of game plan. He wanted to keep Mahomes off the field and have control of the time of possession battle.
The drive ended when Javonte Williams was stopped on fourth and short right before the halftime break. The turnover on downs seemed to deflate the boys form the Mile High City.
The Broncos started the third quarter with a three-and-out, and Bridgewater threw an interception on the next possession. While the Broncos were able to hold Mahomes and the Chiefs after the pick, the ensuing punt was muffed by Diontae Spencer and recovered by Kansas City.
Butker perfect with three FG's of three
Neither the offense nor the special teams did the defense any favors, especially in the second half. The Chiefs were limited to a field goal, one of Harrison Butker’s three in as many tries, to take a 16-3 lead.
The Kansas City offense didn’t overwhelm, but they were fortunate to be put in such great positions because of their defense’s stranglehold on the Broncos offense. Mahomes passed for just 184 yards, and the run game went for a combined total of 89 yards.
Kansas City’s defense put the game on ice early in the fourth quarter when Daniel Sorenson returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown with under 10 to go in the fourth quarter.
Homefield a very good possibility in Chiefs future
The Broncos go a cheap touchdown once the Chiefs had take their foot off the pedal, but it was never going to be enough to make Andy Reid and Kansas City sweat.
The Chiefs now move to 8-4 on the year, and are riding a five game win streak straight to the top of the AFC standings. They trail just the New England Patriots who have the tie breaker edge on them. The Broncos meanwhile, drop to 6-6 on the year, but are still very much in the play off picture.
Kansas City win for a fifth straight week and they do it with defense.
Jeudy wirh a long catch which brings the Broncos to their 40 and that brings up to the two minute warning.
The Broncos get the ball back quickly, but they will have to go the length of the firld and leave some time on the clock to even start to think about the comeback.
Edwards-Helaire moves the chains, with every first down the Chiefs get closer to their fifth stragiht win
The onside kick was almost recovered by the Broncos, but KC secures the ball and will look to run out the clock
Williams comes out of the back field and strolls into the endzone on the 13 yard TD reception.
Two point conversion is no good after Fant is stopped before the endzone.
Williams comes out of the back field and strolls into the endzone on the 13 yard TD reception
Bridgewater almost intercepted again of third down. 4th and 7 from the KC 13 coming up
The Broncos offense is coming to life, but that may be from the Chiefs take a foot off the pedal up by 19
Sorensen comes up with huge pick six on 4th and 2. The ball was deflected and Sorensen stepped in and took it 75 yards to the house.
The Broncos are staying true with what works, running with Williams, but a 4th and 2 is coming up.
Williams with a 7 yard gain, and he is not just 6 yards away from 100 yards.
A couple nice chucks on a couple plays gives Denver two first downs, and let's see if this is the start of something for the Broncos.
The Broncos pass game needs to get going. Bridgewater hasn't done much, but there is still time for a comeback, especially with how the defense is playing
FIELD GOAL CHIEFS!!!
Mahomes hits Kelce on third down and 6, but he's stopped short of the marker, and the Broncos again came up huge on defense.
Butker again is good, this time from 26 yards.
FUMBLE RECOVERY CHIEFS!!!
Well that's not going to help the Broncos out any!!! The punt is muffed by Spencer and it's recovered by KC's Pringle on the DEN 16 yard line.
Disaster for Denver, who put a heavy burden on their defense once again.
A holding call on Smith complicates the drive for the Chiefs and the Broncos hold KC.
The Broncos defense are doing their job, they just need help from their offense.
Bridgewater is picked by Thornhill, who took the return back 12 yards, but an illegal blind side block by Hitchens will move DEN back to their 33 yard line.
Williams breaks a couple tackles and almost busts one on third and short, he picks up 8
Williams gets a first down using some finess instead of force and DEN have their first 1st down of the second half with under 5 to go in the second half.
FIELD GOAL CHIEFS!!!
After the big gainer from Williams, the Chiefs are stopped and forced to kick a field goal. Butker hit the 42 yard FG and the Chiefs are up by two possessions.
Mahomes hits Williams for a gain of 38 yards down to the DEN 30.
Both Williams for each team have been the brightest parts of thier respective offenses.
Mahomes, spinning and releasing on 2nd and 6, but a holding call will erase the play and back them up to the KC 36 and brining up 2nd and 16.
Mahomes starts the drive by hitting old faithful, Kelce, for a quick first down.
Ugly possession for the Broncos who go 3 and out of the third time tonight.
KC take over from their own 24 yard line.
Williams almost gave it right back to the Chiefs, he fumbled on the run up the middle, but recovers his own mistake for a short gain.
Mahomes is picked after Hill couldn't make the catch on the slant pattern. The ball pops off his hands in right into the arms of Surtain.
First TO of the Chiefs night, and not for the first time we see the KC wide receivers make drops they usually wrap up.
D. Williams out of the backfield and he gets the Chiefs into DEN territory, and moves the chains on a 13 yard catch.
Edwards-Helaire gets the first down on 3rd and short with a short run up the middle, and Andy Reid said that his team needs to start running the ball more in the second half.
Reid is famously a pass first coach, but they lost control of the time of possession battle in that first half.
The 2nd half is underway and the Chiefs will take over on the opening drive of the third quarter.
Bridgewater has 104 yards passing on 8/18.
Wiliams has 59 yards on 14 rushes.
Mahomes has 88 yards on 8/16 passing with a rushing TD.
Edwards-Helaire as 21 yards rushing
The first half comes to a close, and the Chiefs lead by a touchdown.
KC take over from their 9 with 1:09 to go in the second quarter.
DEN goes for it for a third time on fourth doown for the third time this drive., Williams is stuffed on 4th down and 2 and the Broncos 20 play drive comes up empty.
Again, Bridgewater is pressured on 3rd down, and he's forced to throw it away
Two minute warning with the Broncos at the KC 13.
Javonte Williams is a beast. He looks impossible to take down on a solo tackle, and he is running all over the Chiefs.
What a drive for DEN who are on their 16th play of the drive.
It's Sutton moving the chains of a slant pattern! Gutsy call from the Broncos, and it pays off.
Bridgewater pressured on 3rd down again, and Bridgewater is forced to throw it away. 4th and 7 coming up from the 43 and DEN are going for it.
Bridgewater gets the first down on the QB sneak. He got it by maybe an inch.
DEN's drive continues.
On 3rd and 1 the Broncos go back to Wiliams, and he is stopped short of the marker. DEN will go for it on 4th down and 1 from the KC 44
Williams picks up another first down, this time with a short reception and and he breaks a tackle to move the chains.
Bridgewater going deep, and could have and probably should have got picked off, but Ward couldn't make the catch. 3rd and 7 coming up for DEN.
Williams gets the first down after a couple of carries, which moves the chains and gives the Broncos some breathing room
The call on the field stands, and it will remain an incomplete pass, but on the ensuing play the Chiefs are stopped on third down and forced to punt.
They had a great first couple possessions, but DEN might be figuring things out on the defensive end.
DEN ball from the 2 yard line.
DEN is challenging the call on the field that Kelce controlled a catch and made a football move. It was called an incomplete pass on the field.
FIELD GOAL BRONCOS!!!
After a couple consecutive penalties the Broncos are forced to kick the field goal after a decent drive comes to a halt.
McManus drills the 42 yard field goal to put the Broncos on the board.
An intentional grounding call backs DEN up even more. 2nd and 30 coming up.
Sutton flagged for an offensive PI, and that backs the Broncos up to 1st and 20 from the KC 24.
KC already overcame a OPI pass and scored a TD afterwards. Let's see in DEN can do the same.
Bridgewater tucks and runs on 3rd and 8 and picks up the first down with his legs as the 1st Q comes to a close.
Strong run from WIllimas who carried the pile over the first down marker, and the Denver is close to the red zone
Denver finally get a first down on their thrid possession. It comes on a crossing route to Jeudy for 36 yards.
FIELD GOAL CHIEFS!!!
Butker bangs it off the post and gets the football to split the uprights. Not with out a bit of drama on a windy day in KC.
Finally something goes right for the Denver D. The screen pass was sniffed out and they drop Edwards-Helaire for a loss of 8. FG coming up
Another 3rd down conversion, this time it''s Pringle on the comeback route. That's 3 for 3 so far for the home side.
Edwards-Helaire on a big gainer from the screen pass. That's good for 30 yards and the Chiefs are threatening in DEN territory yet again
Denver: 6 plays.. 2 yards to start the game.
Bridgewater was almost picked off by Gay on second down. and KC gets more pressue in the backfield on third down. Bridgewater had to get rid of it and they go three and out for the second time tongiht.
The Chiefs have scored 47 points in the first quarter, which is tops in the league
Mahomes takes it all on his own as he sprints to the endzone and sneaks inside the pylon.
Mahomes to Hill again, this time on third down and five. That's their second 3rd down conversion on the drive.
A couple pases to Robinsoin and HIll are enough to get a first down after the penalty.
Kelce called for an offensive PI, sending the Chiefs back to midfield on 1st and 20
Kelce with his first catch of the night, and that takes the Chiefs over midfield and into DEN territory.
KC start the game with a couple first downs in their first three plays. Mahomes going to the air early on.
Bridgewater dropped on third and short, and the Chiefs force the Broncos into a 3 and out to start the game after the sack.
And here we go!!! The Broncos receive first and they'll take over from the 25 to start the game.
It's a windy, cold night in KC. Winds are 19 mph and rising.
Here's how things are looking in the AFC
NENew England Patriots
NYJNew York Jets
KCKansas City Chiefs
LACLos Angeles Chargers
LVLas Vegas Raiders
We are less than 10 minutes away from kick off from Arrowhead.
The Chiefs are 8.5 point favorites over the Broncos, and the Over/Under is at 46.5
The Chiefs have won the last 11 games against the Broncos in Arrowhead.
Chiefs could be a step closer to home field with win
There was a point in the season where it looked like Andy Reid’s Chiefs couldn’t stop a nose bleed. Everyone was putting up big numbers against Kansas City, but there has been a drastic change that has catapulted the Chiefs to the top of the AFC West, and if they keep the winning going, they will be one of the favorites for home filed advantage in the conference.
KC's D making the difference
The Chiefs won a slugfest last week against the Dallas Cowboys to rattle off their fourth straight win. The KC defense didn’t allow a single touchdown against the one time top offensive team in the league. The Cowboys aren’t the only ones who struggled to score against the Chiefs, over their four game win streak they have given up under 12 points a game.
Broncos have won three of four
The Broncos dismantled the Chargers last week, and they did it with defense holding LA to just 13 points. The Denver D picked off Justin Herbert twice and the run game led the way, especially late in the game. Over the last four games the Broncos have won three, and in those three wins they are giving up an average of 13 points a game.
Wild AFC West
The Broncos are the bottom team in the division, and they trail the AFC West leading Chiefs by just a game. It seems like the two teams are much farther apart in the standings, especially when you consider KC’s recent form. The West is arguably the top conference in the league, so expect a scrap from Aarowhead as the Broncos look to jump the Chiefs for top team in the division with a win tonight.
Chiefs are rolling
Hello everyone and welcome to Kansas City where the Chiefs will be looking to keep a four game win streak alive as they continue to make their case for home field advantage in the conference. While the Broncos are coming off a 28-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Broncos vs. Chiefs
Sunday's Week 13 action will end with an AFC West rivalry as the Kansas City Chiefs host the Denver Broncos. AS English will be keeping you up to date with live scores, stats, and analysis from tonight’s primetime showdown from Arrowhead.