Chiefs record 12th successive win over Broncos
While QB Patrick Mahomes was far from his best again, the streaking Kansas City Chiefs still won on Sunday, 9-22, against the Denver Broncos.
The Kansas City Chiefs accounted for the Denver Broncos once again, 22-9 in a record-setting NFL victory as they continued their winning form.
Kansas City had won 11 consecutive games against Denver, a streak dating back to Week 10 of 2015 – the Chiefs had never enjoyed a longer winning streak over an opponent in franchise history.
Chiefs streaking to victory
But the in-form Chiefs eclipsed that streak in an historic victory as they also stretched their winning run in the NFL to five straight games on Sunday.
Patrick Mahomes was far from his best again, but the Chiefs still defeated the visiting Broncos in Kansas City.
Mahomes did not throw a touchdown, instead finishing with an interception on 15-of-29 passing for 184 yards, though he did rush for a TD on four carries.
The former MVP has already thrown 12 interceptions this season – matching his career high from 2018.
Points allowed by the @Chiefs in their first 5 games this season:— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) December 6, 2021
29, 36, 30, 30, 38
In their last 5:
17, 7, 14, 9, 9
They are the first team in NFL history to have a 5+ game streak allowing 25+ points and a 5+ game streak allowing less than 20 points in the same season.
Pick-six condemns Broncos
Kansas City used a 10-0 opening period to set the tone against the Broncos, with Daniel Sorensen's 76-yard pick-six of Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater putting the result beyond doubt with less than 10 minutes remaining in the final quarter.
In their last five games, Kansas City have allowed 17, seven, 14, nine and nine points, having given up 29, 36, 30, 30 and 38 in the team's opening five games. According to Stats Perform, they are the first franchise in NFL history to have a five-game winning streak allowing 25-plus points and a five-game victorious run allowing less than 20 points in the same season.
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