NFL Power Rankings and results latest update: Denver Broncos stumble past Kansas City Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. This was a match that showed that everything was actually not lost as far as Denver Broncos are concerned. The way they destroyed Kansas City Chiefs proved beyond doubt that things are not completely lost for them.
In the meantime Bradley Roby actually came up with mesmerizing performance during this crucial match. Without him, Denver Broncosâ€™ 31-24 victory over Kansas City Chiefs would have been unthinkable.
Peyton Manning once again came out with reasonably good performance in this crucial match. Manning stumped Kansas City Chiefs with his superlative performance. He actually threw for 256 yards and three scores, the last to Emmanuel Sanders with 36 seconds left as the Broncos (2-0) appeared to force overtime. Nonetheless there was more drama in store as the on the next play by the Chiefs (1-1), Charles was stripped by Brandon Marshall and the ball bounced right into Robyâ€™s hands.
After the rather tough match Peyton Manning said, â€œIâ€™m not quite sure Iâ€™d ever been in one quite like thatâ€¦That was a new one for me.â€ Things were not easy for Denver Broncos from the very beginning. They must be thanking their stars following the win. The dramatic about-face came after Knile Davis gave Kansas City the lead with 2:27 left on an 8-yard run, raising hope among a sellout crowd that the Chiefs might finally end some curses.
Nonetheless they couldnâ€™t capitalize on this godsend and squandered another excellent opportunity. Denver pushed its winning streak to seven straight over its AFC West rival, while the ageless Manning quieted his many doubters by improving to 14-1 in his career against the Chiefs.
As far as the Denver Broncos are concerned, they had taken over at their own 20-yard line with 2:27 left and trailing 24-17, and the seven-time All-Pro marched them calmly down field. He found Demaryius Thomas for three long receptions to get deep into Chiefs territory, then hit Sanders over the middle on third-and-10 from the Chiefs 19 for the tying touchdown that kept the Broncos alive.