It wasn’t pretty but the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Denver Broncos in an AFC West scrap-fest, 10-6.
The Chiefs were clearly the better team Sunday but a series of mental errors and poor officiating kept Kansas City from finding the endzone.
The Chiefs dominated the Broncos in the box score, out-gaining the Broncos 359 yards to 247 yards. The Chiefs held the high octane Denver passing attack to a mere 86 passing yards, instead taking their chances allowing the Broncos to run the ball.
Running turned out to be the only way the Broncos could advance the football. Denver rushed for 161 yards and averaged 7.0 yards-per-rush on 23 attempts. The Chiefs were obviously focusing on stopping a Denver passing attack that had lit them up just a few weeks ago. The Kansas City secondary responded to the challenge, holding Kyle Orton to 9 for 28 passing for 117 yards.
The Chiefs sacked the Denver QB 4 times and hit him 3 others. They also defended 9 passes.
The Chiefs made a number of mistakes that could have cost them the game but their defense was able to keep them in it. The team was flagged an uncharacteristic 8 times for 60 yards.
The win was ugly but the results are all that matters. The Chiefs move to 8-4 and the Chargers are currently losing in the second half to the Oakland Raiders.
What did you think of today’s game Addicts?