“Oh, there you are Kansas City Chiefs!”


Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) reacts after running in for a touchdown during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs, in front of 76,000 people, finally defeated their personal Goliath in the Denver Broncos. Denver has always seemed to have KC’s number for the past few years when it comes to securing the victory. However, Sunday the team finally got their much needed revenge with the victory in Denver, beating the home team 29-13.

The performance in Denver showed just how much this team has turned around their season, from the abysmal 1-5 record, to sitting at 4-5 and in the postseason picture. The team was able to move the ball effectively against the best defense in the NFL. Everything seemed to click, even if they were only able to convert field goals, and they were able to put up points.

The biggest story line of the game was not the way the Chiefs made a huge statement, but rather on the age and the mortality of NFL record breaker Peyton Manning. This writer actually had the pleasure of being in attendance during the game and saw the future Hall of Fame quarterback up close. Manning looked old and his passes tended to float a lot more than he intended them to. He was also under a lot of pressure from the pass rush of the Chiefs, and this could have led to his poor showing.

However the Chiefs, should be the real story behind the game rather than the aging qb. They seemed to want the game more than Denver. They played super hard during the game and even when they had a comfortable lead they seemed to keep the pressure on both sides of the ball against the Broncos.

The Chiefs have turned completely around and are finally turning looking like the team fans were expecting at the beginning of the 2015 season. They have taken their situation and are making the best of it. They have had some injuries and their losing streak should have been the nail in the coffin of this team, but it wasn’t.

Now Kansas City is riding a three-game winning streak and one that might continue as they take on the ailing San Diego Chargers. For now, the team should be excited they have redeemed themselves from the heartbreak of week 2, and more so that they have finally beat Manning.

There you have it, Addicts. Since the Chiefs are turning things around do you think they can make the playoffs? Let us know in the comments.

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