The Chiefs had their share of good moments and bad moments against the Broncos.
At no point during the Kansas City Chiefs narrow win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night was I ever really worried that they were going to lose the game. The Chiefs were undeniably the better team, but that is what makes it all the more frustrating that this game was so close, with a final score of 22-16. The Broncos had no business even being in a position to have the ball with under two minutes to go with a very real chance to win the game. What should Chiefs fans take away from this game?
Look, a win is always a good thing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t criticize some things along the way. The Chiefs were big favorites in this game and had plenty of opportunities to put this out of reach. You always want to give credit to the opposing team and the Denver defense certainly deserves some, but this was more about the Chiefs allowing the Broncos to stay competitive. Sunday night’s game wasn’t like the Las Vegas Raiders games this season, where you felt like the opponent came out and was laying it all on the line. These wounds were self-inflicted.
Then again, I don’t want this entire post to just be one big laundry list of complaints, especially when the Chiefs just pulled out a win over a divisional rival and are now 11-1 on the season. So I thought I’d take a few minutes and address both the good and the bad from this game. Let’s start with the bad so we can end this on a positive note.