The Kansas City Chiefs defense is having quite a night for themselves against the Denver Broncos, and it’s clear they’ve kept all the momentum gained from the last month or more heading into the bye week. They came out on Sunday and kept the Broncos from getting into the end zone—at least at this present moment at press time in the fourth quarter—and it was Dan Sorensen of all defenders who truly put the game away.
Sorensen, who is in his eighth year with the Chiefs, made it a three-possession lead for the Chiefs midway through the fourth quarter when he took a Teddy Bridgewater pass 75 yards to the house.
It was a rare opportunity for Sorensen, who is earning less playing time these days thanks to the presence of younger and more athletic players, but it’s nice to see an older veteran still coming through in the clutch, just like he’s been known to do for so many years for the Chiefs.
If you missed the play, check out the great catch and run by Sorensen, who was helped by linebacker Ben Niemann.
Remember that it was only a year ago that Sorensen did the same thing against the same team, a pick-six that went for just over 50 yards.
And of course, it was a play that had everyone in Chiefs Kingdom and beyond talking. Sorensen’s been a mixed bag this season, especially early on, when it was clear he was just being outplayed by younger and better players, but he’s had a couple redemptive moments here in the second half of the season. Thus when he took this play to the house, Twitter went bananas—as you might expect.