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That tied the game and with 45 seconds to play; the Chiefs just had to get off one or two plays and go into overtime.
BUT Chief quarterback Alex Smith handed off to Jamaal Charles at the Chief’s 20 yard line, and when he fumbled the ball Bronco cornerback Bradley Roby picked it up for a quick touchdown to win the game 31-24. To put the icing on the cake in the final play of the game Broncos sacked Alex Smith. And Broncos win AGAIN.
The Chiefs should have won the game. They were the first to score by a 34-yard run by Jamaal Charles in the second quarter to make it 7-0. On the next Bronco possession Chiefs rookie defensive back Marcus Peters intercepted a Peyton Manning pass and scored to put them ahead by two touchdowns and make it 14-0.
As the end of the half neared Manning threw a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders from the 16 yard line and brought the score up to 14-7.By the end of the half the Broncos had tied the score, and the two clubs went into the locker room all knotted up 14-14.
The second half still looked good for the Chiefs, and on their first possession of the third quarter they scored on a Cairo Santos 63-yard field goal to make it 17-14. After a couple of possessions in punt out city the Broncos tied the game again on a 54-yard field goal by Brian McManus.
With a 17-17 knot the Chiefs kept the Broncos at bay for the rest of the third quarter, and with more than three minutes to go in the fourth quarter they scored on a 8-yard touchdown run by former Arkansas Razorback Knile Davis to put the game away 24-17.
But it didn’t turn out that way. The Broncos scored two touchdowns as the game clock wound down and took the win 31-24.
The Chiefs should have won the game but for five turnovers in the game. Three of their turnovers were in the red zone, one goal line fumble by Jamaal Charles. They also had a bunch of penalties which did not help.
The Chiefs got overconfident and forgot they were playing the Broncos. Chiefs are now 1-1 and the Broncos are 2-0.
The Broncos next play the Lions Sept. 27 at Detroit.
The Chiefs next play the Packers Sept. 28 at Green Bay.