Week 12 – Chiefs at Broncos
Chiefs won 30-27 in overtime (My prediction: 13-10, Broncos)
So, I hit a rough patch in the middle of the season, so what? At least the Chiefs were proving me wrong and winning big games.
I didn’t think the Denver Broncos were going to be as scary of a team heading into 2016. They lost their Hall of Fame quarterback to retirement, key defensive players had departed for other teams, and the quarterback situation was a mess. Not to mention they might have been guilty of a Super Bowl hangover, if that even exists.
That being said, this game was a match-up of two 7-3 teams vying for the AFC West title. This game was highly anticipated and was flexed into the Sunday Night Football slot, which was fun.
"While I wanted to say that Kansas City would win both games against Denver this year, I just don’t see it happening."
Chiefs vs Broncos round one began as a defensive battle. The first scoring came on a safety from Justin Houston sacking Trevor Siemian in the end zone. Tyreek Hill then had his first return touchdown of the season off the free kick.
This game was what made the Chiefs the team they were. They came back and battled against a rival and would prevail in the end.
The final score would indicate this was a high scoring game, but all of those points came late in the game. Alex Smith led Kansas City’s version of “The Drive”, marching the offense down the field and connecting with Hill on the touchdown pass. Smith would then make a ballsy move and throw to Demetrius Harris for the two-point conversion and convert to tie things up and send this thing to overtime.
Santos then barely knocked the game winning field goal through the upright and the Chiefs went on to win their second straight game in Denver.
This game was what made the Chiefs the team they were. They came back and battled against a rival and would prevail in the end. The best part was that it was broadcast to the entire country on Sunday Night Football, a platform that the Chiefs had struggled on over the past decade.
On the flip side, this is the game that sank Denver’s season. They went on to lose three of their final five games and it was all because of the Kansas City Chiefs battling back and never quitting.