69-yard pass play sets up Denver Broncos' first touchdown (GIF)

Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to pass in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

In the pivotal AFC West showdown on Sunday Night Football tonight, the Denver Broncos were the first to strike right out of the gate against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs.

Early in the first, the Broncos took a 3-0 lead after a Matt Prater field goal with about 12 minutes to go in the opening 15 minutes.

Then, it was time for the offense to get heated up in Colorado.

Near the end of the first, the Broncos got the ball in their own territory. While this is usually a problem for most, it was nothing that Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas couldn’t make up for:

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That play from Manning to Thomas got the Broncos in a lot better position than they were to begin with, which then set up another Manning-to-Thomas hookup, only this time to Julius Thomas, and this time for a touchdown:

Now that hook-up gave the Broncos a 10-0 lead at the time, however, the Chiefs have just answered with a touchdown of their own, cutting the game to a tighter 10-7 at the moment.

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