Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos swept the regular season series with the division rival Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, holding off a late run from the home team to get the win, 35-28.
With the score at 35-28, Alex Smith and the Chiefs’ offense had the ball deep withing their own territory and drove the length of the field after some on-point throws from Smith. But, they couldn’t convert on a fourth down play from inside the Broncos’ 20, as Smith’s throw was just a little out of reach.
Smith finished the game with 293 yards and 2 scoring throws.
Ultimately, it was the Denver offense and Manning that stole the show again.
Manning finished up with 403 yards and five touchdowns, and he also had two receivers go over the century mark. Eric Decker had 174 yards and was on the receiving end of four of those Peyton touchdowns on just eight catches, while Demaryius Thomas added in 106 yards on three catches.
Rookie Montee Ball was a terror on the ground to complete this Denver offensive onslaught, going for 117 yards on 13 carries.
With the win, the Broncos move to 10-2 on the year and have control of the AFC West, just in time for the return of their head coach, John Fox, next week.
Kansas City falls to 9-3 on the year and they’ll look to bounce back next week against the Redskins.