Broncos at Chiefs final score: Denver survives late surge from Kansas City, 35-28

Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) runs in for a touchdown as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) attempts the tackle during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

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  • redchiefs

    What a great game with a sad ending. Overcoming all those dropped passes, giving up all those TDs while not double covering the guy who’s torching your team, coming down to the end of the game with a chance to tie it (or go up one if Coach decided to go for two points), and watching the O line gel into a very good unit able to open holes and protect the QB, we got to see what a great Head Coach and starting QB we have in KC.

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