Mahomes sparks Chiefs second-half comeback vs. Broncos

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

There are now just two undefeated teams in the National Football League. The Kansas City Chiefs joined the Los Angeles Rams with the perfect record.

The Chiefs came-from-behind to defeat the Denver Broncos, 27-23, at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II throws a pass against the Denver Broncos

Patrick Mahomes II throwing a pass against the Denver Broncos

Both the Chiefs and the Rams are 4-0 on the season. Kansas City is a perfect 3-0 on the road.

The Broncos fell to 2-2 on the season. Denver suffered its first home loss to Kansas City after previously defeating the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders at home in the first two weeks.

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid is now 18-2 against the AFC West since he was hired before the 2015 season.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II went 28 of 45 for 304 yards, including a left-handed pass as he was nearly sacked by the Broncos defense. He also had a touchdown.

Mahomes went 15 of 29 for 151 yards in the team’s first seven drivers, including a rushing touchdown against the Broncos. However, in the final two drivers, he went 13 of 16 for 153 yards and a passing touchdown.

Kareem Hunt had 19 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown. Mahomes also had three carries for seven yards and a touchdown.

Travis Kelce had seven receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. Demetrius Harris had two receptions for 59 yards. Hunt had three receptions for 54 yards. Tyreek Hill had nine receptions for 54 yards. Demarcus Robinson had two receptions for 31 yards.

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum went 21 of 33 for 245 yards. He also had an interception.

Phillip Lindsay had 12 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. Royce Freeman had eight carries for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Jeff Heuerman had four receptions for 57 yards. Courtland Sutton had three receptions for 51 yards. Emmanuel Sanders had five receptions for 45 yards. Andy Janovich had a 32-yard reception.

Kansas City scored 17 points in the second half, while Denver scored just 10 points. Mahomes hit Kelce for a two-yard touchdown reception. Hunt also scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown.

Butker also made a 21-yard field goal.

Lindsay scored a one-yard rushing touchdown for the Broncos. McManus also made a 46-yard field goal.

The Broncos led 13-10 at halftime. Freeman scored on a 14-yard rushing touchdown. Brandon McManus also made three field goals.

Mahomes scored on an eight-yard rushing touchdown. Harrison Butker also made a 33-yard field goal.

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