Chiefs defeat Broncos despite losing Mahomes to injury
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas City Chiefs lost its best offensive weapon in the contest. Patrick Mahomes II, the reigning NFL MVP, existed the game with a kneecap injury.
Despite Mahomes II being sidelined, the Chiefs were able to defeat the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football. Kansas City won 30-6 over Denver at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.
With the win, the Chiefs were able to improve to 5-2 on the season. They are now a perfect 4-0 on the road this season.
In the loss, the Broncos fell to 2-5 this season under first-year head coach Vic Fangio. Denver fell to 1-3 at home.
Chiefs quarterback Matt Moore went 10 of 19 for 117 yards. He also threw one touchdown after replacing Mahomes II.
The superstar signal-caller went 10 of 11 for 76 yards before the injury. He also threw a touchdown pass.
LeSean McCoy had 12 carries for 64 yards.
Tyreek Hill had three receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown. Travis Kelce had six receptions for 44 yards. Demarcus Robinson had three receptions for 31 yards. Mecole Hardman had two receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco went 21 of 34 for 213 yards.
Phillip Lindsay had 11 carries for 36 yards. Royce Freeman had 10 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Courtland Sutton had six receptions for 87 yards, while Emmanuel Sanders had five receptions for 60 yards. Sanders escaped serious injury against the Tennessee Titans in their previous game.
Freeman also had four receptions for 32 yards.
Kansas City scored 10 points in the second half. Moore hit Hill for a 57-yard touchdown reception.
Harrison Butker also made a 39-yard field goal.
The Chiefs led 20-6 at halftime. Mahomes II hit Hardman for a 21-yard touchdown reception. Reggie Ragland also scored on a five-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
Butker also made two field goals.
Freeman scored to put the Broncos on the board first. He scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown, before the extra point was missed.