There were something big going against us before the game started I wasn't aware of before the game started but learned after the game...
The ref crew is a very pro offense crew. Most flags against DBs in the NFL, fewest offensive flags during a play in the NFL.. They called it evenly for both teams although it is arguable that they called holding on the Chiefs offense more than they did on Denver... Denver was holding Hali on almost every play. The difference is that the Chiefs are a very physical defense and got a lot of flags they wouldn't get with most crews...
In rewatching the game, I thought the D really played Denver well and gave the team a good opportunity to win the game. The offense didn't do enough. Below are my notes from rewatching the game on opportunities missed.
Avery drop huge -- s takes out CB Avery could have got up and score
DJ Tackled by Manning -- Maybe he doesn't score.. But you cannot get tackled by Manning
Pass to Thomas
Bowe's drop -- would have been a great catch penalty
Bowe catch and fall rtrip over his feet
#25 great pass Charles drops, Chiefs bailed out by taunting
#25 drops screen
Bowe's drop -- would have been a big gain penalty
#25 runs out of gas
Davis not scoring on screen play leads to Denver goal line stand and FG
Demps almost pick 6
Smith bad decisions at the half
Houston's drop of a pick
Poe's drop of a pick
Avery's block in the back
Blown coverage on Decker -- Lead to TD
Not recovering the Welker fumble