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The Chiefs advance to 10-4 with a snowy win at Arrowhead Stadium

NFL: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Denver Broncos 23-3 during a snowstorm in Arrowhead Stadium.


OFFENSE


First half

First drive: After the game began with a roughing the passer penalty against the Broncos, Patrick Mahomes completed a 10-yard pass to Sammy Watkins. After a short run from LeSean McCoy, Demarcus Robinson caught a pass for 13 yards. Then Mahomes completed a deep pass to Tyreek Hill for a 41-yard touchdown. Dustin Colquitt bobbled the long snap on the extra point attempt, got to his feet and threw the ball away. Chiefs 6, Broncos 0

Second drive: McCoy started the drive with a 10-yard run. After a short run and an incomplete pass, the Chiefs faced their first third down of the game, converting with an 11-yard pass to Travis Kelce. With the completion, Kelce gained his 1000th receiving yard for the fourth-straight season. A defensive pass interference call put the Chiefs into field goal range. They faced third down again a couple of plays later and converted with a 10-yard catch by Mecole Hardman. A 14-yard pass to Kelce gave the Chiefs goal to go, but they were unable to get into the end zone and settled for three. Chiefs 9, Broncos 0

Third drive: The first play of the drive was a sack that lost eight yards. Mahomes followed with passes of 10 and 29 yards to Watkins. A 17-yard pass to Kelce put the Chiefs into field goal range, and a 12-yard run from Darwin Thompson put the Chiefs into the red zone. After two short runs and an incomplete pass. The Chiefs settled for another field goal. Chiefs 12, Broncos 0

Fourth drive: The Chiefs started the drive with two completions to Kelce that combined for 29 yards. Mahomes completed a pass to Robinson for eight yards and scrambled for seven more. A unnecessary roughness penalty on the Broncos put the Chiefs into the red zone, but they could not get into the end zone. Harrison Butker kicked another field goal as the half ended. Chiefs 15 Broncos 3

Second half

Fifth drive: The Chiefs started the half with a 9-yard pass Kelce. After a couple of short runs, the converted a third down with a 13-yard catch from Hill. Another deep completion to Kelce put the Chiefs into the red zone. Completions to Kelce and Blake Bell gave the Chiefs goal-to-go. Mahomes found Hill for a 5-yard touchdown pass of the day, and then hit Watkins in the end zone for a two-point conversion. Chiefs 23, Broncos 3

Sixth drive: Thompson started the drive with 1-yard run. After an incomplete pass, the Chiefs faced an early third down, but could not convert and punted for the first time in the contest.

Seventh drive: Thompson started the drive with a 12-yard run. A couple of plays later. Kelce caught yet another deep pass for 21 yards. Mahomes completed another deep pass to Bell for 30 yards — but on the very next play, threw an interception in front of Hill at the 1-yard line.

Eighth drive: The Chiefs faced third down early after a short run from Thompson and a short catch from Kelce. Hardman couldn’t hold on to the pass from Mahomes, and the Chiefs go three-and-out

Nine drive: Spencer Ware ran for a combined 12 yards in the first three plays of the drive.


DEFENSE


First half

First drive: On the first play of the game, running back Phillip Lindsay ran for 10 yards. Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu sacked Drew Lock to start the next set of downs. After a short run and a short pass, the Broncos punted.

Second drive: Lindsay ran for a gain of three yards to start the drive. The Broncos got another first down with a pair of short passes. With another completion of 10 yards a couple of plays later — and a 4-yard run by Royce Freeman — the Broncos were in Chiefs territory. But on the next third down, Alex Okafor sacked Drew Lock, forcing the Broncos to punt.

Third drive: The drive began with an incomplete pass. Freeman caught a pass for five yards on the next play, but the Broncos couldn’t convert on third down and punted.

Fourth drive: The Broncos started the drive with an incomplete pass from Lock and a short run from Lindsay. Lock converted with a 12-yard pass to Tim Patrick. After a short run and an incomplete pass, Lock completed another pass to Cortland Sutton for 10 yards, but it wasn’t enough for the first down. The Broncos went for it on fourth down — and Lock completed a deep pass to Noah Fant for 43 yards. But after a short run and two incomplete passes, the Broncos were forced to settle for a field goal. Chiefs 12, Broncos 3

Second half

Fifth drive: The Broncos started the half with a 13-yard completion to Fant. After a dropped pass and a short run, the Broncos faced third down but could not convert.

Sixth drive: The Broncos started the drive with a 3-yard rush from Freeman. Lindsay ran for 13-yard gain to put the Broncos into the redzone. After an incompletion and a short run from Lindsay, the Broncos faced third down. A short pass to Freeman didn’t get the first down after a tackle from Mathieu, but a holding penalty helped the Broncos convert. Lock threw an interception on the next play to Juan Thornhill.

Seventh drive: Lock completed a short pass to Sutton, who ran for an additional 33 yards. An 8-yard run from Freeman put the Broncos into Chiefs territory. Lock completed a 9-yard pass to Sutton, but a bad run and an incomplete pass gave the Broncos another third-and-long. Lock threw an incompletion, forcing the Broncos to go for it on fourth down. Another incompletion forced a turnover-on-downs.

Eighth drive: Lock completed a pass of nine yards and then avoided a sack to throw an incompletion on the next play. Lock ran a QB sneak to convert on the third-and-short. Sutton caught another pass for 27 yards and a 7-yard pass from Lock put the Broncos into Chiefs’ territory. After three straight incompletions, the Broncos went for it again on fourth down and did not convert.


SPECIAL TEAMS


  • Dustin Colquitt bobbled the snap on the first extra-point kick of the game. Getting to his feet, he went to his left hoping to find an open receiver, but ended up throwing it out of bounds near Anthony Sherman.

INJURIES


  • Defensive end Alex Okafor left the game in the second quarter with a chest injury
  • Safety Juan Thornhill left the game in the second quarter after colliding with Charvarius Ward. He returned to the game before the quarter concluded.

STATISTICS


CATEGORY DEN KC
Total Yards 251 419
Total Plays 57 62
Yards per play 4.4 6.8
Rushing Yards 52 92
Rush Attempts 15 25
Yards per rush 3.50 3.70
Passing Gross Yards 208 340
Sacks/Yards lost 2/9 3/13
Passing Net Yards 199 327
Comp/Att/Pct 18/40/45% 27/34/79%
Yards per pass 4.70 8.80
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Fumbles lost 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Penalties/Yards 7/72 5/45
Total Drives 8 9
Time of Possession 26:27 33:33
First downs 15 27
Rushing first downs 3 7
Passing first downs 10 17
Penalty first downs 2 3
Third down (Made/Att/Pct) 5/14/36% 6/11/55%
Fourth down (Made/Att/Pct) 1/3/33% 0/0/0%
Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct) 0/1/0% 1/3/33%
Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct) 0/2/0% 1/4/25%
Touchdowns 0 2
TDs/Rushing 0 0
TDs/Passing 0 2
TDs/Interception 0 0
TDs/Kickoff Return 0 0
TDs/Fumble Return 0 0
TDs/Punt Return 0 0
TDs/Defense/ST 0 0
Safeties 0 0
Extra Points (Made/Att) 0/0 1/2
Field Goals (Made/Att) 0/0 0/0
Two-Point Conv (Made/Att) 0/0 1/2
Kickoffs (Num/EZ/TB) 2/1/1 5/4/3
Punts (Num/Yds) 4/171 2/79
Gross Punting Avg Yds 42.8 39.5
Net Punting Avg Yds 43.3 35.5
Total Rtn Yds (No KOs) 8 /2
Punt Returns (Num/Yds) 1/8 2//2
Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds) 2/50 1/20
Int Returns (Num/Yds) 1/0 1/0
Punts blocked 0 0
FGs/PATs Blocked 0/0 0/0
Timeouts (Rem/Used) 1/2 3/0
Attendance -- 73,257

CHIEFS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Patrick Mahomes 27 34 340 10.0 2 41 1 3 13 115.7
TEAM 27 34 340 10.0 2 41 1 3 13 //

BRONCOS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Drew Lock 18 40 208 5.2 0 43 1 2 9 50.8
TEAM 18 40 208 5.2 0 43 1 2 9 //

CHIEFS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Darwin Thompson 8 38 4.8 0 12
Spencer Ware 7 26 3.7 0 5
LeSean McCoy 6 16 2.7 0 10
Patrick Mahomes 3 11 3.7 0 7
Tyreek Hill 1 1 1.0 0 1
TEAM 25 92 3.7 0 12

BRONCOS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Phillip Lindsay 7 32 4.6 0 13
Royce Freeman 5 12 2.4 0 8
Drew Lock 2 3 1.5 0 3
Devontae Booker 1 5 5.0 0 5
TEAM 15 52 3.5 0 13

CHIEFS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Blake Bell 2 41 20.5 0 30 2 2
Mecole Hardman 1 10 10.0 0 10 2 0
Tyreek Hill 5 67 13.4 2 41t 7 10
Travis Kelce 11 142 12.9 0 21 13 21
Demarcus Robinson 2 21 10.5 0 13 3 18
Darwin Thompson 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 1
Spencer Ware 2 9 4.5 0 6 2 8
Sammy Watkins 3 49 16.3 0 29 4 13
TEAM 27 340 12.6 2 41 34 73

BRONCOS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Andrew Beck 2 13 6.5 0 10 3 9
Noah Fant 2 56 28.0 0 43 3 27
Royce Freeman 4 14 3.5 0 5 4 25
Troy Fumagalli 1 7 7.0 0 7 1 4
DaeSean Hamilton 2 13 6.5 0 9 8 12
Jeff Heuerman 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Phillip Lindsay 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Tim Patrick 3 26 8.7 0 12 8 15
Courtland Sutton 4 79 19.8 0 33 10 59
TEAM 18 208 11.6 0 43 40 151

CHIEFS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BRONCOS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Phillip Lindsay 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Drew Lock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colby Wadman 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 2 0 0 2 0 0 0

CHIEFS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Bashaud Breeland 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Frank Clark 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Kendall Fuller 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Demone Harris 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Hitchens 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Chris Jones 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Tyrann Mathieu 5 5 0 1.0 0.0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Ben Niemann 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Okafor 2 1 1 1.0 9.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Mike Pennel 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reggie Ragland 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Juan Thornhill 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 7 4 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Damien Wilson 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 44 27 17 2 9 1 3 7 9 0 0 0

BRONCOS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Jeremiah Attaochu 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Todd Davis 11 7 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Harris 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shelby Harris 3 2 1 2.0 13.0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
Chris Harris Jr. 6 6 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kareem Jackson 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Alexander Johnson 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Phillip Lindsay 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Trey Marshall 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Von Miller 2 2 0 1.0 0.0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
Will Parks 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Kyle Peko 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Purcell 5 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malik Reed 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Simmons 8 6 2 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Deyon Sizer 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colby Wadman 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Isaac Yiadom 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TEAM 59 43 16 3 13 1 4 5 5 0 0 2

CHIEFS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Juan Thornhill 1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0

BRONCOS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Justin Simmons 1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0

CHIEFS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 1 20 20.0 20 0
TEAM 1 20 20.0 20 0

BRONCOS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Diontae Spencer 2 50 25.0 27 0
TEAM 2 50 25.0 27 0

CHIEFS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 2 /2 /1.0 0 0
TEAM 2 /2 /1.0 0 0

BRONCOS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Diontae Spencer 1 8 8.0 8 0
TEAM 1 8 8.0 8 0

CHIEFS KICKING FGA/FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Harrison Butker 3/3 100.0 44 0 9
TEAM 3/3 100.0 44 0 9

BRONCOS KICKING FGA/FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Brandon McManus 1/1 100.0 32 0 3
TEAM 1/1 100.0 32 0 3

CHIEFS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Dustin Colquitt 2 79 39.5 0 1 41
TEAM 2 79 39.5 0 1 41

BRONCOS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Colby Wadman 4 171 42.8 0 3 50
TEAM 4 171 42.8 0 3 50