On October 1, 2018, the Kansas City Chiefs met the Denver Broncos on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, defeating their AFC West rivals 27-23 and extending their record to 4-0 on the young season — Patrick Mahomes’ first as the team’s starter.
ESPN will re-air this exciting come-from-behind victory on Monday night at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time.
Facing the Chiefs at at home after beginning the season 2-1, the Broncos were hoping to get their first win against Andy Reid’s Chiefs since September of 2015 — and by early in the the fourth quarter, they had built up a 23-13 lead behind quarterback Case Keenum and running backs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman at Sports Authority Field.
But then Mahomes engineered a 12-play drive that overcame two 10-yard penalties and included a fourth-and-1 pass to running back Kareem Hunt that was good for 22 yards. A seven-yard touchdown pass to Kelce — who hadn’t caught a pass until the third quarter — narrowed the score to 23-20 with six and a half minutes remaining.
After the Chiefs forced a three-and-out, they got the ball back at their own 40-yard line. On third-and-5, Broncos linebacker Von Miller had Mahomes under intense pressure — even managing to get a hand on the Chiefs quarterback — but Mahomes flipped his famous left-handed pass to Tyreek Hill for a first down.
Long completions to Demarcus Robinson and Demetrius Harris then put the Chiefs at the Broncos 1-yard line, which led to a Hunt touchdown run that gave the Chiefs a 27-23 lead with 1:39 left in the game.
The Chiefs defense then fought off a Broncos desperation drive that ended with a attempted hook-and-ladder play to end the game.
Enjoy the game. It was a good one!