The Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a 27-24 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon, staying alive for the AFC’s No. 1 postseason seed while securing their 15th consecutive win against Denver.
The Chiefs jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter — and were on the verge of a 14-3 lead when Patrick Mahomes threw an end-zone interception. Shortly afterward, Denver got the ball at the Kansas City 16-yard line after Karadrius Toney fumbled during a punt return. Denver took a 10-6 lead with a Russell Wilson touchdown run.
The Chiefs took a 13-10 lead into halftime after a seven-play, 75-yard drive and a missed 51-yard field-goal attempt. Denver went ahead 17-13 with a six-play drive midway through the third quarter. The Chiefs then scored twice in just over two minutes — the second touchdown following a L’Jarius Sneed interception — to take a 27-17 lead with just under 13 minutes remaining. The Broncos responded with a long drive — helped by a defensive penalty that took away another interception — that narrowed the score to the 27-24 final.