Updates and Analysis by Jon Heath
(Bleacher Report)– After missing two field goals earlier in the game, Broncos kicker Matt Prater seemingly sealed the game with a 33-yard field goal. The kick extended the Broncos lead over the Kansas City Chiefs 17-9 to finish the game.
After struggling during the first quarter, the Broncos took back the lead at halftime 7-6. Manning led the Broncos 94 yards for a score on a drive that was capped off by a seven-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jacob Tamme, giving the Broncos the lead.
On the first drive on the second half, the Broncos drove down the field with a balanced attack, driving deep into Kansas City’s territory before stalling and having to settle for a field goal attempt.
Unfortunately for Denver, Prater missed again, hooking his attempt left, failing to convert just a 33-yard attempt.
It’s hard to beat Peyton Manning with field goals.
The Broncos increased their lead following a 30-yard touchdown pass from Manning to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. The play was set up after some tough running from Knowshon Moreno, who has gained 65 yards from scrimmage today.
The scoring play was a beautifully thrown fly route that Thomas hauled in perfectly, right over a Chiefs defender. The Broncos led the Chiefs 14-9 to start the fourth quarter.
Knowshon Moreno has answered the bell today.
With 15 touches, Moreno has gained 81 yards from scrimmage and helped the Broncos’ offense drive into Kansas City territory.
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