Kansas City 10, Denver 6

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 5, 2010
WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TEMPERATURE: 26°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Carl Cheffers
ATTENDANCE: 67267

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Denver 0 3 0 3 6
Kansas City 7 3 0 0 10

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 3-9 2-4 1-5 L3
Kansas City 8-4 6-0 2-4 W3

Recap

Matt Cassel threw a touchdown pass in the first quarter and Jamaal Charles rushed for 116 yards as the host Kansas City Chiefs overcame penalties and sloppy play to defeat the Denver Broncos 10-6 on Sunday.

Coupled with the Chargers' 28-13 loss to the Oakland Raiders, the Chiefs (8-4) have a two-game edge in the AFC West entering their showdown next week at San Diego.

Cassel finished 17 of 31 for 196 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown to tight end Leonard Pope in the first quarter.

Knowshon Moreno rushed for a career-high 161 yards for the Broncos (3-9), who have lost three straight and 17 of their last 22 since opening the 2009 season 6-0.

The Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe did not have a reception. He had caught at least one touchdown pass in his last seven games.

Charles had a touchdown run nullified because of an illegal formation in the third quarter.

The Chiefs’ Dexter McCluster fumbled to set up Matt Prater’s second field goal of the game – a 41-yarder with 13:47 left – to make it 10-6. On the previous drive, McCluster had a 57-yard run called back because of holding.

Denver’s Kyle Orton, who entered the game leading the NFL with 3,370 yards passing, was 9 of 28 for 117 yards.

The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 49-29 three weeks ago.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Denver   Kansas City
Knowshon Moreno Player Jamaal Charles
23 Attempts 21
161 Yards 116
7.0 Avg Yards 5.5
0 Touchdowns 0
24 Long 16
Receiving
Denver   Kansas City
Brandon Lloyd Player Thomas Jones
2 Receptions 4
31 Yards 54
15.5 Avg Yards 13.5
0 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Denver 247 161 86 0 2 0 2.0 1
Kansas City 359 185 174 1 1 0 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Broncos have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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