Denver 17, Kansas City 10

Sunday, November 13, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 13, 2011
WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Denver 7 3 0 7 17
Kansas City 0 0 7 3 10

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 4-5 1-3 3-2 W2
Kansas City 4-5 2-3 2-2 L2


Tim Tebow threw for a touchdown among his eight pass attempts and ran for another as the Denver Broncos used their option offense to rush for 244 yards en route to a 17-10 victory over the host Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Denver (4-5), which won for the third time in four games since Tebow took over as starter, lost its top two running backs – Willis McGahee (hamstring) and Knowshon Moreno (knee) – on its first two drives.

Third-stringer Lance Ball, though, stepped in and rushed for a career-high 96 yards as the Broncos remained one game behind Oakland for first in the AFC West. Moreno had 52 yards on four carries.

Tebow was 2 for 8 for 69 yards and added 43 yards rushing, including a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He completed his first pass on his sixth attempt – a 13-yarder to Matt Willis with 3:45 left in the third quarter.

Tebow’s 56-yard scoring strike – the longest of his career – to Eric Decker with 6:44 remaining made it 17-7. Decker was tied for the AFC lead with six touchdown catches entering Sunday.

Tebow didn’t attempt a pass in the first quarter as the Broncos ran 14 times for 103 yards. He threw incomplete to Decker on the first play of the second quarter.

Matt Cassel’s 1-yard play-action pass to fullback Le’Ron McClain ended a string of 123 consecutive plays without a touchdown for the Chiefs and narrowed Denver’s lead to 10-7.

Cassel was 13 of 28 for only 93 yards as the Chiefs (4-5) lost their second straight game – both at home – after winning four straight to get back in the AFC West race.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Kansas City
Lance Ball Player Jackie Battle
30 Attempts 9
96 Yards 61
3.2 Avg Yards 6.8
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 34
Denver   Kansas City
Eric Decker Player Dexter McCluster
1 Receptions 6
56 Yards 48
56.0 Avg Yards 8.0
1 Touchdowns 0
56 Long 14

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Denver 313 244 69 2 1 0 4.0 1
Kansas City 258 134 124 1 1 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against New England. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against N.Y. Jets. The Broncos have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .444 after a loss.