Denver 17, Kansas City 9

Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 25, 2012
WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TEMPERATURE: 52°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 74244

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Denver 0 7 7 3 17
Kansas City 6 0 3 0 9

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 8-3 4-1 4-2 W6
Kansas City 1-10 0-6 1-4 L8

Recap


Broncos 17, Chiefs 9: Peyton Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas for a 30-yard touchdown to erase a deficit late in the third quarter as visiting Denver posted its sixth consecutive victory.

Manning completed 22 of 37 passes for 285 yards with two TDs and one interception for the Broncos (8-3), who haven't lost since Week 5 at New England.

Knowshon Moreno gained 85 yards on 20 carries in his first start of the season and Jacob Tamme hauled in a 7-yard scoring strike from Manning with 18 seconds remaining in the second quarter to give Denver a 7-6 advantage.

After Ryan Succop's 49-yard field goal with 7:35 left in the third put Kansas City (1-10) back in front, Manning found Thomas near the left pylon for the go-ahead score with 4:41 to play in the period. Matt Prater, who missed a pair of attempts earlier in the contest, drilled a 34-yard field goal with 14 seconds left in the fourth to seal the win.

Brady Quinn went 13-of-25 for 126 yards with an interception and Jamaal Charles rushed 23 times for 107 yards for the Chiefs, who lost their eighth straight game and fell to 0-6 at home. Kansas City has scored more than 20 points only twice this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Moreno started in place of Willis McGahee, who was placed on injured reserve during the week with a torn knee ligament. Moreno entered with a total of eight carries this season and none since Week 2 at Atlanta. ... Kansas City OT Branden Albert was inactive with a back injury. ... Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster left in the first half with head and neck injuries. He caught four passes for 21 yards and rushed twice for 23 yards before leaving.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Denver   Kansas City
Knowshon Moreno Player Jamaal Charles
20 Attempts 23
85 Yards 107
4.2 Avg Yards 4.6
0 Touchdowns 0
17 Long 15
Receiving
Denver   Kansas City
Demaryius Thomas Player Dwayne Bowe
4 Receptions 4
82 Yards 41
20.5 Avg Yards 10.2
1 Touchdowns 0
30 Long 13

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Denver 368 95 273 2 1 1 2.0 1
Kansas City 264 148 116 0 3 1 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Carolina . The Chiefs have a W/L % of .091 after a win and .091 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Broncos have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .727 after a loss.