DENVER – And then there were none – no more undefeated teams, that is.
With the Broncos’ 27-17 win against Kansas City Sunday night, they handed the Chiefs the first loss of their season and simultaneously claimed the top spot in the AFC West.
“We know, at home, we had to protect this house,” wide receiver
The Chiefs came into to Denver with not only the best record in the NFL, but also the best defense – leading the league in scoring defense and sacks. But the Broncos’ league-leading offense out-paced the Chiefs with the help of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack all night.
The Broncos never trailed in the game.
“Great,” defensive tackled
While the win puts the Broncos in the drivers’ seat in the division, the race is far from decided.
The Broncos will head to New England next week to square off with the AFC East-leading Patriots before meeting up with the Chiefs again in Week 13.
“We knew when the schedule came out that these were going to be three critical games,” quarterback
“We’ll be in there tomorrow studying this one and getting a head start on New England. Then we play these guys again in another week, which is pretty strange from a schedule standpoint. But, it will be tough playing up there next week. It always is.”
As it stands now, the Broncos and the Chiefs are both 9-1 and the Broncos represent Kansas City’s only loss putting Denver ahead in the standings.
“We beat the best team that was in the conference – that was undefeated,” wide receiver