Kansas City Chiefs Take Down Denver Broncos; It Comes at a Costly Price

The Kansas City Chiefs were able to find a way to dominate the Denver Broncos in this game on the defensive side of the ball.

Kansas City recorded nine sacks in this game on Joe Flacco and the Chiefs took down Denver by a score of 30-6. Nonetheless, this game might have come at a hefty price for Kansas City.

With the Kansas City Chiefs leading 10-6 in the first-quarter, Head Coach Andy Reid decided to call a fourth-and-1 play for a quarterback sneak by Patrick Mahomes and he injured his knee.

Mahomes had to be helped off the field in this game and he did not return. Patrick Mahomes will get an MRI on Friday and will see how serious the damage is to his knee. The specific injury he suffered in this game was a patella dislocation.

In this game, he completed 10-of-11 passes for 76 yards and one touchdown. Mahomes also rushed for two yards on one carry.

Mahomes threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Melcole Hardman Jr. in the first quarter and Kansas City was trailing the Denver Broncos 6-0 at the time before that touchdown.

Hardman Jr. finished with two receptions for 28 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Denver took a 6-0 lead on the first drive of the game on a Royce Freeman 1-yard touchdown run (failed 2-point conversion because the Broncos decided to go for two after the Kansas City Chiefs decided to for two because they committed a penalty on the field goal attempt).

Freeman finished with 35 yards rushing on 11 carries and a score. Royce Freeman also caught four passes for 32 yards receiving.

Phillip Lindsay was the leading rusher for the Broncos with 36 yards on 11 carries. He also caught one pass for -4 yards receiving.

The leading receiver in this game for Denver was Courtland Sutton with six receptions for 87 yards receiving.

Joe Flacco completed 21-of-34 passes for 213 yards.

Anthony Hitchens strip-sacked Joe Flacco in the third-quarter for the Chiefs and Reggie Ragland returned it for a five-yard touchdown. Kansas City went up 20-6 after that.

With the Chiefs up 20-6 later in the third quarter, Matt Moore threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill. Hill finished with 74 yards receiving on three receptions and a touchdown. Moore completed 10-of-19 passes for 117 yards and one touchdown.

He also rushed for -1 yards on one carry. The leading rusher in this game was LeSean McCoy. He rushed for 64 yards on 12 carries. McCoy also caught two passes for 12 yards receiving.

Travis Kelce also caught six passes for 44 yards receiving in this game as well.

It will be interesting to see if the Kansas City Chiefs continue to go with Matt Moore at quarterback moving forward or if they will trade for somebody

Some of the potential candidates they could acquire in trade is Andy Dalton from the Cincinnati Bengals, Cam Newton from the Carolina Panthers, Marcus Mariota from the Tennessee Titans, Eli Manning from the New York Giants, or Josh Rosen from the Miami Dolphins.

Kansas City could also maybe sign free agent Colin Kaepernick, but it is highly unlikely it happens at this point.

At this point in time as well, the Denver Broncos could be trading some big-time stars because the trade deadline for the NFL is just 11 days away.

The Chiefs (5-2) will host the Green Bay Packers (5-1) next Sunday night. The Broncos (2-5) will be on the road against the Indianapolis Colts (3-2) next Sunday.

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