- The Kansas City Chiefs secure their 16th consecutive win over the Denver Broncos with a standout performance from Travis Kelce, who racked up 124 yards on nine receptions.
- The Chiefs’ defense was on the brink of shutting out the Broncos for the second time this season but gave up a touchdown in the final quarter.
- Despite the game’s success, Patrick Mahomes threw his fifth interception of the season, inching closer to surpassing his personal record from the previous year.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their 16th straight matchup against the Denver Broncos with a victory on Thursday, 19-8. The Kansas City defense nearly shut out Broncos’ coach, Sean Payton, until quarterback Russell Wilson and the Broncos found the end zone in the last quarter.
Travis Kelce: Star Player of the Game
Travis Kelce once again showcased why he might be considered the Most Valuable Player for the Chiefs. Kelce, despite playing with a heavily bandaged right ankle due to an injury sustained in the previous game against the Minnesota Vikings, played a pivotal role catching nine passes for 124 yards in the 19-8 victory.
Mahomes, displaying special chemistry with Kelce, completed 7 of 7 for 109 yards throwing to Kelce in the first half, propelling the Chiefs to a 13-0 lead. His stats shift slightly when targeting other receivers, completing 8 of 16 for 53 yards in the first two quarters.
The Chiefs’ defense held the Broncos scoreless until the last quarter for the second time this season. However, this feat was interrupted by Denver’s lone touchdown with six minutes remaining.
In one of the game’s highlight moments, Kelce reached a speed of 17.75 mph on a 19-yard reception. While this speed might not be impressive for many receivers, it’s notable for a 34-year-old, 260-pound tight end, especially with an injured ankle.
Despite the triumph, Mahomes also had his challenging moments. He threw his fifth interception of the season in a tricky play. Surrounded by the defense, he attempted a forced throw that landed in the hands of the opposing team. With this interception, Mahomes is on track to surpass his personal record of 13 interceptions in 2021.
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