For once quarterback Peyton Manning was not the main driver of
the show for Denver as the Broncos showed their strength on the
ground with Anderson rushing for 168 yards on 32 carries. He also
caught a pass for a touchdown.
Manning threw for two touchdowns and 179 yards and completed just 17
of 34 passes but Denver's victory was rarely in doubt after two
touchdowns in the first quarter.
Demaryius Thomas scored on a 23-yard pass from Manning after the
Chiefs attempted to blitz and then Anderson collected a pass over
the middle and ran into the endzone.
An Anthony Fasano touchdown on a 20-yard Alex Smith pass kept the
Chiefs in the game, however, and they went into halftime facing a
The teams exchanged field goals in the third quarter but the
Bronco's extended their lead in the fourth with a 33-yard field goal
from Connor Barth.
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Smith found Jamaal Charles with a 12-yard pass for a Kansas City
touchdown but another Barth field goal put the game beyond doubt,
keeping the Broncos (9-3) a game ahead of San Diego in the AFC West.
Anderson began the season low down on the depth chart for Denver but
injuries to Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman opened the door and he
has totaled 658 yards in his last four games.
(Reporting By Simon Evans)
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