4:05 PM ET, December 15, 2002
DENVER (AP) -- With the seconds ticking down and another opponent driving in a close game, the Denver Broncos were expecting the worst.After three straight close losses -- two in overtime -- who could blame them? But this time it had a different ending.
The Chiefs have a collection of capable receivers (also Marvin "Snoop" Minnis). The coaches need to develop an offensive approach that incorporates all positions. RB Priest Holmes is a terrific talent, but when he's the focus of the offense, it makes it tough on Kansas City when he's having a bad day or when a defense has game-planned him effectively. Hall is a game-breaker, and WR Johnnie Morton may have underachieved because of the emphasis on Holmes. To reach their potential as a team, the Chiefs might need to rely on Holmes less next season.
Question on the Broncos: Do you see them securing a playoff spot?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Poole replaced struggling CB Deltha O'Neal in the starting lineup. ... Kansas City's Morten Andersen, who's been bothered by a sore right knee, was 1-for-2 on field goals. ... Portis set a team rookie record with his seventh 100-yard game. His four TDs tied Mike Anderson's team record, set Dec. 3, 2000, against New Orleans. ... Denver has won 27 straight games at home when a running back runs for 100 yards. ... Holmes failed to run for a TD for the first time in 12 games.