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Broncos take control of AFC West
Fourteen days ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were 9-0 and leading the AFC West by a game. Now, the explosive Denver Broncos are 10-2 and have their own one-game lead -- complete with tiebreaker -- after Sunday's 35-28 win at Arrowhead Stadium. Peyton Manning (5 TD passes) and Eric Decker (4 TD receptions) led the way for Denver, which just might cruise to the division title. Will it? And what to make of K.C.?
NFL: Broncos at Chiefs
The Broncos ended the Chiefs' dreams of a perfect season two weeks ago, but Kansas City will get a chance at revenge this weekend. Both teams are coming off devastating losses -- the Broncos blew a 24-point lead against the Patriots, while the Chiefs' vaunted defense let the Chargers drop 41 points on them. This could be a statement game for both as the regular season enters the home stretch.
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Are K.C. Chiefs in trouble?
What seemed like a routine game sandwiched between battles with the Denver Broncos became anything but. First, the host Kansas City Chiefs lost top pass rushers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston to first-half injuries against the San Diego Chargers. Then K.C. lost a late lead, allowing Philip Rivers to lead a last-minute comeback in a wild 41-38 win for S.D. This is the Chiefs' second straight loss, dropping them to 9-2 heading into next Sunday's meeting with Denver. The prognosis for their top defenders is currently unknown.
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Denver wins Broncos-Chiefs, Part I
As expected, the host Denver Broncos topped the Kansas City Chiefs in the first of their two meetings in three weeks. And it wasn't all that close. Sure, an ailing Peyton Manning threw "only" one touchdown pass (his first 2013 game with fewer than two). But the Broncos weren't too troubled in handing K.C. its first loss of the season, even with Wes Welker leaving with a possible head injury. What to make of Sunday night's result?