(610 Sports) - It was a cold and snowy day in Denver but that didn't stop the defending Super Bowl Champions from coming into town and defeating Kansas City native, Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos. A few factors during this game made it an easy win for the Chiefs and here they are.
First off, Kansas City's defense was all over the place, picking off two passes, forcing a pair of fumbles, and sacking Lock three times in the process. Once again, "Dirty" Dan Sorenson was in the mix with a pick-6 in the 2nd quarter, giving the Chiefs a 17-6 lead, then following that up with a huge hit to stop the Broncos run on the very next drive. Totaling 17 points off of turnovers was a big factor in keeping momentum and helping the Chiefs keep this game out of reach.
Winning at all three phases of the game will almost always dictate the scoreboard and the Chiefs did just that, with special teams also doing their part, as Byron Pringle took a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter. Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend also played a pivotal role, consistently pinning the Broncos inside their 20 yard line and placing one of those punts, a 57-yarder, on the one-yard line.
In all honesty, it felt like the Broncos kind of handed this victory to the Chiefs and that's no knock on the team, they forced the Broncos into a lot of tough spots on a day that Patrick Mahomes didn't put up huge numbers but that's nothing to worry about if you're a Chiefs fan, the team found other ways to dominate the game.
The Chiefs are home next week and look to improve to 7-1 on the season as they take on the winless New York Jets.