NFL insider on Mahomes knee injury: The Chiefs' QB will likely miss at least 3 weeks

Oct 17, 2019 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) lies on the ground after a play in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.
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DENVER (AP) - It was a costly win for the Kansas City Chiefs over the Denver Broncos Thursday night.

The Chiefs snapped a two-game losing streak but lost quarterback sensation Patrick Mahomes, who injured his right knee in the second quarter. He was injured on a sneak. He is a big reason why Kansas City was a preseason favorite to reach its second straight AFC championship game. The Chiefs won 30-6. 

Backup Matt Moore threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs (5-2) had nine sacks, gave up a season-low 71 yards rushing and snapped a two-game skid in beating the Broncos (2-5) for the eighth straight time.The Chiefs even sacked punter Colby Wadman, who had nowhere to throw the ball on a failed fake punt that gave Kansas City the ball at the Broncos 38 on the drive that ended with Mahomes' injury.

Moore finished 10 of 19 for 117 yards.

The Chiefs travel to Green Bay on Oct. 27.