Broncos Take Control of AFC West with Win Over Chiefs
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Peyton Manning is sure fun to watch, isn't he? The Denver Broncos quarterback threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, including four to Eric Decker, as his team rallied to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 28 on Sunday.
With the win, the Broncos (10-2) have moved one game ahead of the Chiefs for sole possession of first place in the AFC West.
"It was a great, gritty effort on the road," said interim coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio coached the Broncos to a 3-1 record while John Fox was recovering from heart surgery. Fox is due back Monday.
Kansas City jumped out to an early 21-0 lead before Denver answered with 28 straight points. Alex Smith passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns.
"Hard-fought game," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "Two good football teams playing each other, and it came right down to the end."
The Chiefs (9-3) have now lost three-straight.
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