NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs Squeaked by the Denver Broncos 22-16

The Kansas City Chiefs squeaked by the Denver Broncos in a thrilling victory of 22-16, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. For the win, Patrick Mahomes threw for 318 yards, and one touchdown. The Chiefs also relied on a rushing game that produced 134 yards and no rushing touchdowns.

Mahomes ended the game with 318 yards passing, to go along with one touchdown, zero interceptions, and completing 25 of 40 passes. This performance led to a 95.60 passer rating for Mahomes.

Le’Veon Bell and Darrel Williams led the rushing game for the Chiefs. Bell rushed for 40 yards from carrying the football 11 times. Bell was helped by Williams who carried the football six times for a total of 38 yards. In the passing game, Mahomes was most successful throwing the ball to Demarcus Robinson and Tyreek Hill. Robinson caught two passes for a total of 39 yards, while Hill contributed with 58 yards from six passes.

On the defensive side of the football, the Chiefs produced zero forced fumbles, one tackle for loss, no sacks and zero defensive touchdowns.

On the losing side of the game, Drew Lock of the Broncos ended the day with two touchdowns, along with 151 yards, two interceptions, and a 63.20 passer rating.

The rushing game for the Broncos was led by Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon. For the game, Lindsay rushed for 26 yards from carrying the football 14 times. Meanwhile Gordon carried the ball 15 times for a total of 131 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Broncos included Tim Patrick and K.J. Hamler. Patrick caught four passes for a total of 44 yards, while Hamler contributed with 16 yards from two passes.

In their loss, the Broncos defense contributed with no forced fumbles and one tackle to go along with one sack and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the Broncos defense was not enough help get a win.

With the win, the Chiefs leave with a record of 11-1 for the season, while the Broncos record for the season now stands at 4-8.