• Game of the Week: Chiefs can show they’re for real against Peyton Manning’s Broncos

    Summary of 75 articles · Updated Nov 18, 2013
    The defense didn't get to Peyton Manning all night. Officially, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is probable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs with an ankle injury. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning scrambles out of the pocket in the first quarter as the Denver Broncos took on the Kansas City Chiefs at Mile High last season. ( If the Broncos can keep drives alive, and not turnover the football, this game WILL be a blowout. 2. Protect Peyton Manning. The Chiefs, who lead the NFL in takeaways, ...
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    • Injured ankle? Forget about it! Peyton Manning looks just fine

      Peyton Manning is not acted upon.Peyton Manning acts. In the week leading up to the Broncos' matchup against the then-undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, Manning and his right ankle were the talk of Denver.
    • An A-Z rewind: Broncos 27, Chiefs 17

      The Star's Vahe Gregorian breaks down Sunday night's loss to the Broncos and takes a look ahead to the Chiefs' next game against San Diego.
    • Fox: How long can Manning keep this up?

      Denver QB pretty good even when hobbled, but he strives only for greatness
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Paige: Broncos' defense struts its stuff in beating Chiefs

      The dazzling defensive demonstration definitely was worthy of the league-leading Chiefs.
    • Broncos' D muscles up for win over Chiefs

      DENVER -- In all of the words, both spoken and written, that have been devoted to the Denver Broncos this season, most have been quickly filed under "offense." Filed with touchdowns, Peyton Manning and record performances, quarter after quarte…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Injury doesn't slow Denver QB Peyton Manning

      Broncos quarterback doesn't seem bothered by ankle injury as he throws for 323 yards. He was also helped by Denver's offensive line, which didn't yield a sack.
    • Manning feels little pressure

      For the third week in a row, Chiefs have trouble putting heat on opposing the quarterback.
    • Broncos 27, Chiefs 17: Manning and Broncos Power Past Chiefs

      Two of the league’s best teams clashed in a slow-moving, defensive slog that was likely to affect playoff positioning.
    • Manning, Broncos hand Chiefs first defeat

      Peyton Manning went virtually untouched by Kansas City's sack-happy defense Sunday night, throwing for 323 yards and a touchdown to lead the Denver Broncos to a 27-17 victory over the NFL's last undefeated team.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Chiefs blitz: The good, bad and ugly from Sunday's loss to the Broncos

      The Chiefs' loss to the Broncos hurts some, but come on, it's hardly the end of the world. At 9-1, the Chiefs are still well positioned to make the playoffs and even win the division, with the next game against the Broncos coming at Arrowhead Stadium.
    • Hobbled Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos run over Chiefs for AFC's top spot

      To help him grip against the chill, Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning wore gloves. To help keep his sore right ankle pain-free, the Broncos put running the ball into their game plan.
    • Sunday night wrap-up: Broncos win without scoring a pile

      Peyton Manning might not be completely healthy. But it might not matter. The Broncos quarterback with the sore right ankle had plenty of help from a fired-up defense, which wanted to show they could stop someone too. The Broncos held the previously unde…
    • Rapid Reaction: Denver Broncos

      DENVER -- A few thoughts on the Denver Broncos' 27-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs: What it means: The Broncos are back on top in the race for the AFC West title. The Chiefs had been able to get one game’s worth of separation with the Broncos’ loss i…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • LIVE: Broncos host Chiefs looking to end their perfect record

      The Broncos host the undefeated Chiefs hoping to retake the AFC West lead. Can K.C. continue its perfect run?
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Denver Broncos vs. K.C. Chiefs live blog: Peyton Manning vs. No. 1 defense

      The lights are on at Sports Authority Field, and it's finally football weather. For their third home night game of 2013, the Broncos will face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs — with first place in the AFC West on the line.
    • Live blog: Chiefs at Broncos

      Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Kansas City Chiefs' visit to the Denver Broncos. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as we…
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    • Week 11 Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos

      Good morning, Broncos fans! It’s game day, and I am pumped up and ready to go. This game is one of the most anticipated games for Broncos fans so far this season. I know the saying is any given Sunday, but I personally don’t see this game as a huge thre…
    • Broncos' game plan against the Kansas City Chiefs

      The Broncos' run defense was its strong suit early, and the Chiefs' running game, like Denver's, has been one-dimensional.
    • Denver Broncos' super season tied to Peyton Manning staying on field

      The lenses point. They zoom. Will they catch a twitch, a twist? The reporters stare. They crane their necks to glance as he turns. Will he limp when he thinks he's out of sight of the media?
    • Drawing the line: Where Chiefs Nation ends and Broncos country begins

      Where do fans stop bleeding Chiefs red and gold and start oozing Broncos blue and orange? Ahead of tonight's showdown in Denver, The Star's Rick Montgomery set off across Kansas to find the limit of Chiefs Nation.
    • All signs point to Peyton playing, but what if he doesn’t?

      Officially, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is probable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs with an ankle injury. Unofficially, it’s hard not to wonder whether something more is going on. The use of the term “probable” (which connotes a virtual cert…
    • As NFL tries to mimic Peyton Manning, offenses are on a record pace

      Peyton Manning wasn't the first NFL quarterback to call his own plays, but his field vision has inspired a generation of quarterbacks who have the league on a record pace for offensive output this season.
    • In the Zone With Peyton Manning

      Peyton Manning, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, is having a record-setting season during a difficult time for the N.F.L., but his business dealings off the field are equally impressive.
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    • Go Broncos and crush the chiefs!

      I don’t know how you feel about the Chiefs game. The media say that K.C. needs to make a statement game. I am sick of that! How about the Broncos making a statement game. We have a much better offense than they do and our defense has been playimg much b…
    • Chiefs of no respect have a chip on shoulder? Won't matter vs. Broncos

      Lunch Special: Each weekday near noontime, a Denver Post sports writer dares to dish. In this installment, Patrick Saunders finds little to no respect surrounding the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.
    • Chiefs putting priority on pressuring Manning

      While the concern in Denver is about getting Peyton Manning time to rest his sore right ankle, the emphasis in Kansas City remains on keeping him one his toes. The Chiefs know that the key to beating the Broncos Sunday night will be slowing Manning’s in…
    • Broncos' first job: Protecting Peyton

      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- It may be the toughest of calls for Peyton Manning, a sort of heads-or-tails, no-win choice between talking about what happens when he gets hit on a football field or actually getting hit on a football field. The Denver Broncos quart…
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    • Peyton Manning back at practice with the Denver Broncos

      Peyton Manning returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session because of his injured ankle. Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said Manning had a lot of energy in his return to the field.
    • Andy Reid's K.C. Chiefs match up well with Broncos this season

      Even before he was hired in January, Chiefs coach Andy Reid watched tape from every game Kansas City played last season, including both matchups with the Broncos.
    • Chiefs put priority on sacking Manning

      Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali doesn't have to be reminded about the first time he sacked Peyton Manning. Or the second. "Did I strip him?" Hali said, smiling, full well knowing he sacked and stripped the ball from Manning in a 2007 game…
    • Manning, Irving back at Broncos practice

      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos were back to full strength for Thursday's practice. Quarterback Peyton Manning (right ankle), linebacker Nate Irving (right shoulder) and tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) all returned to the field after being held out…
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    • Peyton (ankle) back at practice, on track to start

      Peyton (ankle) back at practice, on track to start
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Broncos' Peyton Manning practices for Kansas City Chiefs game, wears glove

      The most talked-about ankle in Denver participated in the Broncos' practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday — and so did the quarterback it's attached to, Peyton Manning.
    • Manning back on practice field for Broncos

      Peyton Manning is back on the practice field for the Denver Broncos as they prepare for an AFC West showdown against Kansas City.
    • Denver Broncos Rookie Report

      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As the season moves beyond the halfway mark the Denver Broncos' rookie class has had limited impact overall so far. But with a division race still in play and the teeth of the Broncos' schedule staring the team in the pace with two g…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Broncos' Peyton Manning on aches and pains: "It's part of football"

      Even as Peyton Manning's right ankle throbs, the Broncos' front still is No. 2 in the league at protecting its quarterback.
    • Manning would rather be practicing than talking ankle

      Even though it was against the kind of manic preparation he stands for, Peyton Manning took a day off Wednesday. But that doesn’t mean he liked it. The Broncos quarterback took the day to rest his sore right ankle, but there was no concern that he’d mis…
    • Peyton Manning out, Champ Bailey in full pads at Broncos practice

      No Peyton, but no need to panic. Although the Broncos quarterback missed Wednesday's practice, if the Broncos were to play on Wednesday, he would be ready to go, he said.
  • Has the NFL figured out how to stop the Chiefs' pass rush?

    Measured by sacks, the vaunted Chiefs pass rush has all but disappeared. Once on a pace to shatter the NFL record for sacks, the Chiefs have but one sack in their last three games and not only failed to sack Denver's Peyton Manning in Sunday night's 27-…
    • Upon Further Review: Chiefs Week 11

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An examination of four hot issues from the Chiefs' 27-17 loss to the Broncos: Offensive line shuffling: The Chiefs finished the game with substitutes playing on the right side of the offensive line due to injuries to starting guard J…
    • Where Did The Chiefs' Pass Rush Go?

      Kansas City came into last night's game leading the league in both sacks and adjusted sack rate. The Denver offense centers around a quarterback who likes time in the pocket to throw the deep ball, and is battling a gimpy ankle. The Chiefs' hope of rema…
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    • The Kansas City Chiefs’ flaws show in their first loss of the season

      DENVER – The Kansas City Chiefs weren't devastated by their first loss of the season. They spoke about playing the Broncos again in two weeks with the Arrowhead Stadium crowd on their side. Even though Denver won 27-17, the Chiefs felt the gap between t…
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    • Broncos hand Chiefs first loss in AFC West showdown

      Two hours before kickoff Sunday, the driver of a Ford Escape with Missouri plates and two Chiefs flags approached the parking lot entrances on the north side of Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
    • Chiefs check Broncos offense, but still lose ground in AFC West

      It was little consolation for the Kansas City Chiefs that they held the Broncos to their lowest point total of the season Sunday night.
    • Loss to Denver hurts, but the Chiefs remain strong

      Yes, the Denver Broncos beat the Chiefs 27-17 on Sunday night, and, yes, Denver's offensive strengths trumped the Chiefs' defensive assets. But despite all that, this was no romp for the Broncos, who actually were matched in first downs (24) by the Chie…
    • Chiefs need to get swagger back — soon

      DENVER -- Forget about the rematch against the Denver Broncos in two weeks. There’s only one game on the Kansas City Chiefs’ schedule that matters now, and it’s next Sunday’s meeting with the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs have to g…
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    • This loss doesn't have to define Chiefs

      The Chiefs lost 27-17 to the Broncos in front of a sellout crowd that, literally, made the stadium shake. Winning here, on this night, would've been the biggest accomplishment this season. This game was about the Chiefs' offense struggling, too much Pey…
    • Chiefs try going deep

      In the first half alone, Chiefs coach Andy Reid dialed up a variety of passing plays, and by halftime, they had attempted 23 passes to only 13 runs.
    • Locker Room Buzz: Kansas City Chiefs

      DENVER -- Overheard in the locker room following the Kansas City Chiefs' 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos Sunday night: Calling it closely: Both sides were penalized in the secondary for holding and pass interference in the secondary. Cornerback Sean Sm…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Mile sigh: Broncos hand Chiefs their first loss

      Before his team's showdown with the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, Chiefs coach Andy Reid stressed two priorities. Creating turnovers and scoring points. The Chiefs fell short in both areas on Sunday night and lost 27-17 to Denver for their first loss …
    • About Last Weekend: Down Go the Chiefs

      In case you were busy confusing Jimmie Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, and a turkey sandwich, son, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Peyton Man...
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    • Receiver Kyle Williams makes Chiefs debut

      Receiver Kyle Williams, whom the Chiefs claimed off waivers from the 49ers on Wednesday, suited up against the Broncos and appeared on a handful of offensive snaps.
    • Rapid Reaction: Kansas City Chiefs

      DENVER -- A few thoughts on the Kansas City Chiefs' 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday: What it means: The 9-1 Chiefs lost for the first time this season but more importantly they relinquished sole possession of first place in the AFC West. They…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Chiefs hanging around, Broncos lead 17-10 at halftime

      The Chiefs defense is in an unfamiliar spot, but they caught a break just before halftime, and have kept things close with the Broncos. The Chiefs hadn’t allowed more than 17 points in an entire game this season, but the Broncos were able to match that …
    • Essay: Just for Chiefs Fans, a Welcome Taste of Kansas City in Queens

      A Kansas City-style barbecue joint on 44th drive has become a headquarters for fans of a surprisingly successful team, who couldn’t find a place to watch Chiefs game last season.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Klis: It's strength vs. strength in AFC West showdown

      This is one game that should be played on paper. The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0. The Broncos are 8-1.
    • I don't think 'pressure' matters much, but if it's about the Chiefs and Broncos will you click?

      There has been so much written and said about the Chiefs' game in Denver this weekend that it's probably silly to say that any particular angle hasn't been explored. It's much more likely that I just haven't seen/heard it explored.
    • Chiefs set aside the run game, and it shows

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Long, electrifying touchdown runs were once the domain of Kansas City Chiefs featured back Jamaal Charles. But not this season. Charles has 21 runs of 10 or more yards this season, but his longest run is for 24 yards. And that’s his o…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Flem File: How crazy is K.C. about the Chiefs?

      You don't want to know -- and Denver week has taken it to a new level
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Double Coverage: Chiefs at Broncos

      The Denver Broncos (8-1) are the highest-scoring team in the league, so much so that not only are they the only team in the league averaging at least 40 points a game -- 41.2 after nine games -- but they are the only team in the league averaging at leas…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Chiefs need to play their game, not Denver's

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It might be easy for the Kansas City Chiefs this week to get caught up in the point totals posted this season by the Denver Broncos and then try to keep up when the teams get together Sunday night. That's what the Broncos would prefe…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Broncos briefs: Coaching staff well aware of Chiefs' talent

      Even before the Kansas City Chiefs hired Andy Reid and signed Alex Smith, they were pegged for considerable improvement in 2013 by the Broncos' coaching staff.
  • Don Banks: Loss to Broncos exposes possible fatal flaw in Chiefs' game

    DENVER -- This was, of course, the working assumption all along with these Kansas City Chiefs. We were waiting to see their obvious weakness exploited. The standings said the Chiefs were a "perfect'' 9-0 entering Sunday night's AFC West showdown ag…
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Manning makes plays, Smith responds, Broncos up 10-7

    After a sluggish start, the Chiefs and Broncos are beginning to play like teams with a loss between them. Peyton Manning hit a pair of big passes to his reliable targets, a 70-yarder to DeMaryius Thomas which set up a touchdown pass to Julius Thomas. Bu…
  • Broncos practice sees all hands on deck in preparation for 9-0 Chiefs

    For the first time in weeks, not a single Broncos player missed practice Friday. It was the team's last practice before their Saturday walkthrough and Sunday game against the Chiefs.
    • Kiszla: Chiefs are 9-0, but they aren't Super Bowl worthy

      The Broncos can do the rest of the NFL a favor and expose Kansas City as a fraud hiding behind its 9-0 record.
  • QB Alex Smith at center of Kansas City Chiefs' great turnaround

    On paper, this looks like one of those dynamic NFL coach-quarterback pairings, the likes of Tom Brady-Bill Belichick, John Fox-Peyton Manning and Mike McCarthy-Aaron Rodgers.

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