Nothing went right for the Denver Broncos in Week 10. The offensive line couldn't open any holes for its running backs and was a sieve in pass protection. The defense, once legendary-looking this year, couldn't register a sack or turnover until the third quarter (and then just a sack). T.J. Ward was ejected from the game in the fourth quarter for trying to subtly throw a punch on a Charcandrick West touchdown. The Chiefs scored 29 unanswered points.
And then there was the quarterback.
Peyton Manning broke the NFL career passing record in anticlimactic fashion in the first quarter of the game, having an interception and a fumble before throwing for the record-breaking three yards in Denver's second possession. His early struggles were the sign of things to come. Manning threw four interceptions before all was said and done; he was benched in the third quarter. His replacement, Brock Osweiler, threw an interception in the fourth quarter.
The Broncos lost in terribly efficient fashion against the Chiefs, 29-13, making a 7-0 start a hollow memory.
Things couldn't have started worse for the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning needed three yards to break the passing record, but it would take him two drives to get it. After two runs for next-to-nothing by Ronnie Hillman, Manning went deep for Vernon Davis and was intercepted on third down. Manning's streak of games with at least one interception was doomed to continue, two minutes into the football game.
To make matters worse, the Chiefs took advantage, running straight up several times in a five-play, 31-yard drive against the Broncos defense and finding little resistance. Charcandrick West capped the drive with a four-yard run for a touchdown, ending the Broncos defense's season-long streak of not allowing an opponent any points on their first possession.
The bleeding would continue. While Denver's defense did an admirable job keeping the Chiefs out of the end zone following the first touchdown, the Broncos had no answer on offense. The Chiefs rolled to a 19-0 halftime lead as Manning threw three interceptions and failed to get the Broncos once into Chiefs territory.
We all know what happened here. Peyton Manning was benched.
In came Brock Osweiler, and while things weren't great, they were a little better.
By his second series Brock surpasses Peyton's yards with 37— Kami Carmann (@KamiCarmann) November 16, 2015
Brock had an interception in the 4th quarter but also led the Broncos on two touchdown drives, avoiding the shutout but not much else.
All in all, the Broncos laid a massive egg. The defense lost its cool, again, and the offense struggled mightily. It doesn't feel good to be a Denver Broncos fan right now.