"Holy 2-0," Broncos Country!
Wow. Just wow. And wow again.
I have watched many an improbable ending in my lifetime as a Broncos fan, but that game last night is up there among the most amazing finishes...ever.
Thank you, Gary Kubiak (I told you all a few weeks ago this should be a thing).
We just witnessed "kicking and screaming" by both offense and defense.
"We had second-and-1 and we get three downs and we can't make a yard. I said a lot of things I wouldn't want people to hear."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 18, 2015
The Chiefs are no slouch of a team, and we all knew it was going to be a tough game no matter how dominant the defense has been or how good our offense could potentially be.
After last week's poor showing, there were a lot of questions on offense, and it was no gimme (though a very definite possibility) our defense would be able to contain Travis Kelce and Jamaal Charles.
As it turns out, both happened ... and then some.
The offense looked OK and then dismal to start off, but a couple of great drives late in the first half, featuring Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders, plus sacks and turnovers created by the defense, pulled the team - and fans - right back into the game.
Von Miller: "I want to get all the sacks. There's no feeling like it. It's like a touchdown for the defense."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 18, 2015
When the Broncos almost looked like the offense couldn't be consistent enough to get a drive going and the defense might be wearing down a bit, both rallied strong in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, making the game more of an offensive contest than we thought it could be but once again allowing the defense to be the savior we knew it would be.
And when you can't enjoy a victory that astounding at your home field, at least you can do it at your rival's really, really, obnoxiously loud stadium ... and quiet the crowd with authority.
Chiefs fans sure are a sad lot tonight. pic.twitter.com/FQ1s7BDoEH— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) September 18, 2015
A little Tweetcap for fun:
WOOOOO! C.J. Anderson starts the night with a 14-yard run. Manning under center.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 18, 2015
Can't argue with any of these personal foul penalties. Get it together guys.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 18, 2015
FUMBLE, David Bruton hits the ball out of Jamaal Charles' hands and once again @darianstewart26 comes through with a major turnover.— The Orange Page (@theorangepage) September 18, 2015
FUN FACT: Aqib Talib has more TD catches this season than the Chiefs WR's since whenever.— Josh Nadarajan (@Blatantlyacow) September 18, 2015
When Gary Kubiak tells you he's got just the play for this ... pic.twitter.com/UotHompvE4— ryan van bibber (@justRVB) September 18, 2015
Took 36 drives in 2015 for Peyton to get this offense in the end zone. Damn.— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) September 18, 2015
The Broncos defense is six for six on third down stops. Pinch me.— Colin Daniels (@southstands303) September 18, 2015
Players with more than 70,000 career passing yards: 1. Brett Favre 2. Peyton Manning Nobody else. pic.twitter.com/PRzrG8k3jr— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 18, 2015
The Broncos timely turnovers and sacks reminds me of the Orange Crush and a few of the defenses that I was a part of.— Karl Mecklenburg (@KarlMecklenburg) September 18, 2015
Better to let them score before 2:00 warning than to leave no time for Broncos' offense.— Jon Heath (@JonHeathNFL) September 18, 2015
#Chiefs touchdown with 2:27 left... 24-17 KC. Peyton time. I have no idea what to expect.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 18, 2015
Because they are the Chiefs. pic.twitter.com/Lr8rYoO5Hf— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) September 18, 2015
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