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Broncos’ miscues on offense and special teams lead to blowout home loss to Chiefs

The Denver Broncos got an good game from the defense, but the offense and special teams gave the game away to the Kansas City Chiefs in 43-16 rout.

Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

There were so many opportunities for the Denver Broncos to make this a game with the Kansas City Chiefs, but the offense played more miscue than execution when it mattered the most and the special teams continued to be anything but special.

So despite a solid defensive effort, the Broncos were blown out at home 43-16 falling to 2-4 on the season.

First Quarter

After a quick opening touchdown drive, the Kansas City Chiefs began to struggle to find success against the Denver Broncos defense. A fumble let to the Broncos only score of the quarter.

The big play of the quarter came when it looks like the Chiefs were on the cusp of blowing the game wide open early. Instead, that huge sack by Bradley Chubb forced a field goal to keep things close at 10-6.

Full first quarter recap.

Second Quarter

In the second quarter, the Broncos suffered a series of miscues and breakdowns to sport the Chiefs a big halftime lead.

The first game in the form of a Drew Lock one-read stare down of a receiver that Daniel Sorenson stepped in front of for a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown.

The Broncos would answer with a field goal on their next possession, but special teams struck the Broncos again as Byron Pringle took the kick 102-yards for a touchdown to put the Chiefs up 24-9 where they would remain heading into halftime.

Lock had looked ugly all throughout the first half. He may not be a good snow game type quarterback completing 11/20 for 132 yards and that pick six. Not exactly inspiring numbers to start a must-win game against your primary AFC West rival.

Full second quarter recap.

Third Quarter

One of the bright spots from this game for Denver has been the play of their defense. They had frustrated and bottled up Mahomes all game long, but the same could not be said of the Broncos offense and special teams.

Another turnover set Kansas City up for one of their two scores in the third quarter. However, the Broncos defense had held the Chiefs offense to 0/6 on third downs. The two field goals added by the Chiefs in the third quarter put them up 30-9 after three.

Full third quarter recap.

Fourth Quarter

The games final blow came with another turnover on a Drew Lock pass to Hamler that bounced out of his hands and into the hands of a Chiefs defense. With the game already wrapped up, the Chiefs merely added to the final score.

As fans, we are left wondering if we’ll ever see this team figure out how to play offense effectively again. For now we’re just left with this: