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.
Chiefs didn’t even get 300 yards of total offense today and they scored 43 points— Nate Kreckman (@NateKreckman) October 25, 2020
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.
Bradley Chubb brings down Pat Mahomes pic.twitter.com/kB8Bf2jOds— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 25, 2020
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.
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.
These are the kind of plays I was worried about going in. Lock rushed and Spags knew where he would look to get rid of the ball. pic.twitter.com/3Wj3Mek4ZX— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 25, 2020
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.
#Broncos beat the #Patriots last week but are already down 24-9 to the #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/or17wd9iHf— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 25, 2020
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.
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.
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:
2016-2020 Broncos summed up in one phrase: "3 and out"— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) October 25, 2020