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Chiefs at Broncos second quarter recap

The Denver Broncos shot themselves in the foot several times in the second quarter helping the Kansas City Chiefs to a 24-9 halftime lead.

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The Kansas City Chiefs opened up the second quarter at midfield. On second and 10, the Denver Broncos brought the heat forcing Patrick Mahomes to throw the ball away. Recently activated off injured reserve Dre’Mont Jones, would get to Mahomes on third down for the Broncos second sack of the game to force a punt.

A perfect punt pinned the Broncos inside their own one yard line to start their next drive. Drew Lock would just run a quarterback sneak on first down to give Denver a little bit of breathing room there. Melvin Gordon would pick up six on the next play to bring up a third and two for Denver.

They get out from the shadow of their own end zone with Lock hitting Jerry Jeudy for a seven yard gain and a first down.

Two plays later, Phillip Lindsay breaks it open for a 20 yard gain.

Lindsay would back it up with another carry for nine yards. Denver would get to midfield with Gordon picking up four yards on the next play for a first down.

From there things turned ugly for Drew Lock. He took a sack on first down, then lobbed up a pick six on second down to blow the game wide open for the Chiefs.

Chiefs 17, Broncos 6.

Lindsay continued to have an excellent day who took a counter 19-yards on first down on the Broncos next possession.

Two plays later, Lock found Nick Vannett for another 19 yard gain to the Chiefs 30. The drive would stall from there, but Brandon McManus was good from 43-yards out.

Chiefs 17, Broncos 9.

The Chiefs would return the kickoff 102-yards for a touchdown to take full control of the game midway through the second quarter.

Chiefs 24, Broncos 9.

With less than 5 minutes to go, Mahomes hadn’t seen the field since the beginning of the quarter but the Chiefs have scored two touchdowns. He did get a shot to close the half with more points as Denver quickly went three and out after that Chiefs kickoff return for a touchdown.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire gained 27-yards on first down brought down by Justin Simmons to save the touchdown. The Broncos defense would stiffen from there forcing a punt after the Chiefs drive stalled at the Broncos 44-yard line.

Inside the two minute warning, Phillip Lindsay took a shot to the head and was taken to the locker room. The drive was looking to be stalled out from there after Drew Lock took a big sack on first down.

On second and 18, Lock found Albert Okwuegbunam for a 17 yard gain. Melvin Gordon would pick up the first down on an eight yard gain out close to midfield. The Broncos would take their first timeout with 34 seconds left that left them with just one remaining in the half.

Drew Lock took a disastrous sack that backed Denver to midfield with just one timeout remaining that they were forced to use with 18 seconds left.

Lock would roll out again to avoid a rush and be called for intentional grounding. With two seconds left on third and 28, the Broncos would wrap things up. That was an ugly way for an ugly offense to end an ugly second quarter.