KANSAS CITY (AP) – Kansas City’s resurrected defense held off Teddy Bridgewater and the Broncos, Daniel Sorenson returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown, and the Chiefs defeated Denver 22-9 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
Patrick Mahomes passed for 184 yards, ran for a touchdown and threw an interception for the Chiefs (8-4), who now lead the Chargers by one game and the Broncos and Raiders by two in the fight for a sixth straight Division title. West of the AFC.RELATED
The situation got out of hand in the first half for the Broncos, when a 20-play drive ended with a missed fourth down instead of attempting a short field goal. And he didn’t get much better after Bridgewater threw a pair of interceptions in the second half, including Sorensen’s nine-and-a-half minutes from time that brought the game to an end.
Bridgewater was limited to just 257 passing yards by the Broncos (6-6), who have lost 12 in a row to the Chiefs since the 2015 season. Javonte Williams started in place of the injured Melvin Gordon III and finished with 102 rushing yards. and a touchdown catch in the final minutes of the fourth period.
Thanks to his defense, Chiefs coach Andy Reid made his mark at 20-3 after his bye week. A criticized unit not long ago stopped Denver three times on the fourth down and held an opponent to less than 10 points for the third time in their last four games.