The Chiefs take on the Broncos on “Thursday Night Football” in hopes of erasing a rare losing streak under star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Kansas City (4-2) enters its matchup against divisional rival Denver (2-4) coming off a pair of home losses to AFC South opponents. The Chiefs tallied 33.8 points per game over the first four games of the season but mustered just 18.5 points per game in their defeats to the Colts and Texans.
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Now back on the road after an empty homestand, Mahomes and the offense will look to get back on track against the Broncos. Denver’s home/loss results are the exact opposite of Kansas City’s this season as the Broncos dropped their first four games and have now won two straight.
Thursday’s matchup will be telling of where both teams are at as the Broncos can continue their positive momentum with a win or the Chiefs can get back on track after a short skid.
Sporting News is keeping live updates and highlights of the Chiefs-Broncos game:
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Chiefs vs. Broncos updates, highlights
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10:49 p.m.: Pressure continues to impact the Denver offense as the Broncos are unable to get downfield and have to punt it once again.
Third quarter: Chiefs 27, Broncos 6
10:39 p.m.: Kansas City’s drive stalls after six plays and the Broncos will hope to manufacture something on their next drive.
10:31 p.m.: Yet another three-and-out for a Denver offense that can’t seem to get anything going.
10:27 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHIEFS. Moore hits Hill downfield for a 57-yard passing touchdown and the Chiefs extend their lead. Chiefs 27, Broncos 6.
10:22 p.m.: Denver’s drive stalls after just three plays and the Broncos punt it back. Four drives and four punts so far in the second half.
10:17 p.m.: Moore can’t find Tyreek Hill deep on the ensuing drive and the Chiefs are again forced to punt it away.
10:10 p.m.: Broncos and Chiefs exchanging punts now as Kansas City will take over on its own 13-yard line.
10:01 p.m.: Nothing going on Kansas City’s drive as they punt it back to Denver.
9:56 p.m.: Chiefs will start the second half with the ball.
Second quarter: Chiefs 20, Broncos 6
First downs: Broncos 10, Chiefs 7
Passing yards: Broncos 101, Chiefs 77
Rushing yards: Chiefs 36, Broncos 23
Total yards: Broncos 124, Chiefs 113
Penalties: Broncos 3-25, Chiefs 4-26
Time of possession: Chiefs 15:28, Broncos 14:32
9:42 p.m.: Denver’s following possession ends in a punt shortly before halftime.
9:36 p.m.: Chiefs go three-and-out in the first full drive under Moore and punt it away.
9:30 p.m.: The eight-play Denver drive results in zero points as Brandon McManus’ 45-yard attempt is just right. Chiefs take over on offense.
9:22 p.m.: Update on Mahomes:
Chiefs announce Patrick Mahomes is out for the rest of the game with a knee injury.
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9:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHIEFS. Flacco hits the turf on a strip-sack and Reggie Ragland scoops it up and takes it into the end zone. Chiefs 20, Broncos 6.
9:15 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHIEFS. Kansas City is unable to score a touchdown in another red zone opportunity, this time with Matt Moore under center. Chiefs 13, Broncos 6.
9:10 p.m.: Mahomes sneaks for the first down on 4th-and-short but is down and injured. He heads to the locker room under his own power.
9:03 p.m.: The Broncos try to roll the dice on a fake punt and were unsuccessful. Kansas City has another opportunity in plus field position.
First quarter: Chiefs 10, Broncos 6
8:53 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHIEFS. Denver holds firm defensively to prevent another touchdown as Harrison Butker drills a 33-yard field goal. Chiefs 10, Broncos 6.
8:48 p.m.: Flacco puts the ball on the ground on a third-down sack but the Broncos recover and punt it away. Hardman takes the return deep into Denver territory and the Chiefs are again within striking distance.
8:41 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHIEFS. Patrick Mahomes hits Mecole Hardman on a crossing route and after bobbling the catch he takes it into the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown. Chiefs 7, Broncos 6.
8:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BRONCOS. Royce Freeman punches in a one-yard touchdown for the first points of the night. Denver’s drive was aided by 20 penalty yards against the Chiefs. Denver’s two-point try after a KC penalty on the extra-point attempt is no good. Broncos 6, Chiefs 0.
8:22 p.m.: Kansas City’s opening kick is out of the end zone and the Broncos will start with the ball to open things up.
8:06 p.m.: Some notable names in the house to see Chiefs-Broncos.