The Chiefs defense is in an unfamiliar spot, but they caught a break just before halftime, and have kept things close with the Broncos.
The Chiefs hadn’t allowed more than 17 points in an entire game this season, but the Broncos were able to match that midway through the second quarter.
What happened after that one might be the series that haunts the Chiefs, however. A drive stalled deep in the red zone, and they settled for a short field goal after an impressive goal-line stand by the Broncos, cutting the gap to 17-10, when they were tantalizingly close to another touchdown.
But Broncos kicker Matt Prater missed his first field goal of the season from 52 yards, keeping the Broncos from padding that lead. Denver will get the ball first in the second half, getting a chance to put the Chiefs into uncharted territory.