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Manning makes plays, Smith responds, Broncos up 10-7

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After a sluggish start, the Chiefs and Broncos are beginning to play like teams with a loss between them.

Peyton Manning hit a pair of big passes to his reliable targets, a 70-yarder to DeMaryius Thomas which set up a touchdown pass to Julius Thomas.

But Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith responded with a patient, 11-play drive, hitting Dwayne Bowe for a touchdown pass to cut the Broncos lead to 10-7 early in the second quarter.

The Chiefs took a hit on defense, losing defensive end Mike DeVito to a left knee injury. But otherwise, they’ve weathered the early storm in Denver, and responded offensively when they needed a play. It was the first offensive touchdown in seven quarters, and it came just in time.

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10 Responses to “Manning makes plays, Smith responds, Broncos up 10-7”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 17, 2013 9:34 PM

    Peyton Manning gameplan: Pass to whoever Marcus Cooper is covering even if the other receiver is wide open

  2. florioblowsssss says: Nov 17, 2013 9:39 PM

    The refs seem to be a little Denver leaning today.

  3. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 17, 2013 9:47 PM

    Why do people immediately go the ref route excuse? The Chiefs are the new Texans, if you get them down 2 possessions with a competent QB they won’t be able to come back. Look at the QBs they’ve faced this season.

  4. florioblowsssss says: Nov 17, 2013 9:57 PM

    It’s not 100% refs but Thomas really seemed to push off on that long gain.

  5. florioblowsssss says: Nov 17, 2013 9:59 PM

    Seems like Thomas pushed off quite a bit on that long gain. I normally don’t think refs make a diff but this one seems off.

  6. atwatercrushesokoye says: Nov 17, 2013 10:12 PM

    But Bowe didn’t push off on his touchdown? Seems equal if they let it go both ways.

  7. shawtiernan says: Nov 17, 2013 10:13 PM

    You’re kidding right? Chiefs are getting all the calls. Pushed off on td catch and on both scoring drives got questionable calls on third. But you guys are crying about an arm bar… Which is legal. Lmao.

  8. florioblowsssss says: Nov 17, 2013 10:29 PM

    Fair enough. I will let my dislike for the forehead cloud my judgement for the refs. I will go back to pulling for the Chiefs now.

  9. arlingtonsynn says: Nov 17, 2013 11:00 PM

    Not seeing a lot of sacks on Manning…

  10. asherallencanttackle says: Nov 18, 2013 9:05 AM

    I might get a root canal next Sunday. That would be a less painful Sunday than watching the Vikings-Packers game.

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