It’s been a very symmetrical start in Kansas City.
The Chiefs drove down the field on their first drive of the game only to see an interception bring things to a halt. The Broncos followed with a drive back down the field that ended on Peyton Manning’s fifth interception of the season and the Chiefs capitalized with an Alex Smith touchdown pass to give them an early lead. So, naturally, the Broncos followed that up with a Manning-to-Eric Decker touchdown that brought everything back into balance.
Until the ensuing kickoff, that is. Knile Davis went 108 yards for a touchdown to send Arrowhead Stadium into a frenzy and give the Chiefs a 14-7 lead over their AFC West rivals.
Andre Caldwell couldn’t return serve, which means the Broncos will have to find another way to even things back up in a game that’s living up to its hype as one of the day’s best matchups.
UPDATE 5:07 p.m. ET: So much for symmetry. Manning threw his second interception of the game after Davis’ kickoff return and the Chiefs are driving in Broncos territory with 12 minutes to play in the second quarter.