Nick Bolton takes Melvin Gordon fumble 86 yards for a touchdown, Chiefs lead 28-24

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The Chiefs acquired edge rusher Melvin Ingram from the Steelers at midseason for a sixth-round pick.

Ingram just made one of the best defensive plays of the season for Kansas City to perhaps save the team’s chances to at least keep the AFC’s No. 2 seed.

With the Broncos ahead 21-20 and facing second-and-2 on the Chiefs’ 9-yard line, Ingram darted into the backfield and hit running back Melvin Gordon just after he received a handoff from quarterback Drew Lock. Ingram’s hit jarred the ball loose and linebacker Nick Bolton picked it up and returned it 86 yards for a touchdown.

It was just the third fumble of the year for Gordon, but it was a heavily consequential one.

It was also Ingram’s first forded fumble of the season — and it came at the expense of his former Chargers teammate.

Up 26-21, Kansas City elected to go for two. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes kept the ball and ran it in himself for a successful conversion.

The Broncos’ ensuing drive stalled in the red zone, and head coach Vic Fangio elected to kick a field goal to make the score 28-24 with 4:41 left in the contest.

5 responses to “Nick Bolton takes Melvin Gordon fumble 86 yards for a touchdown, Chiefs lead 28-24

  1. KC is in big trouble come post season.

    Cincy will light them up.

    Burrow is about to take Patrick’s mantle.

  2. Interesting that after the game Melvin Gordon is all smiles and walking around giving love to all the Chiefs players.

    If I was a Broncos fan I would have been like: “Are you seriously walking around happy right now?”

  3. realnflfan says:
    January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm
    Lucky break, the Broncs will come back and then beat KC in the playoffs as usual.

    ********************

    I don’t think you are very observant.

  4. realnflfan says:
    January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm
    Lucky break, the Broncs will come back and then beat KC in the playoffs as usual.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    That’s 13 STRAIGHT losses to the Chiefs, haven’t beat them since Manning was your QB. You are living WAY in the past.

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