When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. How the Astros can keep both George Springer, Carlos... People in pro-Trump caravan say DeAndre Hopkins... Rice loses on ridiculous quadruple-doink field goal... Aaron Rodgers throws 4 TDs as Packers beat Texans. Lock gave Broncos fans a scare on a scramble, falling awkwardly when his left knee brace got caught in the grass. Fantasy fallout: Can rising RBs Ronald Jones, Phillip Lindsay, D'Andre Swift keep this up? “I tried to stand up and the brace was locked, so that's why I had to fall back down. Oh, how Lock tried to tell anyone who would listen that facing the Kansas City Chiefs was "just a regular game.". He just wants to win. The Chiefs (6-1) found other ways to dominate Denver (2-4) on a snowy afternoon that began with a temperature of 14 degrees at kickoff, the coldest October game in Broncos history. The Chiefs got a pick-6, a kickoff return for a TD, two rushing TDs, including one from his backup, and three field goals to more than make up for Mahomes' pedestrian numbers. Daniel Sorensen undercuts the receiver and picks off Drew Lock for a 50-yard touchdown. Much-maligned Broncos tackle Garett Bolles is ... good now? Six quarterbacks have been saddled with defeats during this skid -- Manning, Trevor Siemian (0-3), Paxton Lynch (0-1), Case Keenum (0-2), Joe Flacco (0-1) and current starter Drew Lock (0-1). The Chiefs have tipped the scales in this long-time rivalry. The Broncos responded with Lock’s first career touchdown run, from 2 yards, but Brandon McManus missed the extra point, leaving Kansas City ahead 7-6, and the Chiefs would never trail. It all looked suspiciously like his performance against the Chiefs last December -- also in the snow -- when he completed 18 of 40 passes for 208 yards with an interception and two sacks. I've worn that brace for three years now and never once has that happened to me,” Lock said. Hamler (13) falls as Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton, More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL, Chiefs rout Broncos 43-16 as Mahomes barely breaks a sweat. The Broncos have produced three takeaways in their past two wins. QB breakdown: Lock has four interceptions in the past two games. I believe they will compete, but fall short, setting the stage for two must-win games against the Chargers and Falcons. In the first half, the Chiefs scored touchdowns on Byron Pringle’s 102-yard kickoff return and Daniel Sorensen’s 50-yard interception return to go with Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s 11-yard run in which he broke five tackles. And the trouble just keeps coming for offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur in those three-wide sets. Shanahan was head coach of the Raiders for 20 games (entire 1988 season and first 4 games of the 1989 season) and Denver Broncos for 14 seasons (1995-2008). Mahomes finally extended his NFL-leading streak to 17 consecutive games with a touchdown throw when he hit Tyreek Hill from 10 yards to make it 37-9 with 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. With the forecast calling for 19 degrees and several inches of snow by the 2:25 p.m. game time, the Broncos insist they will embrace the challenge Sunday. Run it backThe Broncos rank 25th at 101 yards rushing per game. "You're not going to beat a team like Kansas City doing that,” lamented Broncos coach Vic Fangio, whose team has been outscored 96-25 in three games against the Chiefs. Le'Veon Bell ran six times for 39 yards in his Chiefs debut, and Edwards-Helaire had 46 yards on eight carries. “A young Patrick would’ve probably tried to force it and thrown a ball and maybe made a bad interception or something like that,” Mahomes said, relaying a conversation he had with teammate Tyrann Mathieu. Denver ranks among the worst in the league in drops. Turn the cornerThe Broncos will not pull off the upset without winning the turnover battle. • Transactions » | Injuries » The goal should be 30 points, regardless of the weather. But that’s what’s real every day. Looking back at the Raiders' upset of the Chiefs, Derek Carr let loose on a few third-and-shorts. Lock can't miss when he gets Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Can Denver keep him under 100 yards and out of the end zone? But when other people are scoring, he’s jumping up and down, likewise. • Depth charts for every team » For Week 7, the Kansas City Chiefs are facing the Denver Broncos, going on the road to complete the first round of 2020’s divisional games. He wants to rip your heart out when he’s out there playing. The Texas Rangers have the saddest Twitter bio. In the first half alone, Lock's interception for a touchdown, two sacks, a lost fumble and an intentional grounding penalty were all out of three-wide sets. Mahomes’ lone TD throw followed the Chiefs’ fourth takeaway, an interception by Mathieu when rookie KJ Hamler let Lock’s pass bounce off him and right into the arms of the Chiefs star safety. “It’s crazy. Broncos: Lindsay (concussion), DL Shelby Harris (wrist), WR Tim Patrick (hamstring), DL Mike Purcell (foot) and DE Derrek Tuszka (hamstring). Because if I was to keep trying to stand up, both ends of that brace were going to cut me.”. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Broncos are not beating the Chiefs with field goals. Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) is brought down by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann (56) and others during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. Using Gordon on wheel routes could be critical on third down. Bryce Callahan figures to guard Tyreek Hill (384 yards receiving) even if he lines up outside. Denver Broncos fans look on before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. High and tightHave I mentioned you aren't beating the Chiefs by playing it safely? Matching up with tight end Travis Kelce (484 yards), whether it's with safeties Kareem Jackson and Justin Simmons or a linebacker, will be a problem. It's up to the Broncos to execute them and exorcise this embarrassing losing streak. Darth Vader TimeDrew Lock needs to play like he did last season at Houston -- starting in rhythm, throwing dimes, and no turnovers. Frank Clark recovered the loose ball, leading to a field goal and a 27-9 lead. The balm for that sting of indignity arrived months later as Manning returned and helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50. Colorado snow totals, live radar, weather forecast streaming on your TV with Denver7 app. Lock, who is from Lee's Summit, Missouri, just outside of Kansas City and whose father played for Chiefs coach Andy Reid at the University of Missouri, had his second consecutive painful ride on the developmental curve against the Chiefs -- a 43-16 loss at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday. Sunday, they will play together for the first time since the first half of the opener. That does not tell the entire story. The Chiefs have only turned the ball over four times this season, including one interception. They will be vulnerable on the ground. • Football Power Index rankings » More NFL coverage », Everything you need this week: To return to relevance, the Broncos must continue to beat good teams. Jeff Luhnow: People in Astros cheating scheme still... Cody Bellinger's HR sends Dodgers to 3rd World... Titans rally past Texans in overtime to remain unbeaten. He will be targeted around eight times. “A win’s a win.". The Broncos opened the day with plenty of success running the ball, usually in bigger personnel groupings -- two backs or two tight ends as well as a smattering of three tight end sets -- but can't seem to resist the lure of the three-wide look as soon as they get behind by even one score. Hamler on a one-on-one where they run by the defender. As in 10 in a row. Gordon, who missed last week's win at New England with strep throat a few days after his arrest for driving under the influence, scored a touchdown but turned the ball over twice, including on a failed flea flicker on Denver's first drive of the second half. More NFL coverage ». He is fearless and maintains confidence without results. He must be better in his progressions, refusing the temptation to focus on one receiver, while scanning the field. Broncos coach Vic Fangio calls rare double-safety blitz to seal victory, Rested and ready, Broncos get six FGs from Brandon McManus in win over Patriots, Patriots run game gets boost with Cam Newton at QB vs. Broncos, Broncos RB Gordon, TE Fant out against Patriots, Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans, Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur says he will employ them together some. The Broncos have offensive weapons at their disposal. There's no reason that should continue with all of these options. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, drops back alongside running back Le'Veon Bell during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. I think this team is doing a great job of doing that.”. Last year, the Chiefs held the Broncos to a scant 9 points in two games. DENVER (AP) — On a freezing afternoon in the snow, Patrick Mahomes barely broke a sweat. The Broncos continue to struggle to protect in that look and opposing defensive coordinators have certainly noticed. "It's my hometown and at the same time I can't let that change the way I play," Lock said this week. DENVER -- It all started to go wrong on a day designed to honor Peyton Manning. The Chiefs (6-1) found other ways to dominate Denver (2-4) on a snowy afternoon that began with a temperature of 14 degrees at kickoff, the coldest October game in Broncos history. • Depth charts for every team » RENCK'S PREDICTION: Chiefs 27, Broncos 20, Six quarterbacks have tried, failed. A week after the Chiefs ran more times than they threw it for the first time in Reid’s eight seasons in Kansas City, it was K.C.’s ground game, special teams and defense that did the damage in Denver in the NFL’s first snow game of 2020. Broncos: Host Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Kansas City Chiefs kick returner Byron Pringle catches a kickoff before running it back for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. “Whereas, now, seeing the way the defense was playing and knowing it’s not there, just kind of either taking the sack or not completing the pass and throwing it away" is the way to go. The key is tackling. Oh, how Lock tried to tell anyone who would listen that facing the Kansas City Chiefs was "just a regular game." • Transactions » | Injuries » It's a streak that started during Peyton Manning's four-interception game in 2015 in Denver.