Mistakes Are Costly In Broncos 43-16 Loss To The Chiefs


Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Frank Clark (55) recovers a fumble by the Denver Broncos in a 43-16 win over the Broncos on Sunday. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Frank Clark (55) recovers a fumble by the Denver Broncos in a 43-16 win over the Broncos on Sunday. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Four turnovers.

An interception returned for a touchdown.

A 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

The Denver Broncos gave away too much in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field at Mile High.

Trailing 10-6 in the second quarter, Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen intercepted Broncos quarterback Drew Lock and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown to put the Chiefs up 17-6.

The Broncos responded with Brandon McManus' 43-yard field goal to make it 17-9.

But the Chiefs came up big on the ensuing kickoff. Byron Pringle brought it back 102 yards for a score and just like that the Chiefs were up 24-9 with 5:35 to go before halftime.

The Chiefs scored the first 13 points of the second half to put the game away.

Lock finished 24-of-40 for 254 yards and two interceptions. Melvin Gordon fumbled once and then errantly pitched the ball back to Lock on a flea-flicker in the second half and the Chiefs recovered.

The Broncos only came up with one turnover, a fumble recovery by cornerback Bryce Callahan.

The Chiefs won by 27 points despite going 0-for-8 on third down conversions.

The loss was the Broncos tenth straight to the Chiefs. Denver hosts the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, November 1. Coverage starts at 8 a.m. MST on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Check out KOA postgame interviews with Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan and quarterback Drew Lock, tackle Garett Bolles and head coach Vic Fangio.

KOA Broncos-Chiefs postgame interviews with Drew Lock, Garett Bolles and Vic Fangio.