Halftime notes from Kansas City

KANSAS CITY --- The Broncos lead the Chiefs 14-6.

The Chiefs are retiring the No. 58 jersey of the late, great Derrick Thomas in a ceremony as I type. Thomas, a pass-rushing star, died in 2000 after complications from an auto accident.

Denver has two turnovers to Kansas City’s none, but still lead. Denver linebacker Elvis Dumervil registered his 15th sack of the season. He is one sack off Denver’s team record and 7.5 off the NFL record for single-season sacks.

Denver running back Correll Buckhalter had 90 yards on eight carries in the first half. Backfield mate Knowshon Moreno added 41 yards on 11 carries.

The Chiefs are having success when they use the no-huddle offense. Denver’s defense seems confused by it.