Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • DEN 368
    • 264 KC
  • Turnovers

    • DEN 1
    • 1 KC
  • Possession

    DEN KC
    31:43 28:17
  • 1st Downs

    • DEN 21
    • 13 KC

Game Information

Arrowhead Stadium
Coverage: CBS
  • Kansas City, MO 64129
  • Line: DEN -7.0
Attendance: 74,244
Capacity: 76,757
Referees: Jerome Boger
11/25/2012 Associated Press

Manning rallies Broncos past woeful Chiefs

Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and the Denver Broncos rallied to beat the woeful Kansas City Chiefs 17-9 on Sunday for their sixth straight win.

Scoring Summary

first QuarterDENKC
Ryan Succop 34 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 52 yards, 5:40
Ryan Succop 22 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 33 yards, 3:25
second QuarterDENKC
Jacob Tamme 7 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
11 plays, 94 yards, 4:57
Matt Prater Kick is Good
11 plays, 94 yards, 4:57
third QuarterDENKC
Ryan Succop 49 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 46 yards, 4:22
Demaryius Thomas 30 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
7 plays, 65 yards, 2:54
Matt Prater Kick is Good
7 plays, 65 yards, 2:54
fourth QuarterDENKC
Matt Prater 34 Yard Field Goal is Good
12 plays, 68 yards, 6:10

Research Notes

  • QBR: After posting a 31.7 Total QBR in Week 11 vs San Diego, Peyton Manning rebounded with a 71.3 QBR in Sunday's win over the Chiefs. The turnaround was probably expected, however, as Manning has posted consecutive games with a sub-50.0 QBR only twice since 2008. For context, Drew Brees has already done so twice this season alone.

  • The Chiefs ran 14 plays on third down Sunday against the Broncos, and Jamaal Charles did not get a single touch or target. The Chiefs entered the game ranked 14th in the league with a 38.7 conversion percentage on third down, but finished Sunday 3-of-14 (21.4 percent). Charles had 107 yards on 23 rushes Sunday, and has converted five of his 13 third-down touches (38.5 percent) this season.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Broncos passing game struggled in the fourth quarter, with Peyton Manning completing just one of his first 10 passes for one yard before the Broncos' last drive. Manning was off target on four of his passes and Broncos' receivers dropped three others before Manning completed a pair of third-down passes to Demaryius Thomas to extend the final drive and put Matt Prater in position for a 34-yard field goal and extend the Denver lead to eight.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Demaryius Thomas finished the day with four catches on eight targets for 82 yards and the game-winning touchdown Sunday against the Chiefs. After an adjustment period early this season to his new quarterback, Thomas has been on fire over his last seven games.

  • ADDS TOM BRADY TO LIST (REACHED 3,000 YDS FOR SEASON THIS WEEK)Peyton Manning moved past the 3,000-yard mark in terms of passing for the season in the first half of Sunday's Broncos-Chiefs game.It is his 14th career 3,000-yard passing season. Only Brett Favre has more career 3,000-yard passing seasons in NFL history.


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