Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • KC 344
    • 427 DEN
  • Turnovers

    • KC 1
    • 1 DEN
  • Possession

    KC DEN
    29:53 30:07
  • 1st Downs

    • KC 24
    • 24 DEN

Game Information

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
,
Coverage: NBC
  • Denver, CO 80204
  • Line: DEN -8.0
Attendance: 77,076
100%
Capacity: 76,125
Referees: John Parry
11/20/2013 ESPN.com news services

Manning, Broncos hand Chiefs first defeat

Peyton Manning went virtually untouched by Kansas City's sack-happy defense Sunday night, throwing for 323 yards and a touchdown to lead the Denver Broncos to a 27-17 victory over the NFL's last undefeated team.

Scoring Summary

NBC1234T
Chiefs0100717
Broncos1077327
first QuarterKCDEN
FG
12:38
Matt Prater 54 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 12 yards, 1:31
03
TD
3:07
Julius Thomas 9 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
5 plays, 84 yards, 2:25
010
XP
3:03
Matt Prater Kick is Good
5 plays, 84 yards, 2:25
010
second QuarterKCDEN
TD
13:28
Dwayne Bowe 6 Yard Pass From Alex Smith
11 plays, 80 yards, 4:40
610
XP
13:23
Ryan Succop Kick is Good
11 plays, 80 yards, 4:40
710
TD
9:09
Montee Ball 1 Yard Run
10 plays, 79 yards, 4:18
716
XP
9:05
Matt Prater Kick is Good
10 plays, 79 yards, 4:18
717
FG
2:58
Ryan Succop 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
12 plays, 78 yards, 6:10
1017
third QuarterKCDEN
TD
2:28
Montee Ball 8 Yard Run
6 plays, 65 yards, 3:02
1023
XP
2:22
Matt Prater Kick is Good
6 plays, 65 yards, 3:02
1024
fourth QuarterKCDEN
FG
7:10
Matt Prater 36 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 62 yards, 4:42
1027
TD
5:02
Anthony Fasano 10 Yard Pass From Alex Smith
9 plays, 50 yards, 2:10
1627
XP
4:56
Ryan Succop Kick is Good
9 plays, 50 yards, 2:10
1727

Research Notes

  • Peyton Manning had a 66.5 Total QBR against the Chiefs, his 16th straight game with a Total QBR above 50.0. The next longest active streak in the NFL is Matthew Stafford with 5. The Broncos are 15-1 during that span, and Manning has led the NFL in the following quarterback measures:

  • -Compared with its average entering the game, the Chiefs' defense was 16 points worse against the Broncos than it had been in the first 10 weeks of the season. The defense's average contribution to the Chiefs' net scoring margin had been 11.0 points, but against Peyton Manning and the Broncos it was -5.0 points. Defensive EPA measures the contributions of a defense to its team's net scoring margin by controlling field position, forcing turnovers and keeping the opponent from scoring. The Chiefs had 0 sacks for the second straight game, and they have not recorded a sack in their opponents' last 90 dropbacks.

  • The Broncos sent five or more pass rushers on 19 of Alex Smith's 51 dropbacks (37.3%). They recorded two sacks with added pressure and Smith was 4-for-16 for 55 yards against such pressure (25%), his lowest completion percentage against added pressure in a game since 2006.

  • The Chiefs sent four or fewer pass rushers against Peyton Manning on 34 of his 40 dropbacks (85%). The Chiefs didn't sack Manning and they put him under duress on only 12.5% of his dropbacks, their lowest rate in a game this season. Coming into the game, the Chiefs held opposing quarterbacks to a NFL-low 30.8 Total QBR when sending standard pressure.- The Chiefs had seven or more defenders in coverage on 85% of Manning's dropbacks. The Chiefs still couldn't contain the Broncos receivers as they had 187 yards after the catch Sunday, the most the Chiefs have given up in a game this season.

  • With the Broncos win over the Chiefs, both teams are tied for the lead in the AFC West at 9-1. It's the first time since 1948 that two teams in the same division started a season 9-1 or better.In the previous 4 instances, one of the teams would play in the NFL Championship game.

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