Santos to stay: Coach Andy Reid said the Chiefs would stay with struggling rookie kicker Cairo Santos. He missed a 37-yard field-goal attempt in the third quarter to end a 10-minute drive. Santos also missed an attempt in last week's game. The Chiefs released a steady veteran, Ryan Succop, to go with Santos, who wasn't drafted.
It was their turn: The Chiefs failed to get a point on two of their trips inside the Denver 5. But running back Knile Davis said after the Chiefs also scored twice in those situations, it was the Broncos' turn to win. "The defense wins sometimes, too," he said.
Missing Charles: Quarterback Alex Smith acknowledged the loss of running back Jamaal Charles hurt the Chiefs the most on those trips inside the Denver 5. "Everything is magnified down there," he said.