Sep 14, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) reacts at the line of scrimmage during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Another game, another nail-biter, another victory.
The Denver Broncos outlasted their divisional rival in the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, moving to 2-0 on the season.
It didn’t come easy, though.
The Broncos led 21-10 for much of the game. Eventually, it came down to a fourth-and-goal stop to preserve a 24-17 triumph.
Still, this was a matchup that should’ve been over long before the Chiefs ever considered that winning was even an option. Similarly to their season opener against the Indianapolis Colts, Denver blew their fourth quarter lead and had to rely on a late defensive stand to win them the game.
Unlike last year, there is not one side that the blame can be lumped on. Both the offense and the defense are accountable for this maddening trend.
With that being said, here are some areas of concern for the Broncos as they head into their championship rematch with the Seattle Seahawks.