Broncos tied with Chiefs after First Half


Sep 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) drops back to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos are tied the Kansas City Chiefs 14-14 at the end of the first half. Here are some takeaways from the first half.

Von Miller records 50th Sack of his career

Von Miller has been known as an aggressive force on the defensive side of the ball for the Broncos since his arrival in 2012. With his first quarter sack of Alex Smith, Von Miller became the third fastest player in NFL history to get to 50 sacks in his career.

He joins elite company in Reggie White and Derrick Thomas who recorded their 50th sack in their 40th and 54th game respectfully. Von Miller reached it in his 58th game.

Offense Still Not in Sync

Not sure what is going on at this point but it seems as if the offense continues to struggle. Peyton Manning is on his back, the running game is not going well minus one play. And the offensive line, there are no words.

However, there was a ray of hope as the half came to an end with the Broncos driving down the field and it ending with a third down touchdown from Manning to Sanders.

The Broncos would the add on another touchdown thanks to a late interception. A beautiful touchdown pass from Manning to Virgil Green tied the game up at 14.

Defense Continues to bring “Orange Crush” Status

The Denver Broncos appear ready to bring a new version to the “Orange Crush” defense with quite a phenomenal first half. Minus the personal foul penalties that led to the Jamaal Charles touchdown run, this defense has looked amazing.

A fumble recovery in the red zone stopped a Chiefs drive. And Aqib Talib shows us once again why the Broncos paid him in 2014. A remarkable interception led to the second Broncos touchdown.

It has not been pretty, but at least the game is tied. Hopefully Gary Kubiak will take what he saw in the last three minutes and help the offense adjust. Defense just needs to keep doing its thing.

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