Broncos vs. Chiefs: Best Games at Mile High

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Sep 14, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to take the snap from center Manny Ramirez (66) during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

#2- September 14th, 2014

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In the second game of the 2014 season, the Broncos were on a mission to get back to the Super Bowl after being embarrassed by the Seattle Seahawks. They would await them after this game, but you never want to overlook a division rival.

The Broncos would jump out to a 21-10 lead by half time with Peyton Manning connecting with Julius Thomas, Demaryius Thomas, and Jacob Tamme. It appeared as if the Broncos were well on their way towards a win. However, things would seem similar to the Colts game from a week ago.

The Broncos defense would pull off the bend but not break mentality as they allowed the Chiefs to score on a Knile Davis four yard run touchdown to make it 21-17. Brandon McManus would tack on a field goal in the fourth quarter to make it 24-17. It could have been 28-17 with the Broncos two yards away from the end zone. But they could not convert.

This gave the Chiefs a chance to at least tie up the game. The huge return to their 34 yard line made things manageable, having to only go 66 yards to tie the game. As the drive went on, there were two chances for the Broncos to seal the game away. On a Third and Five, Aqib Talib intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. However, the Broncos were called for offsides.

Instead of the potential game sealing score, the Chiefs had first and ten. Another opportunity was another Smith miscue as he fumbled the ball after getting sacked by Demarcus Ware. Nate Irving would recover. However, the referee determined that the pass was incomplete.

With all this, it appeared that luck would have its way and give the Chiefs the tie. However, on a fourth and goal, a pass from Alex Smith was batted down by Terrance Knighton intended for Dwayne Bowe in the end zone with just 18 seconds left. The Broncos would win the game on a Manning kneel on the last play of the game.

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