The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs square off for the final time in 2018. How do I see it play out? I play Madden to find out.
The final meeting of the 2018 season between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs will take place on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are coming off an impressive showing, beating the Bengals 45-10.
Denver is also coming off an impressive 45-10 showing against the Arizona Cardinals. However, there have been plenty of distractions for the Broncos in the days leading up to this AFC West showdown.
A Halloween party that was misconstrued by the media based on what two players decided to dress up as turned out to negatively impact one NFL player outside of the party. Chad Kelly would be released after being arrested for trespassing into a home. It ended what appeared to be a promising future.
Trade speculation was also a subject of discussion. We will know more on that in the next couple days. For right now, let’s fire up the gaming console and play Broncos at Chiefs on Madden.
The first quarter was relatively quiet. After forcing a punt, Case Keenum was able to drive Denver down the field. As the first quarter came to an end, Keenum found Matt Lacosse in the back of the end zone for the first score of the game.
In the second quarter, the Chiefs were looking to get back into it. However, Kareem Hunt just could not get the ball rolling. The pass rush was giving Patrick Mahomes a lot of trouble. Denver would add a field goal on their second drive. After stopping the Chiefs at the two minute warning, the Broncos were able to utilize the two minute drive and Keenum found Matt Lacosse again for his second touchdown of the game.
Denver took a 17-0 lead going into the half. Todd Davis was able to intercept Patrick Mahomes on Kansas City’s first drive of the second half. However, as the Broncos were looking to put the nail in the coffin, Keenum was intercepted in the red zone on third down. Ron Parker was able to hide in the middle of the defense and pick off Keenum.
The third quarter did not have any scoring. The fourth quarter was all about punting. But halfway through the fourth quarter, Patrick Mahomes was able to find Tyreek Hill deep for a 53-yard pass. That would be capped off by a touchdown pass from Mahomes to Chris Conley.
Denver would end up kicking a field goal and the defense played its part to preserve the win in Kansas City.
The biggest takeaway from this game was that the Broncos defense was able to once again shut down the running attack. Kansas City finished the game with zero yards on the ground. And the defense did a good job at containing Patrick Mahomes and the receivers for the majority of the game.
Case Keenum had a solid game, throwing for 255 yards and two touchdowns. While the running game was on par, it was not spectacular. But it certainly helped set up a few passing plays for the offense.
A game that was mostly defensive, the Broncos found a way to control the tempo and get the win.