Three takeaways: Chiefs pound Broncos 19-8

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The Chiefs moved to 5-1 with a clinical dismantling of the extremely poor Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football.

It’s just five weeks ago that the Chiefs receivers were being ridiculed across social media, and KC were clearly not going to compete for the Super Bowl again this season. So what’s changed? Let’s take a look in our three takeaways from the game.


Travis Kelce had a monster night with 9 catches, on 9 targets, for 124 yards. If you had him in fantasy you will have been delighted. But he is a monster, practically impossible to cover (at least for the Broncos). The chemistry he shares with Patrick Mahomes is palpable and whenever these two are on the field together magic can happen.


Mahomes is already a HOF QB. On the night his 30/40, 306 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception didn’t really do him justice. Mahomes, and the Chiefs, struggled to finish drives off once again, but there was no need for any late Mahomes magic because he consistently moved the ball up and down the field on the Broncos.

But if you think the Chiefs are ever out of the hunt with Mahomes on the field you are very mistaken. This team will click sooner rather than later.

But one of the signs of a champion is being unhappy with a comfortable win, with Chiefs HC Andy Reid saying “We have to take care of business in the red zone. We had a lot of yards, positive yards, but you can’t stall down there.”


There’s no getting away from the fact that Denver are a bad team. Does Sean Payton get another season? His history probably buys him some time, but this team is so bad. The Dolphins put 70, yes SEVENTY points on them a few weeks back, and while they’re not that bad anymore they are still bad.

After the game Sean Payton said, I’m disappointed but I’m not discouraged. Offensively we struggled throwing the ball. Our third-down numbers were poor. The turnovers, against a team like this, it’s going to be tough to win the game, and yet we were still in it going into the fourth quarter. Sometimes you don’t know how a game is going to unfold.”

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