On Thursday night, the Denver Broncos hosted the Kansas City Chiefs in a pivotal divisional contest.
After opening the season with four-straight wins, the Chiefs suffered back-to-back home losses for the first time under Andy Reid. Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes re-injured his ankle two weeks ago and Kansas City hasn’t looked like the same team since.
Thursday night’s division game offered a great opportunity for the Chiefs to bounce back from a few tough losses.
The broncos did their part early in helping Kansas City get back on track.
Trailing 10-6 in the second quarter, Denver ran a fake punt on fourth-and-four. Let’s just say the Chiefs were ready for the fake and it did not work out too well for the Broncos.
Check it out.
The Chiefs' return team was having none of that trickery pic.twitter.com/bQPLm6q01K
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 18, 2019
It’s not a great idea to attempt a fake punt against a division rival when that team is in desperate need of a win.
Kansas City eventually kicked a field goal on the ensuing drive to take a 13-6 lead.
Denver further helped the Chiefs cause with a turnover on the very next possession, which the Chiefs returned for a touchdown.
Kansas City holds a 20-6 lead, but lost starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes for the rest of the game with a knee injury.