Broncos STUN Chiefs At Arrowhead With Last-Second Hail Mary

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  1. Broncos218

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    Game Recap
    "Wow, just wow," is all the Broncos head coach could say following the team's win... It was a back-and-forth affair throughout the game, with neither team able to break away from the other. Tied after 3 quarters 21-21, Kansas City eventually held a 28-24 lead with 3 minutes to go. Denver would quickly strike on a 35-yard TD pass to TE Jacob Tamme, giving Denver a 31-28 lead just past the 2-minute warning. The Chiefs drove back though, and their drive ended when they reached a 4th and short, leading to a game-tying FG. 19 seconds left in the game, Denver was hoping to get some kick return magic- but Felix Jones could not provide a miracle. Able to convert a pair of passes, Denver stood at their own 46-yard line with 4 seconds remaining and the clock stopped.

    Hail Mary
    With a hail mary being the team's only option at avoiding OT, Brock Osweiler set up with three WRs running deep along the left side. The strong-armed QB tossed it up, and the two teams had plenty of players pile up into a group just outside of the endzone. When the ball came down from out of the air, WR Andre Caldwell, only playing because star WR Demaryius Thomas is injured, somehow came away with the football. Now just outside of the endzone, Caldwell still needed to go only a couple of yards. And as tried to make his way through the crowd, a Chiefs player was able to bring him down... but not before the ball had crossed the goal line, giving the Denver Broncos their first victory of the season as time expired at Arrowhead Stadium. (Really wish I could upload pics/videos :( )

    Stats
    The teams finished only a yard apart on total offense (382 for Denver, 383 for KC). Alex Smith provided a serviceable game for the Chiefs, while Jamaal Charles added 77 yards and a TD on the ground, confusing the Denver defense for much of the game. As for the Broncos, Ahmad Bradshaw was consistently stuffed by the Chiefs defense, racking up just 8 yards on 9 carries (but did not fumble!). Brock Osweiler actually ended up as the Broncos leading rusher with 20 yards. Osweiler also tallied 361 pass yards, thanks in part to touchdown passes from 64, 35, and 54 yards away. While Denver didn't have a 100-yard receiver, Welker, Decker, Caldwell, and Bradshaw all had at least 67 yards receiving.

    Truly a classic game, and it will be interesting to see these two teams meet again later in the season.
    gg saintsdave75, TOUGH way to go down for sure. gl 'til we meet again!
     
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  2. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    Wow what a finish
     
  3. cry_havoc

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    ummmm...damn. That sounds like an epic ending.
     
  4. CHUNKNESS

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    Great recap, and nice win Tyler! What a way to pick up your first win of the season against such a great division opponent.
     

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