The Denver Broncos faced a tough division foe on a short week as they traveled to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in Week 2. In one of the most exciting finishes of the 2015 season, the Broncos were able to beat the Chiefs by a score of 31-24.
With the game tied and less than a minute to go, the Broncos defense came through with another game-winning play. Broncos linebackerBrandon Marshall forced Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles to fumble as Kansas City was trying to run out the clock. Cornerback Bradley Roby scooped up the rock and scampered into the end zone for a 21-yard score.
The Broncos only led for 27 seconds in this game, but it was the final seconds in the fourth quarter. Everything wasn’t perfect for the team, and they had to overcome quite a few mistakes on both sides of the ball.
Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak complimented the team’s resilience.
“We just kept playing hard, we just kept battling and we made some plays. Eighteen [Peyton Manning] takes us down and makes some great plays in that drive then obviously the big play that flipped the game at the end.” Kubiak concluded, “I’m just proud of how hard we played.”
Here are the five biggest takeaways from the Broncos’ Week 2 win against the Chiefs.