Cornerback Bradley Roby returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown with 27 seconds to play to lift the Denver Broncos to a 31-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.
The Chiefs were trying to run out the fourth-quarter clock and head into overtime when they lost the fumble. Initially hit by former Lee-Huntsville prep star Darian Stewart, Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles lost the ball when linebacker Brandon Marshall followed, and Roby got the scoop-and-score.
ansas City had taken a 24-17 lead with 2:27 to play. But quarterback Peyton Manning guided the Broncos on a 10-play, 80-yard drive, capped by his 19-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders with 36 seconds to play.
The victory extended Denver's winning streak in road games against its AFC West rivals to 13 games, the longest such streak in NFL history. They had shared the record for the longest divisional road winning streak at 12 games with the San Francisco 49ers, whose run started in 1987 and ended in 1990.
Manning completed 26-of-45 passes for 256 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. During the game, Manning became the second player in NFL history with 70,000 career passing yards, joining Brett Favre.
Charles ran for 125 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries for Kansas City, but he lost two fumbles.