Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 133 yards and a touchdown as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Denver Broncos 29-19 on Monday Night Football.
With victory, the Chiefs broke a two-game losing streak to improve to 6-2 on the season, while the Broncos – who were plagued by turnovers – slip back to 3-4 in the AFC West.
Kansas City forced five Denver turnovers in total, including three interceptions by Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian.
While the Chiefs defence was opportunistic, the offense struggled for its usual rhythm, scoring just 12 second-half points, all on field goals from Harrison Butker, who hit five on the night.
Kansas City started impressively enough, with two first-quarter touchdowns, including a Marcus Peters 45-yard fumble return and a 29-yard strike from Alex Smith to Kelce.
Down 20-3 in the third quarter, the Broncos briefly rallied and running back Devontae Booker pulled Denver them to within one touchdown at 20-13 with a six-yard score.
But, three further Butker field goals in the fourth quarter extended Kansas City’s lead before Simian found tight end A.J. Derby for an 11-yard TD late on.
Game’s key stats DENVER KANSAS CITY Passing C/A Yds TD Int Passing C/A Yds TD Int Trevor Siemian 19/36 198 1 3 Alex Smith 14/31 202 1 0 Rushing Att Yds TD Rushing Att Yds TD C.J. Anderson 15 78 0 Kareem Hunt 22 46 0 Devontae Booker 6 40 1 Receiving Rec Yds TD Receiving Rec Yds TD Travis Kelce 7 133 1 Demaryius Thomas 5 66 0 Tyreek Hill 2 38 0 A.J. Derby 2 21 1 Kareem Hunt 3 22 0 Total net yards 364 Total net yards 276