Chiefs sweep season series against Broncos at Arrowhead

Tristan Allen, Editor-in-Chief

Sammy Watkins, Chiefs wide receiver, had his best game as a Chief and helped Kansas City to defeat the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Watkins recorded 107 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions. Before Sunday, his performance ranged all over the place: He had zero yards the last time the Chiefs faced the Broncos, and he had 100 yards against Pittsburgh. He led Sunday’s game against the Broncos in receiving yards.

Travis Kelce, tight end, had 79 yards on six receptions and a touchdown, while Kareem Hunt, running back, received for 36 yards and hurdled over Will Parks, Broncos safety, for a touchdown.

Tyreek Hill, Chiefs wide receiver, suffered a groin injury on Sunday, which took him out of the game, but not before he received for 70 yards on three receptions.

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs quarterback, passed for 303 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. Mahomes had not thrown an interception this season until game five against Jacksonville when he threw two, but he had at least one interception each game since.

Hunt rushed for 50 yards on 16 carries against Denver on Sunday. Along with Mahomes’ rushing for negative one yard, the Chiefs had a total of 49 rushing yards, a season low. To be fair, when the quarterback has an arm like Mahomes, the offense should focus on passing the ball.

Breeland Speaks, Chiefs linebacker, recovered one fumble by Case Keenum, Broncos quarterback. Kendall Fuller, Chiefs cornerback, recorded an interception on Sunday as well. Other than those two highlights, the defense allowed 189 rushing yards, and that was without any attempts by Royce Freeman, Broncos running back, who had 67 yards when Kansas City played in Denver in week four.

The defense allowed 262 receiving yards, which is not great, but alright as the Chiefs’ secondary is weak, and will remain weak until Eric Berry, safety, returns.

Per, Clark Hunt, Chiefs owner, said that Berry is “literally day-to-day” with his heel injury. Berry is still on the active roster, but has not practiced since August.