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Denver Beats Kansas City
By Boomer Novakowski

It went down just how everyone expected it to on Sunday, as Denver beat Kansas City in a critical matchup that has season-long implications for both teams. The key to victory for Denver was that they were able to win the turnover battle. If Kansas City wants to be in the mix for a playoff spot, they'll need to right the ship before next week's showdown with their division foe.

Von Miller has turned the corner and has learned how to win--how to close out tight games. "I'm here to contribute in any way I can. I'm just happy to be on the team. Starting, coming off the bench, doesn't matter. I want to be a good teammate and contribute," he said after the game. Von Miller appears to be coming into his own. He has finally tuned out his critics and feels comfortable with his role.

Jamal Charles appeared unfocused at times, and often appeared confused by what Denver threw at him. "We stuck together and gave it 110 percent. It just wasn't enough to get the win in the end," he said in the post-game press conference. Jamal Charles needs to learn to play within himself for his team to find success. He just needs to go out there and do what he's asked to do and no more.

What Kansas City needs to do at this point is clear. On defense, Kansas City needs to get creative and dial up more blitzes to keep opposing offenses on their heels. The offense sputtered too often and just couldn't move the chains. They're going to have to find a way to get it done in the red zone.

As for Denver, they just need to keep up their momentum heading into next week. Everyone knows football is a game of emotion, and clearly Denver showed they had the passion to come out on top. We knew going in that this game was going to be a battle, and it did not disappoint.