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Denver Defeats Kansas City
By Chip Alvarado

Denver's victory over Kansas City showed the rest of the leauge what they're capable of, but it also exposed some weakness in its approach. Denver was able to take care of the ball, limiting turnovers on their way to the win. Despite some flashes of effectiveness, Kansas City struggled to consistently move the ball all day.

Von Miller's second half performance was critical in the win. At times it appeared he willed his team to victory. "We just found a way to get it done today," he said after the game. "We've got a lot of great guys in the locker room. This team is special," he added. Von Miller appears to be coming into his own. He has finally tuned out his critics and feels comfortable with his role.

Jamal Charles never could find his game, and his frustration was evident as the final seconds ticked off the clock. "It's disappointing," he said after the game. "We left it all out there on the field and just fell short," he added. At times, Jamal Charles looks like he's just trying too hard. He's got to learn to let the game come to him.

For Kansas City to turn their fortunes around, the solution is obvious. The defense left a lot to be desired, giving up far too many yards both on the ground and in the air. The offense's performance was also less than inspiring, stalling numerous times in opponent territory.

Kansas City lost that game more than Denver won it. Although there's no such thing as a moral victory, Kansas City can take solace in knowing they played as well as they could against a talented opponent like Denver. You could feel the electricity in the stadium from kickoff to the final whistle. It was a game for the ages.