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Denver Outlasts Kansas City
By Rip Twinkleton

Sunday's game was a hard fought contest of wills, but in the end Denver pulled out the much-needed victory over Kansas City. Question marks remain for both teams, however. Denver was able to take care of the ball, limiting turnovers on their way to the win. Kansas City could never seem to get into a rhythm all day.

Von Miller silenced his critics with a solid, although imperfect, outing. "For me it's not about the individual records," he said after the game. "It's all about the team. I'm just glad we were able to go out there and get the win today," he added. The debate over whether Von Miller is truly elite is far from settled, but he made his case forcefully all afternoon.

Jamal Charles's shaky first half performance was too much to overcome, as his late game effort fell short. "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. At times, Jamal Charles looks like he's just trying too hard. He's got to learn to let the game come to him.

The pressure is mounting on Kansas City, but they can't let it get to them. The defense left a lot to be desired, giving up far too many yards both on the ground and in the air. On the offensive side of the ball, the line is going to have to gel soon for Kansas City to start scoring more points.

Denver has proven they can get it done in crunch time. Denver came out of the locker room with something to prove, and prove it they did. Kansas City just couldn't rise to the occasion. We knew going in that this game was going to be a battle, and it did not disappoint.