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Denver Edges Kansas City
By Tad Clicheheimer

Could Denver's victory over Kansas City be a sign of things to come? Sunday's outcome could have implications for the future of both teams. The key to victory for Denver was that they were able to win the turnover battle. Kansas City could never seem to get into a rhythm all day.

Von Miller silenced his critics with a solid, although imperfect, outing. "It was a real team effort. We just kept fighting out there, grinding it out," he said after the game. "We took what the opponent gave us, and it paid off," 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'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. Jamal Charles is a great student of the game, and he'll bounce back. He'll need to for Kansas City to climb back into the playoff hunt.

Kansas City just can't continue to make the kinds of mistakes they made at this level of the sport. On defense, Kansas City needs to get creative and dial up more blitzes to keep opposing offenses on their heels. On the offensive side of the ball, the line is going to have to gel soon for Kansas City to start scoring more points.

As for Denver, they just need to keep up their momentum heading into next week. 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. You could feel the electricity in the stadium from kickoff to the final whistle. It was a game for the ages.