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Denver Defeats Kansas City
By Tad Alvarado

It was certainly an unexpected outcome on Sunday, as Denver beat Kansas City in a critical matchup that has season-long implications for both teams. 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 stepped up in the clutch to seal the game, proving he's one of those rare players who rises to another level when the game's on the line. He said after the game, "I thought the coaching staff put us in a position to be successful. We just went out there and executed the gameplan." It's a long season, and Von Miller will have to take things one game at time.

Jamal Charles didn't have enough tricks up his sleeve, as Denver was able to contain him most of the game. He said after the game, "We didn't bring our A-game today. We didn't step up when we needed to and make the plays we needed to make." 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.

The pressure is mounting on Kansas City, but they can't let it get to them. Kansas City fans had higher hopes for the defense this season, but if they keep playing at this level significant changes will be needed in the offseason. 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 and Kansas City are headed in different directions. Although Denver has bragging rights for the moment, they'll need to stay hungry and step up next week to avoid a letdown. Denver made a statement today, and they've got a chance to do something special this season.