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Denver Topples Kansas City
By Boomer 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's key to victory was consistently gaining the upper hand in the struggle for field position. Kansas City was never able to find a way to get the ball in the hands of their explosive playmakers often enough.

Von Miller silenced his critics with a solid, although imperfect, outing. "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. 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. "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. Defensively, they need to rediscover their identity as a smashmouth squad. The offense's performance was also less than inspiring, stalling numerous times in opponent territory.

Denver's locker room celebration was muted as the players already focused on the next challenge awaiting them. Kansas City just couldn't capitalize on their opportunities. They'll need to be better if they want to be playing in January.