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Denver Edges Kansas City
By Marv 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 put their doubters on notice that their momentum had finally turned. Kansas City could never seem to get into a rhythm all day.

Von Miller's second half performance was critical in the win. At times it appeared he willed his team to victory. "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. Von Miller needs to be careful not to look past next week's opponent. Their upcoming match-up will be nationally televised in prime time, a classic trap game.

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.

Kansas City is just playing as bunch of individuals and not as a team. They clearly need to get on the same sheet of music. 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. The offense's performance was downright ugly. Their futility was on display all day. They'll need to return to a run-heavy gameplan to set up the pass.

Kansas City lost that game more than Denver won it. Kansas City just couldn't capitalize on their opportunities. They'll need to be better if they want to be playing in January. Denver really dodged a bullet and escaped with the 'W'.