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Denver Topples Kansas City
By Boomer Clicheheimer

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 was able to take care of the ball, limiting turnovers on their way to the win. Kansas City was never able to find a way to get the ball in the hands of their explosive playmakers often enough.

Von Miller showed that he has what it takes to fit into Denver's new dynamic. "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. For now, Von Miller has shown that he can fit in to Denver's new scheme, and can be an effective leader both on and off the field.

Jamal Charles's shaky first half performance was too much to overcome, as his late game effort fell short. "It is what it is," he said after the game. "We were just out-prepared and out-executed all day," he added. Jamal Charles showed a lot of courage in the face of adversity on Sunday. Now he needs to put it all together for Kansas City to get back among the top teams in the league.

For Kansas City to turn their fortunes around, the solution is obvious. The defense left a lot to be desired, giving up far too many yards both on the ground and in the air. The offense can't continue to settle for field goals when touchdowns are badly needed. They'll need to eliminate mental errors to give themselves a real chance to win.

Denver and Kansas City are headed in different directions. Everyone knows football is a game of emotion, and clearly Denver showed they had the passion to come out on top. You could feel the electricity in the stadium from kickoff to the final whistle. It was a game for the ages.