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Denver Defeats Kansas City
By Boomer McGavin

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 finally found their rhythm and were able to consistently move the ball. If Kansas City wants to be in the mix for a playoff spot, they'll need to right the ship before next week's showdown with their division foe.

Von Miller has turned the corner and has learned how to win--how to close out tight games. "For me it's not about the individual records," he said after the game. "It's all about the team. I'm just glad we were able to go out there and get the win today," he added. 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 appeared unfocused at times, and often appeared confused by what Denver threw at him. "It's disappointing," he said after the game. "We left it all out there on the field and just fell short," he added. 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.

For Kansas City to turn their fortunes around, the solution is obvious. On defense, they'll need to stiffen up against the run and force offenses to become one-dimensional. The offense's performance was also less than inspiring, stalling numerous times in opponent territory.

As for Denver, they just need to keep up their momentum heading into next week. Kansas City just couldn't capitalize on their opportunities. They'll need to be better if they want to be playing in January. Denver made a statement today, and they've got a chance to do something special this season.