4:20 p.m. MDT The fourth quarter begins with the Chiefs moving the ball to their 43 after a 4-yard run for Larry Johnson. Some other bits from the end of the third quarter follow …
RELEVANT NUMBERS: Total yardage: K.C. 242, Denver 179 … Rushing yardage: K.C. 111, Denver 90 … Turnovers: K.C. 2, Denver 1 … First downs: K.C. 13, Denver 9.
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4:27 p.m. MDT: A T-formation type of play kept the Broncos’ drive alive on third-and-long; the shotgun snap and pitch to Mike Bell got Denver to its 31-yard-line.
4:38 p.m. MDT: From field level, the end of the Broncos’ second scoring drive of the day — which tied the game at 6-6 — seems all the more frustrating. Discontent in the stands came out in the form of boos after Jake Plummer’s third-and-goal pass fell incomplete in the right side of the end zone. The drive did see some solid running by Mike Bell and David Kircus’ first catch as a Bronco, and was the Broncos’ second straight lengthy march.
4:45 p.m. MDT: For the first time this half, the Broncos offense takes the field without a deficit after a quick defensive stop.
4:50 p.m. MDT: A three-and-out and a Dante Hall return later, the Chiefs appeared to be back in Broncos territory, but a personal foul (block below the waist) sends the Chiefs back into their own side of the field. The penalty costs the Chiefs 22 yards.
5:02 p.m. MDT Denver’s defense stiffened at midfield, thanks largely to the speed of its linebackers. Ian Gold and Al Wilson flagged down Larry Johnson for a 3-yard loss at midfield, and then Gold went step for step with Tony Gonzalez at midfield as a Huard pass fell incomplete. The Broncos then took a knee to force overtime — which will begin with the Broncos receiving the kickoff, but going into a brisk northwesterly wind.
5:13 p.m. MDT: Wind? What wind? Elam’s 39-yard field goal gives the Broncos their first regular-season win of 2006.
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