We’ve reached halftime here at Sports Authority Field at Mile High with the Chiefs leading the Broncos 7-0.
After a first quarter in which the Broncos didn’t record a first down, they put together a few solid drives in the second quarter but couldn’t put any points on the board to show for it. A Tebow fumble on a third-down run at the Chiefs 15-yard line hurt the Broncos, and later on they punted from the Chiefs 39-yard line with 31 seconds remaining in the first half.
However, in a quarter that has been their Achilles heal all season, the Broncos managed to play it evenly with the Chiefs. Denver got its running game going, as Willis McGahee is approaching another 100-yard game despite the loss of two of his main blockers due to injury in guard Chris Kuper and fullback Spencer Larsen: McGahee has 87 yards on 13 carries and has been the dominant factor in the Broncos offense thus far.
On defense, the Broncos have been able to keep quarterback Kyle Orton out of the end zone. Orton is 10-for-18 for 128 yards but it has been running back Dexter McCluster who has given the Denver defense trouble. The shifty back has eight times for 59 yards including a 21-yard touchdown for the game’s only score.
The Broncos will get the ball to start the second half, hoping to build upon a second quarter that saw them record seven first downs to Kansas City’s two.