Third-and-4 at the Kansas City 15 (8:47, 2nd quarter): Quarterback Tim Tebow saw an opening on the left side, but was hit and stripped by Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis. Linebacker Justin Houston fell on the loose ball, thwarting a potential Broncos scoring drive.
Third-and-6 at the Kansas City 36 (11:05, 4th quarter): Tebow scrambled on third down while looking for a receiver downfield, but was brought down for a loss of 9 yards by Houston and Chiefs defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry. The 9-yard loss took Denver from the Kansas City 36 back to the 45-yard line, taking the team out of field goal range.
Third-and-9 at the Kansas City 12 (5:53, 4th quarter): Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton found rookie wideout Jonathan Baldwin for a 15-yard gain to extend the drive. Instead of punting from deep in its own territory with more than five minutes to play, Kansas City was able to run nearly two more minutes off the clock and drive to their its 46-yard line before punting.
Fourth-and-2 at the Denver 48 (0:19, 4th quarter): Tebow’s desperation fourth-down pass was intercepted by Kansas City cornerback Brandon Carr, ending the Broncos final drive of the game. The Chiefs took over with :08 remaining and Orton took a knee to end the game.