Q3 14:55: Prater opens the second half by sending his kickoff attempt to the 4-yard line. Lawrence receives the ball and rushes to the left for a gain of 16-yards before a nice tackle by Matthew Willis.
Q3 14:00: On first down, Andra Davis cuts through the offensive line and takes down Charles for a 20-yard loss. On second down, Lawrence takes the ball on an end around and gains 26-yards on the reverse play, bringing the ball out to the Kansas City 45-yard line.
Q3 13:03: A quick pass to Chambers results in a 5-yard gain out to midfield. On the next play, Charles picks up 5-yards and a Chiefs first down at the Denver 45-yard line.
Q3 12:20: On first down in Denver territory, D.J. Williams sniffs out a carry by Charles and brings the ball carriers down 2-yards behind the line of scrimmage. On the next play, Charles gets the carry again and rumbles to his left for a gain of 15-yards. Ayers was called for a 15-yard personal foul on the tackle, bringing the ball to the Denver 16-yard line.
Q3 11:57: After Cassel throws incomplete to Chambers on first down and Charles gains 4-yards on second down, the Chiefs face a 3rd and 6 from the Denver 12.
Q3 11:13: Looking for Wade on third down, the Broncos are called for defensive pass interference, giving Kansas City an automatic first down at the Denver 8-yard line.
Q3 10:30: Succop’s kickoff is fielded by Hillis at the 5-yard line and returned out to the Denver 27-yard line.
Q3 9:17: On Denver’s first offensive play of the second half, Orton goes right back to Gaffney for a 24-yard gain. On the very next play, Orton throws deep to Lloyd, who snags the reception at the Kansas City 5-yard line. That was a 44-yard gain.
Q3 9:00: On first-and-goal, Moreno gets the carry — rushing for 4-yards down to the 1-yard line.
Q3 8:35: On second-and-goal, Moreno fights through a host of defenders along the right side of the field, finding the end zone on a 1-yard score. Prater connects on the extra point to even the score.
BRONCOS 17, CHIEFS 17
Q3 8:25: Prater’s kickoff results in a touchback, and Kansas City will start with the ball at its own 20-yard line.
Q3 8:00: Cassel goes play-action on first down, connecting with Mike Cox for a 13-yard reception.
Q3 7:02: On the next play, Cassel fires deep to Chambers, who leaps to make a 43-yard reception with Goodman right in his face. The ball is at the Denver 24-yard line.
Q3 6:00: After Charles gains a combined 8-yards on first and second down, Kansas City faces a 3rd and 2 attempt. Mario Haggan stops Charles for a 2-yard loss, forcing a Kansas City field goal.
Q3 5:39: Succop connects on a 36-yard field goal attempt, giving the Chiefs a three-point lead.
CHIEFS 20, BRONCOS 17
Q3 5:31: Hillis takes Succop’s kickoff at the 2-yard line and brings the ball out to the Denver 24-yard line.
Q3 5:16: On first down, Orton looks deep for Lloyd, however,he throws short of his intended target and Derrick Johnson intercepts the pass. The linebacker proceeds to return the ball down the sideline for a 45-yard touchdown.
CHIEFS 27, BRONCOS 17
Q3 5:09: Hillis returns Succop’s kickoff 23 yards out to the Denver 27-yard line.
Q3 4:01: Buckhalter rushes to his right for 11 yards on first down. On the next play, Orton connects with Gaffney for an 18-yard reception, bringing the ball to the Kansas City 44-yard line.
Q3 3:21: After Buckhalter is stopped for no gain on first down, Orton — operating out of the shotgun once again — throws incomplete to Gaffney, bringing up 3rd and 10.
Q3 3:12: On that third down play, Orton receives time in the pocket thanks to great protection from the offensive line. Firing the way of Lloyd, Brandon Flowers gets his hand in at the last second to force a Denver incompletion.
Q3 2:55: A 28-yard punt by Berger gives Kansas City the ball at their own 16-yard line. On first down, Charles gains 9 yards before being taken down by Kenny Peterson.
Q3 2:00: On 2nd-and-1, Charles rushes to his right again — moving the chains with a 3-yard carry.
Q3 1:15: After a 2-yard carry by Charles followed by an incomplete pass by Cassel, Kansas City faces a 3rd-and-8 attempt from its own 30-yard line. Operating out of the shotgun, Cassel throws an interception to Ty Law, who — following a 37-yard run — returns the ball to the Kansas City 3-yard line.
Q3 0:52: On first-and-goal, Orton fires to Lloyd in the left corner of the end zone, but the play is ruled an incompletion. On second down, Buckhalter rushes for no gain, bringing up third and goal.
Q3 0:12: On third-and-goal, Orton fires a laser pass to Stokley for a 3-yard touchdown to pull the Broncos closer. Prater adds the extra point.
CHIEFS 27, BRONCOS 24
Q3 0:11: Prater launches his kickoff attempt into the back of the end zone and the play results in a touchback. The Chiefs will start with the ball at their own 20-yard line.
Q3 0:00: On the final play of the third quarter, Charles rushes to his left for a 9 yards. Kansas City will face a 2nd-and-1 attempt at its own 29-yard line at the start of the fourth quarter.
Q4 14:00 Castille rushes for 13 yards on the opening play of the first play of the fourth quarter. On the very next play, Charles bursts his way through the Denver defense for a 30-yard gain before being tackled by D.J. Williams at the Denver 28-yard line.
Q4 13:02 After Charles is brought down for a loss of one on first down, Cassel looks deep for Copper along the right sideline. After the pass was ruled incomplete — and a flag for defensive pass interference was picked up by the officials — the Broncos forced Cassel to throw an incompletion on third down.
Q4 12:57 On fourth down, Succop’s 47-yard field goal attempt sails through the uprights, giving Kansas City a six-point lead.
CHIEFS 30, BRONCOS 24
Q4 12:54 Succop launches his kickoff attempt 4-yards deep into the end zone. Hillis brings the ball out to the Denver 15-yard line.
Q4 12:28 After Orton fires incomplete to Lloyd on first down, the signal caller scrambles on second down, gaining 13 yards for a Denver first down.
Q4 11:00 Orton pitches the ball to Moreno on first down, and the rookie running back gains 2 yards. On second down Orton airs things out — firing deep to Lloyd. Lloyd extends his right arm to make a spectacular catch at the Kansas City 39-yard line.
Q4 9:52 Moreno rushes to his left for a loss of 1 yard on first down. On second down, Orton is intercepted once again by Johnson. Johnson returns the ball 60 yards for a Kansas City touchdown.
CHIEFS 37, BRONCOS 24
Q4 9:50: Orton completed a 13-yard pass to Daniel Graham, however, moments later Clady was called for a holding penalty and Denver faced a 1st-and-20 at the Kansas City 23-yard line.
Q4 8:40: Following back-to-back incompletions, Denver faced a 3rd-and-20 at its own 23-yard line. Gaffney fired incomplete to Orton on the play, but Flowers was called for a pass interference penalty on the play, giving the Broncos the ball at their own 42-yard line.
Q4 7:59: The Broncos can’t move the ball across midfield and Berger comes on to punt, notching a 39-yard punt to give Kansas City the ball at its own 22-yard line.
Q4 7:00: Cassel completes a 16-yard pass to Wade on first down, moving the ball to the 38-yard line. On the next play, Charles gains 6 yards. Ronald Fields is down on the field following the play and is being looked at by trainers.
Q4 6:36: Fields walked off the field under his own power with trainers by his side. The Chiefs have just called a 30-second timeout.
Q4 6:25: Coming out of the timeout, Charles burst his way through a hole along the left side of the defense and rushed for a 56-yard touchdown. He now has 259 rushing yards on the day.
CHIEFS 44, BRONCOS 24
Q4 6:18: Alphonso Smith took Succop’s kickoff at the goal line and sprinted his way to the Denver 23-yard line.
Q4 4:54 On a 3rd-and-4 attempt, Orton completed an 11-yard pass to Lloyd to move the chains. On the next play, he found Graham for a gain of 3 yards.
Q4 4:00 A 6-yard reception by Gaffney followed by a quarterback sneak by Orton gives the Broncos a first down at the Kansas City 49-yard line.
Q4 3:43 Following incompletions to Quinn and Lloyd, Orton completes a 9-yard pass to Stokley, brining up a 4th-and-1 attempt.
Q4 2:43 Stokley records a 17-yard reception on fourth down, but on the next play Flowers intercepts a pass intended for Gaffney in the right corner of the end zone, giving Kansas City the ball at its own 20-yard line.
Q4 2:32 After Javarris Williams gains 2 yards on first down, Mike Cox gains 2 yards as well, bringing up 3rd and 6.
Q4 2:07 After a 5-yard run by Williams, the Broncos used their final timeout of the half. Colquitt booms a 65-yard punt on 4th and 1, and Alphonso Smith returns the ball. After trying to make a number of moves up field, Smith pitches the ball to Josh Barrett, who is brought down at the Denver 6-yard line.
Q4 1:57 On the final play before the two-minute warning, Gaffney notches his 14th reception of the game. It is good for 21 yards and brings Denver out to the 27-yard line.
Q4 1:00 On first down, Orton completes a 5-yard pass to Buckhalter. After the play, Buckhalter limped off the field.
Q4 0:00 After completions to Graham and Stokley, Orton throws a 16-yard completion to Moreno on the final play of the game. The Broncos fall to the Chiefs 44-24 at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The loss ends Denver’s season at 8-8.
FINAL SCORE: CHIEFS 44, BRONCOS 24