Denver Broncos Report Card: Blowout Of Kansas City Chiefs Earns Good Grades

December 31, 2012 7:00 AM

Denver Broncos Report Card: Blowout Of Kansas City Chiefs Earns Good Grades
By Rich Kurtzman

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" The Broncos knew the No. 1 seed was on the line and they came out on fire. The defense forced a three-and-out and the offense cut through the Chiefs’ defense like a hot knife through butter. Knowshon Moreno finished off a 69-yard drive by running the ball in for the 7-0 lead. Ryan Succup hit a 22-yard field goal for KC and the Broncos answered with back-to-back touchdowns from Peyton Manning to Eric Decker. In the second half, Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas in the back of the end zone for a miraculous touchdown catch, Lance Ball rushed one over the goal line and Matt Prater tacked on a field goal to blowout Kansas City 38-3 and win their 11th straight game.

Denver finished the season 13-3 and the No. 1 seed in the AFC, meaning the road to the Super Bowl goes through the Mile High City.

Offense overall: A-

The offense was awesome early, looking unstoppable on their first drive before Ronnie Hillman fumbled the ball and they had to punt it away on the next drive "

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