The Kansas City Chiefs have had a slow couple of weeks after their hot start to the season, but they were able to get back on track Monday night. The Chiefs' defense forced five turnovers, including three Trevor Siemian interceptions, in a 29-19 win over the Denver Broncos. The defense was key all night long for Kansas City, as their offense was held to five Harrison Butler field goals. Alex Smith had just 202 yards passing and a scoring pass to Travis Kelce in the first. Their defense was even able to put points on the board, as Marcus Peters returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown, kick-starting the Chiefs' fourth straight win over the Broncos. The win also snaps a two-game losing streak for Kansas City, who fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers and then the Oakland Raiders, which snapped a 12-game AFC West win streak for the division leaders. The Chiefs improved to 6-2 on the season and 3-1 at home, but will hit the road next week for an intriguing matchup with the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Broncos fell to 0-3 away from home and 3-4 overall, as Siemian finished with 198 yards passing and a touchdown to A.J. Derby late. Denver will visit the NFL's best team in the Philadelphia Eagles next week.
Sharks Beat Maple Leafs in Marleau's San Jose Return
It is still different to say the least seeing Patrick Marleau wearing a different jersey other than the San Jose Sharks. The veteran moved on to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the off-season and returned to San Jose for the first time on Monday night. The Sharks have since gone younger since losing Marleau, and one of those rookies took over in a 3-2 San Jose win over the Maple Leafs. Defenseman Tim Heed scored the go-ahead goal in the third and assisted on a Joe Pavelski second-period tally to lead the way in San Jose. Marleau played his first career game against the Sharks after spending the first 19 seasons of his career with the organization. He signed a three-year, $18.75 million deal to join Toronto in the off-season, and received a warm ovation from the Sharks' faithful. He finished the night with just two shots on goal, as the Sharks were able to keep him off the scorecard. Martin Jones made 16 saves on the night for San Jose, improving to 7-0 against the Leafs in his career. Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri scored in the loss for Toronto. The Maple Leafs will stay out west to visit the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, while the Sharks will stay home to host the Nashville Predators.
Warriors Keep Clippers' Number With Blowout Win
The Golden State Warriors had the Los Angeles Clippers' nuber all of last season and they proved on Monday night that nothing has changed heading into this season. Steph Curry had 31 points to help the Warriors overcome a tough home loss on Sunday night with a 141-113 blowout of the Clippers at the Staples Center. Kevin Durant added 19 on the night, as the Warriors improved their win streak to 11 straight over their division rivals. Golden State was hot all night long, shooting 58 percent from the field, including 48 percent from three-point range just one night after blowing a 14-point, second-half lead to the Detroit Pistons at Oracle Arena. Curry was on fire to lead his team, shooting 7-of-11 from beyond the arc and adding six assists and five rebounds. The Clippers also fell to the Pistons over the weekend at home and dropped their second straight, despite Danilo Gallinari's 19 points. Lou Williams added 17 off the bench for Los Angeles, who has not defeated the Warriors since Christmas Day 2014. Blake Griffin had his worst outing of the young season, scoring just 16 points on 4-for-10 shooting. Golden State out-played the Clippers in all aspects of the game, including out-rebounding them 46-35. They had 37 assists in the win and just 12 turnovers, as they will go on the road Thursday night to take on the San Antonio Spurs. The Clippers will return home to host the lowly Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.