The win for the Chiefs gives them a two-game lead over the 2-2 Broncos in the AFC West, as they have now beaten Denver six straight times. Down by double-digits, the young quarterback led a 12-play, 75-yard scoring drive to cut in to the deficit, before putting his team ahead for the first time on the night. Mahomes threw for 304 yards and a touchdown, while also running in for a score in the first quarter, as Kansas City has now won three of their four games on the road.
The Denver defense seemed to be a challenge for the usually-explosive Chiefs' offense, which was held to just one touchdown combined in the first three quarters. The Broncos blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter at home for the first time since 2004, as they used their run game to give them that advantage. Phillip Lindsay ran 16 times for 69 yards, while Royce Freeman had 67 yards on the ground with a touchdown in the loss. The solid run game helped overcome the sub-par effort from quarterback Case Keenum, who threw for just 245 yards and had an interception on the night.
The Chiefs will take their perfect record back home next week to battle a very good defense in the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Broncos look to get back over 500 when they visit Sam Darnold and the New York Jets.