Mahomes set a Chiefs' franchise record with his seventh consecutive 300-passing yard game, as he also found Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt for touchdowns. Hunt's was a highlight-reel score that included a hurdle over one defender, and dragging another with him in to the end zone. The Chiefs have now swept their season series with the Broncos after a Monday Night win in Denver earlier this year, and have won 19 of their past 21 meetings with their AFC West Division rivals.
The win improves the Chiefs to 7-1, with their only loss coming against Tom Brady's New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, and even they needed 43 points to pull that one off. Case Keenum did have 262 yards passing and two touchdowns on Sunday, but the Broncos dropped to 3-5 on the season. Undrafted rookie Phillip Lindsay got his first-career start for the Broncos and ran for 95 yards and a touchdown, while adding three catches out of the backfield.
The Chiefs did get off to a rare start on this day, failing to score on their opening drive for the first time this season. They were held to one Harrison Butker field goal in the first, before the touchdowns got started with Kelce in the second quarter. It was a very close contest through one half, as the Chiefs led by just two at halftime.
Kansas City pulled away with two third-quarter touchdowns, and the Broncos needed nine points in the fourth to make the score more respectable. The Chiefs will hit the road next week against the lowly Cleveland Browns, while the Broncos return home to host the red-hot Houston Texans.