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Peyton Manning reaches milestone in Broncos' comeback win over Chiefs
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Peyton Manning reaches milestone in Broncos' comeback win over Chiefs
Friday September 18th, 2015

The Denver Broncos defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in an eventful Thursday night game after cornerback Bradley Roby returned a Jamaal Charles fumble 21 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.

The fumble was the second of the game by the Chiefs’ running back. Kansas City had five turnovers on three fumbles and two interceptions by Alex Smith.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Chiefs scored the game’s first 14 points in the second off a Charles 34-yard run and a 55-yard interception return by Marcus Peters.

The Broncos—and Peyton Manning in particular—quickly overcame a slow start, tying the game before halftime on a 16-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders and a one-yarder to Virgil Green.

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In the third, both teams swapped field goals to enter the fourth tied at 17–17.

A 61-yard drive by the Chiefs ended on a Knile Davis eight-yard rush with 2:27 remaining, but Manning responded with a sterling 10-play, 80-yard drive that culminated in a 19-yard touchdown pass to Sanders with 36 seconds remaining.

After the ensuing kickoff resulted in a touchback, Charles took a delayed handoff from Smith and gained about one yard before fumbling. The football bounced directly toward Roby, who scooped it and ran 21 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 27 seconds left on the clock.

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Mike Fiammetta

 

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