In a game that had as many ups-and-downs as your favorite roller coaster, the Kansas City Chiefs finished it off with an up — and juuuust enough over.
The Chiefs bested their division rival, Denver Broncos, 30-27 in OT on a game-winning field goal by Cairo Santos that hit the left upright and ricocheted across the goal, landing just inside the opposite upright. Members of both teams were not immediately sure if the kick had gone through or not.
The Chiefs were able to force overtime by completing a two-minute drill spanning 75 yards with no timeouts, down 24-16. With only a few seconds left, Chiefs QB Alex Smith hit the star of the game, wideout Tyreek Hill, for a touchdown to cut the deficit to two. Smith then rolled out and hit little-used Demetrius Harris for the two-point conversion to tie the game.
The Chiefs and Broncos traded field goals in the extra session, before the Broncos missed an ambitious 62-yard field goal to give Kansas City excellent field position as time grew thin. Smith led the Chiefs down into field-goal range, but Santos would not make it easy. Santos’s kick looked like it was headed wide before tailing back to clink off the upright and sneak in-between the uprights for the game-winning three points.
Due to the clear up-and-down nature of this exciting game, there were plenty of great reactionary tweets on both sides of the DEN/KC coin. Social Delta captured the best tweets, minute-by-minute, and here are some of the best ones in the biggest moments of Chiefs vs. Broncos:
Chiefs Score a Return TD after a Safety
High fives on the field during a scoring play. Pretty cool.
I bet the NFL outlaws it this week. #KCvsDEN
— Del Reid (@DelReid) November 28, 2016
How bad would the #Broncos be if they had a middle of the road defense? Wow.
— Robin Carlin (@robincarlin) November 28, 2016
Siemian Scrambles and Scores, DEN lead 10-9
One of the best plays of Trevor Siemian’s career to this point. Kubiak talked about how improvement using his legs would be. Showed there.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) November 28, 2016
Trevor Siemian found Sunshine on a cloudy night. #Broncos go up 10-9
— Arran Andersen (@arranandersen) November 28, 2016
Broncos Air It Out Deep, Sanders Scores
Well Alex Smith, in the words of your coach, “time’s yours.”
— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) November 28, 2016
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 28, 2016
Bennie Fowler With a Long TD Pass, DEN Leads 24-16
When did Trevor Siemian turn into Joe Montana?
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) November 28, 2016
Trevor Siemian was awful in college, none of this makes sense pic.twitter.com/Wvd1TrqN7C
— Adam McGinnis (@adammcginnis) November 28, 2016
Alex Smith Caps Off Impressive 2 Min-Drive With 8 Points to Tie Game
— TNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) November 28, 2016
The famed Andy Reid, Alex Smith two-minute drill comes through again.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) November 28, 2016
GAME MANAGER ALEX SMITH https://t.co/LonVgbIs1b
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 28, 2016
DOINK! Chiefs’ Game-Winning Kick in OT is Good!
Only a Brazilian footballer gets that kind of friendly bounce off the woodwork #KCvsDEN
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) November 28, 2016
The #Chiefs have now won eight-straight against AFC West teams and move to 8-3 this season.
— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) November 28, 2016
— Doug Kezirian (@DougESPN) November 28, 2016
Around The League
Packers 27, Eagles 13: Aaron Rodgers Drops A Dime for a TD
Good lord Aaron Rodgers could thread a beach ball through a keyhole. That was a ridiculous throw.
— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) November 29, 2016
Tell me more about how Aaron Rodgers isn’t great anymore
— Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr) November 29, 2016
Raiders 35, Panthers 32: Khalil Mack Strips Cam Newton To End Shootout
Khalil Mack ends Cam Newton’s night in Oakland. Did you expect anyone else?
— Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) November 28, 2016
If I were voting for the NFL MVP this very second, it’d be Derek Carr without hesitation.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) November 28, 2016
Cowboys 31, Redskins 26: Dak and Elliott Lead ‘Boys to Thanksgiving Win
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 24, 2016
— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinCSN) November 24, 2016
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