Chiefs Win Thriller With Division Rival Broncos

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

Siemian Scrambles and Scores, DEN lead 10-9

Broncos Air It Out Deep, Sanders Scores

Bennie Fowler With a Long TD Pass, DEN Leads 24-16

Alex Smith Caps Off Impressive 2 Min-Drive With 8 Points to Tie Game

DOINK! Chiefs’ Game-Winning Kick in OT is Good!

Around The League

Packers 27, Eagles 13: Aaron Rodgers Drops A Dime for a TD

Raiders 35, Panthers 32: Khalil Mack Strips Cam Newton To End Shootout

Cowboys 31, Redskins 26: Dak and Elliott Lead ‘Boys to Thanksgiving Win


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