It might haven taken longer than most had expected, but the Kansas City Chiefs have finally lost their first game of the season. Thanks to a punishing defense and a painfully soft schedule, Kansas City was able to skate by the first 10 weeks before heading to Colorado and getting roughed up by the Denver Broncos.
Now, the final score might not indicate a Chiefs win, but Andy Reid’s team should definitely leave Sports Authority Field at Mile High with some confidence if nothing else. For most of the game, Peyton Manning was average at best. The Chiefs were able to limit No. 18 and the NFL‘s top offense, which is no small feat. Besides, it’s hard to win on the road and once the series flips to Arrowhead Stadium, things are going to change drastically.
One of the bigger stories from this game was the play of Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. In short, he wasn’t perfect and should have taken more shots down field. However, No. 11 kept his team in the game by not turning the ball over once and that is an underrated facet of Smith’s game.
At the end of the day; the Chiefs have nothing to be ashamed of and this AFC West war isn’t over after just one battle.