From Invesco Field, Denver
Back in the first days of January 2010, the Chiefs finished up their 2009 season with a rousing 20-point victory over the Broncos at Invesco Field.
In the middle of November, the Chiefs returned to Denver and quite possibly took the worst kicking of the Todd Haley Era, losing 49-20 to the Broncos in a game they never had a shot to win.
Before the first quarter was over, Denver had 21 points. The Chiefs at one time in the first half trailed 35-0. There was never a point where they had a chance to compete.
Broncos QB Kyle Orton threw for four touchdown passes, while Blue Springs High product WR Brandon Lloyd caught two touchdown passes and RB Knowshon Moreno ran for 106 yards and caught a touchdown pass.
On the Chiefs side, QB Matt Cassel threw for 469 yards, but most of that was in the second half (300 yards and four touchdown passes of his won. WR Dwayne Bowe caught 13 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns.
There were plenty of story lines around the game and we’ve got it all covered here:
- GAME STORY â€“ Defense gets blasted by the Broncos.
- COLUMN â€“ It’s a lack of talent that’s causing problems.
- SIDEBAR #1 â€“ Haley not happy with McDaniels.
- SIDEBAR #2 â€“ Bowe has huge game against Champ Bailey.
- SIDEBAR #3 â€“ Brothers Colquitt don’t get much action in historic meeting.
- SIDEBAR #4 â€“ Who is Mario Haggan and why couldn’t the Chiefs stop him?
- GAME NOTES â€“ Broncos use their bye week wisely.
- REPORT CARD â€“ Chiefs might need summer school with these grades.
- PRE-GAME COVERAGE.