All season long NFL ticket holders have been looking forward to finding out which of the teams from the AFC West was going to prevail. It’s not over yet but the Denver Broncos made a strong statement today, using five touchdowns from Peyton Manning to top the Kansas City Chiefs 35-28.
This was a huge game for the AFC. The Chiefs were the last undereated team in the NFL this season and they’ve been reborn since their miserable season in 2012. While Kansas City is playing good football it’s become obvious that they may not quite be among the elite teams in the NFL. Back to back losses will do that. Manning and the Broncos haven’t cruised easily either though, a staggering loss against Indy, then a stumble in New England, put paid to the idea that Denver was some kind of monster.
But Peyton Manning is now in control. The Broncos have the best record in the AFC and two wins over their closest rival for the top seed in the playoffs. It’s going to be tough to catch them from here.Eric Drouant