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Here are some interesting facts and notes about the victory

The Kansas City Chiefs dominated in all three phases on Sunday afternoon to defeat the Denver Broncos and move to 6-1 on the campaign.

Here are 10 interesting stats and notes about the game.

1. Sunday's game was the ultimate team victory.

The Chiefs scored on offense, defense and special teams on Sunday as they built their lead over Denver. It marked the first time Kansas City scored in all three phases since the 2016 season and just the 13th time in franchise history that the Chiefs scored a defensive and special teams touchdown in the same game.

Remarkably, Kansas City managed to do all three in the first half.

2. Byron Pringle scored the longest touchdown of the 2020 season.

Pringle was responsible for the Chiefs' special teams score, taking a kickoff return all the way back for a 102-yard touchdown. It was the fourth-longest kickoff return in franchise history and the longest score of any kind in the NFL this season.

3. Daniel Sorensen brought an interception to the house.

Sorensen picked off Broncos' quarterback Drew Lock midway through the second quarter and returned it 50 yards for the touchdown, tallying his third-career trip to the end zone. In fact, it marked the Chiefs' longest pick-six since Sorensen covered 54 yards on an interception return for a touchdown back in 2018.

Unsurprisingly, Sorensen was graded as the Chiefs' top defender on Sunday according to Pro Football Focus.

4. Tyrann Mathieu also picked off a pass in this one.

Mathieu recorded his second interception of the year as the fourth quarter got underway, snagging the ball out of the air after it bounced off the hands of Broncos' wide receiver KJ Hamler.

It marked Mathieu's second takeaway of the day - as the All-Pro safety also recovered a fumble earlier in the game – and the fourth turnover of the afternoon for Denver following another fumble recovery by defensive end Frank Clark earlier in the contest.

The four takeaways matched a season-high for Kansas City as the Chiefs became the only team in the NFL to tally four or more takeaways in multiple games this season.

Additionally, the Chiefs are the only team in the league to allow 20 or fewer points in six games this year.

5. Patrick Mahomes extended his touchdown streak.

Mahomes fired a scoring strike for the 17th straight regular-season game on Sunday when he found wide receiver Tyreek Hill for a 10-yard score. The streak – already a franchise record – is the longest active stretch in the NFL.

The 25-year-old Mahomes is now the only player in the league with 100+ passing attempts and no more than one interception. His 16 passing touchdowns rank fourth in the NFL, and he's one of only five players to toss a touchdown in seven games this season.

6. Hill continued his strong start to the season.

The speedy Hill has now found the end zone in six games this season, matching Arizona Cardinals' quarterback Kyler Murray for the most games with a touchdown in the NFL. His five receiving scores this season rank fifth in the NFL.

Hill also recorded his eighth-career touchdown against the Broncos on Sunday, which are the most for any player vs. Denver since 2016.

7. Travis Kelce tallied another impressive milestone.

Kelce had a quiet afternoon by his lofty standards, but he still managed to make some history on Sunday. With 501 receiving yards now on the season, Kelce became the first tight end in NFL history to record 500+ yards through Week 7 in three-straight years.

The 31-year-old Kelce isn't only one of the most prolific tight ends in league history, but also one of the most consistent.

8. Chad Henne found the end zone for the first time in quite a while.

Henne, who entered the game in relief of Mahomes late, plunged ahead for a 1-yard touchdown in the final minutes of the game to extend the Chiefs' advantage and record his first rushing score since 2012.

The veteran quarterback is one of the many individuals who contributes so much behind-the-scenes, and after an eight-year wait, he was back in the end zone on Sunday.

9. The Chiefs' continued their ridiculous stretch of scoring consistency.

Kansas City has now tallied 23+ points in 21 straight games, which is the second-longest streak in NFL history behind only the Chiefs 22-game stretch between the 2018-19 seasons. In other words, Kansas City has topped 23 points in 43 of its last 44 games, compiling a truly unprecedented run of scoring consistency.

10. Kansas City won its 10th straight game over Denver.

Sunday's victory made it 10 straight vs. the Broncos, which is the second-longest streak in franchise history and the longest in 50 years.

Additionally, the Chiefs moved to 29-4 against divisional opponents since 2015 – the best record for any team against their own division in that span.

It all helped Kansas City move to 6-1 on the year behind a second-straight win, and the Chiefs will look to keep it going next week at Arrowhead Stadium with a matchup against the New York Jets.

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