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Halftime Recap: Chiefs and Broncos are Tied at the Half, 14-14

Kansas City and Denver are tied through two quarters of Thursday Night Football


The Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos are tied, 14-14, at halftime of Thursday Night Football from Arrowhead Stadium.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Chiefs put together a 6-play, 78-yard touchdown drive to strike first. Running back Jamaal Charles capped it off with a 34-yard run for his first rushing touchdown of the season.

On the ensuing possession, the Broncos had third-and-3 from their own 50-yard line. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw an interception to rookie cornerback Marcus Peters, who returned the ball 55 yards for a touchdown. It was the second interception of Peters' career.

The Broncos answered the Chiefs second touchdown on the very next drive. Starting at his own 20-yard line, Manning drove the Denver offense down the field in 10 plays, finishing with a 16-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

The Broncos were afforded to another chance to score after Aqib Talib's interception late in the second quarter. Denver took advantage of the short field, as Manning hit tight end Virgil Green for a 1-yard touchdown reception and the 14-14 tie.

Mike DeVito recorded his first sack of the season during the game's first quarter. Justin Houston also had a sack on Peyton Manning for his second of the season. TE James O' Shaughnessy made the first catch of his career for a 24-yard gain in the first quarter.

Linebacker Derrick Johnson has 1 tackle through one half of play.

Photos from the Chiefs home opener matchup against the Denver Broncos

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