The Kansas City Chiefs lead the Denver Broncos, 21-10, through two quarters of play at Arrowhead Stadium.
The majority of the scoring came from two big plays—a 70-yard touchdown rushing from wide receiver Tyreek Hill an 80-yard touchdown receiving from tight end Travis Kelce.
The Chiefs won the toss, but deferred possession to the second half.
The Broncos punted on their first drive, and the Chiefs started at their own 23-yard line. On third-and-2, Hill took an end around 28 yards up the field, and the Chiefs followed that with an 18-yard gain by running back Spencer Ware. Kelce got the Chiefs into the Broncos red zone with a 14-yard reception, and quarterback Alex Smith finished it off with a 10-yard run for the touchdown and 7-0 lead.
The Broncos stalled on the ensuing drive and punted back to the Chiefs.
The Chiefs started their next offensive drive at the 19-yard line and after a first down, got a new set of downs at the Kansas City 30-yard line. Smith handed it off to Hill, who outran the Broncos defense 70 yards for the touchdown.
The Chiefs again forced the Broncos to punt, but on third-and-9 at the Kansas City 21-yard line, Smith threw a pass as he was hit, and Broncos safety Justin Simmons intercepted the ball. Simmons returned it to the 6-yard line and two plays later, RB Justin Forsett took it in 1 yard for the touchdown.
The Chiefs got back on track on the second play of their next drive. Facing second-and-6, Smith hit Kelce on a wide receiver screen, and Kelce took it 80 yards for the touchdown.
The Chiefs led 21-7 at the end of one quarter.
The Chiefs' first second-quarter possession resulted in Cairo Santos missing a 39-yard field goal. The Broncos then took over and cut the Chiefs' lead to 11 with a 52-yarder from Brandon McManus.
Defensive lineman Chris Jones deflected two passes at the line. Terrance Mitchell leads the Chiefs in tackles with three, all solo. Kelce has six receptions for 123 yards and Hill has four rushes for 102 yards. Smith is 12 of 17 for 168 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
The Chiefs will receive the ball to begin the third quarter.
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