Upon Further Review: 16 Quick Facts from Sunday's Victory Over Broncos

News and notes following the Chiefs’ 30-27 win over the Broncos on Sunday night

There are only five teams in the NFL who currently have at least eight wins, and the Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) are one of them. 

After a win like they had on Sunday night over the Denver Broncos (7-4), there are plenty of fun facts and stats to show just how truly remarkable the 30-27 comeback victory really was.

Here are 16 quick facts about Sunday's victory: 1.       The streak continues

The Chiefs have now won eight straight games against AFC West opponents, including road wins this year over the Oakland Raiders (26-10) and Denver Broncos (30-27).

It's the third-longest divisional winning streak in franchise history.

Before Sunday, the Broncos had also won 11 of their last 12 home games in prime time.

2.       The improbability of Sunday's victory

3.       The "comeback kids" did it again

4.       Travis Kelce comes up big, again

With eight receptions on Sunday, Kelce became the 11th player in franchise history to record at least three seasons of 50 or more pass receptions in a career. He posted 67 receptions in 2014, 72 receptions in 2015 and has now has 57 receptions this season.

Kelce is just the second tight end in franchise history to record at least three such seasons in his career, joining Tony Gonzalez, who registered 11 seasons of 50 or more receptions as a member of the Chiefs.

It was Kelce's clutch 16-yard reception late in overtime that set up Cairo Santos' game-winning 34-yard field goal. 5.       The rookie speedster keeps making plays

With his performance on Sunday, rookie fifth-round pick Tyreek Hill became the first player to record a touchdown rushing, a touchdown receiving and a kick return touchdown in a single game since Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers accomplished the feat against the Minnesota Vikings on October 17, 1965.

6.       Hill's top speed tops NFL this year

7.       Justin Houston made his presence felt early

Through two games this season, linebacker Justin Houston has played 130 snaps for the Chiefs defense, but has already managed to accumulate 12 tackles, three sacks, four quarterback hits, five tackles for loss and a forced fumble that led to a safety.

Houston's presence was felt early and often on Sunday, and according to teammate and close friend Eric Berry, Houston "is just getting his feet wet."

Houston now owns 59.0 career sacks, ranking fifth in franchise history. Sunday was the seventh game in Houston's career that he finished with 3.0 or more sacks.

8.       Pro Football Focus rates Justin Houston's performance

Houston was one of the highest graded players of the weekend by Pro Football Focus.

Here's what they had to say about his performance on Sunday:

"It appears Justin Houston has shaken off the rust from his first game, and is back to his dominant self. Houston almost singlehandedly stymied the Broncos' offense in the first half with three sacks and and four hurries that resulted in a 92.4 pass-rushing grade. Houston also stripped Trevor Siemian in the end zone, leading to a safety that forced a free kick that Tyreek Hill took to the house."

To read the entire write-up, click here. 9.       The defense got the Chiefs on the board

Midway through the second quarter in a scoreless game, Houston made his presence felt deep in Broncos territory.

After picking up two sacks coming off the left edge of the defense, Houston flipped sides and came off the right side along with Tamba Hali. The two ran a little stunt and Houston slipped right through a double team and Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian never had a chance.

It was the Chiefs' first safety since Week 17 of the 2015 season against the Raiders, when linebacker D.J. Alexander blocked a Marquette King punt through the back of the end zone.

10.   Mitch Schwartz keeps the streak going

It was one of the most talked about aspects of Mitch Schwartz's game when he signed as a free agent this offseason, that he had never missed a snap of football in his professional career.

That streak has continued.

Schwartz made his 11th consecutive start at right tackle for the Chiefs on Sunday. He has now made 75 consecutive starts in his five-year NFL career, never missing a snap in four seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2012-15) before signing with Kansas City. 11.   Cairo Santos in a good rhythm

Cairo Santos came up big again on Sunday, converting two timely field goals in overtime.

The first was a 37-yarder that tied the game and then he'd hit a 34-yarder to win the game.

Dating back to his final two field goals against the Indianapolis Colts, Santos has converted 13 consecutive field goals and has made at least one field goal in seven straight games. 12.   Chiefs are odds-on favorite to win AFC West Division

According to the folks over at FiveThiryEight.com, the Chiefs have a 57 percent chance of winning the division, and to take it a step further, they give the Chiefs a 56 percent chance of having a playoff bye. 

They also have the Chiefs with a 14 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl, which ties them with the Seattle Seahawks for the third-best odds to win the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots (22 percent) and Dallas Cowboys (17 percent) are the only teams with better odds. 13.   Alex Smith stepped up late

14.   Marcus Peters was avoided again on Sunday 

15.   Mitch Morse played well, according to PFF

Morse, who was given a 76.6, had the highest grade of any Chiefs offensive player.

To read the entire write up of the Chiefs' win over at PFF, click here. 16.   D.J. Alexander comes up big on special teams once again

Alexander, the second-year linebacker out of Oregon State, went into Sunday's game leading the team in special teams tackles with 7, and he added to his lead with a big performance against the Broncos.

Alexander finished with three special teams tackles, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid spoke of his performance on Monday.

"Teams have been keying on him on special teams and his performances haven't been graded as high as they have been in the past," Reid said. "He's having to adjust his game a little bit there. I thought he did that in this game and really played well."

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