The Chiefs defeat the Broncos 27-23 on Monday Night Football.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 2, 2018
Denver's loss snaps a 65-game win streak when holding a double-digit lead in the 4th quarter, the longest active win streak in the NFL entering Monday.
The Chiefs offense started clicking on a 12-play, 75-yard drive, taking nearly six-and-a-half minutes off the clock, to make the score 23-20 with 6:27 left.
Then on the Chiefs' final, and ultimately game-winning, drive, they converted on a third-and-7 from Denver’s 46-yard line with just over two minutes left on the clock: 35-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to Demetrius Harris to put the Chiefs in scoring position. Only the play should have never counted.
The play clock was at zero when the ball was snapped, and KC
There was still hope for Broncos fans and bettors alike. With less than a minute on the clock, Denver was driving and had a third-and-10 from the KC 28-yard line. Case Keenum dropped back and had Demaryius Thomas wide open in the right corner of the end zone
Mahomes reaction to that incomplete pass by Keenum pic.twitter.com/wGiSfjdlLa— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 2, 2018
Fourth down then came and went on a failed hook and ladder, and the Chiefs kneeled out the clock with a 27-23 win -- covering the 3.5-point spread.