1:00 PM ET, December 6, 2009
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Orton, dominant run attack help Broncos roll to 2nd straight win after skid
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Josh McDaniels had a strong connection with Matt Cassel from their four years together in New England, and even tried to bring the quarterback with him to Denver.
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• The Broncos started 6-0, but then lost four straight and have now won two in a row.
• Sunday was the most points the Broncos have ever scored in a game at Kansas City and the most they've scored in a road game since 1985.
• The Broncos ran for a season-high 245 yards behind Correll Buckhalter (113 yards) and Knowshon Moreno (86 yards, 2 TDs).
• The Chiefs surrendered 17 plays of 10 yards or more and have now allowed 40 points in consecutive games for the first time since 1983.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Broncos RT Ryan Harris didn't play after injuring his right foot in the first quarter, but McDaniels didn't believe the injury to be serious. ... Kansas City's Tamba Hali had a career-high three sacks. ... Denver won for just the second time in 18 games at Arrowhead Stadium in December. ... Kansas City's 20-play drive was its longest since a 23-play drive against Cincinnati in 1988.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||3.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-6||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||7:27||Daniel Graham 7 Yard Pass From Kyle Orton (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 63 yds, 3:28
|FG||14:24||Ryan Succop 22 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 20 plays, 65 yds, 7:58
|TD||7:07||Knowshon Moreno 2 Yard Run (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 4:33
|FG||0:28||Ryan Succop 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 20 yds, 0:37
|FG||13:20||Matt Prater 44 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 1 yds, 0:47
|TD||10:35||Brandon Marshall 7 Yard Pass From Kyle Orton (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 21 yds, 1:50
|FG||5:57||Matt Prater 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 22 yds, 2:41
|TD||2:49||Andre' Goodman 30 Yard Fumble Return (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 7 yds, 0:45
|TD||15:00||Jamaal Charles 4 Yard Run (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 3 yds, 0:05
|TD||12:11||Knowshon Moreno 18 Yard Run (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 2:52
|FG||8:53||Matt Prater 37 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 21 yds, 2:37