Denver Broncos: 3 Reactions from the Kansas City Loss

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The Denver Broncos lost a heartbreaker to the Kansas City Chiefs and phenom Patrick Mahomes on Monday night.

I did something a little different with this game.  I took a minute to digest what we saw and to try to get past the emotional postgame period. I skimmed Twitter, watching the reactions from  Denver Broncos fans coming from all the angles.

Among the assertions:  Demaryius Thomas half-stepped his route on the final drive leading to the errant Case Keenum throw.  Vance Joseph somehow ordered Marquette King to unleash a 35-yard dud in crunch time. Even though Devontae Booker had only one carry (for 5 yards), he got the ball too much in the second-half.

There’s more, there always is.  This is the world that instant access to information and shock-jock bloggers and radio personalities have wrought.

It’s difficult to know what to make of Monday night’s contest.  Did the Broncos prove something by being competitive with the Kansas City Chiefs?  Are there moral victories in a loss to a rival?

It doesn’t feel as bad as the Week 2 loss to the Ravens but it’s also a game in which the Broncos were up 10 in the fourth quarter.

The prevailing feeling is that this team is in crisis, there was little input from Von Miller or Bradley Chubb and the Denver defense was ravaged once again by Travis Kelce.  Like each of Kansas City’s opponents in the 2018 season, Denver had no answer for Patrick Mahomes.  The difference in the game was quarterback play and Mahomes had the edge: