With their postseason spot secured, the
Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Hill took a handoff 70 yards for another score, as the Chiefs (11-4) beat the Broncos (8-7) for the third consecutive time and eliminated the
Kansas City punctuated the win in style when 346-pound defensive tackle
The Chiefs were already assured of a wild card when Pittsburgh beat Baltimore earlier in the day. But a win next weekend in San Diego coupled with an Oakland loss in Denver would give the Chiefs their first division title since 2010, not to mention a first-round bye and a home playoff game.
Meanwhile, the Broncos trudged through another inept offensive performance.
Trevor Siemian completed 17 of 43 passes for 183 yards and threw a game-ending interception. The only TD drive he led came after a pick gave the Broncos the ball at the Kansas City six-yard line.
The lackluster performance came one week after a dismal showing in a 16-3 loss to New England led to a locker room shouting match between the Denver offense and defense. The Broncos downplayed any kind of disharmony this week , but their performance on a sloppy, soggy Christmas night at
Kansas City took control of the prime-time matchup from the opening bell.
Forsett's touchdown gave the Broncos fleeting hope, but it was dashed moments later. Kelce took a screen pass and followed perfectly executed blocking for an 80-yard touchdown and a 21-7 lead.