KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- So much for Denver’s lucky streak and so long to the longest losing streak in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Larry Johnson ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns and the Chiefs (1-3) took advantage of four Denver turnovers for a 33-19 victory over the Broncos. It was the first win for Kansas City since Oct. 21, 2007, a club-record 12 straight losses.
With 2:09 left, Denver’s Matt Prater kicked a 33-yarder that brought the Broncos (3-1) to 26-19. But Johnson broke two tackles on a 16-yard scoring run to salt away what Chiefs Coach Herm Edwards had said would feel like “three Christmases rolled into one.”
The Broncos came to town 3-0, thanks in part to a series of breaks that included a premature whistle and New Orleans kicker Martin Gramatica’s sudden inaccuracy.
Quoteworthy: “We’re still a good football team and we can’t go into a panic.” -- Jay Cutler, Broncos quarterback