Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Peyton Manning threw two touchdown
passes and C.J. Anderson shined once again running the ball as the Denver
Broncos led wire-to-wire in a 29-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Manning passed for a season-low 179 yards on 17-of-34 efficiency, but Anderson
was the story in Denver’s 11th straight road win against an AFC West foe. The
second-year running back out of California rushed for a career-high 168 yards
on 32 carries, a week after gashing up Miami’s defense for 167 in a win
over the Dolphins.
Anderson’s last two games were the two best rushing performances this season.
Montee Ball, who started the season as Denver’s lead back, had a season-high
67 yards in Week 1 and Ronnie Hillman went for 109 yards on Oct. 23.
Demaryius Thomas and Anderson caught TD passes and Connor Barth, who Denver
signed on Tuesday to replace rookie kicker Brandon McManus, went 5-for-5 on
field goals in his debut with the team. McManus was waived after hitting just
3-for-6 over his last five games.
Alex Smith threw two touchdowns and an interception for Kansas City, which
lost its second straight game on the heels of a five-game win streak.
The Chiefs finished with just 11 first downs and only converted 1-of-9 on