Nine months ago, the Denver Broncos acquired quarterback Russell Wilson in a massive trade that included the Broncos sending two first-round picks and two second-round picks to the Seattle Seahawks. The hope was that Wilson would deliver Denver its fourth Super Bowl title.
After a 34-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Broncos fall to 3-10 and are officially eliminated from playoff contention. Meanwhile, the Chiefs improve to 10-3 and can clinch the AFC West tonight if the Los Angeles Chargers fall to the Miami Dolphins.
Jeudy caught all eight of his targets for 73 yards and three touchdowns, good for a 144.3 passer rating when targeted.
Defensive spotlight: Willie Gay Jr. had one of his best games yet. The Chiefs linebacker earned an 82.9 PFF grade on first review, which would be the fifth-best single game mark of his three-year career. In the second quarter, Gay intercepted Russell Wilson and returned it 47 yards for a pick-six. He also had an additional three coverage stops in the game.
Rookie spotlight: Isiah Pacheco continues to establish himself as the Chiefs’ top running back. The seventh-rounder from Rutgers ran for 70 yards on 13 carries, forcing four missed tackles along the way. The rookie added three catches for 23 yards, as well.
Offensive line spotlight: The Chiefs did a good job of keeping Patrick Mahomes’ uniform clean. Kansas City only allowed one knockdown across 40 pass-blocking snaps. Left guard Joe Thuney was particularly impressive, with no pressures allowed on 40 pass-blocking snaps.
|Patrick Mahomes||25.8||28 / 42||352||8.4||3||3||2||86.6|
|Russell Wilson||26.6||23 / 36||247||6.9||3||1||6||100.1|
|Brett Rypien||3.6||4 / 8||16||2.0||1||1||0||56.3|