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NFL Week 17 Game Recap: Kansas City Chiefs 27, Denver Broncos 24

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) runs the ball against Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson (22) and linebacker Josey Jewell (47) during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs survived a tough fight from the Denver Broncos to secure a 27-24 win and keep themselves in position to grab the No. 1 seed in the AFC should Buffalo slip up.

Offensive spotlight: Travis Kelce is the biggest focus of the Kansas City offense, but Kadarius Toney led the team with 71 receiving yards this week, catching all four targets sent his way. Toney averaged 4.7 yards per route run and had two explosive plays.

Defensive spotlight: Denver managed to almost eliminate Chris Jones as a factor in this game. Jones played 30 pass-rushing snaps and notched a pass-rush win rate of just 6.7%. Jones is typically one of the most dominant linemen in the league, so that’s a big win for the Broncos offense.

Rookie spotlight: Chiefs cornerback Trent McDuffie had another excellent game. He allowed just four catches for 28 yards and produced a critical strip-sack on a blitz, as well. 

Offensive line spotlight: None of the starting linemen in this game on either side of the ball has been charged with a sack. Backup Quinn Bailey, forced into the lineup at left guard for the Broncos during the game, is the only lineman charged with a sack pending grade review.

Box Score

Passing
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Russell Wilson 25.6 26 / 38 222 5.8 1 1 4 81.3
Kansas City Chiefs
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Patrick Mahomes 29.5 29 / 42 328 7.8 3 1 0 106.0
Rushing
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Russell Wilson 25.6 4 27 6.8 2 16 1
Latavius Murray 11.2 12 56 4.7 0 19 0
Chase Edmonds 10.3 7 34 4.9 0 10 0
Kendall Hinton 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
Kansas City Chiefs
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Patrick Mahomes 29.5 4 8 2.0 0 4 0
Jerick McKinnon 22.6 2 4 2.0 0 4 0
Isiah Pacheco 12.9 9 31 3.4 1 6 0
Ronald Jones 0.3 1 3 3.0 0 3 0
Receiving
Denver Broncos
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Albert Okwuegbunam 13.5 6 3 45 7.5 1 25
Latavius Murray 11.2 6 4 16 2.7 0 8
Jerry Jeudy 10.8 8 7 38 4.8 0 11
Chase Edmonds 10.3 3 3 39 13.0 0 27
Courtland Sutton 8.4 6 4 44 7.3 0 18
Eric Saubert 6.0 3 3 30 10.0 0 24
Andrew Beck 3.0 2 2 10 5.0 0 6
Kendall Hinton 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
Kansas City Chiefs
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Patrick Mahomes 29.5 1 1 6 6.0 0 6
Jerick McKinnon 22.6 6 5 52 8.7 2 28
Isiah Pacheco 12.9 2 2 18 9.0 0 9
Travis Kelce 11.3 10 7 43 4.3 0 12
Kadarius Toney 10.1 4 4 71 17.8 0 38
Blake Bell 8.7 1 1 17 17.0 1 17
Skyy Moore 6.3 4 3 33 8.2 0 18
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 4.8 7 2 28 4.0 0 22
JuJu Smith-Schuster 4.1 3 2 21 7.0 0 11
Justin Watson 3.7 2 1 27 13.5 0 27
Noah Gray 2.2 1 1 12 12.0 0 12

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