The Chiefs defense allowed a career high four touchdown passes from Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton threw and Knowshon Moreno had his first 100-yard rushing game the Chiefs were hammered by the Broncos 49-29.
This was the Broncos highest scoring game in since 1963, when they scored 50 against the San Diego Chargers.
Moreno ran for 106 yards on 22 carries and caught three passes for 50 yards and a TD as the Broncos (3-6) snapped a four-game losing streak. Meanwhile the Chiefs (5-4), for the second week in a row, lost on the road to a division opponent.
The Broncos shut down the Chiefs’ running game which struggled for the second week in a row. Jamaal Charles was held to 41 yards and Thomas Jones managed just 3. The Chiefs entered averaging 180 yards rushing, 113 more than Denver, which ranked last in the league. On this day, the Broncos rushed for 153 yards and the Chiefs 51.
Denver jumped out a 35-0 lead behind a three touchdown passes from Orton, a 1-yard run by Tim Tebow and a 75-yard fumble return for a TD by linebacker Jason Hunter.
Tebow also threw his first NFL pass, a 3-yard TD toss to fullback Spencer Larsen.