The Chiefs volition conflict the Broncos for the imaginable apical effect successful the AFC playoffs connected Saturday.
A triumph successful Denver volition let Kansas City to clinch nary worse than the No. 2 playoff seeding successful the AFC. A triumph against the Broncos — with a Titans nonaccomplishment to the Texans connected Sunday — would springiness Kansas City the apical spot. Although the Broncos are eliminated from postseason contention, backmost Drew Lock volition effort to assistance Denver decorativeness the play by breaking a three-game losing streak.
The Chiefs past played the Broncos astatine location successful Week 8 to springiness Kansas City an 8-4 grounds successful the 22-9 win. Despite having home-field advantage, Patrick Mahomes struggled against Denver, completing 15 of 29 passes for 184 yards and an interception. He went connected to proceed the Chiefs' winning streak and completed 20 of 24 passes for 258 yards with 2 touchdowns against the Raiders the pursuing week.
During Kansas City's 34-31 nonaccomplishment to the Bengals past week, Mahomes avoided getting sacked and completed 26 passes for 259 yards with 2 touchdowns. However, helium threw respective incomplete passes successful the 2nd fractional that constricted the Chiefs to tract goals, which allowed Cincinnati to travel backmost for the triumph astatine home.
Mahomes volition beryllium challenged against Denver's walk defense. During their past meeting, the Broncos held Kansas City to lone 15 archetypal downs with 178 passing yards and 89 rushing yards. On the different hand, Lock volition effort to gain his archetypal triumph arsenic a starter this season. After Teddy Bridgewater was carted disconnected the tract with a caput wounded during the Broncos' 15-10 nonaccomplishment to the Bengals successful Week 15, helium scored a touchdown during his archetypal thrust of the game. He astir precocious completed 18 of 25 passes for 245 yards with a touchdown during the 34-13 nonaccomplishment to the Chargers successful Week 17.
Sporting News is tracking unrecorded scoring updates and highlights from Chiefs vs. Broncos connected Saturday. Follow on for implicit results from the NFL Week 18 game.
Chiefs vs. Broncos score
Chiefs vs. Broncos unrecorded updates, highlights
All times Eastern.
7:22 p.m.: Kelce makes the drawback connected a walk from Mahomes for 11 yards and goes down astatine the Denver 6.
7:18 p.m.: Mahomes completes a walk to Hardman, who breaks escaped for 44 yards and gives the Chiefs a archetypal down astatine the Denver 27.
7:14 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BRONCOS. McManus makes a 31 gait effort aft Lock throws an incomplete walk connected 3rd down. Denver is down 28-24 with 4:37 remaining.
7:11 p.m.: Lock completes a heavy walk to Jeudy for 28 yards and positions the Broncos astatine the Kansas City 14.
7:07 p.m.: Lock completes a walk to Patrick, who rushes to the Kansas City 46 and picks up 29 yards.
7:03 p.m.: FUMBLE, TOUCHDOWN CHIEFS. Gordon attempts to unreserved and Ingrahm knocks the shot loose. Bolton recovers and escapes for 86 yards and rushes into the extremity zone. Mahomes rushes into the extremity portion for the two-point conversion and the Chiefs are up 28-21 with 7:42 remaining.
7:00 p.m.: Lock completes a walk to Patrick for 10 yards past Williams rushes for 15 yards connected the pursuing play.
6:57 p.m.: Sutton catches a walk from Lock past rushes to get a archetypal down astatine the Kansas City 44.
6:55 p.m.: Lock completes a check-down walk to Gordon, who gets the archetypal down astatine the 38. He rushes for different 5 yards connected the pursuing play.
6:52 p.m.: FIELD GOAL CHIEFS. Denver tips down a walk from Mahomes connected 3rd down and forces an incompletion. Butker makes a 51-yard effort and the Chiefs are down 21-20 16 seconds into the 4th quarter.
Third Quarter: Broncos 21, Chiefs 17
6:45 p.m.: Gore rushes for 4 yards to extremity the 3rd quarter.
6:44 p.m.: Mahomes connects with Pringle for 19 yards and falls abbreviated of the archetypal down. Pringle was injured during the play. Hill catches a walk for 1 gait connected the pursuing play that gives Kansas City a archetypal down astatine the Denver 47.
6:43 p.m.: Mahomes completes a walk to Kelce for 12 yards but an violative holding punishment pushes the Chiefs backmost to their own
6:41 p.m.: Bell makes a one-handed drawback connected a walk from Mahomes for 18 yards and a archetypal down. An amerciable guardant walk telephone against the Mahomes pushes the Chiefs to their ain 44.
6:37 p.m.: Lock completes to Williams for 11 yards and falls abbreviated of the archetypal down. Martin punts and the Chiefs volition instrumentality implicit from their ain 43.
6:34 p.m.: Nnadi sacks Lock for a nonaccomplishment of 5 yards and pushes Denver backmost to their ain 10.
6:29 p.m.: Ojemudia bats down a walk from Mahomes intended to Gordon and forces the Chiefs to punt. Townsend punts into the extremity portion and the Broncos volition commencement their thrust from the 25.
6:23 p.m.: McKinnon rushes for 7 yards and is brought down by Browning, who is injured during the play.
6:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BRONCOS. Gordon breaks done and rushes for 47 yards into the extremity zone. McManus makes the other constituent and the Broncos are connected apical 21-17 with 9:02 remaining successful the 3rd quarter.
6:14 p.m.: Lock completes a heavy walk to Patrick for 31 yards and gives the Broncos a archetypal down from the 47.
6:11 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHIEFS. Mahomes completes a walk to McKinnon, who barrels done defenders into the extremity zone. After Butker makes the other point, Chiefs instrumentality a 17-14 lead with 10:43 remaining successful the 3rd quarter.
6:07 p.m.: Mahomes navigates done an opening and rushes for 25 yards to get a archetypal down astatine the Denver 29.
6:05 p.m.: Mahomes completes a abbreviated walk to Kelce for 10 yards and gets a archetypal down astatine the Chiefs' 41.
Halftime: Broncos 14, Chiefs 10
5:50 p.m.: Mahomes throws a heavy walk to Williams for 17 yards to extremity the archetypal half.
5:46 p.m.: Mahomes completes a walk to Hardman for 11 yards and gives the Chiefs a archetypal down astatine their ain 28.
5:42 p.m.: After Lock throws an incomplete walk connected 3rd down, Martin punts and Williams returns for 2 yards to springiness Kansas City possession astatine their ain 15.
5:36 p.m.: Lock completes a walk to Patrick for 8 yards past the backmost rushes for 4 yards to get a archetypal down astatine the 36.
5:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL CHIEFS. Mahomes throws consecutive incomplete passes and unit the Chiefs to settee for a tract goal. Broncos inactive clasp a 14-10 lead with 2:18 remaining successful the half.
5:30 p.m.: Williams rushes for 3 yards past a holding punishment against Humphrey pushes the Chiefs backmost to the Denver 16.
5:28 p.m.: Mahomes throws an incomplete walk intended for Kelce. A antiaircraft walk interference telephone against Fuller gives the Chiefs a archetypal down astatine the 16.
5:27 p.m.: Pringle catches a walk from Mahomes for 11 yards and is brought down by Simmons and Chubb.
5:25 p.m.: Mahomes completes a walk to Pringle for 10 yards past connects Hardman for different 10 yards connected the adjacent play. An amerciable usage of hands punishment against Denver gives Kansas City a archetypal down astatine the Broncos' 37.
5:20 p.m.: Mahomes connects with Robinson connected a walk for 12 yards to springiness the Chiefs a archetypal down astatine their ain 37.
5:17 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BRONCOS. Lock rushes up the mediate for 23 yards into the extremity portion and gives the Broncos the lead. After McManus makes the other point, Denver leads 14-7 with 7:49 remaining successful the half.
5:12 p.m.: Gordon breaks escaped and rushes for 29 yards to springiness the Broncos a archetypal down astatine the 49.
5:08 p.m.: Harris sacks Mahomes for a nonaccomplishment of 15 yards connected 3rd down. Townsend punts into the extremity portion and the Broncos volition instrumentality implicit astatine the 25.
5:04 p.m.: Mahomes completes a walk to Williams for 11 yards, but a idiosyncratic foul punishment against Denver gives the Chiefs a archetypal down astatine the Denver 43.
First Quarter: Chiefs 7, Broncos 7
4:58 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BRONCOS. Lock finds an opening and rushes into the extremity portion for 5 yards to enactment the Broncos connected the board. After McManus makes the other point, the game is tied 7-7 with 26 seconds remaining successful the archetypal quarter.
4:56 p.m.: Broncos execute a instrumentality play and springiness a nonstop drawback to Williams. He tosses to Sutton, who completes to Fant downfield for 16 yards, giving the Broncos a archetypal down astatine the 6.
4:52 p.m.: Javonte Williams rushes for 9 yards for a archetypal down astatine the Kansas City 34, past Gordon rushes for 6 yards connected the pursuing play.
4:50 p.m.: Lock throws consecutive incomplete passes and the Broncos enactment up to punt. Martin punts and is tackled to the ground, a idiosyncratic foul against the Chiefs gives the Broncos a archetypal down astatine the 50.
4:44 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHIEFS. Mahomes completes a walk to Kelce successful the extremity portion for 3 yards. After Butker makes the other point, Chiefs instrumentality a 7-0 lead with 6:08 remaining successful the archetypal quarter.
4:42 p.m.: Mahomes rushes for different 11 yards and gives the Chiefs a archetypal down astatine the Denver 7.
4:40 p.m.: Darrel Williams barrels done respective defenders and gives the Chiefs a archetypal down astatine the 30.
4:38 p.m.: Mahomes completes a walk to Pringle for 11 yards and moves the chains to the Denver 42.
4:36 p.m.: Mahomes connects connected a heavy walk to Hardman for 21 yards and positions Kansas City astatine the 44.
4:34 p.m.: Mahomes rushes for 11 yards and gives the Chiefs a archetypal down astatine their ain 23.
4:32 p.m.: Lock throws an incomplete heavy walk intended for Jeudy connected 3rd down. Martin punts and Hardman returns for 3 yards to the Kansas City 12.
4:30 p.m.: Broncos triumph the coin flip and elite to receive. Denver volition commencement with possession connected the kickoff.
What transmission is Chiefs vs. Broncos connected today?
- TV transmission (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN, fuboTV
Chiefs vs. Broncos volition beryllium broadcast nationally connected ESPN successful Week 18. This crippled is going to person a antithetic consciousness to it, with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Laura Rutledge connected the call. John Perry volition beryllium ESPN’s rules expert.
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Chiefs vs. Broncos commencement time
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 8
- Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. CT
Chiefs vs. Broncos is scheduled to commencement astatine 4:30 p.m. ET connected Saturday. This volition beryllium 1 of ESPN’s nationally televised games, arsenic the web begins to broadcast much games heading into Wild Card Weekend.
Kansas City Chiefs docket 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Browns||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19||at Ravens||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Chargers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Bills||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|6||Oct. 17||at Washington||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|7||Oct. 24||at Titans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Nov. 1||vs. Giants||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at Raiders||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Broncos||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Raiders||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 16||at Chargers||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Steelers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 8||at Broncos||4:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
Denver Broncos docket 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Giants||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||at Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Jets||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Ravens||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||at Steelers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Raiders||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|7||Oct. 21||at Browns||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Washington||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||at Cowboys||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Eagles||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|13||Dec. 5||at Chiefs||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Lions||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Bengals||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|16||Dec. 26||at Raiders||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2||at Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 8||vs. Chiefs||4:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
NFL docket Week 18
Saturday, Jan. 8
|Game||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|Chiefs @ Broncos||4:30 p.m.||ESPN, ABC, ESPN+, fuboTV|
|Cowboys @ Eagles||8:15 p.m.||ESPN, ABC, ESPN+, fuboTV|
Sunday, Jan. 9
|Game||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|Bengals @ Browns||1:00 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Packers @ Lions||1:00 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Bears @ Vikings||1:00 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Washington @ Giants||1:00 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Colts @ Jaguars||1:00 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Steelers @ Ravens||1:00 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Titans @ Texans||1:00 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Saints @ Falcons||4:25 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Jets @ Bills||4:25 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|49ers @ Rams||4:25 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Patriots @ Dolphins||4:25 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Seahawks @ Cardinals||4:25 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Panthers @ Buccaneers||4:25 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Chargers @ Raiders||8:20 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|