Broncos’ 2 TDs in 9 seconds aid win
AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ” Denver finally won a game without asking Jason Elam to kick a walk-off field goal.
At the same time, the injury-wracked Broncos may have ignited a new quarterback era in Kansas City.
Backup Selvin Young rushed for 109 yards and the Broncos (4-5) scored two touchdowns in a 9-second span of the third quarter Sunday for a 27-11 victory over the Chiefs (4-5), who replaced shaken-up, turnover-prone Damon Huard with second-year man Brodie Croyle.
In the decisive series in the third quarter, Dre’ Bly intercepted Huard returned it 18 yards to the 31. Three plays later Young, subbing for the injured Travis Henry, broke Bernard Pollard’s tackle and went 20 yards for a touchdown and a 13-8 lead for the Broncos, who hadn’t won in Kansas City since 2002.
On Kansas City’s next play from scrimmage, defensive end Elvis Dumervil crashed into Huard and knocked the ball loose. Linebacker Nate Webster, standing in the right place at the right time, scooped it up and dashed 17 yards for another touchdown and the Broncos led 20-8 en route to just their sixth win in their last 21 games overall.
Huard, an 11-year veteran who has played poorly this year, was slow getting up and he stayed on the bench with an icepack on his neck while Croyle finished the game, going 17-for-30 for 162 yards, with one interception.
Dwayne Bowe had nine catches for 105 yards for the Chiefs, who were without Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson. Priest Holmes, a three-time Pro Bowler, had 65 yards on 20 carries in his first start in more than two years.
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