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Broncos 17, Chiefs 10

Thin Broncos stay on plan in victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs knew what was coming, even after the Broncos' top two running backs went down injured. Their AFC West rivals were going to run behind Tim Tebow until the Chiefs proved they could stop them.

Then, once, Tebow went to the air.

The former Heisman Trophy winner at Florida hit Eric Decker on a 56-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Broncos to a humbling — even humiliating — defeat of Kansas City.

"It's just a mind-set. It's a low-risk offense. It's not an indictment on Tim Tebow or whoever our quarterback is," Denver coach John Fox said. "It's just whatever is working for us."

Willis McGahee (hamstring) and Knowshon Moreno (knee) both left in the first quarter. That left journeyman Lance Ball to tote the ball 30 times for 96 yards. Tebow had only two completions for 69 yards and added 44 yards and a score on the ground.

The Chiefs managed only 258 yards of offense.

"(It) doesn't matter how practices go, how things look, you have to do it on Sunday," Chiefs coach Todd Haley said.

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