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Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire runs for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos (David Zalubowski / AP)

DENVER – The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t need the usual heroism of Patrick Mahomes to rout the Denver Broncos 43-16 on Sunday for their 10th straight win over their AFC West rivals

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The Chiefs (6-1) found other ways to dominate Denver (2-4) on a snowy afternoon that started with a temperature of 14 degrees at kickoff

Kansas City took a 24-9 lead at halftime, even though Mahomes completed just one pass in the second quarter, a 5-yard, and had just 99 yards in the air in first half

Mahomes finally extended his NFL leading streak to 17 straight games with one touchdown when he hit Tyreek Hill from 10 yards with 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter

It went 37-9 and forced Broncos defenseman Bradley Chubb to blast his teammates on the sideline

Mahomes ‘TD throw to Hill followed the Chiefs’ fourth takeaway, a Tyrann Mathieu interception when rookie KJ Hamler let Drew Lock’s pass bounce off him and into the star cornerback’s arms Chiefs

Mahomes completed a methodical 15 of 23 for 200 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions and four sacks

A week after the Chiefs ran more times than they started it for the first time in Andy Reid’s eight seasons in Kansas City, it was the ground game, special teams and defense that made it happen. damage in Denver in first NFL snow game of 2020

In the first half, the Chiefs scored touchdowns on the return of Byron Pringle’s 102-yard kickoff and Daniel Sorensen’s 50-yard intercept return to accompany the 11-yard run from Clyde Edwards-Helaire in which he broke five tackles

Edwards-Hilaire pushed his way through a wall of Denver defenders to open the scoring on a snowy and frigid afternoon

Running down the middle, the rookie slammed into linebacker Alexander Johnson and defensive backs Kareem Jackson, Bryce Callahan, Justin Simmons and Michael Ojemudia like a bowling ball knocking down pins

The Broncos responded with Lock’s first career 2-yard touchdown, but Brandon McManus missed the extra point, leaving Kansas City ahead 7-6

Sorensen jumped the road and landed Lock’s shot to tight end Noah Fant in midfield and trotted into the end zone for a 17-6 lead

After McManus’ 43-yard field goal, Pringle took the kickoff from 2 yards deep and broke through Denver’s poor cover to bring the score to 24-9

This match marked the first time running backs Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay were both healthy since Game 1, but Lindsay came out with a concussion just before half-time after winning 79 yards in nine carries He didn’t come back

Gordon, who missed last week’s victory in New England with strep throat a few days after his arrest for driving under the influence, returned the ball on a failed chip flicker during Denver’s first practice of the second period

Gordon, who also lost a fumble in the first half, knocked down Lock on his back shot and Frank Clark recovered for Kansas City This result led to a basket and a 27-9 lead

Le’Veon Bell ran six times for 39 yards in his Chiefs debut, and Edwards-Helaire had 46 yards on eight carries

Broncos: Lindsay (concussion) didn’t come back after half-time Lock landed awkwardly when he slipped after a scramble in the second half, but removed the brace on his left leg and missed a single Game

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