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www.broncosauthorizedshops.com , agile — and ambidextrous, apparently.Thanks in part to a nifty left-handed throw as he was about to get sacked by Von Miller at midfield on the game-winning drive, the right-handed Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs past the Denver Broncos 27-23 on Monday night.By overcoming a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, the Chiefs (4-0) took a two-game lead over the Broncos (2-2), their AFC West rivals whom they've now beaten six straight times.The only other remaining unbeaten team is the Los Angeles Rams.Down 23-13, Mahomes directed a 12-play, 75-yard drive that ate up more than six minutes and culminated with a 2-yard TD toss to tight end Travis Kelce.After a three-and-out by Denver, Mahomes added a 60-yard touchdown drive, handing off to Kareem Hunt for the 4-yard score with 1:39 remaining.On that last drive, Mahomes was getting dragged down by Miller on third-and-5 at midfield when he shifted the ball to his left hand and threw it to Tyreek Hill a yard past the first-down marker at the Broncos 49."He's actually more athletic than people" realize, Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall said. "People talk about his arm, but he can move out of the pocket and make the necessary throws."Even with his left hand."I didn't know he threw it with his left hand," marveled Miller. "He's a great quarterback.""Patrick worked real hard on that left-handed throw," Chiefs coach Andy Reid quipped. "Some amazing plays there. We've seen it in practice but not under those conditions."Mahomes proved slippery all night."We played well and we got to him but he would scramble out to his right as he likes to do," Marshall said. "It's almost like we'd have him in our fingertips and he'd scramble away and throw for a first down."The kid can play. He's going to be really good. He's really good right now, but we should have won the game."It was the first time since 2004 that the Broncos blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead at home.RUN, ROOKIES, RUNIn between Kansas City's scoring drives, the Broncos, who had run roughshod over the Chiefs all night — a 7.2-yard average per run — suddenly abandoned their ground game in favor of three-wide receiver sets that resulted in a quick three-and-out that sent Denver's exhausted defenders right back out."We ran the ball to control the game," Broncos coach Vance Joseph said, "but you throw the ball to score."After the three-and-out, struggling Broncos punter Marquette King shanked a 35-yarder out of bounds, giving the Chiefs the ball at their 40 with 4:35 left."He's got to perform better," Joseph said. "We're at home and it's his job to flip the field. It ain't happening."If anything Denver Broncos Womens T-Shirt , the Broncos' 1-2 punch of rookie running backs needed more work.Phillip Lindsay ran 16 times for 69 yards and a TD and Royce Freeman ran eight times for 67 yards and a TD.Freeman took a toss from Case Keenum and slipped seven tackles on his way to a 14-yard touchdown in which he dragged linebacker Anthony Hitchens across the goal line in the first half.BIG BLUNDERSMahomes overcame a couple of flags that put Kansas City in a second-and-30 hole from their 31 and completed consecutive passes covering 23 and 35 yard to reach the Broncos' 11 at the 2-minute warning.That last play never should have counted because the play clock expired well before the snap. But referee Craig Wrolstad's crew missed it. Joseph said he raised the issue with an official who insisted the Chiefs had gotten the play off in time."I disagree. I disagree," Joseph said.Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said there should be some recourse when the officials blow a call."If a ref messes up on a call, yeah, you should be able to fix it. Go back and fix. Like, 'Dude, look how long the clock was on zero?' I mean, c'mon," Harris said. "That wasn't the reason we lost the game. We still had plenty of chances but that was a huge, huge no-call."The officials had another blunder when Mahomes was about 1陆 yards past the line of scrimmage when he scrambled and hit Kelce for a 29-yard catch to the 3 early in the second half. Joseph appeared to be reaching for his red challenge flag but never threw it.Denver's defense bailed out its coach by forcing the Chiefs to settle for a field goal.NATIONAL ANTHEMThomas and Broncos teammate Brandon Marshall both stood with their teammates during the national anthem. Since the preseason, both players had been retreating to the tunnel nearest their bench during the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner."INJURIESChiefs: Wide receiver Sammy Watkins pulled a hamstring in the second quarter and didn't return. Linebacker Dee Ford (groin) left in the fourth quarter.Broncos: Right tackle Jared Veldheer left in the first quarter with a knee injury and was replaced by Billy Turner.UP NEXTChiefs: Host Jacksonville on Sunday to begin a stretch of three home games in four weeks.Broncos: Visit the Jets on Sunday, the first of three road games in four weeks. Earl Thomas didn't miss a beat after missing the entire offseason. Just have to get the rest of the secondary on the same wavelength.The six-time Pro Bowl safety picked off a pass and collected five tackles Sunday in Seattle's 27-24 l oss at Denver 72 hours after he reported to the Seahawks with his pay-me-or-trade-me demand having failed on both counts.Still, it wasn't up to the standards set by the old "Legion of Boom" defense that's imploded like Seattle's Kingdome with the offseason departures of Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor."Just glad to get through the first game and get that out the way," Thomas said. "That's it. It felt like we did pretty good up front, but it was just sometimes throughout the game it was small little plays that we should've had, we didn't communicate right and they had big plays."Coach Pete Carroll managed Thomas' snaps as he said he would. Thomas had four days of practice after ending his holdout Wednesday."I think I had about 65 plays," Thomas said. "I felt good. I felt like my training with my brother and my team back home has been great and has been right on it. The only thing right now is my big toe hurt and my feet hurt, but that's about it."Oh, and his feelings.His Instagram post on Wednesday morning announcing his return made it clear Thomas wasn't happy or satisfied.By reporting last week, Thomas assured he won't miss out on his roughly $500,000 weekly paychecks. But he wants more than the $8.5 million he'll make in 2018 in the final year of the four-year, $40 million contract he signed in 2015 after Seattle's win over Denver in Super Bowl 48."During the game I'm not thinking about it," Thomas said. "I'm out here having fun with B-Mac (safety Bradley McDougald) and the guys. So, I'm not thinking about it. When I get asked about it, it definitely runs across my mind."Other takeaways from Denver's 18th win in its last 19 home openers:ROOKIE RUSHERSBroncos rookie running backs Royce Freeman, the Pac-12's all-time rushing touchdown leader at Oregon Denver Broncos Hats , and Philip Lindsay took different paths to the NFL. Freeman was a third-round draft choice and Lindsay signed as an undrafted free agent after not even getting an invitation to the combine.Their debuts were identical, however: 15 carries for 71 yards, a 4.7-yard average.While Lindsay added a 29-yard TD catch-and-scamper, Freeman helped salt away the win with several strong runs in the closing minutes, two of which covered 17 and 15 yards just before the 2-minute warning."I mean, first game you're going to have a little bit of nerves," Freeman said, "but they churn more to excitement."RECEIVER'S REDEMPTIONDemaryius Thomas had an awful start as three passes went off his hands, his holding call negated a 12-yard run and a miscommunication led to an interception in the first half."It was like my first game again," Thomas said. "I was so excited to be back on the field. Those first three plays were kind of tough, kind of tough. Couple quick drops."Quarterback Case Keenum never lost faith in the ninth-year veteran, who bounced back with six catches for 63 yards and scored the winning TD with his tip-toeing 4-yard grab in the fourth quarter."Demaryius is just like all of us — he's human," Keenum said. "I know he's going to make the play when he needs to. I have no doubt in him. I'm going to keep slinging him the ball."DISSLY DEBUTThe book on Seahawks rookie tight end Will Dissly coming out of Washington was that he's a strong blocker. He proved he's much more than that Sunday.The fourth-round draft pick twice burst past linebacker Bradley Chubb, the fifth overall pick in the draft, first for a 15-yard TD catch and then for a 66-yard gain that set up a field goal."It was just a cool opportunity to go out there that first game and do something special," said Dissly, who caught three passes for 105 yards."He was on fire," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He was like Mike Ditka out there."DOUBLE TROUBLEShaquill Griffin's twin brother, rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin, started the game with K.J. Wright out following minor knee surgery. It's another chapter in the remarkable story of Griffin, who had his left hand amputated as a child.The Griffins had back-to-back tackles on Seattle's second defensive series. Shaquill had six tackles and Shaquem two."There is no better feeling," Shaquem said of playing in the pros alongside his twin.
 
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