The Denver Broncos sealed a sensational 31-23 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night after scoring two touchdowns within nine seconds at the end of the fourth quarter.
Denver have now secured seven straight wins over their AFC West rivals, but none have come in such dramatic fashion as Bradley Roby returned a Jamaal Charles fumble for 21 yards and a touchdown with 27 seconds left.
That came shortly after quarterback Peyton Manning had connected with Emmanuel Sanders with 36 seconds left as the Broncos appeared as though they had forced overtime.
However, Roby had other ideas on the next play as Charles was stripped by Brandon Marshall and the ball bounced kindly into his hands for him to put the finishing touches to a stunning turnaround and silence the Arrowhead Stadium.
Manning threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns in the game, while Charles ended with 125 yards rushing and a touchdown.
However, the Chiefs running back will remember the game for his fumbles and he conceded that it was his fault that they had slipped to defeat.
“I have to be careful with the ball,” Charles said, as reported by ESPN. “It’s my fault.”
Chiefs signal-caller Alex Smith threw for 191 yards, but also had two passes picked off as the hosts were made to pay for their error-strewn performance.
In contrast, Manning was able to silence his critics with many suggesting that he would show further signs of decline this season. After two games, he has led the Broncos to 2-0 while Kansas City drop to 1-1.