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Butker scores 17 points in Chiefs Monday night victory over Broncos

Kansas City widens its lead in the AFC West at 6-2

October 31, 2017 - 4:29 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Harrison Butker kicked five field goals, Marcus Peters returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the turnover-prone Denver Broncos 29-19 on Monday night.

Alex Smith threw for 202 yards and a touchdown, most of it going to tight end Travis Kelce , who hauled in seven balls for 133 yards and the score. The Chiefs (6-2) also intercepted Trevor Siemian three times and hopped on two fumbles to beat Denver (3-4) for the fourth straight time.

Siemian finished 19 of 36 for 198 yards and a touchdown, and has now thrown eight picks and only three TD passes in the past five games. The Broncos have lost all but one of them.

Former Chief Jamaal Charles, who was released during the off-season, finished with 39 yards on 8 carries for the Broncos to break the 10,000-yard barrier for his career. Charles is Kansas City's all-time leading rusher.


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