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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos: Live Score, Video and Analysis

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterbacks  Tim Tebow #15 and  Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos warm up prior to facing the Cincinnati Bengals at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Clint DalyContributor IIJanuary 1, 2012

 Broncos fail to capitalize, clinch.

The Denver Broncos failed today to take advantage of a number of opportunities today and lost at home to the Chiefs 7-3.

Willis McGahee ran 28 times for 145 yards but the Broncos offense failed to score a single touchdown.

Tim Tebow struggled again today going 6/22 for 60 yards. He had a fumble and an interception.

The Chiefs offense wasn't much better. Kyle Orton went 15/29 for 180 yards with no touchdowns but he did not commit a turnover.

The Chiefs managed the only touchdown of the game on a 21 yard run in the first quarter.

The Broncos were 5 for 18 on third down conversions.

Now the Broncos become fans of the San Diego Chargers. A win by the Chargers over the Raiders and the Broncos can still clinch the AFC West playoff spot.

But this was a game that should have been won by Denver had they just capitalized on opportunities.

They recovered a muffed punt in the 4th quarter at the KC 20 yard line but could not manage to convert a 3rd down and were forced to kick a 38 yard field goal.

Regardless of how the Raiders game ends, this is a Bronco team that has a number of weaknesses and needs.

Right now they need a Raider loss.

Updated score: Chiefs 7, Broncos 3 Final

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