The win put Smith, the NFL's No. 1 draft pick in 2005, back into the national spotlight.
The Broncos also made Paxton Lynch available to the media on Wednesday, another potential indicator that he could be the guy this week. "We took advantages of the opportunities that were presented to us".
Coming off a disappointing loss in the previous week to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and facing a tough rivalry matchup on the road against the defending Super Bowl Champions, the odds were stacked against the Chiefs.
Fans remember how badly a lisfranc injury derailed Peyton Manning's final season in Denver.
Lynch, however, was less focused on the "how" and more on the "what" of his first start, which was also the Broncos' first defeat of the regular season. But after a referee review, the call was overturned, and the Chiefs lived for another play. Denver had a chance to win the game, but missed a 62-yard field goal that would have been tied for the sixth-longest field goal in National Football League history had it gone through the uprights.
Head Coach Gary Kubiak is expected to shed light on the injury following Wednesday's practice.
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-After the touchback, the Chiefs had 75 yards to go.
The Broncos play at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. His work on the scout team against the Broncos' league-leading pass defense has provided him trial by fire that could prove helpful if he can apply his lessons to game situations.
The game-winning kick simply added more drama to the ending of the game. "We tend to try and do that, try to give them all the best chance to win". And an update on the right tackle position, will fans see Donald Stephenson or Ty Sambrailo this weekend? "He's a versatile guy", inside linebacker Brandon Marshall said. Tyreek Hill caught an 11-yard pass on Roby, who had inexplicably lined up behind the first-down marker. The hosts held the visitors to just 83 net rushing yards in the game. "I really did not want to lose my first start". Quarterback Philip Rivers passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns - one each to Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams and rookie tight end Hunter Henry. They have matchups with the AFC's top three teams, record-wise: New England, Oakland and Kansas City.
A tie would be better for them in the standings - now the Broncos are scrambling for a wild card at 7-4 - but going for the win was worth it, Kubiak figured.
Seven teams sit ahead of the Chargers in the wild-card race.