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K.C. Ends 12-Game Losing Streak

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: May 16, 2013 at 10:09 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

So much for Denver's lucky streak and so long to the longest losing streak in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Larry Johnson ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns and the Chiefs (1-3) took advantage of four Denver turnovers for a victory over the previously unbeaten Broncos (3-1). It was the first win for Kansas City since Oct. 21, 2007, a club-record 12 straight losses that had angry fans calling for the dismissal of everyone from the general manager to the quarterbacks coach.

"It's like getting the whole world off your back," said rookie cornerback Brandon Flowers, whose 37-yard fumble return set up Johnson's 1-yard TD run.

Denver01036-19Kansas City67317-33 First Quarter

KC-FG Novak 23, 9:05.

KC-FG Novak 21, 4:38.

Second Quarter

Den-Marshall 16 pass from Cutler (Prater kick), 8:53.

KC-L.Johnson 1 run (Novak kick), 2:43.

Den-FG Prater 56, :11.

Third Quarter

Den-FG Prater 51, 12:13.

KC-FG Novak 43, 8:43.

Fourth Quarter

KC-Gonzalez 10 pass from Huard (Novak kick), 12:40.

Den-FG Prater 22, 7:58.

KC-FG Novak 33, 3:49.

Den-FG Prater 33, 2:06.

KC-L.Johnson 16 run (Novak kick), 1:37.

A-74,623.

DenKCFirst downs2217Total Net Yards446370Rushes-yards22-9433-213Passing352157Punt Returns1-361-1Kickoff Returns8-1805-136Interceptions Ret.0-02-39Comp-Att-Int29-49-221-28-0Sacked-Yards Lost1-91-3Punts2-38.53-44.3Fumbles-Lost3-21-1Penalties-Yards3-225-45Time of Possession26:3733:23 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Denver, Young 11-49, Pittman 4-36, Hall 4-14, Cutler 2-6, Marshall 1-(minus 11). Kansas City, L.Johnson 28-198, K.Smith 2-9, Charles 2-7, Huard 1-(minus 1).

PASSING-Denver, Cutler 29-49-2-361. Kansas City, Huard 21-28-0-160.

RECEIVING-Denver, Royal 9-104, Stokley 7-80, Marshall 7-77, Graham 3-29, Pittman 2-45, Scheffler 1-26. Kansas City, Bowe 7-85, L.Johnson 5-0, Gonzalez 3-47, Cox 2-4, Charles 2-1, Webb 1-15, Franklin 1-8.

MISSED FIELD GOALS-Denver, Prater 28 (WR). Kansas City, Novak 48 (WR).

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