Broncos sweep Chiefs, in control of AFC West

The Denver Broncos have taken control of the AFC West, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs for the second time, 35-28, on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Peyton Manning passed for 403 yards and five touchdowns, four to Eric Decker.

"I think he showed people why he's so great," said Decker, who caught eight passes for a career-high 174 yards. "How we run our offense, we're very versatile as far as going inside, outside, left, right, whatever it may be. Fortunately I had some play calls and took advantage of the opportunities I got."

The Broncos (10-2) are a game ahead of the Chiefs (9-3) in the division. Denver also has the top record in the AFC with John Fox set to return Monday from heart surgery.

"It was a great, gritty effort on the road," interim coach Jack Del Rio said. "We figured they would have some type of surge early and I loved the way our guys responded. It puts us in first place and now we'll go welcome Coach Fox back."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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