Dustin Colquitt

Broncos have fallen to seventh in AFC playoff race

Brandon McManus was wide left and now the defending Super Bowl champs are on the outside looking in on the AFC playoff race, too.

The Kansas City Chiefs capitalized on short field position following McManus' missed 62-yard attempt to drive down and win it 30-27 on Cairo Santos' 34-yarder that clanked off the left upright and over the crossbar in the final second of overtime Sunday night.

That left the Chiefs (8-3) a game behind Oakland (9-2) in the AFC West while the Broncos (7-4) slipped behind the Dolphins (7-4) for the current final playoff spot.

In pregame remarks on the NBC broadcast, DeMarcus Ware called this "a must-win game for us. And this right here...