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Broncos ‘neck and neck’ with Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs, claims LT Garrett Bolles

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With a 2-4 record in the early stages of the season, Denver Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles is not lacking any confidence in his team. He refuses to give in when asked how his team compares to current AFC West division leader Kansas City Chiefs, as per Denver Post‘s Sean Keeler.

The two teams met in a lopsided affair in Week 7 that ultimately went the way of the reigning Super Bowl champions. The Chiefs immediately led from kickoff to which the lead ballooned to a 24-9 lead at halftime.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was having a rough day on the field but his teammates were ready to pick up the slack. His team’s defense showed out to limit a dismal Broncos offense to only seven points in the entire second half. Mahomes ultimately finished with 200 passing yards on 15-of-23 passes completed and a passing touchdown.

The 25-year-old gunslinger also extended his NFL-leading scoring streak to 17 consecutive games with a touchdown hit to wide receiver Tyreek Hill early in the fourth quarter of the game.

The newly-acquired running back in Le’Veon Bell also saw his first action as a Chief and finished with 39 rushing yards on six carries while rookie ball-carrier Clyde Edwards-Helaire generated 46 rushing yards on eight carries and a rushing touchdown.

The Broncos also had running back Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay healthy for the first time since the opening game but the latter abruptly left the game after suffering a concussion before halftime.

The Chiefs ultimately clobbered the Broncos 43-16 to improve to a 6-1 record atop the AFC West division. Perhaps Bolles will have a different opinion on the Chiefs when the two divisional rivals face again on December 6.