Drew Lock rushes for 2 TDs, Broncos fall to Chiefs 28-24 in season finale

By Jon Heath

The Denver Broncos put up a good fight, but they weren’t able to overcome the Kansas City Chiefs in their season finale on Saturday evening.

Making his third-straight start in the place of injured starter Teddy Bridgewater (concussion), quarterback Drew Lock went 12-of-24 passing for 162 yards with no touchdowns and no turnovers. Lock also rushed for 35 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss.

Lock tied things up with a five-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter.

Lock later added a 23-yard rushing touchdown to give Denver a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.

After falling behind 17-14, running back Melvin Gordon rushed 47 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-17.

Denver later blew a 21-20 lead midway through the fourth quarter when Gordon fumbled and Kansas City returned it 86 yards for a touchdown. Following a successful two-point conversion, the Chiefs took a 28-21 lead.

Denver later added a field goal to make it 28-24, but KC held on to win.

The Broncos’ season is now over and the big date to watch is Black Monday next week, a day when NFL teams part ways with under-performing coaches. Denver is expected to part ways with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and special teams coordinator Tom McMahon, but the fate of head coach Vic Fangio is uncertain.

Following a 7-10 season, Broncos Wire will have coverage of all of the team’s coaching decisions in the coming days.

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