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Chiefs 27, Broncos 24

Denver falls to Kansas City in their final game of the season. Photos by Christian Murdock

Fans arrive bundled up as the temperature on the scoreboard reads 16 degrees inside Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver before the start of the Denver/Kansas City game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans arrive bundled up as the temperature on the scoreboard reads 16 degrees inside Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver before the start of the Denver/Kansas City game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans boo for the Chiefs as they enter the field for the start of the Denver/Kansas City game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans boo for the Chiefs as they enter the field for the start of the Denver/Kansas City game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos cheerleaders walk onto the field before the start of the Kansas City/Denver game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos cheerleaders walk onto the field before the start of the Kansas City/Denver game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Walker sacks Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Walker sacks Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos running back Devontae Booker races downfield for a 25-yard gain to the KC 12-yard line during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos running back Devontae Booker races downfield for a 25-yard gain to the KC 12-yard line during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos running back C.J. Anderson waves to the crowd as he runs onto the field during the player introduction before Denver’s game against Kansas City  Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson waves to the crowd as he runs onto the field during the player introduction before Denver’s game against Kansas City Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos running back C.J. Anderson runs past Chiefs defenders Ramik Wilson, left, and Eric Murray for five yards and a first down at the KC 34-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson runs past Chiefs defenders Ramik Wilson, left, and Eric Murray for five yards and a first down at the KC 34-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch warms up before the start of the Denver/Kansas City game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch warms up before the start of the Denver/Kansas City game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch runs for six yards while escaping pressure from the Chiefs defense during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch runs for six yards while escaping pressure from the Chiefs defense during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch throws downfield against the Chiefs during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch throws downfield against the Chiefs during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch warms his hands on the Broncos’ heated bench before throwing passes before the start of the Denver/Kansas City game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The temperature on the scoreboard read 16 degrees.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch warms his hands on the Broncos’ heated bench before throwing passes before the start of the Denver/Kansas City game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The temperature on the scoreboard read 16 degrees. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos wide receiver Dmaryius Thomas is tackled by Chiefs cornerback Kenneth Acker a 33-yard reception to the KC 24-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos wide receiver Dmaryius Thomas is tackled by Chiefs cornerback Kenneth Acker a 33-yard reception to the KC 24-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Chiefs inside linebacker Ukeme Eligwe hits Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch as he throws during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Chiefs inside linebacker Ukeme Eligwe hits Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch as he throws during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos running back C.J. Anderson pushes his way to a 9-yard gain against the Chiefs during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson pushes his way to a 9-yard gain against the Chiefs during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph walks the sidelines during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph walks the sidelines during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos running back De’Angelo Henderson drives past Chiefs defenders Kenneth Acker and Keith Reaser for a touchdown during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos running back De’Angelo Henderson drives past Chiefs defenders Kenneth Acker and Keith Reaser for a touchdown during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor makes a catch over the pass interference of Kansas City cornerback Terrance Mitchell to the Chiefs 39-yard line during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor makes a catch over the pass interference of Kansas City cornerback Terrance Mitchell to the Chiefs 39-yard line during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Chiefs inside linebacker Terrance Smith intercepts a pass intended for Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor, on the ground, during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Chiefs inside linebacker Terrance Smith intercepts a pass intended for Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor, on the ground, during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Kansas City outside linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon sacks Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch during the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Kansas City outside linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon sacks Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch during the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos nose tackle Kyle Peko sacks Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos nose tackle Kyle Peko sacks Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos running back De’Angelo Henderson leaps past Chiefs outside linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon for a five-yard gain during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos running back De’Angelo Henderson leaps past Chiefs outside linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon for a five-yard gain during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos inside linebacker Zaire Anderson, right, picks up a fumble by Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray, center, and runs it back for a touchdown during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos inside linebacker Zaire Anderson, right, picks up a fumble by Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray, center, and runs it back for a touchdown during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph walks the sidelines during the fourth quarter against Kansas City Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph walks the sidelines during the fourth quarter against Kansas City Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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