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NFL Standings Week 12: Denver Broncos Own 2nd Place After KC Chiefs Crushed By New England Patriots

The Denver Broncos are in sole possession of second place in the AFC West after the Kansas City Chiefs fell to 4-6 on Monday night. The Chiefs fell to the New England Patriots, 34-3.

The Chiefs had a game that just about everyone predicted. Tyler Palko started in place of Matt Cassel and then threw three interceptions in the game. He did complete 25-of-38 passes for 236 yards, which looks somewhat decent compared to Tom Brady's game. While Brady wasn't his usual self, he did complete 15-of-27 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns passes.

The Chiefs had kept the game close through the first quarter, as the team had a 3-0 lead at the end of it. Ryan Succop kicked a field goal with 90 seconds left in the quarter. But it was a steady advance for the Patriots after that.

The Broncos can put more distance behind them by defeating the Chargers this Sunday. The Chiefs have another tough matchup when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. The Raiders will have a tough game against a Bears team that is on a five-game winning streak.

AFC West Standings

Oakland 6 4 0 235 254
Denver 5 5 0 205 247
Kansas City 4 6 0 144 252
San Diego 4 6 0 236 259

(updated 11.22.2011 at 12:00:00 AM EST)

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