Posted: Nov 15, 2010 8:59 AM by Bea Karnes
Updated: Nov 15, 2010 11:57 AM
DENVER (AP) - A dozen years after retiring, John Elway still can spark the Denver Broncos.
Energized by the Hall of Fame quarterback's pep talk last week, the Broncos rolled to a 49-29 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in their highest-scoring game in five years.
Relying on a steady rushing attack, a solid defense and a quick early lead, the Broncos (3-6) snapped a four-game skid and pulled within two games of the Chiefs (5-4) and Raiders in the middling AFC West.
The last time the Broncos played at home, they were humiliated 59-14 by Oakland.
Linebacker Mario Haggan said the team owed a better showing to its fans.