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After review, relieved Chiefs win

By Associated Press
Published December 5, 2005

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs gained a much-needed victory, and greater respect for the courage of officials viewing instant replay.

Reversing a crucial call on the field, referee Bill Leavy took a first down from Denver near midfield with 2:01 to play. The Chiefs, relieved of the danger of facing a final threat from the Broncos offense, ran the clock down to three seconds to win it.

"Sometimes it's just a lot easier for them to go with the flow of the game and not make the big reversal," Chiefs guard Brian Waters said. "I think that was a gutsy call."

Mike Anderson, on fourth and 1 from the Denver 47, plunged into the right side of the line. Officials on the field gave him a first down and Chiefs players protested.

Trent Green threw two touchdowns and Larry Johnson rushed for 140 yards and two scores for the Chiefs.

Denver's Jake Plummer, who went 229 passes without an interception until Dallas got one on Thanksgiving Day, was picked off Sunday by former USF standout Kawika Mitchell on his first throw of the second half.

NOTABLE: Johnson's fifth straight 100-yard rushing game tied a club record set by Priest Holmes in 2002.

[Last modified December 5, 2005, 03:00:29]


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