Rapid Reaction: Chiefs 7, Broncos 3

January, 1, 2012
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DENVER – A look at a game that the Broncos let slip out of their hands.

What it means: We don’t know yet. If San Diego beats Oakland, the Broncos will back into the AFC West division title. If the Raiders win, they will win the title. Denver is 8-8. Kansas City ended its season at 7-9.

Crennel makes big push for job: I wouldn’t be surprised if interim Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel is promoted to the permanent coach soon. The Chiefs went 2-1 under Crennel after he took over for Todd Haley, including a win over Green Bay. It was the Packers’ only loss of the season. Players love Crennel and he fits what the Chiefs want to do.

Orton gets his revenge: Former Denver quarterback Kyle Orton wasn’t great against the Broncos, but he was better than Tim Tebow -- who replaced Orton as Denver’s starter -- in Week 5. You bet Orton is going to enjoy this win.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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