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The mental finish to Broncos v Chiefs had 2 touchdowns in just 9 seconds

How did the Chiefs throw this one away?

PEYTON MANNING AND the Denver Broncos don’t look particularly strong this season but somehow — somehow — they are 2-0 after a miracle escape on Thursday Night Football.

The Broncos trailed the Kansas City Chiefs 24-17 with just over two minutes to play last night when Manning took the ball and drove his team the length of the field.

With 40 seconds left on the clock, he fired this 19-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders for a touchdown and the Broncos tied things up at 24-24.

At that point, the game looked set for overtime although some smart clock management and a few big plays from the Chiefs would have put them in position to kick a field goal and escape with a win.

But then star running back Jamaal Charles did this on the very first play of the next drive and, with a second TD in the space of nine seconds, the Broncos had pulled off a unlikely 31-24 win.

9-time All-Ireland winner Jackie Tyrell puts his NFL knowledge to the test

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