Patrick Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-23 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday night.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) avoids a the tackle of Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Chiefs (4-0) took a two-game lead over the Broncos (2-2) in the AFC West with their sixth straight win over their rivals.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) escapes the tackle of Denver Broncos defensive back Darian Stewart (26) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Down 23-13, Mahomes directed a 12-play, 75-yard drive that ate up more than six minutes and culminated with a 2-yard TD toss to tight end Travis Kelce, then added a 60-yard touchdown drive, handing off to Kareem Hunt for the 4-yard score with 1:39 remaining.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid points to fans after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Denver. The Chiefs won 27-23. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) greets Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum (4) after an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Denver. The Chiefs won 27-23. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

It was the first time since 2004 that the Broncos blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead at home.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) is knocked out of bounds for an incomplete pass by Denver Broncos defensive back Darian Stewart (26) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Denver abandoned its successful ground game in favor of three-wide receiver sets that resulted in a quick three-and-out in between Kansas City’s scoring drives.

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley (17) stiff arms Denver Broncos defensive back Chris Harris (25) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Eric Murray (21) celebrates his interception against the Denver Broncos with cornerback Charvarius Ward (35) and cornerback Steven Nelson (20) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Source: The Associated Press

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