NFL: Kansas City 7, Denver 3

Jan. 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM

DENVER, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Dexter McCluster's scoring run was pivotal in Kansas City's 7-3 win over Denver Sunday, but the Broncos still backed into a division title and the post-season.

Kyle Orton, who was released by the Broncos earlier in the season, went 15-of-29 through the air for 180 and didn't throw an interception for the Chiefs (7-9).

Kansas City got the game's only touchdown on McCluster's 21-yard scamper in the first quarter.

Tim Tebow was limited to a mere 60 passing yards on 6-of-22 efficiency, but the Broncos (8-8) won the AFC West nonetheless after Oakland fell to San Diego Sunday.

Tebow couldn't find another miracle comeback and the Broncos now take a three-game losing streak into the post-season.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
New York Yankees take care of distracted Los Angeles Angels
Burnett, homers propel Pittsburgh Pirates over Detroit Tigers
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Women's World Cup: Own goal sends Japan to final
Phil Mickelson tied to $3 million gambling ring, ESPN reports