[Kansas City.com] It almost hurt to watch Larry Johnson slip on a sweatshirt after Sunday’s game at Invesco Field.
He was so sore after running 27 times and catching five passes in the Chiefs’ 9-6 overtime loss to the Broncos that he could barely move.
The hurt on Johnson’s body didn’t compare to the hurt he felt inside, though.
“I blame myself,” said Johnson, an All-Pro running back. His final numbers – 126 rushing yards, 41 receiving yards – were pretty good. Afterward, however, he still hadn’t forgotten his fumble at the Denver 6 that ended Kansas City’s opening drive.
“It never came out of my mind,” he said. “When you’re like 5 yards from the zone, that’s something you can’t do, not against this team. I knew how it felt to win a game. Now I know how it feels to lose a game.”
Despite the early fumble, Johnson’s performance gave the Chiefs a chance to steal a game from the Broncos. Johnson averaged 4.7 yards per carry, including runs of 17 and 24 yards, against a Denver defense designed to stop him.