Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wrap-up: Chiefs 42, Seahawks 24
By Bill Williamson
A look at the surging Kansas City Chiefs and their 42-24 win against the Seattle Seahawks:
What it means: The Chiefs continue to put themselves in fine position to win the AFC West. They are now 7-4. They lead Oakland, 5-6, by two games. San Diego, 5-5, by a game and a half going into the Chargers' game at Indianapolis.
Tomorrow’s talker: What an offense. Kansas City has scored 102 points in the past three games. What is particularly exciting for the Chiefs is that they have shown great balance. The Chiefs ran for 270 yards and passed for 233 yards. Jamaal Charles had 173 yards rushing on 22 carries. Matt Cassel threw four touchdown passes and he was not intercepted. He has thrown 22 touchdown passes and he has been picked off just four times. Dwayne Bowe continued his incredible run. He had 13 catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns. Bowe has 32 catches for 468 yards and seven touchdown catches in the past three games.
Road sweet road: This was an important win for the Chiefs, because they showed they can win on the road. Kansas City had lost four straight road games. It is now 2-6 on the road. Seattle might not be a great team, but it is a difficult place to play. So, this will give Kansas City confidence away from home down the stretch.
What’s next: The Chiefs get a chance for redemption or their worst game of the season when they host Denver. Two weeks ago, Denver hammered Kansas City, 49-29 and, led 35-0 in the second quarter. Denver has since lost two and a row and is 3-8.