Chiefs coach Crennel pulls team together

Updated: December 2, 2012, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One day after the shocking murder-suicide involving linebacker Jovan Belcher, the Kansas Chiefs played their finest game of the season and beat Carolina 27-21.

No turnovers. Just one penalty. And almost to a man Sunday, they praised the leadership of their embattled coach, Romeo Crennel.

The previous day, Crennel had stood alongside general manager Scott Pioli in the Chiefs parking lot and saw Belcher put a gun to his head and pull the trigger.

"It was tough, ...

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