Monday, November 23, 2009

Chiefs Win in an Upset

Sorry to rain on your parade, Steelers fans. I hope you had a good time anyway. (KC Star photo)
Well, here was the upset I thought the Chiefs had in them this year, then decided they were not good enough to pull this kind of upset. Despite being outgained offensively 515 yards to 282 yards, the Chiefs took advantage of Pittsburgh mistakes, were actually more effective on offensive third down plays, in general avoided bad penalties and negative plays and the defense bowed up when it had to and they won this game in OT 27-24. The game looked like it might be a blow out at half with the Steelers up by 10 and the KC offense not doing a thing, but the team showed guts and resourcefulness and was opportunistic. Chris Chambers was the offensive star with 4 catches for 119 yards. Ryan Succop and Jamal Charles were special team stars with Succop two for two in FGs including the OT winner. Charles ran back Pittsburgh's opening kickoff for a TD as well as contributing 58 yards rushing and 2 receptions including one for a TD. And defensively, Andy Studebaker was the star, with 4 tackles, 1 assist, half a QB sack and 2 interceptions. The defense was especially impressive in the fourth quarter and OT, getting to Ben Roethlisberger repeatedly.

This was a nice win. We're not ready for the playoffs, but I think this shows progress.

Who is this guy? Andy Studebaker returns his first interception deep into Steelers territory. (KC Star photo)

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