The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cleveland Browns today or their first 2-0 start since 2005. The accomplished this feat behind the tough play of their much improved defense.
How does 2-0 sound, Addicts?
Let me just say that again. 2-0.
The Chiefs still have a lot of work to do if they want to be a good football game but for tonight at least, none of that matter. No one expected the Chiefs to go from a bad team to a great team over night. What is important is that it is evident they are getting better.
It is time to hand out my game balls.
Offensive Game Ball:
The Offensive Line
The Browns came out determined to stop the Chiefs running game and while the Chiefs struggled to move the football at times, the offensive line did a great job opening up holes for Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles, particularly in the second half when the Chiefs were trying to ice the game. Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles ran well but for the most part, they took what the offensive line gave them. This is a great sign because if the Chiefs passing offense can open up a little bit, the O-Line has proved they can open up the holes needed to move the chains.
Defensive Game Ball:
It has got to be Brandon Flowers.
Flowers once again showed his versatility by not only locking down his own man but also making some key tackles on the open field. Oh, and he had an interception for a touchdown that turned out to be the difference in the game. If Flowers keeps this up, he could be Pro Bowl bound.
Special Teams Game Ball:
Todd Haley and the coaching staff.
While they weren’t on the field, the decision by Todd Haley and Steve Hoffman to keep the ball away from Joshua Cribbs by kicking away from him by any means necessary. The move hurt the Chiefs in the field position department but their defense was up to the challenge. Keeping the ball out of Cribbs’ hands was a tactical move and it paid off.
Offense: Tony Moeaki
Moeaki is the Chiefs leading receiver and was targeted 10 times by “Check Down Matt Cassel.” He is showing all the signs that he could be very special.
Defense: Derrick Johnson
DJ may not have had any big, big plays but he was once again all over the field making key tackles. It looks like Todd Haley is starting the right guy.
Special Teams: Ryan Succop
Succop hit all three of his FG attempts and accounted for 9 of the Chiefs 16 points.