The Kansas City Chiefs got a huge AFC West victory Sunday in an ugly 10-6 win over the Denver Broncos.
The game sure wasn’t pretty but while the Chiefs committed numerous mental errors, they produced pretty well yardage-wise in all three phases of the game.
Let’s give out our game balls to the players on offense, defense and special teams who had the best games.
This one was tough because Jamaal Charles had his usual outstanding game with 116 rushing yards on 21 carries but Cassel’s efficiency was the reason the Chiefs won this game.
What was especially impressive Cassel’s performance is that he managed to have a pretty decent day even though Champ Bailey totally took Dwayne Bowe out of the equation.
Cassel’s most impressive play was his TD pass to Leonard Pope. Cassel rolled out on what looked like a busted screen play, stayed cool, threw a beautiful pump fake which froze Pope’s defender for just a moment allowing for the TD pass.
It was a big time play by Cassel who appears to be becoming a big time player.
This one was also tough but I have to give it to Carr. He was sensational, defending five passes and breaking up another where he laid a hard and legal hit on WR Jabaar Gafney. Brandon Flowers had Brandon Lloyd locked down most of the day and so Orton tried to pick on Carr but in the end, it looked like Carr was picking on Orton.
Ryan Succop made a nice 49-yard FG (twice) which helped KC stay out in front but it was Colquitt who had the best day kicking the ball.
Colquitt pinned the Broncos inside their own 20 on 4 of his 7 punts. He had a long of 59 yards and averaged 41.9 yards-per-punt. In a close game, Colquitt’s leg was golden.
We’ll be back tomorrow to honor the other top performers with our “Earning Their Arrowheads” series.
What do you think Addicts? Who gets your game balls? Remember, just one each for offense, defense and special teams.