The Morning Fix: Victory Edition

But the images that stick are of something much more impressive, much more meaningful to this team going forward. Whatever happens the final two weeks of this season, playoffs or not, the Chiefs have found themselves a quarterback that has everyone’s confidence in a much different way than a year ago.

“He’s got some qualities that are very endearing to me, that I want in my quarterback,” coach Todd Haley says. “One of those is just the mental toughness, fortitude, and it showed up in a tough two weeks for him.”

“In my mind? No,” he said. “It wasn’t just my decision. It was the coaches’ evaluation throughout the week of practice to see where I was at. It was the doctors’. It was the trainers’. But we were all on the same page pretty much going into today, and today was when they officially said, ‘We’re going to let you go.’ ”

“It was a bad taste that we left in our mouths,” said rookie free safety Kendrick Lewis, who had two interceptions in Sunday’s 27-13 win against the Rams. We had to show some people that that wasn’t Kansas City Chiefs football.”

“It was a bad taste that we left in our mouths,” said rookie free safety Kendrick Lewis, who had two interceptions in Sunday’s 27-13 win against the Rams. We had to show some people that that wasn’t Kansas City Chiefs football.”

Thomas Jones became the NFL’s 25th player to rush for 10,000 yards, and scored the final touchdown on a 2-yard run with 3:26 to go, one play after Ron Bartell ran down Charles just shy of the goal line.

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