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“We’ll know a little more on Wednesday and I’ll be able to give you more info. He’s a guy that I was really proud of in the game yesterday. I thought that while he was playing, he really did some real good things, especially in the run game. You saw a physical impact player in the run game and obviously made a big play for us and unfortunately then couldn’t continue. But, I had to drag him off the field once. Our trainer was over helping somebody else and he sneaks out on the field. And then, throughout the game, anybody that was watching, you saw this guy on the sideline, he’s the first one out there encouraging, talking, pushing those guys along, keeping their heads up. That’s another real good sign about this group of guys that we have here and why I believe that despite it looking dyer that it’s maybe not what it appears.”

The Chiefs finished with a positive turnover differential for the first time this season, recording two INTs while throwing one. The defensive takeaways kept Kansas City in the game despite a lopsided first half that saw the Chiefs gain just 34 total yards and no first downs.

Turnovers are the great equalizer in professional football and Sunday’s game was a perfect example.

Best feeling of the day – An actual sense of pride in my team. Or perhaps, just not an overwhelming sense of embarrassment. This team played with a lot of fight. They wanted to win, and you could tell they wanted to win. It’s kinda funny how easy it’s become to satisfy this fan, given how low the expectations have truly become. Or maybe, that isn’t funny at all? (Definitely don’t answer that one…)

“It eats at me more than it eats at anybody else in this locker room, the fact that we lost Sunday,” Succop said. “It hurts. … The thing that is hard is I know all the guys in the locker room are counting on me for those points. We’ve got to have them.”

It seems like an eternity ago that Succop produced one of the best rookie seasons by a kicker in NFL history.