The Kansas City Chiefs showed they haven’t given up on the 2011 season by going on the road and beating the Chicago Bears.
The Chiefs got key contributions from a number of players on both sides of the ball but the story of the game was a KC defense that stifled the Bears all game long. Chicago RB Matt Forte went down with an injury after Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson’s helmet crashed into his right knee on a tackle. Forte only logged five carries in the game and was replaced by Marion Barber. The Chiefs defense was able to hold Barber in check.
KC also managed some solid pass rush getting sacks from, and this isn’t a typo, Tyson Jackson and John McGraw.
More after the jump.
The player of the game for me, however, was surging OLB Justin Houston. After a slow start to the season, Houston appears to be adjusting to the pro game rapidly. He had three sacks, three tackles for a loss and a pass defense to go along with his seven tackles, according to the box score.
When all was said and done, the KC defense recorded seven sacks, 10 tackles for a loss, six pass defenses and three interceptions. It was a masterful performance by Romeo Crennel’s unit and was an excellent sign for the defense moving forward.
It was a fantastic win for the Chiefs. We have lots to talk about so join us live at 3:30 p.m. Central for the Chiefs Post Game Show on AA Radio.