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Chiefs Beat Saints In OT Thriller, 27-24


The Kansas City Chiefs are winless no more!

Thanks to an outstanding day by Jamaal Charles and a terrific day by Justin Houston, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New Orleans Saints 27-24 in overtime.

The Chiefs looked to be heading to their second straight 0-3 season but they showed the kind of grit and resolve Chiefs fans have been begging for all season long.

Two records were set today in New Orleans. RB Jamaal Charles broke off a 91-yard run to set the franchise record for the longest run by a Chief ever. Kicker Ryan Succop was a perfect six for six on his FG tries, including hitting the game-winner. Succop set the record for the most successful kicks ever by a Chief in a single game.

Justin Houston put the Chiefs in position to tie the game when he sacked Drew Brees for a safety in the 4th quarter.

Even Romeo Crennel deserves a nod here. I was mad that he essentially played for OT at the end of the 4th quarter but his decision to go for it on 4th and short in OT was what made the difference here. Good job, coach!

Those were your four heroes in this one. There were some injuries and there will be plenty to talk about from this game but for now, it is time to celebrate. Chiefs fans have earned it.

Who are your players of the game?

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  • mike in sd

    I want my AA RAIDO patty

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I will get it back for you soon, I promise.

      • mike in sd

        Ill be emailing u a ton of pics from the chargers game this year

        An on a side note my wife said im sleeping on the couch for my chiefs beating her saints an i also spilled my drink on her when i jumped up when we won

  • mike in sd

    An also paddy it was the hole team who won it all the way they finally shown us some heart

  • micah stephenson

    WHO DAT SAID THEY GON BEAT THEM CHIEFS!!!! :)

  • kcfaninsdusmc

    I would say CASSEL he made the throws when needed, and eventhough he threw one int i would say he had a solid day, managing the game.

    • chiefx22

      Cassel made throws? He got DMC hurt, got Hillis hurt, tried to kill his wr’s by hanging them up to dry. And those were the passes that were “on target” when they weren’t wobbling after the duck calls. Even Romeo didn’t trust Cassel at the end of the 4th quarter and took the ball out of his hands. We won in spite of Cassel trying to “manage” to lose it.

      • micah stephenson

        Is this guy serious yall? He got Dexter and Hillis hurt? Only if is his fualt both wur tackled by a breeze from the fan set up on high. On hillis’s catch wur else cud u put the ball? And if dexter wasnt 3 foot 7 he wudnt hav to had reached up that lil smidget he had to. Let me add wrs get n hurt by open air to the list of things thats Cassels fualt

        • Jim Harper

          You are wrong Micah. Cassel was off target alot today. We were lucky not to lose Bowe and Baldwin too. Credit the receivers for going up to get everything they could, but high throws will get your receivers defenseless and injured

          • Danny W

            That would mean Micah is wrong and that in itself just can’t happen.

          • micah stephenson

            I can admit wen im wrong. Im not defending Cassel anymore. But on the play wen dexter and hillis hurt themselves they wur both tackled by open air. How is it Cassel fualt they cant handle a pass that aint perfectly laid in they hands like all the other wrs in the nfl or get tackled by open air? If it was any other QB it wud be “aww the wr has to go up and get that. Help the QB out” wen its Cassel its cassel sucks. I keep telln yall im ready for a new QB so Cassel wont hav to b yall scapegoat for everything.

        • big chief

          Some people will find a reason to bitch win or lose. I just quit listening. Matt Cassel is the starting quarterback for my favorite team and I’ll cheer him on and support him until he’s not. Fairweather fans and whiny ass people who live to claim to be fans but still trash the team after a great gutty win just make me sick.

          • chiefx22

            I’m a die hard fan. I fly 1700 miles for each home game. I root for my team with all I have, but if your kid started dating a coked out stripper, wouldn’t you tell him to switch gf’s? Being a fan, doesn’t mean I have to be a lemming.

          • KCMikeG

            There is no hope for many on here big chief. Can’t figure out why success can’t be savored or why you would want to spend the time on a team/administration that disgusts and angers them so much. Always looking for the problem to wallow in and don’t you dare question the hate.

          • chiefx22

            I’m extremely happy with the victory today. The Chiefs have the most talented 52 man roster in the league. The fact that the rest of the team rose up and made up for Cassel today proves just how good this team is.

          • Danny W

            How long will you watch and be content with mediocre play at the most important position on the team? I’m happy the Chiefs won but looking forward know we can’t do that week in and week out because you don’t normally win in spite of the quarterback. We can’t play the 32nd ranked defense every week. I spend a lot of money on the Chiefs because I’m obsessed with them win or lose. That said I watch because I want them to win a Super Bowl because it’s why they play. It’s not just to entertain on Sundays because you don’t have another hobby. I wan’t to win a Super Bowl or hell for that matter just win a fucking playoff game! Don’t you want the same or are you just content with a win in the regular season?

        • chiefx22

          McCluster had to go for a typical errant ball. When he came down he dislocated his elbow. Had Cassel been able to hit a wide open receiver 5 yards away, McCluster would still be playing now. I saw two receivers land on their heads after jumping high over the middle and getting blasted by defensive backs. So yes, he’s going to get our wr’s hurt if he keeps throwing target practice up high over the middle.

          • micah stephenson

            If our wrs cant beat the dbs and get deep and they too weak to play the middle of the field wur else can they play?

        • Chiefswatch

          Retarded bro. Dexter’s injury is on Cassel no doubt about it.

        • KCMikeG

          Don’t waste your time Micah. They are hopeless. The hate has seeped in so deep there’s no saving them. Didn’t you see Cassel jump on Hudson when he wasn’t looking and hurt him too? Might as well make it a trifecta. Pathetic that we can’t celebrate this fantastic comeback victory because attacking our QB is more fun.

          • chiefx22

            Michael, you converted me. I’m voting Cassel in the Pro Bowl. Did you see him turn around at the end of the game and hand the ball off. Man what a hand off. That was the very play right before the FG. If he hadn’t taken the snap and handed that ball off the game would have been lost for sure. I’ll make sure Cassel is in my prayers tonight so that next week he can hand the ball off with such grace again. What a game Cassel! What’s funny is, he didn’t even do that right when he tripped Charles in the back field in the fourth quarter.

          • Danny W

            Pray for Cassel? I think some expect you to pray to Cassel. :-)

    • bud

      honestly i can NOT understand this angle. cassel looked as inefective as always. (he really tried to lose this game but Charles and co. wouldnt have it today) the ONLY completions he made today were dink offs or outstanding catches by position receivers. largely because of Cassel, Dexter went out today with an injury. then he tried to take out Bowe and Charles a few minutes later.

      ALSO, he threw into double coverage so many random times, constantly over/under threw receivers – and lame ducked a ridiculous interception. In my view he did more harm then good today.

      • bud

        P.S. did you see him trip Charles once and Hillis another time?

        • chiefx22

          Yes. He was tired of Charles putting up gaudy numbers. “Charles, sorry bud, but if you’re gonna do that, then I need to trip you, since i can’t mess up handing off the ball”

    • KCMikeG

      Converted multiple 3rd downs and TWO 4th downs too.

  • tm1946

    Very watchable game, helps we won.

  • Scott Zupek

    Sure do wish we had a quarterback that the fans and the team (if the fans can’t how can his teamates) felt confident in. McCluster is out because of Cassel’s bad throw. Dwayne Bowe almost lost his knee cap because of Matt Cassel’s throw. I honestly think that Brady Quinn would be the better option. While BQ isn’t amazing, he has thing’s that MC doesn’t. He actually reads his receivers, checks the ball and doesn’t expect the receiver to kill themselves to make a play. I think that Elvis Grbac could’ve won the game today because the chiefs TEAM was amazing. Now just improve our head offensive “leadeR” and we should continue to win. Lets get real though, this won’t happen. 25 years as a chiefs fan and I have NEVER had such disbelief in the front office as I do now. And MC still being in the game says it all.

    Good win today TEAM. Now if we could only give you the best tools out there, on the team now, to win more easily.

    • Frank

      Quit blaming Cassell. We won because he was efficient and played well. We throw loses on him, he gets the win. There were plenty of balls he threw thiw week and others that were catchable and missed. Players getting hurt is part of the game unfortunately. If we lose it is Cassell’s fault. If we win, it is in spite of him. I wish we had traded everything for RG3, but Cassell ran an offense that got us a win today. Give the guy credit. If nothing else, the team is playing for him. Go with it.

      • KCMikeG

        Right on! Tired of the losses are his fault but no credit for wins. He made completion after completion on 3rd downs to keep the drives alive – he even converted TWO 4th downs! I love the fight in this team! Never give up!

        • Chiefswatch

          Yea he also cost us 14 points and Dex for possibly the season. But all in all it was a great performance…..Do you ever stop? I will give him credit for not being terrible but seriously dude he had a very mediocre game.

          • KCMikeG

            Do you ever stop? I was commenting to Frank not you. All I said is he converted multiple 3rd downs and TWO 4th downs. You and I will obviously never agree so lets just agree to disagree and I’ll move on enjoying the great comeback victory.

          • Danny W

            No he never stops. We could have lost today and he would have been praising Matt Cassel. Don’t worry though as soon as we get a new quarterback he will all of the sudden start bashing Cassel. It’s hilarious.

      • Scott Zupek

        I disagree. I think the team doesn’t play for him, but plays for the team. Bowe’s body language says he can’t stand Cassel’s bad throws, but he puts his body up for the team. Yay we won 1 out of 3 (sarcasm). Imagine all those bad passes and fumbles that never happened. Who knows what might of happened. COuld be the same result or we could be sitting at 2-1 or even 3-0.

        Just wait till the end of the season, you’ll be singing the same song. Don’t you remember this problem last year? Before he got hurt?

        • Frank

          Body language? You mean “man, I should have caught that one, it was in my hands. Probably missed out on a TD”. Are you seriously suggesting that being 1-2 is Cassells’ fault? Our Defense couldn’t stop my sons peewee team in the first 2 games. Go back an see how many dropped passes there were that would have kept us moving/scoring. Momentum changing missed field goals. Were the INTs and Fumbles alls his issue? or tipped balls and bad blocking? Combo of all of the above. BS play calling in the first 2. We outthought ourselves. I much preferred asserting ourselves and saying this is us, we either win or lose. Check out the coaches press conferences that show no fire, no direction, no identity. Again, I would rather have RG3 or Luck, but we have Cassell. He did his job today. I saw guys running hard, going up for the tough balls, and I didn’t see Cassell on his back much. Guys don’t do that if they don’t believe in Cassell. And yes, they also believe in the team/themselves.
          Also, I will be there when Cassell screws the pooch and we lose because of him. I will call that like it is too. And, for the love of football, let’s get a franchise QB. You think Joey M wants to come back?

          • John

            Mmmm I guess you feel that any throw by Cassel in the general area should be considered catchable. His WR’s bailed him out over and over today. His shitty passing got DMC hurt. he hung Bowe out to dry, he hung Baldwin out to dry, he hung Charles out to dry. He is horrible and we did win in spite of him.

          • Frank

            This isn’t HS ball. QBs throw balls into tough situations. WRs have to “go up and get the ball”. And yes, when he hits them in the hands with the ball they should catch it.
            Best regards,
            Frank

          • Jim Harper

            All true

          • KCMikeG

            Come on Big Jim. McCluster went up for a high pass yes but it is not Cassel’s fault that he came down on his arm wrong. Shit happens and McCluster could have just as easily wrapped both arms around the ball and rolled over. It was an extreme effort on his part to try to stay up to move the ball forward. How sad is it that even when we win we are reduced to arguing about Cassel or Pioli or the coach of the week?

          • chiefx22

            Ok. I need to know. How much does Cassel’s agent pay you to shoot down the other 95% of the Chiefs fans when they realize he SUUCCCCCKKKKKSSS!!! He continuously put his receivers in harms way. McCluster’s injury was something bound to happen based on how Cassel over throws almost all his passes.

          • Danny W

            Dude you’ve carried the mantle so nicely today. Usually it is someone else who has to say Matt Cassel sucked today and we won in spite of him. Keep coming around brother. People like you are what makes this site a really good one.

          • KCMikeG

            No payment required. It’s free and it’s called loyalty and is part of being a fan.

          • chiefx22

            When your son brings home a coked out stripper as a gf, will you support him as he continues to date her, or will you try to teach him that he’s dating the wrong girl? It’s called waking up and facing the facts. You’d rather be a lemming than tell your friends what’s wrong with them.

          • KCMikeG

            Yes – every ball in the general area is catchable. That’s what professional receivers think and are paid big money to do. Just to save you arguing with me I’ll support my comment with an NFL WR’s own words. Brandon Lloyd says “I take pride in that I feel like every ball is catchable,” he said.
            Even at 6-0, Lloyd is actually among the taller of Patriots wide receivers (Jabar Gaffney stands tallest at 6-2). But he has been known for his ability to go up top and pluck the ball from the air, even in spots not many believe he could get to. He thanks his strong work ethic in practice, and his days as a high jumper back in his high school, for honing in that ability.” Here’s the link: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/08/06/patriots-lloyd-i-feel-like-every-ball-is-catchable/Maybe we should start looking for WR’s that think this way too if it is an issue with ours.
            I know Cassel makes mistakes and some of his throws are really bad but he is not an elite QB – No one not even Micah has ever called him that. But to hate on him and blame everything on him while ignoring any contribution he makes is just not realistic.

          • KCMikeG

            Every pass Cassel throws needs to be dead on. Drops are Not the WR’s fault. Unblocked pass rushers are due to Cassel’s fault too. Receivers should never have to reach or jump or dive. What’s wrong with you Frank don’t you watch the other games? None of their receivers have to ever leave their feet and none of them ever get hit going for a less than perfect throw as all the other QB’s are the best and Cassel will always suck – no matter what.

            By the way one of the best QB’s last year Brees is 0-3 so is Weeden. RGIII, Luck, Tannehill, Gabbert, Locker, Superman Cam, Freeman, Bradford, Big Ben, Stafford, Palmer, even the great Peyton Manning are ALL 1-2. Either Brady or Flaco and either Wilson or the best QB in the NFL Rodgers will be joining the 1-2 list by Tuesday morning. Cassel sucks and the haters say stats don’t matter only wins over losses. Cassel is 1-2. Well there you go.

          • Frank

            What is your point with that QB ramble?

            That lots of great QBs are having a bad start to the season?

            Best regards,
            Frank

          • KCMikeG

            Hey buddy I’m on your side. My point is that the criticisms of Cassel are created in a vacuum like he is the only QB to make mistakes. My point is also why is there so much hate for Cassel when all of these high picks and great QB’s have their teams right where we are at 1-2 with him? WINS are ALL that really matter at the end of the season. Stats are just frosting on the cake.

          • chiefx22

            Those guys are a positive on their teams and are playing well, but the team is still losing despite them playing well. According to your logic, you think the only quarterback I think is any good is the one that wins the Super Bowl. No. But my idea of a good QB is a little higher than someone that can hand the ball off to Jamaal Charles and hope the defense can get a safety to bail him out of his 65.7 qb rating. I’d be extremely annoyed sitting next to you during the game cheering for Cassel when he hands a ball off every play. “Way to go Cassel, you got the snap!”

          • KCMikeG

            Thank goodness you don’t sit by me! Sorry if my cheering for our QB in our stadium annoys you – not. I know those guys are positives on their teams. Point is they must suck too if they can’t lift their team and carry them to victory. Isn’t that what you all say elite QB’s do? So why are these promising young QB’s and established ELITE QB’s like Brady overcoming their shitty teams? How about Brady at NE = 1-2 just like us.

          • chiefx22

            I’m sorry. Where did I say elite quarterbacks win every game? I must have missed that quote… please point it out where I said it. What I said is Cassel SUUUUUUCCCCCKed today and did NOTHING but put up a 65.7 and does not deserve credit for today’s win. Brady had a great game, but his defense gave up too many points. I would take Brady with two broken arms and a torn ACL over Cassel any day. I can’t believe you are really comparing Brady to Cassel. Have you lost your mind?

          • KCMikeG

            I wasn’t comparing Brady to Cassel. I was simply stating that even the most promising young top draft picks and some of the most elite QB’s in the league have led their teams to the exact same record (which is ALL that matters) as Cassel has led us to. You obviously are the one needing to check the lost & found for your brain as anyone one short of God couldn’t even get on the field with broken arms and ACL’s. It is this type of ridiculous and outlandish comment that serves no purpose.

      • chiefsx22

        We won in SPITE of Cassel. Cassel caused two turnovers to start the second half. Apparently he was scared that we were too close at half and needed to pad the Saints lead. Thankfully, Daboll allowed Charles to win the game. I give credit where credit is due. Romeo having the guts to go for two 4th downs, Charles for putting up over 200 yards on the ground, and the front 7 that pressured and shut down the Saints in the second half. Cassel did everything he could to stop the Chiefs, including tripping Charles when he had the hot hand.

        • Frank

          BS. He extended the play converted 3rd and 10 to keep us moving for the tying FG. Give credit where it is due. He did his job. Lead a 4th qtr comeback. INTs happen to all QBs. If his name was Favre, Manning, Brees, etc. everyone would be saying what a great QB he is with the comeback. Best regards,
          Frank

          • Chiefx22

            With 1:10 left to go in the 4th quarter, the Chiefs had the ball at the 30 of the Saints. Romeo was so scared of Cassel throwing an INT, or fumbling, he decided to not try to score a touchdown in regulation and relied on a 43 yard field goal. I have NEVER seen such a lack of confidence ever by a head coach in his quarterback.

          • Frank

            I completely agree with the FG decision. Going for the TD is high risk and he showed lots of confidence going for it on 4th instead of punting. We were gnashing NO on the ground, why try to throw.
            RAC made calls that won the game. I have yet to hear cries of how we lost in spite of great PlY calling. That would be new for me. Just we won in spite of HCs or QBs.
            You are full of it or you don’t watch much NFL to say you have never seen such a lack of confidence.
            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            You’re telling me that if you had Drew Brees, Alex Smith, Andrew Luck, Weeden, or my grand mother, you wouldn’t have gone for the win? The Chiefs had 1:10 to go 30 yards and they didn’t try to throw the ball once. You would hope that your kicker can make a 43 yard fg, and then hope you win the coin flip and then hope you can get back into fg range?

          • Frank

            Alex Smith, Luck, Weeden???. Really? No I wouldn’t.

            Manning, Marino, Elway, Montana, Favre would be better examples.

            Bur, I wouldn’t want to throw in general. I would have liked to rush more. We gashed them on the ground. Our receivers drop too much.
            Our D was playing lights out in Q4. The flip didn’t scare me.

            You tire me in this discussion. You just want to bash players whether they hurt us or help us. Just keep on with your hater attitude. It is very helpful.

            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            Here is a stat for you 65.3. That was his QB rating. Let’s see here, let me look this up….yup THAT”S HORRIBLE. 65.3 and you are saying he had a good game? I can see why you are bored of this conversation cause you have no evidence to back up your hypothesis that Cassel had a good game and have no football common sense. Name me one game where a quarterback had a 65.3 and then was discussed how he had a good game.

            I have NEVER seen a coach run out the clock inside of the opposing 30 to get to OT. IF you can provide me an example, I’ll be more than happy to say you are right. However, you won’t find one cause no coach would ever sit on the ball hoping they can win in overtime when they are 30 yards away from winning with 2 time outs and over a minute remaining. I guess this explains why you think Cassel is a good quarterback.. You have no football sense at all. I have given credit to the other 52 members of the team, and we are stuck with Cassel. However, don’t tell me to give credit for a win to a guy that did everything wrong. 65.3….pathetic.

          • Frank

            1. i didnt say cassell had a good game. i said give him credit for the win.
            2. I did t say i am bored, i said this conversation tires me.

            3. We didn’t run out the clock to get to OT. We needed a FG to get to OT. If it was tied, that would be a different situation. RAC made the right choice ( obviously, since we won)
            Stats? Other than the one that matters ( I am referring to the W) I really don’t care. I would be very happy with a 65.3 if we win.
            Week 1 – lose – QB rating 72.5
            Week 2 – lose – QB rating 83.5
            Week 3 – WIN – QB rating 65.3

            Roethlisberger – 123.2
            P. Manning – 81.9
            Luck – 75.7
            Hill – 157.9
            Anderson – 118.8
            Stafford – 102.2
            Brees – 92.4
            RG3 – 90.4
            Alex Smith – 81.1
            Weeden – 65.8

            These guys have 2 things in common. Guess what they are?

            1. They all have higher QB ratings than Cassel his week.
            2. They all lost.

            Cassel ranked 25 on QB rating. 10 higher rated QBs have lost and 2 are currently playing ( so one of them is going to lose too). Basically half of the higher rated QBs lost this week. 3 out of the 5 that were worse than Cassel WON. So maybe the QB rating is the end all be all.
            I don’t have time to did through the Internet, but going for the FG in order to tie the game and the get a CHANCE to win is common. Your dramatic assertion that you have never seen a coach runout the clock inside the 30 to get to OT is fair. If the game were tied. The game wasn’t tied. We were down 3, rocking the saints with our D, and capable of driving the ball to FG range.
            So, it would have bee silly to run out the clock inside our opponents 30 IF we were tied.
            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            I think you proved my point. The rest of the team made up for just how bad Cassel played. He deserves zero credit for the win. The rest of the team deserves the credit. D. Johnson, Charles, the entire special teams unit, the Powe and Poe brothers, the offensive line coming together with injuries and a missing shoe. The entire team had to play a great game to combat the bumble head quarterback who played for the Chiefs today. Everyone on the team deserves credit except for Cassel who played horribly, and the two back up quarterbacks who can’t outplay Cassel

          • Frank

            OK. This is pointless. I am incapable of having a conversation with a complete lack of logic.
            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            How do you not follow the logic. We had a quarterback that played so bad that he got a 65 QB rating. In order to win, that means the rest of the team had to play extremely well to make up for what Cassel was doing to to give the game away. Again. 8 turnovers is on pace to break the record for most turnovers in a game. I guess that is better than his average of 3 turnovers a game he had coming into week 3. Wow the bar is extremely low for people on here to talk about how Cassel deserves credit for us winning the game.

          • Danny W

            Frank all he has done is show you the facts like the turn overs the horrible quarterback rating and the obvious lack of confidence by the head coach and offensive coordinator in the fourth quarter with a first and ten, two time outs left and over a minute on the clock, and oh we were on their 30.
            Your argument is essentially Matt Cassel completed a 3rd and 10.

          • KCMikeG

            There’s no reasoning Frank. Thanks for trying tough – it gets lonely on here sometimes. Something seriously askew to want to attack one guy instead of focusing on enjoying a great comeback win.

          • Frank

            Trying tough?

            I thoroughly enjoyed the comeback, me by our oft abused QB.

            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            He’s horrible. We won in spite of him not because of him. Had it not been for the running game and defense, Cassel would have “led” this team to an 0-3 start. You can’t fool all the people all the time, but Cassel has you two fooled.

          • Frank

            This is a team game. Saying things like if not for the running game, defense, etc. is kind of silly. There has never been a game won by 1 person. It is always because of some team aspect.
            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            That’s why I said the team won this game as a team despite what Cassel did. But maybe you guys are right Cassel deserves a ton of credit for turning around and handing the ball to Charles for his 91 yard run. I’ll remember next week to go crazy in my seat when I see Cassel successfully hand the ball off and see Charles run for 10 yards. I’ll get up on my feet “Way to go Cassel. You handed the ball off. You deserve a lot of credit for that successful fun.” That is the bar you have set for a good qb performance by a quarterback. Maybe you should watch what other quarterbacks do to see what a good performance by a quarterback actually looks like.

          • KCMikeG

            So to follow the logic that we won in spite of Cassel then WHY didn’t the ELITE QB Brees put the team on his back and carry them to victory against OUR #32 ranked defense? WHY couldn’t this ELITE QB put up 35 or 40 points like Ryan and Fitzpatrick did? I thought that ELITE QB’s could go out there and win the games on their own?

          • chiefx22

            No. Elite qb’s can’t win games on their own. His TE dropped a few passes, and he had zero running game. No player can win or lose a game on his own. However, a player can get credit or not get credit for helping his team win. In this case Cassel did NOTHING to garner credit for today’s win. I take it back, he didn’t tackle Charles in the backfield on his 91 yard touchdown. He waited to do that later in the game.

          • KCMikeG

            Whoa nelly! Elite QB’s can’t win games all by themselves? WTF? I thought that was one of the complaints about Cassel that he never puts the team on his back and wins the game like elite QB’s do?

          • KCMikeG

            Sorry trying though – wow one letter can really make a difference.

          • chiefx22

            Imagine how many points we would have won by had we had a qb that would perform that well? We’d be winning games by 20 points and be 3-0. Instead the rest of the team has to make up for a qb with a rating of 65.7

          • Frank

            Imagine if we had a better D and we shutout the other team.

            Imagine if we had a better WR that ran every reception in by a touchdown.
            Imagine if we had a better RB that cos break every tackle.

            Imagine if we had omnipotent coaches that always called the perfect play.
            What was the point of this exercise again?

            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            You were the one comparing Cassel to those other quarterbacks. If you want to compare, lets compare. We would have won by two or more scores if we had started any of those quarterbacks. I’m happy with our WR play, our RB play and our defense. I give them full credit for our win. I give Cassel no credit for the win. Turning around and handing the ball off to convert on a fourth down does not give me a reason to hand credit over to Cassel for the win.

          • Frank

            How do you know any of those QBs would have fared better?

            How about throwing on 3rd and 10 to convert a first down near the end of q4. Before the 4th down conversions. I think I saw him do that.
            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            Because they aren’t Matt Cassel. That’s how I know. Let me ask you this. If you mess up at your job all week, and then do one thing right, does your boss look for a replacement, or does he tell you you had a hell of a week and you should be praised for the one thing you did right? Again, it’s a sad state of a affairs in KC that a qb can have a qb rating of 65.7 and be praised for having a good game.

          • Frank

            Who said he had a good game?

            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            You did when you said he deserved credit for the win. You were either a positive and deserve credit, or you were a negative and were a hindrance. If you are giving him credit for the win then you imply that he had a good game. This isn’t a game where you get credit for showing up.

          • KCMikeG

            You got it Frank – it’s pointless. Hate blinds. Unless Cassel is perfect he sucks because even if he leads us back from behind and throws 4 TD’s in one game he still sucks because the team we played sucks. See it’s this constant state of sulkiness that will never change in their world. None of us ever said he was elite, we even acknowledge that he was a back up in the Pro Bowl. We admit that he has issues with his accuracy and has held the ball to long and thrown some really bad picks. The difference is we can see the whole performance without discounting the successes and exaggerating the problems.

          • Chiefx22

            What? When did he throw for 4 TD’s in a game? I’d praise him for that! That would be a game I would give him credit for helping us win! There is a big difference between throwing for 4 TD’s and giving him credit for a game he had a 65.7 rating.

          • KCMikeG

            12-14-08 vs faiders, 11-14-10 vs donkeys, 11-28-10 vs seachickens and 10-9-11 vs colts. See this is my problem with the hate and negativity. It is completely oblivious to or purposely ignores the WHOLE story to facilitate the angry attacks and vulgar name calling so many choose to post. None of us – even Micah and I – who no mater what love our team and support Cassel are blind to his struggles or short comings but the level of disgusting hate in some of these posts is what inspires my aggressive defense of him. Yes he threw a terrible pick yesterday and one vs ATL also. But don’t you can’t turn around and ignore the perfect TD’s to Boss and Bowe either. To say that our QB deserves ZERO credit for the greatest come back in the history of our team after he made throws on a half dozen 3rd downs and ran for one 4th down and threw for another 4th down conversion to keep drives alive for us to kick the tieing and winning FG’s isn’t true. Did the defense step up and contribute YES. Don’t you think the offense holding the ball for 42 minutes helped them? Didn’t ST’s play help the defense also? Yes. Was Charles and his franchise record 91 yard TD the biggest reason we won – Yes right up there with Succop’s career and franchise record 6/6 FG’s. My argument is that while he isn’t elite and makes some terrible throws he also contributes to our winning too and ignoring that is unfair.

          • KCMikeG

            Cassel also has SEVEN games in his career with THREE TD’s. let the praising commence. With the FOUR – FOUR TD games that makes 11 out of 73 or 15% of his games. Brady is elite and extra, extra special and Cassel will never, ever be him but for comparison with Brady being the most ultimate elite ever – he has 32 – 3 TD and 12 – 4 TD games in 164 regular season games = 26%. So is Brady twice as productive as Cassel – Yes. Does that make Cassel the worst ever NO. Brady also has had 3 – 6 TD and 2 – 5 TD games – but none of those happened until his 7th year in the same system – just saying.

          • Frank

            They also don’t seem to want to look at our last possession in regulation. The run was getting stuffed. He made a couple of nice plays converting 3-10 and 4-5 I think. Something like that anyway. His throws made that drive not the run. The Saints sold out to stop the run betting Cassel couldn’t makers throws. I think RACs going for the FG showed confidence in the D and the O (Cassel by extension).
            Best regards,
            Frank

          • chiefx22

            Having the ball at the opposing 30 with 2 timeouts and over a minute, and saying “Cassel, we are basically kneeling because I don’t trust that you can hold onto the ball” is NOT confidence. You even said it. You would have done the same thing, cause letting Cassel run the offense is too risky. You made my point.

          • Danny W

            We won in spite of Matt Cassel Frank take your homer goggles off and just think about it for a second.

          • Chiefswatch

            With good reason

      • chiefsx22

        Cassel has 8, that’s not a misprint, 8 turnovers! 8 Turnovers!!!! 8, that’s more than every team in the league. He had two today himself, and caused a third by throwing a terrible ball that hurt McCluster

        • Frank

          Not more than every team, more than every player. I am not saying he is great. He is OK. He didn’t kill us today and lead the offensive playmakers. Also, not every turnover a QB makes is totally their fault, INTs come from receivers tipping the ball and fumbles come from piss poor blacking. Both of which contribute to his numbers. On top of a few rather poor decisions he has ,ads with protecting the ball.
          Best regards,
          Frank

          • chiefx22

            Yes. Brady had 8 turnovers, but aren’t his fault. No, wait, he doesn’t turn over the ball, which is why he’s an elite quarterback. Quarterbacks that turnover the ball are because they put it in bad positions where the ball can be turned over.
            I was working with old data. After the afternoon games only the Eagles have more turnovers than Cassel. That’s 1 team that has more turnovers. 1 Team! That’s NOT good. That’s beyond horrible. He averages 2.6 turnovers a game. That’s so unspeakably bad, it’s not even possible to compare that to any person to ever play the game.

          • KCMikeG

            Except it is Vick – not the entire Eagle team – who has NINE. Just trying to get the facts straight. So then that would make Cassel the 2nd worst player ever.

          • chiefx22

            Except Vick has actually done things like throw winning touchdown passes and run for game winning touchdowns this year alone. I’m not saying I’d want him starting for the Chiefs, but I will say he does do things that deserve him credit for his team winning games. Cassel deserves zero credit for today’s win.

          • chiefx22

            FYI, his 8 turnovers are on pace for the record for most turnovers by a player in one season. The current record is 39, and Cassel is on pace for 42. Still think Cassel is a good quarterback?

          • Frank

            Don’t know where you got the good QB thing from. I don’t think he is good, I think he was adequate THIS week.
            For the love of football, let us get a franchise QB.

            Best regards,
            Frank

          • KCMikeG

            I like Geno Smith.

          • Danny W

            I think he spells Geno

          • sidibe

            The 39 must have been by Dave Krieg, smallest hands in football.

          • chiefx22

            Kerry Collins in 2001

        • Danny W

          Dude he could have 20 turnovers and guys would still back him.

    • Tribal Rage

      How about the drop by Bowe down the sideline. Cassel is not a perfect QB and yes he misses deep from time to time but the receivers are just as bad as he is on the long ball. Its funny how we bitch about Cassel and the long ball but for some reason when its thrown receivers slow the route or get butterfingers…just my opinion

      • KCMikeG

        Amen brother.

      • chiefx22

        Just as bad? They have to go up in the air 90% of the time to make acrobatic catches or to swipe the ball away from defenders like they did in the back of the endzone to begin the fourth quarter. If it weren’t for two guys that are former first round picks, Cassel would complete no passes. Those guys deserve all the credit in the world for being able to stand at the end of the game as many times as Cassel hangs them up.

        • Danny W

          He makes a good check down 50% of the time. :-)

  • Spencer

    Charles had a great carrer game

  • Frank

    Finally, the team bringing it. I loved the heart. The go for it on fourth. Play to win not to not lose. If not fo rthe BS DMC fumble call, we would never have needed OT. From the second half kicoff we outplayed them. Way to go KC. Let’s all hope DMC isn’t seriously injured.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Serious heart showed.

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    I forgot Jalil Brown. His special teams play was absolutely crucial.

    • KCMikeG

      Brown’s play was huge and incredibly athletic but he owed one for a pointless hold on the Arenas big return. I would call him even today which is a step up for him lately.

    • BigGil

      Having internet issues, was gonna point out Brown, but by the time things started working again, you made this amendment. Great effort on the play. STs looks to finally have turned a corner. Hopefully the D can carry on their second half momentum into every half for the remainder of the season. Sidenote: though my daughter’s too young to say Chiefs (or more than a few dozen words) I did get her to say “Yeah red guys!”… priceless

    • Jim Harper

      true that

  • Talicore

    All fight today, all the “no heart” complaints really got to them this week. Cassel being cassel, a bit more on target today and we blow out the saints. Efficient isn’t really what I’d call it but serviceable. Team win today, lets get first place and .500 next week at home. I’ll have my red on all week after this one!

    • Danny W

      Could you imagine if we had a franchise quarterback.

  • KCMikeG

    Great winner for a team many called quitters and were writing off the season. Charles was a beast – franchise record 91 yard TD, the OL played their best game so far, Succop career and franchise record! Cassel converting on 3rd down time and time again to keep the drives alive – even TWO 4th down plays! Defense shuts down Brees the entire 2nd half! Houston fantastic game! Let’s pray that Hillis, Dexter & Hudson are ok. What an all around Excellent game and a TEAM WIN! Let’s fill up Arrowhead on Sunday and show our Chiefs how much we love their fight! Let’s ignite the Sea of Red drowning the dolts as we take the AFCW lead!

    • Tribal Rage

      Lilja a center…who wouldve thought?

      • Jim Harper

        He played better there than at guard.

        • KCMikeG

          He got two holding penalties at LG before he moved to center. I have watched him move to block the DL rushing Hudson repeatedly this year so maybe he belongs there. Could he be Wigs2 circa 2010? Hudson back to LG? Usually not a good idea to juggle the OL unless you have to – like we did. Sounds like Daboll will have at least another game to consider if it has potential or if it was just a right place right time thing or just a “Big Easy” Haha!
          You know what really excites me is that our offense is so much better than it was last year early and Daboll has a history of late development his 1st year which is not unusual. If we start churning 24 points or more our defense will be what it was last year again. We already saw how much better they were this week with the offense holding the ball for 42 minutes with long sustained drives. Would have been nice to convert one or two more to TD’s and make it an easier game which is what I believe we will see this week in Arrowhead. Let’s fill up the stadium and welcome our team home with waves of decibels from the Sea Of Red. This is for 1st place! Just like week SEVEN last year! That’s right WEEK 7 oh and we didn’t have Charles, Berry, Moeaki, Boss, Hillis, Poe, Bailey, Routt, Elam, Siler, Baldwin, Grey, Whylie or Daboll. Sure I hate how we lost but I’m proud of the fight we had for ATL who is looking to be the NFC SB rep. We were in position to kick a FG to tie at 20 in the 3rd quarter.The Falcons owned the dolts and made Peyton look bad.
          If this isn’t enough already we are coming off the GREATEST COMEBACK IN KC CHIEFS HISTORY!! PLUS TWO OTHER FRANCHISE RECORDS – SUCCOP 6/6 AND CHARLES 91 YARD TD (THANK YOU GOD FOR HEALING HIS KNEE JUST LIKE NEW! OR MAYBE EVEN BETTER LIKE HE SAID). These guys are going to be FIRED UP and if we are there to add the chaos to their destruction then we could all enjoy another phamous phyllis meltdown!

  • chiefx22

    Romeo going for it on 4th down towards the end of the game instead of punting was key too. And I give props to Romeo for taking the ball out of Cassel’s hands at the end of the 4th quarter. No doubt he would have fumbled the game away had he dropped back to pass. Add to the Players of the game – All the Saints defenders that tripped over themselves instead of intercepting Cassel’s passes. Even the still picture you have on this post his ball is wobbling.

  • RufusShagnasty

    OK, Chiefs showed heart, but I think the more telling thing is……Once McCluster and Hillis are out, that leaves Charles and playing tough football, not cutsey football. This has been the problem all along. Too many toys for the offensive coord to think he needs to get the ball to. These injuries could be an eye opener for the offense!! Once those “toys” were gone, our offense became solid. We dont need “cute”, just ram it down the others team throat!! Cassel is a liability. Tired of making excuses for him. He knows where hes throwing the ball as soon as he leaves the huddle. He can not throw down field with any accuracy at all and tends to always take the dump pass. He is 100% responcible for McClusters injury. Horrible pass to a wide open receiver in the flat. Get rid of Cassel and this team wil flourish!! WE WIN IN SPITE OF MATT CASSEL, NEVER BECAUSE OF MATT CASSEL!! Sorry Matt.

    • Danny W

      You don’t owe Matt Cassel an apology brother. I’m super glad you have decided to stop making excuses for him. You’re right he is a liability. We as fans can feel okay about criticizing a fellow human and a good one at that when it comes to his performance on the football field, especially when he makes ten figures to lead the way and hasn’t improved in his progression reads, or down field accuracy and timing in his four year stint as our guy.

  • vbchief

    Cassel should not be our quarterback. jamaal and ryan succup won this game offensively for us. and props to the defense also. Huge step for them!! They took the ball out of cassels hand and ran the dogshit out of charles. I kept seeing him wave to the sideline for a breather. But was still in for the next snap almost everytime.

    • ArrowFan

      Cassel had some big third downs and he was pushing the ball down field, just saying.

      • chiefx22

        65.7 Qb rating…just saying

      • KCMikeG

        And converted TWO 4th downs too but those really don’t matter nor did they contribute to our winning in any way, shape or form. I think I have finally figured out how things work on here.

        • chiefx22

          I do understand. After watching him for a few years, the bar is so low that you praise Cassel for being able to hand the ball off to Charles without tripping him. (Although he did do that earlier in the 4th quarter.) The other time he gained 4 inches by running behind the center. Really big time clutch plays…but him in Canton now. Him and his 65.7 rating today.

          • Danny W

            Dude if you don’t worship Matt Cassel you aren’t a real fan! :-)

  • Jim Harper

    Charles was amazing. Nothing wrong with that knee! Romeo called an amazing game on defense. The communication was evident and nobody was out of position for the most part. Great overall effort by the defense. Dierdorff commented it had been quite some time since anyone had held the Saints to under 300 yards of total offense.. Even in their two previous losses their offense was not the problem. Maybe some of the people on here will lighten up on Romeo now. I know I have been getting sick of hearing people trash him. The Broncos are getting beat right now and the Bolts already lost so we are only a game out of first right now. As I have been saying it is a long season and there was no reason to panic.

    • Chiefswatch

      The important part is Daboll realized that Charles isnt a china doll and can handle more than 12 carries a game. As long as shit for brains cassel is given a stout running game again I am sure he can dink and dunk us into the playoffs.

      • Danny W

        Lol

  • jimfromkc

    Maybe, just maybe the secret weapon today was the fans who inundated the airwaves and the internet with heated words about the Chiefs from the owner on down. Maybe, just maybe it shamed the players into going out and showing that they could play in the NFL with the big boys. Anyway a win is a win and we can all stop predicting an 0 and 16 season. But one thing to put things into perspective. The Saints were the 32nd ranked defence in the NFL. That’s dead last folks. A lot of us have come to expect the chiefs to do well against the bottom half of the defences in the league. Before we start getting giddy and talking super bowl again, let’s see how they do when facing the defences that are in the top half of the defensive standings. I really like wat Charles did today, but I hope he is not used this much in the rest of the games. I would like to see him still able to play at this level in the next 3 or 4 years when we might be lucky enough to get a real franchise QB.

    • Chiefswatch

      The excitement comes from the way the defense played. Everyone wants to talk offense, but honestly it was a defensive win. 14 points by New Orleans was the direct result of Cassel being his usual self first by killing a wide open Dex and then with the most terrible interception to date. So all in all it was pretty great defense. Blanketed receivers and really getting pressure. With that in mind and they way Jamaal can run we have hope. We went into today being 5th in offense just terrible in defense. Even with Cassel we can put up points. That is where the hope is brother

    • Jim Harper

      I seriously doubt any players read anything on here before going to the game, let alone take anything to heart.

      • KCMikeG

        If they did I’m sure they would question their decision to play in KC and discourage any potential FA’s from making the same “mistake”.

    • Danny W

      Yup, number 32 I checked it and you’re right. You know Brees is hating life right now. I ‘m also glad Charles got some numbers today too but hope they give him a breather from time to time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JTaul Joshua A Taul

    i think we also need to give Brian Daboll some credit for not abandoning the run when we went down. Its about time that an OC realized that putting the game on Cassel’s shoulders alone will not work.

    • KCMikeG

      Thanks for telling it accurately.

  • chiefx22

    Anyone else notice how well Poe has started to play? Eating up space in the middle and making some penetration.

    • KCMikeG

      Poe and Powe too. The middle was solid. Having Bailey back helped too.

      • DoubleD

        Having Bailey back was huge!!

    • Danny W

      They got Jerrell Powe in on some plays and I know he was in the backfield this game.

  • Chiefswatch

    Succop, Charles and the Defense. Good stuff today.

  • Chiefswatch

    Oh shit Michael you will be a busy man today filtering through these 50 comments, the 200 in the live chat, and all the pregame stuff to respond to all the Cassel hate.

  • chiefridgy

    I’m not saying it was the difference maker but I hung this bucket from my tree and burned a candle in it all last night and today up until the game ended….I Think it might of cast out a few demons…

    GO CHIEFS!!!

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Awesome. Curse breaker.

    • Jim Harper

      It ain’t crazy if it works! Let us know if you run low on matches

    • Danny W

      That’s a little creepy fridgy but I like it.

    • sidibe

      Keep that bucket handy for next Sunday.

    • chiefridgy

      I got the idea from ladner morse with that curse article he wrote. I’m a little superstitious.

  • sidibe

    Really hope this turns the corner for the D. Maybe with Lewis back next week.

    Love JC, but the # of carries scares me. Not so much injury but fatigue. I’d like to keep it down to low 20s, but we’ll need more out of the passing game for that, or Hillis (or Eachus?).

  • ArrowFan

    I’m so happy right now

    • chiefx22

      Next week win means we are in first (after tie breakers) after a disastrous start to the season. Let’s make it too loud for Rivers!

      • ArrowFan

        It is a good feeling to think we are one win away from first place.

        • chiefx22

          If the defense can play like they did today, the house will be a rockin’ and Rivers will be walking home with a loss and a few turnovers in his pocket

  • ArrowFan

    The o line was our best friend and our own worrst enemy today. The best player was the Saints coaching staff and their double time out. The D line is looking good and DJ was on it today how many rushing yards did they have?

    • chiefx22

      Was really good to see DJ show up today. Houston is a BEAST. They won’t be able to double team Hali for long. Houston has been in the backfield in every game. I think our defense is starting to come together and really shut down the Saints in the second half. They only gave up points when Cassel handed the ball over to the Saints deep in our own territory.

  • ArrowFan

    Also that was not a saftey it was a fumble.

    • Jim Harper

      No I think they got that one right. Brees right elbow was down before losing the ball

    • chiefridgy

      check again arrowfan

  • KCtitleist11

    @KCtitleist11:disqus I’m glad the way the game turned out and all, but there’s just no excuse for not attempting to score at the end of the 4th w/ 2 min left inside
    enemy territory. That just reflects the way this franchise has always
    been: we settle for mediocrity. RAC City settled for the FG for the tie.
    The great teams in the league wouldve been licking their chops at the
    thought of a touchdown for the win. Instead, Crennel/Dabol has his mind
    set on OT and settles for a FG. Nevertheless, it was a good win for the
    team against a good team in the saints. I hope Crennel/Dabol grow a pair
    and go for the gold next time. I think a lot of people are going to overlook this aspect of the game just because we ended up with a W.

  • KCtitleist11

    I’m glad the way the game turned out and all, but there’s just no excuse
    for not attempting to score at the end of the 4th w/ 2 min left inside
    enemy territory. That just reflects the way this franchise has always
    been: we settle for mediocrity. RAC City settled for the FG for the tie.
    The great teams in the league wouldve been licking their chops at the
    thought of a touchdown for the win. Instead, Crennel/Dabol has his mind
    set on OT and settles for a FG. Nevertheless, it was a good win for the
    team against a good team in the saints. I hope Crennel/Dabol grow a pair
    and go for the gold next time. I think a lot of people are going to overlook this aspect of the game just because we ended up with a W.

    • Danny W

      Man I like guts and going for it too. But I am confident Crennel didn’t have confidence in Cassel to make the pass.

  • ThisChiefsFan

    We get our first win of the season and all the comments are about how Cassel is horrible.

    • Danny W

      Mostly by you and if they are legit keep’em coming.

      • ThisChiefsFan

        Oh yes definitely. I’m the first to call for the underacheiver brady quinn and the inept ricky stanzi.

        • Danny W

          Are you not the same chiefx22 as below?

          • ThisChiefsFan

            lol no I’m not. While Cassel is not my favorite qb, I do not have the level of hate for cassel as he does. I’d love a new franchise qb but we have Cassel right now so Cassel has my support all the way.

          • chiefx22

            I’ll cheer on Cassel every game he plays for the Chiefs. But don’t tell me he deserves credit for the Chiefs win today. 65.7, 8 turnovers in 3 games. Bam! Where are your facts that he deserves credit for the win. The defense gave up 14 points on 26 yards in the third quarter because of Cassel….do you really think he deserves credit for today’s win? He throws for 250 yards, has 2 TD’s and an INT, and I will give Cassel all the credit in the world. Today…65.7 and we won in spite of Cassel’s performance.

          • ThisChiefsFan

            Calm down, no where in any of my comments did I say Cassel was our reason for our win. Trust me, I’m not praising Cassel for his performance. That being said, you don’t have to pick a fight with every person who doesn’t incessantly bash Cassel about his poor performance.

  • Michael Shaw

    Great win for our boys. Showed some grit and moxy to come back for the OT win. I still cannot wait until we get a QB that can do MORE than manage to not to lose the game for us or hang recievers out to dry by throwing the ball high. As long as we can get this kind of play in a full game, we will likely be unstoppable. If not, I will take a game like this all season long, winning in the 4th quarter!!!

  • Ed

    We have to agree. Next year we have to get a new QB. Matt is not going to cut it. Just remember he was a 3rd string back up in USC and got 60 Miilion because he took ovwer for a PATs team that was good.