Chiefs’ Ugly Win Over Cowboys Was Beautiful

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The Kansas City Chiefs matched their win total from 2012 yesterday when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 17-16 at Arrowhead Stadium.

In the hours after the win, I have read a number of articles and comments that claimed that the win was “ugly” and “not pretty.”

Heck, even some of the Chiefs players were tooting that horn. Take a look at this exchange between a reporter and safety Kendrick Lewis  from Chiefs PR’s release of the post-game comments:

It wasn’t pretty, but you got the win, right?

“That’s how it goes – everything isn’t going to be kosher. As long as we stick together and play together, it will work out in our favor and that’s what we did.”

I disagree that yesterday’s victory was ugly.

What is, pray tell, a “pretty” win?

I guess you could consider the Chiefs’ win last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars to be “pretty” though I think the more appropriate term would be “easy.” And it certainly wasn’t pretty for Jaguars fans. For goodness sake, a local Florida TV station actually apologized on air for showing the Jags, Raiders game this weekend, explaining that they were contractually obligated to show the hometown team.

If you enjoy football, yesterday’s game between the Chiefs and Cowboys was a treat. KC struggled on offense against a defense that forced an unheard of amount of turnovers the week before. Tony Romo and Dez Bryant straight up embarrassed Brandon Flowers in the first half. Despite falling behind, the KC defense stepped up and started creating turnovers to give their offense a chance to come back. The offense responded by putting together a crucial third quarter drive to take a lead that they would never relinquish.

That’s right, Alex Smith led the Chiefs on a 10-play, 79-yard drive that ended in a touchdown. Smith completed passes of 31, 10, 14 and 12 yards on the drive.

It looked damn pretty to me.

I think what folks mean when they describe yesterday’s game as “ugly” is “gritty.” It was a gritty game for both teams. Both teams fought like hell and what the fans got was an exciting game that wasn’t decided until the clock hit 0.

The Kansas City Chiefs proved a lot on Sunday. They proved that even when struggling, their offense could come up with a score when it needs one. They proved that their defense does not spook easily.

And they proved that Andy Reid has turned around what was the NFL’s worst team in 2012.

I have no idea what the future holds for this Chiefs team. I don’t think they are elite yet but yesterday’s win convinced me that they should be able to compete with a majority of the teams on their schedule.

And for a Kansas City fan base starved for a winner, that will do.

For now.

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  • chiefin’ainteasy

    Pretty or ugly, I found yesterdays win much more fun and fulfilling than the opener vs Jax. It’s been a long time since I got so wound up during a Chiefs game!

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

      When they fell behind I was starting to feel the doom of year’s past. That drive in the 3rd quarter was so clutch. The D hanging on was even more clutch. Great, great win.

      • Dfrey87

        The offense is still coming together, the D is on the verge of elite. AS11 in the 3rd qtr put the team on his shoulders, with virtually no running game and scored the game winning TD. He made a statement on the first drive as well. This offense will continue to get better, they have improved every game. The O line has struggled at times but we also see improvement. I for one am really excited to see us winning games, when we are still getting things together. Watch out for this team, we will just continue to get better, they have proven they have the heart and the guts. This is a very special team that’s for sure I’m really excited. D. Poe is a beast.

        • Danny W

          We could even win the super bowl this year? What’s your thoughts there?

          • Chris Tarrants

            Playoffs?! Playoffs?! You want to talk about playoffs?!!! Ahh couldn’t help but insert the most notable statement to ever come out of a kc head coach

          • berttheclock

            But, Mora has improved UCLA, has he not?

          • Chris Tarrants

            Wasn’t it Herm Edwards that said that? I vaguely remember the real video but that damn colors light version is stuck in my head forever

          • berttheclock

            YouTube keeps showing Mora and I believe it is still used in a commercial for beer.

          • Danny W

            That’s Mora Jr that’s in California. His father said in Indy the famous quote about the playoffs.

          • Danny W

            I think Mora was in Indy when he said that. Herm said “You play to win the game”

          • Clint Moran

            That’s premature. They are not in the same universe as Seattle or Denver. Tough to make that statement, but I’d love to see a playoff win out of this team, and I believe that’s realistic at this point

          • berttheclock

            Seattle’s defense is really scary.

          • Danny W

            They’re a better all around club than Kansas City is would you think?

          • Danny W

            Right Dfrey is a hardcore optimist. So I thought I would get his opinion on it. I don’t think we’re any where close superbowl games just yet. I personally think we need to get better at quarterback first. Dfrey I bet is thinking super bowl this year.

          • Calchiefsfan

            I think we’re 1 more good CB and 1 top guard away from being a Super Bowl contender, imho.

          • Danny W

            That’s pretty bold. Nothing wrong with it though. Which cornerback needs to be replaced and which guard?

          • Calchiefsfan

            Unless Allen shows a lot of improvement he would be the guy I would upgrade at guard. I consider him a weak link at this point. I’m a big believer that your offense goes as your o line goes. I think I get that from the old Roaf, Shields, Waters, Weigmann days.

            As far as CB, I think in this league you need 3 top CBs to handle the Peyton Mannings etc. We have to cover Thomas, Decker and Welker twice this year.

          • Danny W

            I don’t know that I agree on corners because if Robinson is healthy I think he’ll do fine. I absolutely agree with you on Allen. It’s been said by me before probably ten times that I think he’s a bust. I still do. He get’s blown up. I think Stephenson maybe over there instead. I know that hurts us depth wise if he goes down, but he could potentially thrive at guard.

          • Calchiefsfan

            I agree on Robinson, but he is older and seems to get dinged up a lot. I’m thinking next years draft. Stephenson would be a better option but you’re right about depth so again thinking next years draft. We have this year to evaluate and see where we stand. Too bad Allen didn’t improve as much as Poe this year but I guess that would be asking too much, lol.

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

            Allen graded very well by PFF for Sunday’s game.

          • Danny W

            I’ll take PFF’s word on that. I know I saw him get beat at least three times in the game though.

          • Dfrey87

            No, I did not once say that. I think this year this team is prob a 9-7 team maybe a wild card birth. You say we need a new QB, so I guess winning isn’t good enough for you? I guess when the rest of the O is floundering, running game included and the QB puts the team on his shoulders and wins a very gritty hard fought game against a very talented defense. Yep I guess we still need to get Geno Smith huh? How about the D only all owning I TD all game to the likes of Austin, Bryant, Witten, Romo and Murry. Hell we shut there run game down. Besides Dez in the first half we pretty much shut there passing game down as well. I stated in my original comment that we needed to Improve on O and I said I thought we would as time went along but never once said anything about Super Bowl. Yea sorry I’m optimistic about my team that is 2-0 and blew out there first opponent and game in and showed guts and pulled out a good win against a very talented team.

          • Dfrey87

            Allowing* stupid phone

          • Danny W

            Hey now. No need in getting all defensive. It’s just a question. Yes I would like a new quarterback. I’m not saying Smith is the worst in the world or even bad. He’s just not great. I would like to improve on every position on the field, especially the most important one. There is plenty of room for improvement there. I wanted Geno not ashamed to admit it. If he didn’t work then I would have wanted another quarterback that’s good. Not average really but good.

          • superman_25_58

            Give Bray a lil time to learn like Rodgers and CK and I believe he has the skill set to be the future QB of the Chiefs. He can throw the ball like 70 yards and is pretty accurate most of the time. If he can sit and learn the smarts side of the game I think with Bray’s arm talent he could possibly reach elite status by the time all is said and done.

          • Danny W

            I think that’s right. His footwork is not good. He’s legs look too long for him. Hope he watches Peyton and his footwork and beats out Daniels and Smith.

          • superman_25_58

            I don’t think he will see the field till 2015 unless an injury occurs IMO

          • Dfrey87

            I’m just saying AS11 is not a bad QB, he’s a proven winner the guy has only thrown 10 int’s in about 2 seasons that’s in heard of. You will see a much improved offense when these guys start gaining more chemistry. The more these guys play together the more we will implement the entire play book, it takes awhile for everyone to start clicking when you install a new offense and have the QB and coaching changes we have had. As far as next years draft, I want to see a true #2 WR ( we have been missing one forever), another good CB and more o line depth. Hell I would be all in doubling down on our future QB by taking one in the 2nd or 3rd round. It would be nice to have AS11, Bray and Draft Pick. I am not sold on Chase at all. I know that leaves us really inexperienced at back up but Bray will have at least one year behind AS11. I think Chase should be gone next year to save the cap money.

      • chiefin’ainteasy

        Agreed about feeling down after they fell behind, especially the way Dallas came out and opened the second half with the drive they did, man, that got me down even tho they held them to 3. I felt that the wheels were coming off and didn’t know what to expect going forward but the D stepped up and allowed the offense to close it out.
        After the Cowboys got within one and Davis muffed that kickoff I let out a noise that I’m still not sure actually came from body! It seemed like about 10 minutes elapsed by the time he picked that ball back up. I just kept thinking, this is how we lose games right there, but maybe, just maybe, this Chiefs’ team is actually different…

      • PunjabiPete

        And I wholeheartedly agree that the game going down to LITERALLY the last 10 seconds was fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. I was sitting on the edge of my seat and I almost had a damn heart attack when the ref was lollygagging around placing the ball… I loved it. I will take 14 more 1 point wins please!

  • kcchiefs28

    I just don’t see a situation where Andy Reid doesn’t win Cosch of the Year. I mean C’MON! He has taken a miserable 2-14, league worst team from the depths to contention. Mark my words, this team goes no lower than 10-6—I think they’ll go either 11-5 or 12-4—and will make the playoffs! And guess what addicts? I think this is the year our playoff win drought extinguishes!!!!! ROCK ‘EM REID!!!!!!

    • Steven Schiernbeck

      My prediction after the draft was 12-4.. I’m sticking to it even if i end up lookin a fool.. but doubt i do..

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

      Think we have a ways to go before he can enter the coach of the year talk. The offense will have to improve to keep pace with Philly this week. If the Chiefs can start 3-0, playoffs are looking very good.

  • Pealvin

    Very gritty!!!! I’m in love with our defense as well as the new coaching crew. Sutton adjusted at the half and went to more zone looks and held Dez to only one second half catch I believe. There were several times where Romo had no where to throw. Dontari is here to stay. He’s on the field for almost every play and he’s getting doubled in the middle. For Thursday I would like to see more sack activity from Hali and Houston. They were singled up all day and didnt have many pressures! Go Chiefs!

    • Chris Tarrants

      They tried but the weapons that Dallas has made it too difficult because every time you send a backer on a blitz it opens up a crease and Romo was using that to his advantage in the first half but once halftime hit sutton made Romo beat us in coverage and he couldn’t do it

      • Calchiefsfan

        That’s what makes the emergence of Poe so great. With his new found pass rush abilities we can rush 4 and keep the rest back in coverage and still get some decent pressure.

    • Michael Shaw

      I was screaming my head off at the TV because Houston and Hali couldn’t get off blocks because they were being held SO BAD! A high school referee could have called those better. Yet Berry got called for holding on his INT play……………bull………..well you get the idea!

      • superman_25_58

        Ya that call was BS! Yet two Chiefs players are blocking on Dallas player and the Dallas player grabs one of their face mask and yanks him down toward the ground with the head ref 5 yards away watching it all go down and didn’t throw the flag for a Personal Foul. Watching the game someone could of thought the refs had bets laid down in Vegas on this game in favor of Dallas (oops you’re wallet just got smaller).

  • Danny W

    This team reminds me a lot of what Marty had going in years past. Grind it out with solid defense, dink, dunk and run. Win some close ones and lose some close ones. I try not to compare this team to last years but to other teams competing for the playoffs this year. Hopefully we match up with wins, be them gritty or not.

  • oldchiefsfan

    So Dontari Poe…… Is it safe to say we can put the question of him being a waste of a 1st round pick to rest now? Last year the talk was he was a waste. I think he is the most improved player on the team.

    • berttheclock

      Hey, I wanted DeCastro, but, I believe Romeo saw something in the young man which he could develop. I give credit to Romeo for talking Pioli into taking him and I credit Romeo for all of the work he put into him, last season, and the incoming coaches had to really smile when they realized what they had. There are very few nose tackles with his speed, plus, he is adaptable to be able to move into other positions. His closing speed is remarkable.

      • Michael Shaw

        Yeah, I am pretty sure I would have a freaking heart attack if i was a QB and a guy THAT BIG came running at me with linebacker speed!!!!! Or shit myself, one of the two!!!

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

      The returns are pretty good so far. Credit to Bob Sutton for helping to bring him along. What is great is not only is he doing well in the pass rush department, he is also playing the run quite well.

  • DieHard_ChiefsFan

    In the beginning I felt that we may have been following past mistakes by picking up a SanFran drop out. Who could blame me, Bono, Elvis and a short Stay by Montana, who thanked us by retiring as a 49er. Lets face it, we all wanted the next Len D in the line up. I had hopes as im a HUGE Andy Reid fan and what he finds in QBs is crazy good !! I’m fully on board with AS11 now that he ran for 1st downs to keep the drive alive and put this team on his shoulders to bring us back to win the game.

    Defense never gets the credit it deserves, but has been awesome over our first 2 games and this is a new D-Scheme !! They will just get better after each game and Poe gets my vote, already, for the Pro-Bowl as he is a monster in the middle. Bring on the Birds…..GO CHIEFS !!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    It was definitely an ugly win. We won the game without our best performance. That’s the mark of a good football team.

    • Calchiefsfan

      I like Paddy’s term of gritty but you’re right, this is what good teams do in tough games.

    • Chris Tarrants

      That was a pretty win in my book. A blow out is fun but a good nail biter, back and forth until the clock strikes zero! That’s my kinda game, it reminded me of 2003 when we took the afc by storm and every game seemed to be won by 7 or less with a lot of last second field goals

    • Danny W

      What is our best performance though with this new team? How do we know what their pinnacle is with just two games?

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Last week was a better all around team performance. I think it’s safe to say we didn’t execute at that level this past week. As an example, we KNOW they can run the football better than they did on Sunday.

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

          I thought this week was about the same as last week. Offense struggled at times, defense was reasonably stout but gave up some drives against a much better offensive team. D made some turnovers. One special teams blunder. W.

          • Danny W

            Yeah pretty much the same here. I thought we could have made a few more sacks if we schemed blitzes with our linebackers instead of our db’s. Our defense was stout and won the game for us with the turnovers. The offense just got along and did bare bones minimun to win us the game.

        • Danny W

          That’s a fact. We know we can run it effectively with eight in the box. We did the entire final drive. Hopefully Reid realizes that and learnes from that. When you have the best back in the game he’s gonna be able to make some holes. I think our best is yet to be seen though.

  • Calchiefsfan

    The thing is the Chiefs are 2-0 and they haven’t even begun to gel yet, on both sides of the ball and special teams, (except for Colquitt). I know the D is playing lights out but they still haven’t come close to reaching their potential. They’re still learning a new system too. They are going to be scary good when they do. Once Toub gets the new guys coached up we’re going to see those run backs like we saw in the preseason. The offense made a ton of mistakes and yet made the drive when needed. Once the o line gets it together we will see break out games for Jamaal and D Bowe. I’m trying to imagine how good this team will be in the second half of the season. I like what I’m seeing.

    The Chiefs are no longer bottom dwellers. I still don’t go along with the adage that they have been sucking for years. We won the AFC West in 2010, missed winning it by 1 blocked field goal in 2011 and then completely imploded in 2012. With a good year this year that will mean we’ve fielded a decent team 3 out of the last 4 years. We have the talent, now it appears we have the coaching. GO CHIEFS!!!!!!

    • berttheclock

      Yesterday, I was sitting next to a fine Chiefs fan who uses “AaronBrown” in his posting moniker. He kept speaking about Colquitt being a very important part of the defensive unit because of his superb placing of the ball inside of the twenty. “AB” is absolutely correct in his observation.

      • Calchiefsfan

        What Colquitt did yesterday was probably just as important to the Chiefs winning as anything else the team did. I remember Marty’s strategy was all about field position. Colquitt didn’t just put it inside the twenty but put it inside the ten! That’s a big hole for any defense to dig out of.

    • PunjabiPete

      That punt that landed at the 5, rolled to the 1 and STOPPED made me sit there’s stunned, mouth agape. Please make sure Colquitt is happy contract wise… that’s INSANE

      • Calchiefsfan

        He’s the highest paid punter in the NFL, if I’m not mistaken. If not then it’s his brother Brian, in Denver, who is the second best punter in the NFL. Dustin just might be a future Hall of Famer if he keeps this up. I don’t know for sure but I don’t think there are any punters in the NFL Hall of Fame.

        • Michael Shaw

          Correction, the 2ND highest paid punter in the league. Denver signed his younger brother to an extension that made him the highest after Dustin’s contract was done!!
          Fucking Donkeys!!!

          • Calchiefsfan

            I thought I heard something about that. We still have the best punter though.

        • kcpauly

          Britton, in Den.

  • berttheclock

    Ugly? Pretty? Eye of the beholder. As one who has always favored character actors in films and on the stage, I have preferred them to the Pretty Boys of acting fame. Give me the grizzled guy with lines in his face. You know, the type where you wonder “how the hell did he get into acting”. That applies for fine character acting women, as well.
    This is a team which is beginning to show character and to hell with just trying to look “pretty”.

    • Danny W

      Are you a big Danny Trejo fan?

      • Michael Shaw

        Machete ROCKS!!!!

        • Danny W

          LOL

  • PunjabiPete

    I don’t think the game was as close as the score said. We did pretty well for everyone not named Brandon Flowers. Dez Bryant had us outmatched, but I still have faith in Flowers. I said before we would win but it would be close. I think this week will be another good test, but I feel like we will win it. Andy Reid is NOT going to lose to his old team, I don’t care what happens.

    I want a Dontari Poe jersey. How does a NOSE TACKLE get 3.5 sacks in 2 games? I think someone forgot to tell him his job is to clog the middle so others can get the “sexy” stats; and I like it! I guarantee the idea of Poe smashing Romo in the face a 3rd time influenced his game later on… I know it would freak me out. Let’s put those Eagles down Chiefs!

    PS – My heart fluttered when I saw how packed Arrowhead was yesterday. I thought it was 1993 again. Let’s keep it up everyone, I’m gonna get my lazy butt out there for a game this year!

    • Calchiefsfan

      Not many CB’s in the league that could cover Bryant 1 on 1, like maybe no one. I thought it was unfair to put Flowers alone on Dez. They made the adjustments in the second half and shut him down. That’s the thing I’m beginning to really love about the Chiefs this year, they keep learning and keep getting better.

      • berttheclock

        Yesterday morning, Kurt Warner was asked about any team using double teams to take Bryant out of a game. Warner said he would never let the defense stop him from going to his best receiver as he said he would find other ways to work with him. Funny thing is if you read comments at the Dallas Morning News, angry Cowboys’ fans were irate that Callahan didn’t run the ball enough, yet, they were very critical of him going away from passing to Bryant. I believe Callahan saw Sutton’s moves to bring safety help over and he thought he could capitalize on calling different plays, especially, that screen pass which ended up losing 3 yards.

        • Calchiefsfan

          Madden always talks about “if it works keep doing it until they stop you”. I was surprised to see them go away from Bryant. Even with safety help he’s a hand full.

      • PunjabiPete

        I’ll concede that point. Bryant is a beast… I guess until it’s clutch time. Ha!

  • Jeff Grasser Jr

    Great read, I agree…the game nearly gave me a heart attack…the game was 10-7 in the first half but it felt like we were down by 20…dez bryant is an absolute monster but no one gave up…im glad they pulled through or else I could have looked pretty silly with my article…thanks for helping to bring me on board Paddy, im having a great time…didnt think I could be MORE invested in my Chiefs

  • berttheclock

    I believe the only non-Chiefs fans who ended up being happy were the bettors who parlayed the Cowboys and unders.

  • ArrowFan

    Our Special teams was sloppy, our defense looked tired and all kinds of out of sorts late in the second half, and our o-line couldn’t stop their rush when they applied the pressure. But a win is a win is a win and I didn’t see anything that will not improve over the course of the season. GO CHIEFS!

    • tm1946

      We have not recovered from our last cuts. Sp T. coach must be pulling out his hair trying to get the bottom of the roster to play the way he wants.

  • Chris Tarrants

    I want to see a comment from that Tool that posted the video this week of the five teams garenteed to lose this week! Curious if he feels like a jackass or not?

    • Calchiefsfan

      Just curious, how’d he do on the rest of his calls?

      • Chris Tarrants

        The tits almost beat the texans, I am trying to remember who all he had on there? Pretty sure he missed the eagles game too

        • Calchiefsfan

          Just goes to show that in the NFL nothing is guaranteed. Not smart for that guy to set himself up like that especially this early in the season.

  • berttheclock

    Now, where are those who knocked Dorsey for signing Avery? They kept writing about the many drops with Indy. That 31 yarder was special, plus, who “knew” Alex Smith could throw that far, eh?

    • Calchiefsfan

      You mean “noodle arm Smith”? Captain checkdown? Once this o line gets it together and gives Smith a little more time I’m expecting to see more 20-40 yard passes from him. If Cassel can do it with D Bowe Smith definitely can.

      • Danny W

        I know Smith could make those types of throws now but he won’t. He’s afraid of turning the football over, which isn’t bad. Playing conservative has it’s benefits, but sometimes he needs to have the confidence to just let it go.

        • tm1946

          Come on Danny, 2-0 says it all. Want cream on your strawberries, I am in heaven today, don’t bring me down.

          • Danny W

            Okay. True enough. I’m being a little critical. I honestly expected us to compete but lose. We won and I was out of my mind. Scared the dog and the baby. This is a new Chief team and I’m trying to compare them to other wild card teams not last years team is all. I should let this win’s extacy sink in a little more before I go for the cream on my berries.

        • Calchiefsfan

          You might be right but I think that is the one area that could take Smith up another level from game manager. I’m with you on Smith letting go. I’m hoping Reid continues to push him in practice to take those chances. He’s got Bowe now to make those plays.

        • Hacksaw 46

          Danny, Do not get caught up in that sillyness, the 9er fanbase did and we lost AS to you guys. All AS does is win! He is smart, tough and yes gritty. Enjoy the ride.

          • Danny W

            Hey I like a winner. I wan’t someone elite I won’t lie. But I like this a lot better than in years past.

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

          Smith threw as many 20+ balls yesterday as Romo. 2.

          • Danny W

            Wouldn’t you agree though that at any given game in today’s NFL two twenty yard passes insn’t that many and happens infrequently?

        • hipnetic

          The “noodle-arm” myth is just that. Yes, Alex doesn’t throw a lot of deep passes, but when he did in SF, they were always on the money or slightly overthrown. The deepest pass last year by the 49ers was thrown by Alex. It traveled 56 yards in-the-air and hit Randy Moss in stride.

  • freshmeat62

    How about the word ‘efficient’. They did what they had to do to win.

    I like this D a lot. I think it has the potential to win games by itself. Granted yesterday Flowers had some trouble w/ Bryant, but if I remember, Flowers started out a little slow last year, but by mid-season he was covering receivers pretty well. Maybe he’s just a slow starter, takes a couple weeks to work the kinks out. Lord knows they don’t get enough practice any more thanks to that labor agreement, and then not used much in the preseason. We have to remember that we’re only 2 weeks into this new defense, and they’re already looking pretty dang good. They’re only going to get better.

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

      You know what though? They gave Flowers the toughest assignment on the field. Because he was mostly one on one with Bryant, nobody else got going. No Miles Austin, who embarrassed the Chiefs last time around and no Jason Witten. KC routinely got destroyed by TEs. Game plan worked reasonably well, IMO

  • Norman Gunn

    Defense was awesome. I love how we stuck with the game plan. If Dez would have gotten doubled up then Murray would have gotten it going. There’s no way we would have won if their run game got going. Flowers stuck with it and shut Dez down in the second half. Sutton did a fantastic job.

  • Bigtexjayhawk

    Dallas is a very good team that will make the playoffs. What I saw is a total change in results of situations. Last year a punt would go in the end zone. This year downed at the one. Last year 3rd and 15 drop 8. This year we blitz and stop them. Keep throwing deep and keep their D honest. Keep up the defensive intensity. I think JC has a huge game against Philly. Shut down their RB and we win.

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

      I agree with you. The Cowboys are a playoff team. They’ll win their division.

      • Danny W

        Whoa, even beating the Eagles and Kelley’s offense?!

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

          My prediction is that the wheels come off the Eagles pretty fast. I don’t think they’ll finish with a winning record.

          • Danny W

            Their defense then? That offense looks better than what Al Saunders had for us not too long ago under Vermiel. That thing carried us for a 13-0 record at one point.

  • Michael Shaw

    Great win! It was so nice seeing all that red on my 60″ HDTV! Poe has turned me into a believer. Might be one of the best picks of the Pioli/RAC era. I am dumbfounded at the number of jacked up and just plain missed calls by the refs this year. Someone mentioned that Hali and Houston need to get more pressure on the QB, but if you look closely the refs missed about 30, not kidding, holding calls they could and SHOULD have made against the Cowgirls. I know holding happens on every play, but I am almost positive that Dallas wasn’t flagged even ONCE for holding our guys. GRRRRR. Sorry, I am just tired of the media hyped teams getting away with murder and then people discounting the Chiefs as cannon fodder!!! Watching the game on TV here in San Diego, I have to say the BEST comment I heard from the announcers was “I am sorry, I can’t hear what you are saying this place is so loud!” Thank you Tim Ryan for showing those of us not able to attend the game for various reasons just how loud our fellow Chiefs fans can get on game day!!! GO CHIEFS!!! By the way, I hate to say it, but I have a feeling we might lose Thursday. 3 reasons: 1. Chiefs have to travel to Philly, 2. It is a VERY short week and 3. I just don’t see Chip’s Eagles losing two in a row!! I hope to the football gods that I am wrong!!!!!!!!!

  • Daniel Alvarado

    i think it got ugly when albert went down….stephenson didnt cut it in my eyes

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

      Well he was only in or 4 snaps, I believe, so small sample size.

  • Mark Bustamante

    An ‘ugly’ win is still a win. A winning team like the Patriots need wins that are ‘ugly’ to get into the playoffs.

  • Travis Forsyth

    thanks so much kc for the huge win over dallas…really shut some folks up back home in oklahoma!! GO CHIEFS!!

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

      Always good to get a win. Better to get a win against a team arrogant enough to claim they are “America’s team.” Puke.

  • sidibeke

    I agree that it was pretty in terms of the excitement and the grit of the teams. What was ugly, in my opinion, were the mental errors: missed blocks (blocked FG attempt), foolish penalties (illegal touching), poor clock management at the end of the game (Charles running OB, Smith not taking more time of the clock and then the delay of game), Smith taking a sack when he should have seen the middle blitzer coming (you saw it coming, right?). The upside of ugly is that there is room to improve. There are a lot of new players, the newest committed the big errors, and its a new system for all. I expect those mental errors to decrease as the season moves on. Hell of a fun game to watch!

  • superman_25_58

    I say we run the offense that we showed at the end of the game bc it looks to be a lil more explosive. It let JC do what JC does and would open up them play action passes better. We ran too many play action passes when the run game was not very effective IMO.

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

      The Chiefs definitely need to hand the ball to Charles more. 8 carries before that last drive is not enough for him to get going. Give that dude the ball 20 times and he is going to bust one.

      • superman_25_58

        I agree 100%

  • ArrowFan

    Flowers got worked over a little bit but come on he was giving up 8 inches and say 50 lbs to probably the second best WR in the league.

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

      Yeah and Romo is no slouch at QB. Like I said before, part of the reason Mile Austin and Jason Witten didn’t do much was because the Chiefs were able to leave Flowers one on one with Dez. There is some risk in that and KC too some damage but not enough to lose the game.

  • Travis Forsyth

    on a different topic, I just wanted to say that I could get used to watching kc play in the all red uniforms….they were pretty cool….

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