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Chiefs vs. Titans Recap: Earning Their Arrowheads

Your Kansas City Chiefs are 5-0, and no, this is not a dream.

Kansas City is easily one of the best teams in the NFL this season, and even though it may not always be pretty or crisp, Andy Reid’s team is getting the job done.

Special teams has changed games, the offense has managed games, and defense has simply won games.

It may not be a thing of art, but remember this as you watch the Chiefs moving forward: Offense wins games, defense wins championships.

At the very least, the Chiefs have a playoff-level defense, and that is probably an understatement.

As is the Monday tradition here at Arrowhead Addict, here are the three biggest stars from Kansas City’s 26-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.


Arrowhead #3: Jamaal Charles, RB

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I can excuse Charles’ one fumble because it was rare, and frankly, he was in a bad position on that tackle. Other than that hiccup though, Charles one against proved why he’s one of the best in the NFL.

Charles ran for 108 yards and punched in one very important touchdown against Tennessee. He also caught five passes for 37 yards. When it comes to overall yardage, there are few better than Charles. He’s constantly an option for Alex Smith, and he’s always finding ways to make defenders miss and get downfield. He’s been the offense’s MVP so far this season.


Arrowhead #2: Marcus Cooper, CB

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Young cornerback Marcus Cooper stepped up when his team needed him most, and he came away with a beautiful interception. Up 20-17 with about six minutes to go, Kansas City’s defense had to stop Tennessee from driving and taking momentum. Almost on cue, Cooper basically took the ball away from veteran receiver Nate Washington on an out route, and he somehow held onto it going to the ground.

It was arguably the turning point of the game for the Chiefs, so Cooper deserves his credit.


Arrowhead #1: Ryan Succop, K 

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In an ugly offensive game, often times the kicker has to step up and produce. Smith and company were having a hard time punching the ball into the end zone, and if it wasn’t for Succop, I doubt Kansas City would be undefeated right now. Succop went 4-of-4 with a long from 48, and that was the dagger that put the Chiefs up by nine with 2:12 to go left in the game.

That was a clutch kick from a long ways away, and it sealed the game for Kansas City.

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