Nov 3, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) breaks up a pass to Buffalo Bills wide receiver T.J. Graham (11) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs vs. Bills Recap: Earning Their Arrowheads

The Kansas City Chiefs head into their bye week with a 9-0 record, and despite how “ugly,” or “gritty” or “undeserving” they are, no one can change that fact. They are one of only 18 teams since the NFL/AFL merger to begin their season 9-0. They are the first major North American sporting team to start 9-0 after having the league’s worst record the year before. Disregarding last season’s record, they are the first team in NFL history to start 9-0 with a new head coach and a new quarterback.

It’s been a long, hard road, but somehow the Chiefs have managed to find a way to win every single week. This week was no different.

The “grittiness” was no different this week than any other week. The only difference is, there was not a single offensive touchdown this week. The “D” had the job of stopping the score and putting up points on the board. That’s a tall order for any team, but this week, they were up for the challenge.

The Chiefs go into their bye this weekend and will be preparing for the Denver Broncos who they face on Sunday Night Football in two weeks.

But, before we close out week nine in the NFL, let’s hand out the Arrowheads from Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Arrowhead #3: Marcus Cooper, DB

This young man has got to be the find of the century and the single biggest reason that Chiefs general manager will be successful in Kansas City. Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Cooper was cut and then signed by the Chiefs. Since then, he’s done nothing by make plays. That was no different Sunday when he forced a key fumble against T.J. Graham in the 4th quarter that sealed the Chiefs victory.


Arrowhead #2: Tamba Hali, LB

Nov 3, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) intercepts a Buffalo Bills pass and run in for a touchdown during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Chiefs beat the Bills 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Hali continues to excite and amaze as his formerly one-dimensional defensive game – as awesome as it was – has developed into a full defensive player. After the rookie Cooper punched the ball out of Graham unsure hands, Hali scooped it up as easy as anything and took the 11 yards to pay dirt. The fact that it was Hali’s birthday made it that much better.

 Arrowhead #1: Sean Smith, DB

Though Smith is sometimes susceptible to getting beat deep by quick receivers, he has been one of the best offseason acquisitions the Chiefs made this year. When the Bills had the ball on the Chiefs 1-yard line and were getting ready to go up 17-3, Smith expertly stepped in front of a Jeff Tuel pass and took it 100 yards – unofficially 101 yards – to the house. The result was a 14 point swing for the Chiefs and all the emotion and momentum was sucked out of the Bills as well as their fans. Smith effectively won the game for the Chiefs on that play in the third quarter.

 There you have it, Addicts. My three Arrowheads for the week. Did I miss on any of these? Who did you think deserved one? Sound off in the comments below. Thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!

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  • Clint Moran

    Right on the nose, as usual Jason. Colquitt had his usual “I am a government experiment designed to punt footballs” type of game, but had a little help from….. edger jones, maybe? I can’t remember, to keep one punt from likely bouncing harmlessly into the end zone for a touchback. Dustin does his thing week in and week out, unfortunately, it’s so automatic it almost becomes forgettable.

    • Jason Seibel

      Thanks Clint. Glad you say that. I got told on Sunday I’m the most annoying one on here.

      • Clint Moran

        Well, you certainly can’t make everyone happy.

    • BigGil

      I think you’re correct in saying it was a linebacker, but it definitely wasn’t Edgar Jones (he was released before the season started and is on the Cowboys, last I heard). I’m 59% sure it was Dezman Moses, 40% it was James-Michael Johnson, 1% it could have been someone else entirely. But, yeah, Colquitt has been so money that if I made more money, I wouldn’t hesitate to get a Colquitt jersey customized… but $150 for a punter’s jersey is way out of my price range (jerseys are a luxury I can generally do without, though since the last one I bought was a Tony G, it’s time to update and a now $100 Houston jersey is more likely than $150 Colquitt).

  • chief4ever

    Jason: like to give some Arrowheads to Dwayne Bowe and Anthony Fasano and Alex Smith…offense is certainly not dynamic, but they get the job done each week. Go Chiefs !

    • Jordan

      9 points 0 TD’s and out scored by the D by 5? I beg to differ sir. The offense doesn’t deserve any love for that win. They must MUST get better if we hope to stand a chance against Denver. I hate to say it but a performance like that two Sundays from now, it might be rough. If anyone has a reason to say they can beat them it’s us it’s going to be a huge game for our Chiefs.

  • Jim Harper

    Before even reading your post I picked the same three. Every time I watch Cooper play I become more and more impressed. I really believe he is headed towards becoming one of the best corners in league. Here is something to chew on Addict”s. Revis has Revis Island. How about we give Coop “Cooper’s Town”? I know its the wrong sport, but it does speak to his talent level.

    • CSconce

      A town doesn’t emit the same sense of isolation that an island does. How about the chicken coop? As in “Demaryius Thomas will be locked up in the coop this weekend!”

      • BigGil

        “This ain’t ABC, there’s no Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”

        • Jim Harper

          I get it, but I am afraid too many people wouldn’t because they would not know who that is.

          • BigGil

            Super Cooper?

          • Jim Harper

            Sounds too much like pooper scooper LOL

          • BigGil

            “Coop there it is”? Instead of “Whoop there it is”?

            Really, I’m starting to think we should look at his first name as a nickname, or like with Berry and “The Fifth Dimension”, come up with something that doesn’t even use his name but just sounds cool. For now “Awesome” might just work until someone comes up with something better.

      • Jim Harper

        No, chicken has too much of a cowardly connotation.

        • CSconce

          Yes but the opposing wide receiver is the chicken in this case!!!…;). He is the coop that contains the chicken!!….;)

    • CSconce

      Slight edit on your original idea… Cooper’s Ghost Town….