The Kansas City Chiefs blew a golden opportunity to pickup a playoff win last weekend in Indianapolis.
No need to re-hash what happened. The Chiefs simply couldn’t make plays in the second half, while Andrew Luck and the Colts made all of them.
In the end, the result was a very disappointing 44-45 loss.
With that said, Kansas City did a lot of good things to put up those 45 points; and even in the second half, a few Chiefs stood head and shoulders above the rest.
For one last time this season, despite the fact that it still hurts for many of you; let’s hand out the Arrowheads.
Arrowhead #3: Knile Davis, RB
When Jamaal Charles went out with a concussion, it would have been easy for the Chiefs’ offense to fold. After all, Charles had been the best player on the team this season—as well as a constant in this feature—and he was the player that really made the Chiefs’ offense click. Credit to Knile Davis for stepping up in a big moment and playing great. Before being knocked out with an injury of his own, Davis rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown on 18 nice carries. He also added a touchdown and 33 yards through the air on seven receptions. Davis may have established himself as the second feature of a two-headed attack for Kansas City moving into the future.
Dwayne Bowe came up with some huge catches against the Colts. He finished 150 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions; and he averaged 18.8 yards per catch. Bowe’s second half of the season was truly a great one, and he re-established himself as one of the best wideouts in the league. He was a consistent target for Alex Smith last weekend, even though he unfortunately couldn’t get his second foot in bounds on that ever-crucial fourth down.
Arrowhead #1: Alex Smith, QB
Alex Smith will always have his doubters, but they are starting to run out of ammo. His performance against the Colts was stellar, and in my opinion, he really solidified himself as the quarterback and leader of this team. Smith was gritty, he made some very big plays and he continued to shed the stigma that he’s just a game-manager. Smith completed 30-of-46 passes for 378 yards and four touchdowns. He also kept plays alive with his feet and picked up some very valuable yards for Kansas City. He rushed eight times for 57 yards, averaging 7.1 yards a carry. His one fumble was costly, but it’s easy to see why the ball came out when watching him get hit from the backside. Overall, the future of this organization is very bright with Smith as its quarterback.