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Chiefs vs. Colts: Earning Their Arrowheads

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 

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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.


Arrowhead #2: Dwayne Bowe, WR 

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 

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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.

Tags: Alex Smith Dwayne Bowe Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs Knile Davis

  • Deaudrey Dre-Mac MacDonald

    Smith is a franchise QB. What I seen on Sunday best what any other QB has done for the Chiefs and it will only get better. You give that guy another WR and a TE like Vernon Davis and you will have a rival to Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers. Once we fix the FS position and another rush OLB we will be back in the playoffs. I can feel it.

    • Tristian Shelley

      Agree DMac the guy is amazing and has no real weapons outside of Bowe. Heres hoping the TE’s stay healthy and the oline continues to improve. But yes defense is key. Cant win with a bad secondary. They gotta at least be average.

      • micah stephenson

        He has weapons he just don’t know how to use them!

    • micah stephenson

      Peyton Manning and Rivers? Lol. Wow

      • Deaudrey Dre-Mac MacDonald

        If you dont have a 40% drop rate you can rival those guys…i don’t see how that’s far fetched.

  • Calchiefsfan

    Alex Smith is clearly our guy. Anyone that doubts that now just doesn’t get it and probably never will. Our offense will be strong, knile Davis gives us great depth at RB and Smith finally started finding Bowe. Even if we just hold pat on offense it will still be a force to be reckoned with next year. Now let’s fix the D and we’ll be perennial Super Bowl contenders for the next several years.

  • micah stephenson

    I wouldn’t call it stella. It was decent, which is usually good enough to get a long term deal to some people. If he was all that he would have drove us down the field and at least get us into fg range on that last drive.

    • Alex

      Keep trolling. Like the article mentioned, you’re running out of ammo. Deep down I bet you were happy the Chiefs lost so you could bash Smith. Let me guess your response. “Yo come meet me in the streets.” Internet thugs are hilarious.

  • erocks49ers

    Reid is a coach that molds his offense to his QB, unlike when Smith was in SF and what SF is now doing with CK. I said at the beginning of the season Smith is not Drew Brees or Tom Brady. His stats may not always light up the board but he’ll win you games. And if you need him to light it up He can.