Happy Pro Bowl Sunday, Addicts. It’s a bitter sweet day because with the Pro Bowl tonight, that means there’s only one football game left for the 2013 season.
With that said, we are looking back at the surprising — and somewhat heartbreaking — season that was the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs.
Your favorite AA Writers are voting on these moments as we speak, but because AA is what it is because of you, I thought I would let you in on the fun.
Please take a look at each of the following moments and vote on them using our poll below. We will tabulate the results and add them to our own before we announce the winners!
Ron Parker Strip/Sack/Recovery Tony Romo
The Week 2 match up between the Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys saw a close, hard-fought game. With the Chiefs holding on to a slim one-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, Romo appeared to be starting a drive when he was sacked by the unknown DB, Ron Parker. Parker not only stripped Romo of the ball, but recovered the fumble, single handedly ending the Cowboys’ drive.
Eric Berry Pick Six of Michael Vick
The Chiefs traveled to Philadelphia to face the Eagles on a Week 3 Thursday Night Football match up. After kicking a field goal on their first drive, the Chiefs quickly ended the Eagles first attempt at offense. Michael Vick stared down his receiver which allowed Derrick Johnson to jump the route, tipping the ball into Berry’s hands for the TD.
Dexter McCluster 89 Yard Punt Return
Playing against the once-powerful New York Giants, the game was still uncertain at 17-7 when the Giants were forced to punt. McCluster fielded the ball at the 11-yard line and spun, juked and sprinted his way into the end zone. It was one of the most prolific plays of the season and set the tone for the Chiefs special teams unit.
Chiefs Defense Sacks Terrel Pryor 10 Times/Arrowhead Sets World Crowd Noise Record
It was a monster game. This one is special for me because it was my first time at Arrowhead, but regardless it was awesome! The Chiefs defense got to the Oakland Raiders quarterback 10 times. The crowd was loud you couldn’t hear yourself think. A world record was set that day that should still be standing if it wasn’t for a half-dome in the Pacific Northwest.
Tamba Hali Sack/Strip of Case Keenum, Derrick Johnson Recovers
The Week 7 match up against the struggling Houston Texans saw the introduction of rookie quarterback Case Keenum. The Chiefs were clinging to a slim one-point fourth quarter lead when the Texans got the ball. On 2nd-and-10, Keenum rolled out of the pocket with Hali in hot pursuit. The relentless pass-rusher made it to the QB before he could get rid of the ball, forcing it from his hands. Johnson was in perfect position to pick up the loose ball and secure the victory for the Chiefs
Sean Smith 101-Yard Pick Six Against the Buffalo Bills
Down 10-3 in the third quarter, it appeared as if the Bills were going to go up by two touchdowns when quarterback Jeff Tuel dropped back to pass at the Chiefs one-yard line. Cornerback Sean Smith wasn’t going to allow that to happen, though as he stepped in front of the pass and took it 101-yards the other way to the house, helping the Chiefs beat the Bills and go 9-0 before the bye.
Knile Davis 108-Yard Kick off Return Touchdown
After a Peyton Manning drive to tie the game at seven, Chiefs rookie RB Knile Davis fielded the ensuing kickoff eight yards deep in the end zone before bringing it out. 108-yards later he was in the end zone. It was an awesome play, especially against the Broncos.
Jamaal Charles Scores Five TD’s/Chiefs Clinch the Playoffs
Jamaal Charles became the first running back in the history of the NFL to score four receiving and one rushing TD in the same game. He did it on screens and long passes. Nobody could touch him. At the end of the day, he held a record and the Chiefs had a ticket to the post season.
The Chiefs JV Nearly Beat the Chargers’ Starters (And San Diego Needed Some Help from the Refs to Win)
Everyone wrote the game off as a loss for the Chiefs before it even started. Hell, I went with my wife to a barbeque at a friends house, not even caring to see the game. How wrong we all were. Had it not been for a missed Ryan Succop field goal (or a blown call by the officials) the Chiefs would have completed the ultimate upset and the post season could have been much different.
Alex Smith 79-Yard Touchdown Pass to Donnie Avery
And they say Smith can’t throw the long ball. After a perfectly executed play action, Smith found a streaking Avery who had about three steps on his defender. With a perfectly placed ball that was in the air for 60 yards, Smith hit Avery in stride, who then walked into the end zone.
There they are, Addicts. Our top ten moments from the season. Please use the poll to vote and we’ll announce the winners in the coming weeks!
What Was Your Favorite Moment of the 2013 Season?
- Jamaal Charles Five TD Performance/Chiefs Clinch Playoffs (29%, 61 Votes)
- Chiefs 10 Sack Performance Against Oakland Raiders/Fans Set Noise Record (26%, 55 Votes)
- Alex Smith 79 Yard TD Pass to Donnie Avery (19%, 39 Votes)
- Knile Davis 108 Yard Kick Off Return Against Denver Broncos (9%, 18 Votes)
- Chiefs JV Squad Nearly Beats the Chargers Starters (6%, 12 Votes)
- Dexter McCluster 89 Yard Punt Return Against the New York Giants (5%, 10 Votes)
- Sean Smith 101 Yard Pick Six Against Jeff Tuel (4%, 9 Votes)
- Eric Berry Pick Six Against Michael Vick (1%, 2 Votes)
- Ron Parker Strip/Sack/Recovery of Tony Romo (1%, 2 Votes)
- Tamba Hali Strip/Sack of Case Keenum - Derrick Johnson Recovers (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 208
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