Chiefs Beat Saints In OT Thriller, 27-24
John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE
The Kansas City Chiefs are winless no more!
Thanks to an outstanding day by Jamaal Charles and a terrific day by Justin Houston, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New Orleans Saints 27-24 in overtime.
The Chiefs looked to be heading to their second straight 0-3 season but they showed the kind of grit and resolve Chiefs fans have been begging for all season long.
Two records were set today in New Orleans. RB Jamaal Charles broke off a 91-yard run to set the franchise record for the longest run by a Chief ever. Kicker Ryan Succop was a perfect six for six on his FG tries, including hitting the game-winner. Succop set the record for the most successful kicks ever by a Chief in a single game.
Justin Houston put the Chiefs in position to tie the game when he sacked Drew Brees for a safety in the 4th quarter.
Even Romeo Crennel deserves a nod here. I was mad that he essentially played for OT at the end of the 4th quarter but his decision to go for it on 4th and short in OT was what made the difference here. Good job, coach!
Those were your four heroes in this one. There were some injuries and there will be plenty to talk about from this game but for now, it is time to celebrate. Chiefs fans have earned it.
Who are your players of the game?