Chiefs Lose To Broncos: Earning Their Arrowheads



The Kansas City Chiefs lost once again this past Sunday, this time to the Denver Broncos.

The good news for the Chiefs is that some of the players actually showed up. Normally we do an “Earning Their Arrowheads”column after every game but this season we’ve hardly done it at all. I’m sad to say, there just haven’t been enough weekly standout performances to merit it.

So let’s take a decent performance when we can get it and hand out some Arrowheads!

Jamaal Charles:

Charles always earns his Arrowhead as long as the coaches are actually wise enough to give him the ball that week. JC averaged 4.7 yards per carry for 107 yards. Unfortunately he didn’t find the endzone. The KC coaches love to use Charles to get into the red zone, at which time they start throwing like they have Tom Brady under center.

Brandon Flowers:

Flowers got a pick and did a pretty good job sticking to his man all day. Wish I could say the same thing about Jalil Brown.

Javier Arenas

Arenas defended two passes Sunday and has been pretty decent since Stanford Routt left.

Justin Houston:

Two sacks, four QB hits and four tackles for Houston. He now has nine sacks on the season. His mate on the other side, Tamba Hali, has six sacks. Imagine what these two could do if the Chiefs were ever playing with a lead large enough that the defense could pin its ears back?

Ryan Succop:

The Chiefs’ leading scorer was 3 for 3 Sunday. He is 23 of 26 on the season, making 88.5% of his kicks. That is better than his career average of 82.9%. Oh and Succop also had TWO tackles.

Dustin Colquitt:

Dustin outdid his brother (Broncos punter Britton) in this game. Of his six punts, Dustin dropped four inside the 20-yardline. The other two went for touchbacks. He had a long of 58.

Dontari Poe:

Poe had a pretty decent game, turning in four tackles, one of which was for a loss. He also batted down a pass.

Tony Moeaki:

Mo continued to be KC’s only down field threat not named “Bowe.” Tony pulled in two more catches for 40 yards.

All right Addicts, those are the players I think earned their Arrowheads. What about you?