Chiefs beat Ravens, move closer to playoff berth


The Kansas City Chiefs have everybody living on the edge. The Chiefs were able to go into Baltimore and beat the Ravens 34-14 but the game was much closer than the score indicates. While the Ravens were not exactly threatening throughout the day, they hung tough while Kansas City did nothing offensively.

The Chiefs were aided in a large way by two key defensive touchdowns. In the first quarter, Kansas City took the early 7-0 lead thanks to Charcandrick West busting a 38-yard touchdown run. However, the defense would allow a touchdown on the ensuing Baltimore possession. After a Kansas City punt, the Ravens were driving once more but fumbled, with Tyvon Branch recovering and run 73 yards for a score.

In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs were leading 27-14 and trying to hold off the Ravens when Jimmy Clausen threw an interception to rookie Marcus Peters. Peters ran it back 90 yards to the house, putting the game out of reach. Peters would also end the next drive with an interception, giving the excellent rookie his seventh interception of the game.

Kansas City is now sitting 9-5 and in the fifth seed of the AFC wild card race. The Chiefs are hoping to finish strong with their last two games at home, facing the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders. It has been an improbable turnaround for a team we all thought was dead after six weeks.