Chiefs vs Chargers: Grading KC’s performance
By Andrew Jones
It can’t be said enough that the comeback posted by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday was one of the best second-half efforts in team history.
It was the largest deficit that a Chiefs team has ever overcome. The craziest thing is that most of it was achieved in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs cut the lead to 10 points with 11 minutes still to go in the period. Most fans were thinking that the Chiefs showing some grit would be enough to buoy this team for the future. But to come all the way back and force overtime? It was far from my mind and I bet it was far from most of yours as well.
Coming up with a grade for this game is fairly difficult because of the absolutely putrid play during the first half. Yet the Chiefs still came back with a win. I could cop out and split the grade in each half. That would look something like this:
1st Half 2nd Half
Offense: D A
Defense: F A
Special Teams: A A+
Instead, I will come up with a comprehensive grade in each group for the whole game. There were players like Spencer Ware and Tamba Hali who played hard the entire game after all.
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