Reviewing Andy Reid’s tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs: 2013
By David Thomas
The emotional side
Reid’s first season in K.C. couldn’t have started any better. The Chiefs were on a hot streak with 9 straight wins to open the season, being the only undefeated team going into week 10 and 11. But as has become a common theme in K.C., the Chiefs lost their fire and ended the season going 2-5. Reid lost just his second post-bye game of his career.
Worst of all that season, the Chiefs suffered one of the most heartbreaking losses in their postseason history. Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts came back after being down 38-10 to hand the Chiefs the 2nd worst collapse in postseason history.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Jamaal Charles ended the season on the all-pro list, and racked up 19 total touchdowns a career best. Including a 5 touchdown performance against the Oakland Raiders nicknamed the ‘Jamaalocaust’ game.
Alex Smith gave the Chiefs their best QB performance since Trent Green was still trotting out onto the field. The team also wound up with 10 pro bowlers, most in the league and more than any other time during Reid’s era so far.
The season wasn’t perfect, but it was a good start to the Reid era.