Ranking the Kansas City Chiefs top 10 games of the decade
7. Chiefs 29, Falcons 28: Dec. 4, 2016
The Kansas City Chiefs won this game in a very unique way. The odds of another team winning with a game-winning pick-two might not happen any time soon. This was, easily, the game that defined the kind of player Eric Berry was for the Chiefs.
With the game tied at 13 with less than one minute to go in the first half, Berry snagged a pass from Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, going 37 yards to the end zone for a touchdown.
Although the Chiefs offense did score two touchdowns, courtesy of running back Spencer Ware, the Chiefs never scored an offensive touchdown in the second half. In the third quarter, Albert Wilson ran 55 yards to the end zone on a fake punt attempt to keep the Chiefs in front.
The Atlanta Falcons scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the second touchdown coming with 4:32 to go. The Falcons re-took the lead and were up 28-27. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn wanted the offense to go for two to make it a three-point game. Logically, an extra point would not do them any good in case the Chiefs got a field goal with more than four minutes left. However, Quinn’s strategy backfired.
Berry got in the way of another pass. This time, he went coast to coast, scoring again. Berry was responsible for eight points in this game in his hometown. It is one of the unusual yet clutch victories we have ever seen in the NFL. It might be a while before we see another game-winning pick-two late in a game.