QB Rating Says This Was Matt Cassel's Best Game As A Chief

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws down field as Antonio Smith #94 of the Houston Texans looks to apply pressure> at Reliant Stadium on October 17 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

If you believe the incredibly complicated formula that's used to create what we call a QB rating then this was Matt Cassel's best game as the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback.

Cassel's 122.9 rating was the best he's seen in his first 20 starts as a Chief.

We'll likely remember the incomplete pass to Tony Moeaki on third down of Chiefs second to last drive but overall I think Cassel was part of the solution today.

He threw for 178 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also completed 69 percent of his passes (20-of-29) which is nearly 10 percentage points better than his previous high-water mark this season against the San Francisco 49ers.

What's also very important is that he connected often with the Chiefs No. 1 receiver, Dwayne Bowe. Cassel needs to find a rhythm with Bowe if the Chiefs want to sustain a successful passing game.

Through five games, we've seen, in my mind, two solid performances from Matt Cassel with one victory and one loss. The Chiefs didn't quite unleash him opting to give Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles 35 total carries. But I think that's OK considering the run game was working very well.

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