We can finally grade the Kansas City Chiefs and not expect a failing grade.
There are reasons to downgrade the Chiefs.
But for the first time since a Week 5 game against the Ravens, they had a chance to win in the fourth quarter. That game was on October 7 so excuse me if I get excited about Monday's performance.
The Chiefs lost to the Steelers in overtime, 16-13, but they showed some things that I wish had been around all season. Cassel had a clutch pass to Dwayne Bowe when the Chiefs had their backs up against the wall on fourth down. The Chiefs gave Charles 20-plus carries. The defense was terrific, playing bend-but-don't-break defense.
They deserve some kudos.
So, because the Chiefs did what no one thought they would do and kept it competitive with the Steelers, I'm giving them a B with the defense getting a lot of the credit.
What's your grade?