Chiefs put the hammer down when it mattered and the defense and special teams dominated the Eagles as I suspected. All week I posted and said the way to slow the Eagles O was to make them go 3 and out and win the turnovers and special teams. Ok not exactly Amazing Kreskin like observations.
Well done Chiefs. Final KC 26 Philadelphia 16
The only blemish besides K.C.'s O settling for 3's was the television production. What don't they have a replay capability. I may have worn out the DVR creating my own replays. They seemed very skinny on different camera angles and were very light on stats and graphics as well. That is except when they were touting the network ad nauseum. At one point Brad Nessler? Mike Maylock? brought up a valid stat but there was no accompanying graphic and he was left hanging out to dry.
Grade A KC Defense Made the Eagles beat themselves
Grade B+ Special Teams Hustled and were in position to make the recovery on the muffed fair catch and made 3's. One blocked punt and a fumbled kickoff luckily caused no damage
Grade C+ Offense Passing grade did just enough and did not pull "an eagle" and beat themselves. Earned a +plus+ for running it down Philly's throat when they needed to.
Grade F NFL Broadcast