I think a lot of you remember. I try to forget but, unfortunately, I remember. The last time the Kansas City Chiefs met the Dallas Cowboys was the continuation of a trend. The Chiefs did two things that were very typical of the 2005 team, and the Dick Vermeil era in general: The offense scored a lot of points and the defense gave up a lot of points.
Remember those days? Trent Green threw for 340 yards and a score while Larry Johnson added 143 yards and another three scores. But that defense....
To help jog your memory, here are a few highlights:
- Good memory: Before the game, Lamar Hunt did the coin toss and was honored with a video tribute.
- With the Chiefs up 14-3 in the second quarter, Drew Bledsoe hit Terry Glenn for a 71 yard fleaflicker pass.
- On the next possession, the Chiefs drove all the way down to the Dallas nine yard line looking to punch it in. Green dropped back to pass, LJ missed a pass block, Scott Fujita forced a fumble on the quarterback and Marcus Spears picked it up and returned it 59 yards. What a change of momentum. I still remember how big that play was to this day.
- With 3:55 left in the fourth quarter, and the Cowboys holding onto a 24-21 lead, Green hit Eddie Kennison on a 47 yard touchdown pass. Ball game, right?
- Wrong. The Cowboys drove back down the field, with two third down completions, they faced a fourth down near the end zone. Drew Bledsoe threw to Jason Witten, who missed the pass. But...
- ....there was a pass interference call on Greg Wesley, who at the time said, "I was celebrating thinking it was over. Then I see a flag. I thought, ‘Wow, way to give them a second chance.’ … I made a great play and they were bailed out by the referees." Bailed out because replays showed the interference was clearly on Derrick Johnson.
- The Chiefs weren't done yet, though, as Green drove them down the field to get Lawrence Tynes in position for a 41 yard field goal, aided by an awesome pass and catch by Green and Dante Hall. Ball game, right?
- Wrong. Tynes missed the kick after a low snap and the Chiefs three-game winning streak ended.
Ugh. Painful memories. Here's the box score if you can stomach it.