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Chiefs Have No Regrets Rolling The Dice, Todd Haley Says

Just like they did against the San Francisco 49ers, the Kansas City Chiefs made a few risky decisions in their 19-9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

The two biggest ones are the onside kick to open the game and the decision to go for it on fourth and two from the Colts eight yard line. Neither of the plays worked and put the Chiefs in a hole 3-0 and then 6-0 hole early against the Colts.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley says he doesn't have any regrets over the decisions.

"Everyone was on the Haley bandwagon last week," he said after the game. "But, I said it. When they work, you're good. When they don't work, you're not good. You have to know that going in. That's why you set your game plan. Let your team and your players know how you're going to play. Then you go do it."

I tend to agree with Haley's decisions in both cases. Just because he didn't get them, doesn't mean they weren't the right decision.

"If we convert on fourth down," Haley continued, "or execute the onside to open the game, we have a little better opportunity. But we didn't get them."

Sometimes that's just the way it goes. With the Chiefs offense that couldn't score a touchdown all afternoon, I agree with his decisions to give them an edge, even if they did backfire.

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