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Grade The Kansas City Chiefs Loss To The Indianapolis Colts

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It's time to issue the report cards.

How will you grade the Kansas City Chiefs loss to the Indianapolis Colts?

Here's my take...

Offense: C

I like what the running game did in the first half and parts of the second. The second half saw way too many Matt Cassel passes. Three of the four games in 2010 have taught us that the less Matt Cassel throws the ball, the better.

Defense: A

I'm happy with the way the defense turned out. Whenever the Chiefs play the Colts, it's usually an incredibly frustrating game as a fan. It wasn't that way this time around. I felt the Chiefs went in there and played the defense the way the coaches thought they would. It's hard to be upset with the defense.

Special Teams: B

Dustin Colquitt had a career high net punting average and Ryan Succop hit three field goals. The Chiefs did solid on kick returns and stopped the Colts on punt and kick returns. Only way this could be better was if Succop made that long field goal at the end of the game or if special teams scored a touchdown.

Overall: B

I'm giving them a B on the whole. They went into Indy and had a chance to win in the fourth quarter. You can't ask for a whole lot more. Peyton Manning didn't kill them and there was no major meltdown. There were far too many positives to come out of this game to go much lower. It's never OK to lose but I walk away with this game more optimistic about the future if that makes any sense.