Victory! Welcome to Monday. As you can imagine, there are a lot of recaps out there this morning. Great game yesterday. Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
Whether the Chiefs actually are one of the NFL’s good teams remains up for debate — within the team’s locker room and beyond — and it might be that way for a while. But when the Chiefs, a team unaccustomed to such a thing, can defeat the Jaguars 42-20 as they did Sunday, there is more good than bad, more optimism than doubt, more reasons to think that tomorrow will be better than today.
This is the NFL’s best rushing offense paired with one of its best rushing defenses. The Chiefs play in a terrible division with the league’s second-easiest schedule and their "limp" quarterback now has a 108.9 passer rating over the last four games.
In other words, drop the skepticism. If you’re not taking this seriously by now, you’re out of touch and missing out on the Chiefs’ best team in years.
Bowe is playing his best when team needs it from KC Star
KC Star Photo Gallery: Chiefs topple Jaguars 42-20 at Arrowhead
KC Star Video: Teicher's Take | Chiefs beat the Jaguars
NFL.com Video: GameDay: Jaguars vs. Chiefs highlights
NFL.com Video: Chiefs postgame press conference
Derrick Johnson didn’t want to think about where he or the Chiefs might be if his hands were more reliable.
The veteran linebacker would have had a touchdown — and the Chiefs perhaps would have had a victory — two weeks ago in Indianapolis had he not dropped a Peyton Manning pass.
Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers could sympathize with fellow defensive backs Brandon Carr and Eric Berry on Sunday.
A week ago, it was Flowers who was called for a controversial and critical pass interference penalty in the Chiefs’ loss at Houston. This week, it was cornerback Carr and safety Berry who were called for marginal interference calls that led to 10 Jacksonville points in the Chiefs’ 42-20 victory.
Chiefs overcome pass-interference penalties from KC Star
On Sunday, Haley decided the Chiefs should stomp the gas and ignore anything else. Reason was a roadblock. Logic was a pothole.
Kansas City beat the Jaguars 42-20 on Sunday, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But Haley again bypassed convention, opting against a 42-yard field-goal attempt to try to convert on fourth and 3.
Haley not afraid to go for it on fourth down from KC Star
Chambers, who has just seven receptions for 76 yards this season, hasn’t had much of an impact and coach Todd Haley appears tired of waiting for him to produce.
Chambers has a sore finger that is heavily wrapped when he practices, but he wasn’t listed on the injury report at the end of last week.
Chiefs buzz | Chambers is healthy scratch from KC Star
For the second time in three games, Mike Thomas fumbled a punt in the first quarter, leading to an opponent's score...
...Against the Chiefs on Sunday, Thomas broke loose for a 45-yard return before fumbling. The Chiefs recovered on their 26 and Thomas Jones ran 70 yards on the next play to set up a four-yard touchdown run by Jamaal Charles.
Jaguars Notebook: Another costly fumbled punt return for Mike Thomas from The Florida Times-Union
Reaction from fans after the Jaguars' 42-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday:
Don't believe Rashean Mathis and the rest of the Del Rio defense have anything to worry about with the new crackdown on hits and being fined. In fact, the league may end up reimbursing this group.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Jaguars vs. Chiefs from The Florida Times-Union
That the Kansas City Chiefs have the NFL's best rushing offense wasn't any consolation to Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio.
He spoke quietly, but clearly, about his team's defensive performance on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Jaguars' defensive performance 'embarrassing' from The Florida Times-Union
Most of this post is going to be about rushing and the offensive line. If you think that's boring, think again. You have to realize that I'm from the camp that constantly complains about three yards and a cloud of dust (unless it's raining). If Ican get excited about it, so can you!
Chiefs Wrap: What a Rush! from Upon Further Review
Yes, Jacksonville started Todd Bouman at QB, but when you score 21-unaswered points to finish a game we have to talk about execution, fundamentals and overall good football. That's what we got for Todd Haley's club yesterday. They can run the ball in Charlie Weis' scheme with Thomas Jones and Jamal Charles, plus that defense is solid under Romeo Crennel. Are they good enough to run away with the AFC West? Let's see.
Week 7 Winners and Losers from National Football Post
The Dwayne Bowe Show: the Chiefs wideout has caught three or fewer passes in four of six games, but he also has four touchdown catches in the last two weeks. Bowe is a frustrating play because he can easily lay an egg, but remember on some of these weeks he dropped several passes - his numbers weren't down due to lack of targets. Since Matt Cassel trusts him, you should too against Buffalo in Week 8.
Tomorrow's talker: The Chiefs are scoring points. After putting up just nine points in Indianapolis two weeks ago, there was talk that the Chiefs just didn't have to the offense to be a contender. Well, they have scored 73 points in the two games since. This offense can find the end zone.
Wrap-up: Chiefs 42, Jaguars 20 from ESPN
Everybody sat back and waited for the 38-year-old quarterback who hadn't won as a starter since 2001 to make a critical mistake.
And they waited. And they waited.
Finally Todd Bouman did, and Derrick Johnson grabbed an interception and ran 15 yards for a game-changing, momentum-shifting touchdown.
Chiefs 42, Jaguars 20 from Fox Sports
The Jaguars, down to their third quarterback already this season, had to play Bouman at Kansas City on Sunday after getting both David Garrard and Trent Edwards hurt in the Monday night loss to Tennessee.
Bouman, 38, hadn't started a game since 2005 in New Orleans (the Saints' San Antonio/vagabond season), and he still hasn't won a game as a starter since 2001 in Minnesota. Now that's a losing streak, when you're up to nine years and counting.
Snap judgments from Sports Illustrated