The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Seattle Seahawks 42-24 on Sunday and looked good doing it. QB Matt Cassel has four touchdown passes, WR Dwayne Bowe caught three touchdown passes and RB Jamaal Charles passed 170 yards rushing. There wasn't very much the Chiefs did wrong.
Here are six things to remember from the game.
1. Dwayne Bowe's best game in the best season for a receiver in KC Chiefs history. The KC Chiefs franchise record for touchdown receptions in a season was set 48 years ago by a man named WR Chris Burford. Now, in 2010, Bowe is going to destroy that record. He's already beaten it -- he had three touchdowns against the Seahawks and now has 14 on the season. He's leading the NFL in receiving touchdowns.
2. This game wasn't ever really close. Looking at the score this was a somewhat close game for over three quarters but KC dominated this game. They were whatever they wanted offensively for the most part and Seattle never had anything consistent on offense. The Seahawks scored off of a blocked punt and then a deep touchdown pass on a blown coverage from the Chiefs. Seattle never had much of a shot.
3. Chiefs won this game up front. The Chiefs went into this game and basically said, "We're bigger, stronger and better than you. Beat us." Offensively they passed 200 yards rushing (again) and RB Jamaal Charles added over 170 yards. Defensively, they held Seattle to 23 yards rushing. 23! KC dominated this game up front.
4. KC gets their road victory. The Chiefs were 1-4 on the road this year entering this game and I argued they needed a signature road win -- going into a difficult place to win and taking care of business. This was your signature road win. KC really played a full game and did it by just being simply better than Seattle in every category.
5. Shaun Smith gets his touchdown. Last week the Chiefs lined Smith, a defensive end, up at fullback. He was in there for two plays and was a blocker twice. He told us after the game -- with a smile on his face -- that he was going to talk to Charlie Weis about getting the ball next time. Apparently he did. Smith got the ball in a goal line situation and pounded it in for the score.
6. Matt Cassel quietly puts up huge numbers, again. I'm not sure what it's going to take for Matt Cassel to get all the KC Chiefs fans to believe in him but he's on an absolute tear lately. He had four touchdowns and no interceptions for the second time this year. Cassel's last seven games: 18 touchdown passes, one interception.