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KC Chiefs Beat Seattle Seahawks: Good, Bad And Ugly

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The Kansas City Chiefs had a heck of a day against the Seattle Seahawks as both the offense and defense played very well en route to a 42-24 victory. As always, there was some good, some bad and some ugly. Fortunately for the Chiefs, there wasn't very much bad and ugly.

Here's the good, bad and ugly from KC's victory:


Matt Cassel shows Denver "garbage time" wasn't completely worthless. Cassel lit it up against the Broncos in a blowout loss and many folks chalked it up to KC playing in garbage time. Maybe that was the case but Cassel showed he can do it in a meaningful game as well. He ends up completing 22-of-32 passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns. 18 touchdowns and one interception over the last seven games for Cassel.

Dwayne Bowe's record-setting day. You know the stats by now. 14 touchdowns is the new single-season franchise record receiving touchdowns. Bowe also ties a career high with 13 receptions.

Jamaal Charles shows why we want to give him the ball. Charles wasn't a one-hit wonder with his 173 yards as he consistently beat the Seahawks up and down the field. Charles speed plus his strength makes me wonder: Is he the best running back in the NFL?


Fumbles return to KC. The Chiefs had lost just three fumbles heading into this game which was tied for the lowest in the NFL. Charles added to that total with a lost fumble in the second half. It ended up not mattering but that's something the Chiefs definitely can't handle.

Derrick Johnson dropped interception. OK, so he was diving and the interception would have come when the game was already sealed. But what ever happened to those receiver gloves?


Barry Richardson gets worked over. The Chiefs played Richardson at left tackle for the injured Branden Albert and he was embarrassed all game. Ultimately it didn't matter -- and we're hoping Albert returns next week -- but that was an ugly performance.

Special teams meltdown for KC. The Chiefs had a semi-meltdown on special teams allowing a blocked field goal and a blocked punt, which resulted in seven points. We're not sure what happened there but it wasn't pretty.

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