Now that's what football should look like (as long as you closed your eyes during special teams plays)! The Chiefs won big yesterday and we've assembled the stories about it from across the internet for you (in case you haven't heard, Bowe had a good day). Enjoy your Kansas City Chiefs news.
The Chiefs answered questions about themselves Sunday. They proved some things to a locker room that needed some reinforcement. They proved that, at least on this day and at this point in the season, there's more good about this team than bad.
"This is the right time for teams to start to play well and reach their potential," running back Thomas Jones said. "I really don't think that we've even come close to meeting our potential."
If that's true, then Sunday was a look into the future. Kansas City is a young team, but buried under some of that youth is a mountain of talent. Jamaal Charles. Dwayne Bowe. Matt Cassel. Derrick Johnson. Tamba Hali.
Bowe scores three TDs as Chiefs dominate Seattle from KC Star
Bowe is acting more professional, less like a clown. Waters and everyone else in the organization sees this. Bowe gets to practice early and stays late. The game film that used to expose all of Bowe's faults now shows him blocking downfield and running crisp routes even when the ball's not coming his way.
So much has been done to get Bowe on a better path. He's never been a bad guy, just an airhead. His faults are more stupid than malice, more goofball than diva, so the Chiefs stripped him of that "D-Bowe" moniker and treated him more like a college freshman than a four-year professional.
The results are breathtaking. With either Verran Tucker or Terrance Copper serving as the No. 2 receiver, Bowe has reshaped the Chiefs' passing game.
Bowe still building trust from KC Star
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Kansas City looked like a playoff team in Sunday’s 42-24 win. But why stop at reaching the playoffs? A week after wide receiver Dwayne Bowe said the team could win this year’s Super Bowl, Charles is beginning to think it wasn’t such a crazy suggestion.
"I believe, man," Charles said during a quiet moment in the Chiefs’ locker room. "Anything is possible."
Chiefs’ Charles believes anything is possible from KC Star
"I wore No. 6, because of Jerome Bettis," said Smith, a sixth-year veteran out of South Carolina. "He was my idol. He’s still my idol. My last touchdown was in 1999 against Wichita East. I actually had two or three touchdowns, and I probably had 100 yards rushing and we won the game."
When Smith informed his daughters Markaylon, 11, and Autumn, 5, they figured he better start working on his dance moves. That would be the only thing they’d be disappointed about in regards to their father’s memorable day.
Smith makes most of his chance to carry the ball from KC Star
The end result was perhaps Cassel’s best day as a Chief. He completed 22 of 32 passes for 233 yards and, for the third straight week, didn’t throw an interception.
"I had high expectations for him in a difficult, hostile environment," coach Todd Haley said. "You really see some signs of a real good quarterback in how he handles himself. He did a terrific job for the most part down in and down out."
The Chiefs covered for the absence of injured cornerback Brandon Flowers by starting the seldom-used Jackie Bates in his place. Bates broke up a pass early in the game but later stumbled in coverage and was beaten for a 52-yard gain on a deep pass from Matt Hasselbeck to Ben Obomanu.
Bates injured his knee on the play and didn’t return. He was replaced by Javier Arenas, normally the nickel back. Travis Daniels entered the game as the nickel and had one of the Chiefs’ two interceptions.
Derrick Johnson had what was perhaps the play of the game for the Chiefs defensively. Early in the fourth quarter, with the Chiefs ahead 28-17, Johnson sacked Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and knocked the ball loose.
Derrick Johnson makes another big play from KC Star
There might not be a more demoralizing feeling for a defense than knowing a team is going to run the football, and you're powerless to stop it.
The Kansas City Chiefs rolled into Qwest Field boasting the NFL's best ground game. And for 60 minutes Sunday they showed why, running through, past and over Seahawks defenders in a 42-24 pounding. It was the type of performance that would have made Vince Lombardi proud and former Seahawks coach "Ground" Chuck Knox smile.
Chiefs' run game shreds Seahawks from The Tacoma News Tribune
"I knew that this was a big game for the Kansas City Chiefs and this by no means was about Coach Carroll and myself," Cassel said. "I played for him six years ago, I've had some time to move on from there. At this point, I'm just really proud of how our team came out and played today."
If Cassel's passing wasn't enough of a problem for Seattle's defense, there was the Chiefs running game that backed up their ranking as the best in the NFL.
Cassel, Bowe Lead Chiefs Past Seattle 42-24 from NBC Sports
Eight days ago, the Raiders began the day tied for the AFC West lead with the Kansas City Chiefs at 5-4. Today, they are at 5-6 and two games behind the Chiefs with five to play.
"Here we are, we're right in the middle of our division, we're playing for something, and every game is like gold now," Raiders coach Tom Cable said. "We've put ourselves in a negative situation now, back with a losing record. So, we've got to find a way next week in San Diego to get back to .500 and go from there. Fortunately we're in the division we're in."
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The point is that Bowe is red hot. In fact, he caught 13 passes - which tied his personal best set two weeks ago in the blowout loss to Denver. The Chiefs record is 14 (Tony G). This Bowe fella, who was considered nearly worthless just a few weeks ago, has the second and third most-reception games in KC's history. If you are wondering, Kansas City has played a total of 767 games. So, needless to say... second and third in three weeks ain't bad!
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Best receiver: Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe caught 13 passes for 170 yards and three TDs in a 42-24 win at Seattle. Bowe has 32 catches in the past three games and has scored TDs in seven consecutive games (13 overall TDs in that span).
I hereby submit the name of Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe for Comeback Player of the Year consideration. A year ago the Chiefs were so down on their wide receiver I wasn't sure he'd be back. Now he leads the league with 14 TD catches, including seven in the past three games. You know why the Chiefs are so dangerous? You're looking at him.
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Kansas City 42, at Seattle 24: If Seattle Coach Pete Carroll had his druthers, he'd probably prefer Matt Leinart to be the Chiefs starting QB instead of Matt Cassel.
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Chiefs. San Diego keeps putting the pressure on the Chiefs by getting big wins, but their remaining schedule is easier than the Chargers', especially with both Denver and Oakland due to visit Arrowhead Stadium. Matt Cassel-to-Dwayne Bowe is a red hot combination (touchdowns in seven consecutive games, including three Sunday), but the bigger development in the rout of Seattle was the return of their dominant rushing attack (270 yards).
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Once upon a time, they were a respectable organization. Weekend football games, NHL on ESPN and a newsroom staff that covered everyone in every league if they made news. But recently, ESPN has shifted from the CNN of sports to the TMZ of sports.
There are three major parts that illustrate this for me: their coverage of Mike Leach's firing, SportsCenter's narrowing focus and their new Heat-first coverage of the NBA. It's time to recognize ESPN for what it is: a valuable source for live sports, but not an unbiased source for sports news.
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There weren't any big fist-pumping celebrations from Pete Carroll this time. Kansas City's Matt Cassel was busy taking care of those.
Carroll? He was left describing Seattle's effort as "garbage."
Cassel tied his career high with four touchdown passes, three of them to Dwayne Bowe, and the Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with an impressive 42-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.
Cassel, Bowe lead Chiefs past Seattle, 42-24 from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Not that any of the Seahawks, following a 42-24 thrashing, were into boisterous chat. But their failure to assert any authority in a home game was appalling to Carroll. He was desperate to make a blunt point.
"We don't ever want to come into this stadium and perform like that, let people knock us around like that," he said. "I told them to be quiet because they don't have any better ideas than I do."
Coach to Seahawks: Shut up from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer