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Kansas City Chiefs: The Good, Bad And The Ugly Against The Packers

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Good morning Kansas City Chiefs fans!

We've got another great post-game tradition for you today - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Chiefs' NFL preseason win against the Green Bay Packers

We've got more Good to talk about than Bad and Ugly, which is a fantastic feeling to have while writing this. 

Joel and I collaborated on this one - it's all there, after the jump...

The Good


  • Javier Arenas' 44-yard kick return (51-yard punt). LB Cory Greenwood nearly blocked the punt on the play (He might've tipped it).
  • On 3rd and 1, Matt Cassel faked a handoff to the right and a pitched to Dexter McCluster for 14 yards.
  • LB Demorrio Williams had a great sack. He lined up as a right end with his hand on the ground (Playing Tamba Hali's position) and zipped past Green Bay's right tackle to make the sack. It was his third sack in two games.
  • WR Dwayne Bowe, streaking across the field, caught a Matt Cassel pass at the 30-yard line and took it down to the 3 yard line.
  • S Kendrick Lewis broke up a pass on the goal line.
  • S Ricky Price had a better pass breakup. The Green Bay wide receiver essentially had the ball caught in the end zone but Price wiggled his hand in and twisted the football out.
  • Javier Arenas broke up a TD pass in the corner of the end zone.
  • RB Jackie Battle's (TE Tony Moeaki sealed the hole) 50-yard run down the right side of the field.
  • Both Matt Cassel and Brodie Croyle led touchdown drives. 

The Bad

  • K Ryan Succop missed 51-yard field goal that hit the upright.
  • Matt Cassel threw an INT but the replay showed that perhaps Dwayne Bowe just missed the ball as it went by his hands. It almost looked like Bowe slipped. It was the first pass of that drive.
  • Green Bay backup QB Matt Flynn hit WR Brett Swain for 77-yards. The Chiefs blew the coverage entirely. 
  • Chiefs' DE Alex Magee's penalty in the fourth quarter - hands to the face, automatic first down. 
The Ugly
  • Jeremy Horne's backwards run. Dexter McCluster handed off on an end around to the right, he stopped at the right side of the field and went running back to the left. It was a 12-yard loss but Horne was at least 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage at one point.
  • Perhaps sensing his own demise in KC, Horne bumped into McCluster on a kick off return after his run debacle. It almost looked like Horne was trying to nudge his way to the ball to hopefully make a career saving play. 
  • It's tough to accept a 300+ yard passing game when your opponent's second string offense is playing your first string defense. Matt Flynn lit the Chiefs' secondary up at times.
Ok. What did we miss?

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