Indeed, the Chiefs quarterback, who we've criticized on a weekly basis around here this season, put up what might be his best performance since he became a Chief -- at least statistically speaking.
Cassel's final numbers against the Colts: 21-of-29 for 257 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.
The best part, I think, was the comeback, which isn't something we've really seen from Cassel in KC. The Chiefs were down, and the Colts knew KC had to pass the ball to get back into it. Despite that, Cassel was still very productive throughout the second quarter on. He completed a high percentage of his passes, didn't turn it over and drove the Chiefs down the field when they needed it most.
Looking at the stats, this might be his best game in a Chiefs uniform. Here are a few from 2010 that compare:
- at Houston: 20-of-29 for 201 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions....Chiefs lose.
- at Denver: 33-of-53 for 469 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions....Chiefs lose.
- at Seattle: 22-of-32 for 233 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions....Chiefs win.
- Tennessee: 24-of-34 for 314 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions....Chiefs win.
Considering the first two, at Houston and at Denver, were losses, I would eliminate those two. The other two, at Seattle and vs. Tennessee, are very close but I think this one might get the edge because the Chiefs had to come back to win this one.
What do you think? Was this Cassel's best day in red?