The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Indianapolis Colts and we're handing out the game ball of the week. There are a few ways we can go here (and I'll even miss a couple guys who merit a mention).
Here are the candidates:
Dwayne Bowe: Seven catches, 128 yards and two touchdowns is awesome. Bowe was key throughout the game, including a 41-yard touchdown and the best catch of the year for another touchdown. He just seems to get better and better each week running after the catch.
Steve Breaston: Only 50 yards receiving but two of his four catches went for touchdowns. What I like is that they were both pretty clutch. The first one came with less than a minute remaining in the first half, and the second one was the go-ahead score with a little over five minutes remaining. Plus he also had a terrific sideline catch where he caught the ball and was able to drag his feet. Great came from him.
Matt Cassel: Maybe his best day ever as a Chief. He was really efficient, threw four touchdowns, didn't turn it over and scored late in the fourth quarter. It's hard to ask for a lot more than that from your quarterback. Huge game from him.
Jackie Battle: Well, well, well. There were stories this week that Battle would see more time after a couple of key runs last week against the Minnesota Vikings and, frankly, I kinda ignored a lot of the talk that Battle could be effective. Shows how much I know...Battle carried the ball 19 times for 119 yards and was part of a rushing attack that, for the first time all season, reminded me of the team that lead the league in rushing last year. Outstanding effort from Battle today.
Chiefs second half defense: I had to throw them in here as a group because they were beat up in the first half giving up a whopping 24 points and, after halftime with a spirited Romeo Crennel, the Chiefs defense shut down the Colts offense allowing KC to comeback.