The Kansas City Chiefs ended their four-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Bears, 10-3, and they did it largely on the back of the defense. The Chiefs had seven sacks in the game while allowing just one field goal, with a few huge stops in the red zone that prevented points for Caleb Hanie and the Bears offense.
The defense, obviously, is the big performer today. For the second straight week the defense put in an excellent performance and gave the Chiefs a chance to win. The pass rush had their best game of the season and two of Justin Houston's three sacks ended up preventing field goals for the Bears. They created three turnovers in one of their best defensive outings of the year so this unit receives an A from me.
The offense, on the other hand, continues to have troubles but Tyler Palko's hail mary touchdown pass to Dexter McCluster was all the Chiefs needed today. Palko averaged less than five yards per pass outside of the 38-yard hail mary so the quarterback problem isn't resolved. Kyle Orton was injured on his one and only play (a flea-flicker. No word on what's up with him.) Grade the offense? C? Maybe?
Special teams was also a factor with Devin Hester and Dustin Colquitt did a good job with 11 punts. Hester really only returned one for significant yardage and they often made him fair catch or never get an opportunity to catch it.
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