Entering Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, the Kansas City Chiefs hadn't scored a touchdown since the third quarter of the Denver Broncos game on Nov. 13, a streak that spanned nine quarters. The Chiefs ended up scoring just one touchdown in four games in the month of November, a franchise first.
The Chiefs offense wasn't much better in Sunday's win over the Bears but it only takes one play, which the Chiefs got at the end of the first half.
Instead of a 55-yard field goal attempt the Chiefs decided to go for a hail mary from the 38-yard line, which I disagreed with (at the time, at least). I thought the Chiefs should have attempted the field goal with Ryan Succop because...well, I knew there was no chance a hail mary would work for the Chiefs.
Tyler Palko threw up a hail mary from 38 yards out with a couple seconds remaining in the first half and somehow, someway Dexter McCluster ended up with it.
If you missed the play, video is after the jump. It really is a thing of beauty. Brian Urlacher, who was one of two Bears players jumping up for the ball, said he did exactly what they were supposed to do -- knock the ball down. Unfortunately for Chicago, McCluster was exactly where he should be.
It's Tyler Palko's first career touchdown pass and the first touchdown the Chiefs offense has scored at all in the Palko era.