The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos, 7-3, on Sunday and even though it wasn't pretty a win is a win. KC got the job done when they had nothing to play for and Denver had everything to play for.
As usual, we have five good stats from Sunday's game. A few of the good stats came by players who are in the final year of their contracts.
41.8. Dustin Colquitt's net punting average. Dustin wins the battle of Colquitts. His brother, Britton, punts for the Broncos and had a net average of 38 yards. Dustin > Britton.
2:1. Turnover battle. The Chiefs won the turnover battle, 2:1. They picked off Tim Tebow at the end of the game and Kendrick Lewis forced a fumble earlier in the game. Believe it or not, the Chiefs only lost the turnover battle four times this year. That's always the most important stat when it comes to winning and losing.
6-of-22. Tim Tebow's passing numbers. He was bad. Really bad, actually. KC's plan was basically to make him pass as much as possible and he did that 22 times completing only six of them. That's actually an upgrade from the last time these two teams played and Tebow completed just two passes. The Chiefs did a good job against him for most of the day.
6-93. Dwayne Bowe's stats. He had six catches and 93 yards in one half of play. The Chiefs offense didn't have any consistency without him. That makes it pretty clear that the Chiefs have to bring Bowe back next year. Even in the final minutes of the Raiders game last week, who was catching key passes? It was Bowe. He's the best offensive player on the Jamaal Charles-less Chiefs. This game shows us he needs to come back.
1. Interceptions by Brandon Carr. Ah, yes, Brandon Carr. He's one of my favorite players because he doesn't seem to have an ego and he's one of the best values in the NFL. He picked off Tim Tebow's final pass on Sunday which reminded us that we need to remind GM Scott Pioli -- re-sign Brandon Carr!