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Grade the Kansas City Chiefs victory over the Tennessee Titans

The KC Chiefs win again in Week 5, beating the Tennessee Titans and moving to 5-0 in the process. It wasn't pretty but few of them are. Grade the Chiefs performance against the Titans.

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Winning on the road is hard. Winning on the road by two scores (twice in three weeks) is even harder. So the Chiefs deserve some kudos for their 26-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. As usual, there was some good and some bad.

The good

  • Chiefs defense shines again
  • Sean McGrath and Marcus Cooper keep it up
  • Alex Smith goes deep -- twice -- to Donnie Avery
  • The goal line stand was awesome
The bad

  • The offense, in general, had problems throughout the day
  • The defense slipped for a short but costly few minutes in the second half
  • The Chiefs had nine penalties

As for the grade, I'm leaning towards a B+. The struggles at times offensively are the biggest reason they don't get an A. Defensively though they put out a terrific effort, once again keeping the Chiefs in the game. They are able to mask flaws with this team. Special teams gets an A++ for scoring a touchdown. Ryan Succop also hit four field goals.

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