Game Recap: The Chiefs Fall to the Bears, 18-17, and Drop to 1-4 on the Season from The Mothership
That's when Bears rallied for 12 points on two passing touchdowns by Cutler. First, Cutler hit Marquess Wilson for a 22-yard strike, but a failed two-point conversion only made the game 17-12.
The Bears would then get a stop and the ball back. With 18 seconds left in the game, Cutler hit RB Matt Forte for the go-ahead touchdown.
Santos' 66-yard field goal attempt as time expired fell short as the Bears held on to claim the victory, 18-17.
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Midway through the third quarter, Jamaal Charles went down with a knee injury and did not return.
He was quickly ruled out for the game.
In his postgame presser, Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed that the preliminary reports on Charles' right knee are a torn ACL, although they were still awaiting confirmation from an MRI.
It was a devastating blow that after the game Reid said his team never really got over.
Before the injury, Charles had 12 carries for 58 yards.
Chiefs lose Charles to potentially season-ending knee injury from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles could miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury sustained in the third quarter of Sunday's 18-17 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Charles had taken a carry deep in Bears territory when he tried to cut left, his right knee buckling at a gruesome angle. He immediately went to the locker room, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the game the preliminary diagnosis was a torn ACL.
Charles will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury.
When running back Jamaal Charles hobbled off the field, Kansas City was beating the Chicago Bears, 17-3.
His absence coincided with an impending Chiefs offensive implosion and the Chiefs (1-4) fell to the Bears (2-3), 18-17.
Lots of things went right and lots of things went right. Here are five things that didn't go the Chiefs' way and five that did.
The Kansas City Chiefs took a significant hit when Jamaal Charles left Sunday's game with what was feared to be a torn ACL.
This is the second time that Charles has torn his ACL. He also did in 2011 and missed 14 games. The Chiefs went 7-9 that season.
Over the last three seasons (entering Sunday), the only team more reliant on a player to gain yardage from scrimmage was the Bears with Matt Forte (who had 31.2 percent of their yardage). Charles was second at 30.9 percent.
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The engine of the Chiefs offense, Charles went down on his 13th touch of the game and the preliminary diagnosis is a torn ACL in his right knee. If that's proven in tests that will come on Monday, his season has come to an end.
The same might be said for the Chiefs, who coughed up another home victory, blowing an 11-point lead with less than eight minutes to play. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes in the game's final three minutes and allowed Chicago to move to 2-3 on the season.
They lost the 14-point lead they held when Charles departed and fell to the Bears 18-17. The Chiefs allowed two touchdowns in the final 3:05.
The outlook for the Chiefs without Charles looks similarly bleak next Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings, and beyond. The Chiefs had yet to confirm they will play without Charles in the foreseeable future, but the signs at his departure weren't encouraging.
Charcandrick West spent much of his offseason working out in Texas, hoping his effort would be enough to help him make it with the Kansas City Chiefs.
It has to be more than that now. It has to be good enough to help the Chiefs climb from the crater they created for themselves with a 1-4 start.
That's a lot to ask of West, who joined the Chiefs last year as an undrafted rookie from Abilene Christian and spent most of the season on the practice squad.
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Facing a second-and-11 on his own 8-yard line early in the first quarter, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler took a snap in shotgun formation and prepared to pass.
Defensive tackle Jaye Howard, however, burst through the offensive line to hit Cutler, who backed into the end zone. Defensive end Allen Bailey, who arrived at the same time as Howard to split the sack, jarred the ball loose.
"I knew he was going to hold the ball and we had the right stunt called at the right time that allowed me to just get off the ball," Howard said of Cutler. "Once I saw him keep holding it, I was like, ‘Oh, I have a chance.' I was able to get to him."
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Except Jeremy Maclin wasn't playing ball ... he caught the pass from Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who — insert joke here — checked down to him and ducked out of bounds to set up the chip shot.
Santos made it and the Bears' interesting strategy worked. Not something you see too often.
The Andy Reid Era in Kansas City has officially hit a new low for the Chiefs from Warpaint Illustrated
Pick a nether region, any nether region, chances are a Kansas City Chiefs fan just got kicked squarely in the middle of it.
Jamaal Charles? Torn right anterior cruciate ligament.
The 2015 season? Inching toward toast.
And suddenly, at the hands of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, the Andy Reid Era in the City of Fountains might've just hit a new low. The way the Titanic hit that bloody iceberg.
In fact, Bears 18, Chiefs 17 was a bit like hitting the same iceberg with the same ship twice over the course of a month.
At Sunday's Chiefs game, some people started their day with a church service at Arrowhead Stadium East Pavilion.
"Fans are so committed to the Chiefs and they should be, and if you happen to miss your church service, it is a great overlap of time," said the Director of FCA Metro Kansas City Marcellus Casey.
They call themselves "The MOP" and even have their own Facebook page. That is how a couple from Atlanta found them, and made a very unusual request involving a wedding.
To find out more, watch FOX 4 reporter Carey Wickersham's special report in the video player above.
Chiefs lead Bears 17-3 with 8:42 left in the 3rd
Final score: Bears 18, Chiefs 17
What happened: Again, the Chiefs' offense shut down. Kansas City's first three possessions in the fourth quarter all resulted in three-and-outs, all ending in Alex Smith incompletions. And again, the Chiefs' defense relented, giving up two long touchdowns drives -- 11 plays for 88 yards, and eight plays for 67 yards -- in the final five minutes of regulation, including this fumbled snap-turned-Jay Cutler touchdown pass that proved to be the game winner.
Even then, the Chiefs could have won if not for special teams. You can forgive Cairo Santos for coming up short on a 66-yard field attempt as the game expired. A blocked 27-yard attempt in the third quarter falls squarely on the Chiefs' shoulders, however.