Cairo Santos was golden for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, but even he admitted after the game that he wished it would have been seven extra points instead of seven field goals in the team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Chiefs were 0 for 3 in the red zone and failed to put a single touchdown on the board despite 24 first downs and 461 total yards on offense. After the game, left guard Ben Grubbs said his unit deserves part of the blame for the team's inability to punch it in.
"We've just gotta find ways to get into the end zone," said Grubbs after the game. "I'm pretty sure when we look at the film, it'll come down to blocking and making good decisions at times in the game where it's really needed. In the red zone, we've gotta come away with six points, not three, especially against a defense like the Cincinnati Bengals. We've gotta put more points on the board. More than three."
Grubbs refused to question any of the coaching calls after the game, despite head coach Andy Reid's insistence on pointing at himself concerning the team's recent stretch of losses. In fact, Grubbs said that he "didn't think twice about it." Instead, the veteran guard said the most important thing was to "stay together."
"This is a tough time," he said. "This is not a good feeling. A lot of times, players start pointing fingers, start placing blame other places than themselves. This team, we have good character. Coach, he stressed to stay together as a family. We are a family. This is a tough time, but we're going to stick together, weather the storm and just go back to work. We'll go back to work, practice and keep pounding away and come away with a win hopefully next week."
The Chiefs host the Chicago Bears in Week 5 at Arrowhead Stadium.