This was a Chiefs home game by the time the fourth quarter came around.
The Chiefs, who have the fifth seed in the AFC, are the first team in NFL history to win eight in a row after losing five in a row. The 1970 Bengals had won seven in a row.
This game was over in the first half
The Ravens scored 14 points. One of them was a 48-yard Hail Mary at the end of the first half. Truthfully, this game was over in the first half when the Chiefs put up 24 points. The Jimmy Clausen-led Ravens completed some passes against the Chiefs and showed the occasional flash but anyone watching recognized he was not beating this defense.
Chiefs control playoff destiny
The Chiefs just need to beat the Browns and Raiders and they will be in the playoffs. Their main playoff competitors right now are the Jets and Steelers. The Chiefs can probably win one of the final two and still make the playoffs but that's no guarantee. They are in the fifth seed right now which is the top Wild Card spot.
The Chiefs also have a real shot at the AFC West. The Chiefs need to win out and the Broncos need to lose two of their final three games (Steelers, Bengals, Chargers). The Chiefs would then likely own the AFC West tiebreaker over the Broncos due to a better divisional record.
Rough game for Marcus Peters until...
CBS announcers Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon highlighted earlier in the game that the Ravens were targeting Marcus Peters. It was a bit of a rough day for him. Well that's until Peters went ahead and picked off Jimmy Clausen in the fourth quarter and returned it 90 yards for the touchdown. That sealed the game.
AND THEN HE DID THE RAY LEWIS DANCE ... IN BALTIMORE!!!
A few plays later? Peters picked off another one.
Chiefs offense efficient enough
The Chiefs offense didn't have its best game but that's also because they didn't have the ball a whole lot. You see, it's tough to run a lot of plays on offense when your defense steals two of your possessions and scores touchdowns on them. Smith was his usual efficient self but didn't spice it up with downfield throws. Charcandrick West had a 38-yard touchdown run in the first quarter but he was bottled up since that carry.