Did I just watch this? Is this real? The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Carolina Panthers 20-17. A statement win in Carolina. They move to 7-2 on the season.
The Chiefs did not play well all day long. The defense came through but the offense was not good. There were two huge plays in the game:
Eric Berry picked off a Cam Newton pass and returned it for a touchdown. This made it 17-14 instead of 17-6. Huge play from the Chiefs and it sparked their come back.
Eric Berry (@Stuntman1429) not done victimizing Cam Newton. Chiefs safety and #VFL with the pick-6. Video courtesy CBS Sports. pic.twitter.com/6TNiPTYYCT— Danny Parker (@TheDannyParker) November 13, 2016
Marcus Peters forced and recovered a fumble with 20 seconds left. That put the Chiefs in field goal range to win the game.
Marcus Peters lol https://t.co/WSDf8phX6j— Kyle Boone (@kylebooneCBS) November 13, 2016
Whew. What a game. You win the game you deserve to win the game but it absolutely feels like the Chiefs stole one here.
This is what I was preparing to write about back when I thought the Chiefs were going to lose the game:
- Chiefs offense sucks
- Drops were a problem
- Alex Smith wasn’t very good
- Panthers are who the Chiefs want to be