The Postgame: Chiefs Stay Perfect with Win Over Titans

Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs with the ball against Tennessee Titans defensive end Ropati Pitoitua (92) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

VITALS

Score: Chiefs 26, Titans 17

It was over when: Quintin Demps picked off a tipped pass with 2:39 remaining in the game. Ryan Succop would hit a 48-yard field goal to put the game out of reach.

Player of the Game: Jamaal Charles. The dude was the entire offense today. Without him and the defense the Chiefs don’t win the game.

Fun Stat: 5-0!!!

CELEBRATION GIF

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THREE POSITIVES

1. Goal-line Stand

Four times Tennessee had the ball on the one-yard-line. Four times they were stopped. That’s the play of the game, no question.

2. Dontari Poe

Poe was a beast in the middle once again. The only thing that worked for Tennessee were broken plays that turned big. KC’s success on defense began and ended with Poe.

3. Marcus Cooper

Cooper is quickly becoming the Chiefs third best cornerback. His ceiling is growing by the game.

THREE WORRIES

1. Offensive Red Zone Woes

Not having Anthony Fasano was a killer for the Chiefs in the red zone. Play-calling was a factor, too. Getting healthy and having a better scheme should help.

2. Penalties

The officiating crew was awful, yes, but the false starts and holdings were not the fault of the officials. This is something that has to be fixed before KC plays Houston and Denver.

3. Third Down

Kansas City was 1-12 on third down today. Much of that was because the passing game simply did not exist on third down. Again, not having Anthony Fasano was a problem for the Chiefs, and the second half injury to Donnie Avery was not helpful either.

UP NEXT

Kansas City will host the Oakland Raiders next Sunday at noon.

“GROOVE IS IN THE HEART” DEEE-LITE

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans

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  • Mark Bustamante

    This was NOT A PRETTY GAME. Once again way too many penalties and the offensive line is not very good. We need to find Bowe more often

  • Jason J Morrison

    I feel that the defense played pretty good at times but gave up too many BIG plays. to many blown coverages, and too many of their receivers making big plays. but over all a win is a win. I am just happy to be 5-0.

  • Suzi Conger

    The KC Chiefs would get nowhere without Alex Smith; his play is supreme considering the below-adequate OLine protection/blocking…KC Fox named Alex’s scramble ‘play of the game’ due to extending the drive that led to a score

    • superman_25_58

      Didn’t say he was our problem but regardless he has to get his stuff together bc we play like that against Denver even though we got a win…………… I think AS11 and the rest of the offense is going to have to be on point to beat the Broncos and Colts

  • superman_25_58

    It was a good team win against another tough D. Now on AS11 while he is good in the late part of games……….. it seemed like he was a little off today. Let’s hope it’s cleaned up by next week when we meet the Raiders. Here is too keeping Pryor in the pocket……….. I’m scared of this bc Fitz tore us up in the run game and he isn’t a scrambling QB.