Score: Chiefs 26, Titans 17
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!!!
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.
Cooper is quickly becoming the Chiefs third best cornerback. His ceiling is growing by the game.
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.
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.
Kansas City will host the Oakland Raiders next Sunday at noon.
“GROOVE IS IN THE HEART” DEEE-LITE