Score: Chiefs 45, Washington 10
It was over when: Dexter McCluster returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown to give the Chiefs a 31-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
Player of the Game: McCluster had a great day returning punts, and Quintin Demps had a 95 yard kick return touchdown of his own.
Fun Fact: With two sacks, Tamba Hali passed Art Still for third on the Chiefs all-time sacks list.
1. Special Teams
Two touchdowns and great field position all day helped give the Chiefs an early lead and supplement the blowout.
2. Jamaal Charles
159 total yards and two touchdowns for the NFL’s best running back not named Adrian Peterson.
Hey, there’s the pass rush we’ve been missing! KC’s defense returned with a force, accumulating six sacks, four quarterback hits, and several other pressures and hurries. Not everything is fixed, but the defense looked more like the one we saw in the first nine weeks as opposed to the last three weeks.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Most fun I’ve ever had in a game. Snow + lots of TDs… Just awesome! Total team effort! 10 wins, back on track #ChiefsKingdom
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 8, 2013
1. Third Down Offense
The Chiefs were 2-11 of third down in the game. Not that it mattered, but that’s pretty terrible third down efficiency.
2. Big Passing Plays
Washington was able to complete three more passes against the Chiefs secondary of 20 yards or more, including a 30 yarder to Aldrick Robinson.
The Chiefs did not break 50 points in the game, which made me upset because I really wanted to break 50 against Mike Shanahan just to rub it in. I suppose 45 will have to do.