Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) carries the ball against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. (Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports)

Three Thoughts: Kansas City Chiefs Roll the Washington Redskins


It’s Great Having You Back

A three game losing streak is an eternity, especially if the team has a playoff spot yet to be captured. With the win today, everything is back to normal. After three weeks of underwhelming defense, the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense finally reappeared. Five sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception reassure the fan in me that the Chiefs still have their edge. The team did a phenomenal job of containing the league-leading ground game of Washington.

Jamaal Charles also showed up as well. He produced 151 yards and 2 touchdowns on 19 carries. It was his best game of the season. A running game combined with the strong defense is Kansas City’s bread and butter. Gotta have ‘em.


Really Long Returns Left Redskins Loosing

T story of the game was the kick return and punt return teams. Dexter McCluster had 177 yards on the punt return, including a touchdown. On kick return, Quintin Demps had 123 yards on 2 attempts, where one has returned 95 yards for a touchdown. That’s 12 points created by full-field plays, and that is huge. It told the cold Washington team that they didn’t have much chance of winning.

My in high school had several mottos, one of his most prevalent was, “Special teams and turnovers will win or lose the game.” It always surprises me how immensely true that statement is. Although the Chiefs didn’t really need those points by the end of the game, it makes a difference that they were scored in the first half..


One More Win or a Specific Loss

Not I’m not 100% sure about this, but I’ve been doing some comprehensive research, and I have determined that in order for the Chiefs to clinch a Wild Card playoff spot they must win one game, or either the Baltimore Ravens or the Miami Dolphins must lose. The remaining schedule for each of those teams.

The Chiefs: at Oakland, vs Indianapolis, and at San Diego.

The Ravens: at Detroit, vs. New England, at Cincinnati.

The Dolphins: vs. New England, at Buffalo, vs. New York Jets

I like Kansas City’s chances.

Also in my research, I’ve found that the first opponent would be either Indianapolis (most likely), Cincinnati, or Miami (least likely).

It’s been a pretty good year for sports from Kansas City. Every team is finding success in some form or another. Many already call the 2013 Chiefs a success, but who wants to let the playoffs pass them by? The last time the Chiefs won a game in the playoffs was 1993 against the Houston Oilers. I was four. It’s another losing streak that needs to be snapped.

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