Kansas City Chiefs: Hot Takes From Sunday Vs Denver Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe
Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

Fourth Down: Poe Ho Ho

All season long, the Kansas City Chiefs have had a frustrating habit of not truly closing out games. I addressed that last week after the loss to the Titans. It’s somewhat understandable. If you get up by two scores, you want to run out the clock and get your players off the field healthy. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how many points you win by.

However, the Chiefs broke from that trend this past week. KC got the ball off a fumble with 4:31 left on the clock. The offense then proceeded to drive the ball down field until it was first and goal at the 1 yard line. The Chiefs chose to run, unconcerned with whether they scored or ran out the clock. However, the Broncos called a timeout with 1:52 left. That prompted Andy Reid to call a trick play to score.

On 3rd and Goal, defensive tackle Dontari Poe came on the field at quarterback. The big man took the snap, but instead of running it in, he threw a jump pass to Demetrius Harris for the touchdown. Many people enjoyed the big man making the play, but many others had a problem with it. In fact, some people referred to Andy Reid as “classless” despite a well-documented history to the contrary.

Poster: Charean Williams

"Celebrate it, Chiefs, because what comes around goes around. You will pay for that at some point."

Poster: Mike Klis

"Hate to spoil the fun and laughs regarding Dontari Poe jump pass but that was a jerk move by Andy Reid. Classless."

Apparently the Kansas City Chiefs were supposed to just take a knee on 3rd and Goal from the 1 yard line. I mean, that’s really the only logical alternative here. Would you really be that much more satisfied if KC had rammed it down the Broncos throat for the touchdown? How is that any different. Andy Reid decided to have some fun. If the Broncos had a problem with that…well, they should’ve considered stopping the Chiefs.