From Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Another game, but it was the same old way to lose for the 2012 Kansas City Chiefs.
Oh they threw some different wrinkles into the mix against the Buccaneers on a hot and humid October afternoon in Florida.
Sadly for them the outcome was the same as it was against Atlanta, Buffalo, San Diego and Baltimore β a loss. This time it was 24-10, moving their record to 1-5 on the season.
Turnovers again killed the Chiefs as they gave the ball away twice, one that was returned 78 yards for a touchdown by the most ancient of Buccaneers, 37-year old CB Ronde Barber.
The Chiefs only TD came from the special teams in one of the more unusual plays of the year as LB Edgar Jones intercepted a pass thrown by Tampa Bay punter Michael Koenen, after Koenen’s punt was blocked by Chiefs RB Shaun Draughn, and ran it in 11 yards for six points.
Brady Quinn made his first start for the Chiefs but the results did not turn out to be much different, as he was tagged with two interceptions, in both cases it was due to his receiver being unable to hold onto the ball.
There were a lot of twists and turns in this one and here’s our coverage:
- GAME STORY: Losing ways continue.
- COLUMN: Chiefs quit in fourth quarter.
- QB BATTLE: Freeman Up; Quinn down.
- SIDEBAR: TD comes in strange way.
- SIDEBAR: Chiefs run game goes AWOL.
- SIDEBAR: One of those days for Routt.
- PLAY OF THE GAME: Barber’s 78-yard INT TD return.
- REPORT CARD: Too many F’s to win.
- NOTES & QUOTES: Lewis happy to be back.
- 4 KEYS TO WINNING: RECAP
- OFFICIALS: Busy, but apparently correct.
- PRE-GAME COVERAGE