Chiefs Close Out Season By Beating Broncos


From Sports Authority Field, Denver

Nothing about the 2011 season was easy for the Chiefs. Why would the last chapter of this grinding book be any different?

Caught in a gritty defensive struggle that went down-by-down, series-by-series, blow-by-blow, the Chiefs were able beat the Denver Broncos 7-3 Sunday afternoon.

The victory left the Chiefs 7-9 for the 2011 season, far below their expectations at the beginning of the year. But the victory provided Romeo Crennel with a second victory and with a 2-1 record, another chance to stake his claim to the job on a full-time basis.

The well-publicized game between Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow was pretty much of a dud, as neither one of quarterbacks played well. Denver RB Willis McGahee ran well, finishing with 145 rushing yards. Before he left the game at the end of the second quarter with a neck injury, WR Dwayne Bowe was playing well, with six catches for 93 yards.

The only touchdown was a pretty 21-yard run by RB Dexter McCluster.

Here’s what we found before, during and afterwards with from the Chiefs and Broncos:


6 Responses to “Chiefs Close Out Season By Beating Broncos”

  • January 1, 2012  - txchief says:

    Congrats to Romeo and the team for winning the brawl in Denver. The victory gives me much hope for next season. Although they’re not in the playoffs, the Chiefs concluded a disappointing season on a high note, in contrast to the way the team backed into the playoffs and ended it in a blowout playoff loss last year.

    The motivation of the players and the preparation for the last three games was light years ahead of what was seen under Haley.


  • January 1, 2012  - napahank says:

    The season finale played right into KC’s hand:

    1. Bowe getting dinged and offense grinding to halt showed how much we need Bowe and provides extra motivation for Pioli to re-sign.

    2. Without Bowe, other receivers couldn’t get open or were not totally in synch yet (Baldwin) resulting in bad passing stats and “reducing” demand for Orton in free agency.

    3. Chiefs end the season with a win…a road win at that. Oakland loses-3 AFC West teams at a dissed 8-8 with us at 7-9 (higher draft pick).

    4. Chiefs defense with another low scoring game giving more reason not to lose Crennel (as HC or DC) with an outside KC hire.

    5. No-depth anemic offense keeps pressure on Pioli to FA upgrade the talent.

    6. Finally, we need to strengthen middle left side of our O-line.

    P.S. I have been screaming at the TV all season for KC to throw to RB out of the backfield and over the middle…they finally did today, one time, for a big gain.


  • January 1, 2012  - ED J says:

    We won division last yr txchief I don’t call that backing in. And we won it before last game of the season. Backing in playoffs is what Denver just did with losing us followed up with Raiders lost. Anyways good game about defense now bring in a competent OC that knows how to maximize the weapons we have on this team.


  • January 1, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Edj- I agree.

    IMO, Romeo=HC, keep the defensive staff, tar and feather Sp. Teams Hoffman’s then fire him, fire the offensive staff.
    We desperately need 3 starting O-line.


  • January 2, 2012  - el cid says:

    Thank you EDJ. It does not matter how you win, soon it is all about “you won” but the score or who was good or bad, not even the final score, just you won.

    So the Tebows are in for a playoff game, who care? We are sitting at home watching on tv.

    What happens next is the important part, 2011 is over and forgotten about.


  • January 2, 2012  - el cid says:

    Thank you EDJ. It does not matter how you win, soon it is all about “you won” but who was good or bad, not even the final score, just you won.

    So the Tebows are in for a playoff game, who care? We are sitting at home watching on tv.

    What happens next is the important part, 2011 is over and forgotten about.




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