Chiefs Come-From Behind For 28-24 Victory

From Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Down 17 points in the first quarter to a winless Indianapolis Colts team, the Chiefs appeared to be on their way to one of the most embarrassing defeats in recent franchise history.

But led by QB Matt Cassel and the passing game, with four touchdown throws, two each to Dwayne Bowe and Steve Breaston, the Chiefs roared back and grabbed a 28-24 victory.

It’s the first ever victory for the Chiefs in Indianapolis and improved their record to 2-3 as they head for the bye week. The Colts are now 0-5 on the season.

Cassel found both Bowe and Breaston for scores in the second quarter, and then came back and found them again in the second half. The running game provided a spark as well as Jackie Battle hammered away at the Colts defense, running for more than 120 yards.

After getting torched in the first half by Indy QB Curtis Painter in just his second career start, the Chiefs defense clamped down in the second half and did not allow the Colts near the end zone.

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8 Responses to “Chiefs Come-From Behind For 28-24 Victory”

  • October 9, 2011  - Rick says:

    Yeah, this game started out ugly. But the Chiefs kept their composure, got all cylinders of the offense firing, and grabbed a nice road win.

    Breston is really starting to be a nice compliment to Bowe, and Battle had a great game.

  • October 9, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Impressive. If we had beat San Diego we’re 3-2.

    Haley kept the team together and Cassel played great. Love saying that.

    Can we give Battle a little stronger first name? “Jackie Battle” is a great name for a feminist, but
    how about “Jack Battle” or “Jackson Battle”? A beastly name for a beast. What a great, great game for that guy.

    An amazing comeback.

  • October 9, 2011  - Chuck says:

    Well that kinda ends the Dreamin for Luck Derby doesn’t it.

  • October 9, 2011  - ED says:

    Great game glad to see Cassel making me eat crow. Big props to offense Battle, Bowe, Breston, and the unsong hero the o-line setup good run block and kept Cassel clean for the most part. And big ups to defense for pitching a shut out in 2nd half.

  • October 9, 2011  - Tim says:

    Great victory. When we’re able to get Baldwin mixed in w/ Bowe & Breaston in 3 wide, look out. Romeo has got to get pressure on the QB EARLY. Letting a guy with his second NFL start light us up like that is really inexcuseable. Their WRs are better as a group than our DBs. The longer Painter had, the more time it gave their guys to get open. Virtually any NFL QB can find somebody with that much time. Bad strategy in first half by Romeo.

  • October 9, 2011  - TDKC says:

    Cassel had some great ball fakes today.

  • October 9, 2011  - pharmer says:

    Glad to see them use Battle. As long as he can hold on to the ball, he can be more of a hammer up the gut than TJ can. Good to see Breaston and Colbert integrated into the passing game as well. That should open up things even more for Bowe

  • October 9, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    As Marty used to say, “If this doesn’t get you fired up your pilot light’s out!” Great win.

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