Chiefs End Losing Streak With 10-3 Victory Over Bears

From Soldier Field, Chicago

After an ugly month when they went zero-for-November as a team, the Chiefs emerged from their self-inflicted funk and beat the Chicago Bears 10-3.

The defensive struggle saw the Chiefs hold the Bears and backup QB Caleb Hanie out of the end zone. They did it with a pass rush that knocked Hanie down time-after-time, a total of seven in all.

Tyler Palko started and led the offense for all but one play. He threw a 38-yard TD pass on a Hail Mary play to Dexter McCluster on the final play of the first half.

Palko was replaced for the first play of the second quarter by Kyle Orton, who promptly injured his right index finger. He left the game and did not return.

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13 Responses to “Chiefs End Losing Streak With 10-3 Victory Over Bears”

  • December 4, 2011  - Rick says:

    Chiefs defense brought the heat all day! Damn fine job.

    Hopefully Orton isn’t serially hurt because Palko is a bum.

  • December 4, 2011  - Rick says:


  • December 4, 2011  - Kenny says:

    Unbelievable day for the defense!

  • December 4, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Hopefully Romeo will realize that using Houston on the edge will help solve the lack of pass rush other than Hali.
    Tip of my hat to Edj so saying Houston might be the answer for another pass rusher.

  • December 4, 2011  - el cid says:

    Nice win, no matter what

  • December 4, 2011  - Michael says:

    Palko is what he is, a number 3 quarteback the Chiefs carried as their number 2, who is now starting. It doesn’t mean he can’t do anything. He doesn’t have a strong arm, or much game experience, but were all of the interceptions in his first two starts all his fault? Some, but not all. If the Chiefs can create some kind of run game and play good defense, they could win a few games with him starting. Having said that, I certianly hope Orton can start next week. Initial reports say he has a dislocated right index finger. Anyone know if that means missing much time?

    Great job by the defense again today. Really good to see.

  • December 4, 2011  - ED J says:

    Yeah Great Game. Houston was awesome out there. So was Tyson Jackson. Like I said he’s been outplaying Dorsey all yr. From being disruptive against the run, batting balls down at line scrimmage, to now getting pressure on QB. I think both him and Houston have some confidence now and I expect both to start being real staple in this defense. When Berry comes back next season this is making of top 5 defense in the league no question about it.

    OFfensively all Chiefs fans need to go to church Wed night or Sunday and Thank God for opening the heavens and allowing that hailmary pass to fall in Mcluster’s arm. Other than that I think Orton may shut it down rest of season with dislocated finger so Stanzi better be preping to get in the game because Palko play most certainly would’ve got him yanked if Orton didn’t go down. So message to Stanzi be ready to get your opportunity its coming real soon.

  • December 4, 2011  - Tim says:

    Nice win. Romeo & the D played their tail off. Heck, even for one play Tyson Jackson actually shed a blocker on the way to the qb without staying locked up! lol Not to rain on anybody’s parade, but it was against their backup qb. A W is a W in the NFL though. Palko is gutsy, but just shouldn’t be there. Those endless passes to the flat, bubble screens, etc. are going to be pick sixes the other way if we keep doing it. I have a new nickname for him: Popgun Palko!

  • December 4, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Sorry Tim but I already coined “Popgun” a week or two back in an earlier post. You can look it up but I agree with your sentiment. Also, the last time I checked we are playing with our backup QB as well so you have to give the defense credit for a total effort and the whole team for not giving up. They also ruined the lead for next week”s story floated earlier by Whitlock’s backup in the local rag. He had the team giving up on Haley and his eventual firing all set up despite a lack of credible sources or info. Like I’ve said many times over the years, I’ll take ugly wins over beautiful defeats anytime.

  • December 4, 2011  - ED J says:

    Me too johnfromfairfax. OFF the subject would love to see Amon Gordon assume starting role at nose tackle much like Houston took over for Studebaker as starter. Gordon always being disruptive when he’s in there whereas Gregg is getting blown off the ball almost every play.

  • December 5, 2011  - bhive01 says:

    What was with Thomas Jones right after he went down in bounds to run more time off the clock? He was on the sideline all pissed off or maybe he was happy for a win? Hard to tell, but he looked mad and was yelling at some other players.

  • December 5, 2011  - Tim says:

    Sorry johnfromfairfax. I wasn’t aware of you doing that. Clearly many of us agree!

  • December 5, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    A tour de force of writing, Bob. A one man sports page. Fantastic.

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