Chiefs Fumble, Bumble, Give Game To Chargers

From Arrowhead Stadium

For years the Chargers have had trouble playing games that start at noon in the Central Time Zone. That’s a body clock kickoff at 10 a.m. for the guys from San Diego.

But the Lightning Bolts woke up bright eyed on Sunday in Kansas City. Instead, it was the Chiefs that slept walked through the first half. It was an embarrassment for all those wearing red and gold, as they turned the ball over six times – five times in the first half – and were soundly beaten by the Chargers 37-20.

Jamaal Charles scored two touchdowns for the Chiefs, but also fumbled the ball away twice. Matt Cassel threw three interceptions, two of those bouncing off receivers and into the hands of the Chargers. QB Philip Rivers did not light up the Chiefs defense; none of San Diego’s offensive players did. But they won easily and are now 3-1 on the season.

The Chiefs are 1-3 and have the Baltimore Ravens visiting in a week.

A lot went down Sunday, here’s our coverage.

26 Responses to “Chiefs Fumble, Bumble, Give Game To Chargers”

  • September 30, 2012  - Petey says:

    What a flippin’ debacle…only word I can possibly think off.

  • September 30, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    Its getting harder and harder to watch Cassel with his high throw, and throws on the wrong side of the receiver week after week. His bad decisions are really hurting this team.

  • September 30, 2012  - Randall Webb says:

    This organization is about to lose me. I have been a loyal fan for 25 years and this is as bad as I have ever seen it. I have spent a fortune on the Chiefs over the years. That is over. I will not attend another game or spend another dime on merchandise until this organization proves to me they are willing to do what it takes to get a good coach, QB, and GM. Time for the new England boys to hit the road.

  • September 30, 2012  - tuan le says:

    this freaking ca$$el making my television look bad.him and pioli gotta go,and look at all the free agent they had signed, is all have something to do with new england.. I’m freaking sick and tired of watching this sorry QB play of ca$$el and I don’t want to hear any of your excuse, super bowl team start with good/great Qb..

  • September 30, 2012  - el cid says:

    Just one more loss. No big deal.

    We will have to get used to this “pro team”. No hate, no excuses, no real hope. Maybe next year?

  • September 30, 2012  - tuan le says:

    scott Pioli suck and he have to go, oh wait-and he need to take his son ( ca$$el) with him. I don’t know ca$$el personaly and I don’t hate him,I’m A chiefs fan and want to see my team do good.

  • September 30, 2012  - ED J says:

    My thing is when is it time to put Quinn in there. This reminds me of Haley marching Palko out there every week. At some point Romeo just has to move on. The only thing Cassel did well was manage the game now that he isn’t doing that what reason do we need to leave him in there to start. At least Quinn may do a better job of taking care of the football. Is Quinn better I don’t know but what I do know is Quinn does scan the entire field and doesn’t lock on to his receivers and what I do know is their could be a chance he does a better job of taking care of the football. But watching Cassel lead all QBs in the league in turnovers is really pissing me off

  • September 30, 2012  - Michael D says:

    Yeah, so much for my cassel hater speech. Don’t have a leg to stand on this week. And my money is on the fact that when I watch tomorrow I won’t feel any better.

  • September 30, 2012  - Dave71 says:

    I dont comment on this site as much as others but i visit it every day. I have been saying for years that Cassel is not the answer and he is proving me right. He is flat out not an accurate passer-he is constantly high or behind the receivers, and is completely inaccurate on deep balls (missed Bowe wide open today deep). And Pioli completely handcuffed this franchise with the idiotic 63 million dollar contract that he gave to a career backup, especially when he didnt have to at the time. Cassel is a big problem, but we have others as well; Crennel was an uninspired, easy hire by Pioli, all because we beat the Packers in a complete sucker trap game for them. Berry got completely torched today by a much older Gates- can anyone spell OVERRATED? I have been a chiefs fan since 1971 and it sucks to see truly good players like Hali, D. Johnson,etc. just get older while the team sucks around them. I can only imagine how frustrated you season ticket holders must feel- I only pay for the NFL package.

  • September 30, 2012  - Dave71 says:

    Oh, and by the way, how about our great FA right tackle Winston? Looked like crap today; haven’t been overly impressed with him all year. Before he loses his job Pioli better do this team a favor & get Albert signed before he reaches free agency, & try for Bowe too.

  • September 30, 2012  - aPauled says:

    “I don’t understand what happened with the team.” – Romeo Crennel

    Well Romeo the team wasn’t prepared to play today. When the HC is 26-41 life time and the D he is coordinating is underperforming…the answer starts in the mirror.

  • September 30, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    My son and I have officially jumped off the Cassel bandwagon. Zorn has royally screwed him up. I have no idea if Daboll is any good. How can we tell when all Cassel does is target DBowe?

    What would we have to give Miami for Matt Moore? He knows Daboll’s offense. An average QB with this defense could still win the West.

    From my seats this team needs Marty to step in as HC to motivate, organize and inspire. Let Romeo go back to being a great DC.

  • September 30, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    I left the stadium during the 4th quarter slapping myself up against the head. We never leave before the game is over. We did today.

    I’m slapping the crap out of myself for thinking this was really going to be a good year. I’m slapping myself because I can’t slap the ones I would really, really, like to slap up against the head.

    Dontcha know Baltimore is coming to town early? Ravens can smell blood.

  • September 30, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Cy I’m with you. I’d love to see the return of Marty but we’re dreaming. This runaway train wreck is rolling down the tracks with no end in sight. Romeo may be an honorable man but this team is just not prepared to play nor giving the consistent effort necessary to win in the NFL. I hate to say it but I think that until the fans stop supporting the debacle we’re seeing on a weekly basis and Hunt feels it in his pocket nothing will change.

  • October 1, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    We will probably finish around 6-10 or so. In the draft next April we can only hope and pray that Pioli goes after the very best QB in the first round. Just ONCE please “trade up” and get the guy we really need and can build around for the future. We all know by now that its a QB driven league and teams are passing more and more. Go thru all the games from sunday and look at all the incredible yardage thrown by all these guys. It use to be that 300+ yards was a “oh my God” and now its getting to be the norm. We absolutely need to draft the best QB in the first round and quit pussyfooting around with Cassel. Even Pioli by now knows he is not the answer.

  • October 1, 2012  - el cid says:

    Anyone consider Cassel did better under Haley than Crennel. Maybe he was more afraid of Haley than of failing under Crennel in games. Fear is a good thing sometimes.

  • October 1, 2012  - Kenny says:

    The chiefs will rebound next week. Not sure if that will equate to a win, but they will be much better in all phases. I don’t like what I see out there but I’d rather have them get the ugly out of their game early and build to the end of the year. There is plenty of season left and the back half of the schedule is very beatable. If we can win 2-3 more by mid-season, we have a shot at making the post season.

    Cassell probably isn’t the answer for the future, but everyone should hope and pray than he doesn’t get injured. Otherwise we will have Quinn or Stanzi in there and we all saw what it looked like last year until Orton came in and saved the day. The QB problem sits squarely on the shoulders of Pioli and I’d be very surprised if we didn’t draft a QB next year.

  • October 1, 2012  - el cid says:

    Bless your heart Kenny. There needs to be fans like you out there. After this start to pretend to see a playoff appearance in this teams future is awesome. This team has failed in all three phases of the game in almost every game but you see success. Got to give you props, hang in there.

  • October 1, 2012  - R W says:

    Kenny, Kenny, Kenny…..Applaud your loyalty and positive views. The problems go far deeper.

  • October 1, 2012  - tuan le says:

    omg Kenny.the way they are playing they will finish the season @ 6-10 or 7-9 at best, will miss the playoff then what happen ?our belove chiefs then again draft in the middle round and pioli will not move up to draft a QB.he will stay foot and daft another D line man. you watch..

  • October 1, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Kenny, ignore the bullies. They’re just Chief fans that have had a really bad month. You hit a positive note when most of the fans, what’s left of them, including myself, are having a problem with what has happened in September.

    You keep expecting a better month in October and an improving season. I sometimes pretend you are right.

    I also hope you are being treated well in whatever hospital ward you are being kept. Go Chiefs.

  • October 1, 2012  - el cid says:

    Bazzinga, you just got served.

  • October 1, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Don’t lose your enthusiasm like the rest of us. I am optimistic that better days are ahead for our beloved Chiefs. I’m just not enthusiastic it will happen under this coach, GM and perhaps even owner.

  • October 1, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Damn, JFF, now you got me depressed.

  • October 2, 2012  - Kenny says:

    “I also hope you are being treated well in whatever hospital ward you are being kept. Go Chiefs.”

    I live in San Francisco and my wife often wonders why I don’t jump ship and support the mighty 49ers. However I do get treated with Excedrin because the Chiefs performances often trigger migraines.

    All I can say to her (and maybe some of you on this site) is that just like the 49ers, things can turn around instantly. Your team can transform into a winner with the same players and a new coach.

    If you don’t pay attention you’ll miss the transformation and only the die hard fans will be there to see it. It would be a pity to spend so much on the team you care about and miss it.

  • October 2, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Kenny, keep the faith. It’s good somebody can.

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