Chiefs Play Through Grief, End Losing Streak

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Just over 24 hours after teammate Jovan Belcher took his own life and that of his girl friend, the Chiefs were able to keep it together emotionally and turned in their best offensive and defensive performances in months, as they beat the Carolina Panthers 27-21.

They set the tone early scoring on three of their five possessions in the first half. QB Brady Quinn hit a pair of touchdown passes and Peyton Hillis ran for a touchdown. Add a pair of Ryan Succop field goals with a strong defensive effort and the Chiefs had their first victory since September 23rd.

There was so much involved in what happened over the weekend with the Chiefs and the tragedy. Here’s our coverage:

8 Responses to “Chiefs Play Through Grief, End Losing Streak”

  • December 2, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    The thought the Chiefs played a near perfect game. They looked awesome.

  • December 2, 2012  - el cid says:

    To me they looked solid against a very poor team. Just do not see these guys any better than earlier. Against better team, they look very beatable. Also tack on the injuries today and still do not want to see a status quo after the season ends.

  • December 2, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I agree with both you guys and especially Cid. I think they played above their ability today. Change needs to happen.

  • December 2, 2012  - TimR says:

    I disagree somewhat. I believe they played to their level of athleticism. Additionally on offense, they FINALLY spread the ball around & opened things up some. I do agree however, that I don’t want to see the status quo next season. The organization is handling this as well as can be expected. Romeo’s leadership & guidance of these young men is obvious in this situation, but things still need to change after this season is over. My heart goes out to all of the organization. I pray they are able to find some level of peace in time.

  • December 3, 2012  - Kenny says:

    Not sure how I feel about them deciding to play the game but Im happy for these young men. I hope they get whatever they need to help heal the emotional wounds from this past week.

  • December 3, 2012  - milkman says:

    The Chiefs finally showed what they can do when they are focused and play with emotion. It was a terrible emotion, but emotion none the less.

    I think they played with that much focus because they had to do something to get their minds off this tragedy, even if for only three hours. And it proved yesterday that this game has to played with some kind of emotion if you expect to be successful.

    Although this was a small thing compared to the lost lives, one has to wonder how the season would have gone had they found a different way to play with emotion in the previous games. In the weeks ahead when the pain starts to dull, the questions of this teams leadership and whether or not they should be replaced will surely be brought up again. But for now, everybody in the organization must rely on each other to get through this somehow.

  • December 3, 2012  - el cid says:

    Milkman has hit the “mental issue” of the game. When this team “focussed”, they could actually score tds and win. For whatever reason,this team has not focussed until last sunday.

    When we get past the sadness of last week, this team is bad. They have not preformed to their skill levels, again until they decided to focus on the game. NO FOCUS, NO PIOLI, NO CRENNEL.

  • December 3, 2012  - txchief says:

    It is a terrible tragedy what happened to Zoey and her mother. I don’t think that it would be the right precedent to set to start cancelling NFL games because one of the players snapped and performed a vicious, unspeakable act.

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