Chiefs Win Game & Division – They Rule The AFC West

From Arrowhead Stadium

There was no doubt which team was ready for Sunday’s game. The Chiefs came out fast and furious and dominated the Tennessee Titans, winning 34-14, grabbing their 10th victory of the season.

And then three hours later in Cincinnati, the Bengals shocked the San Diego Chargers with a 34-20 outcome that made the Chiefs the 2010 AFC West champions.

Their victory and the Chargers loss gave them their first division title since 2003 and they’ll play their first post-season game since 2006. Oh yeah, they’ll also have their first home game in the playoffs since ’03.

The Chiefs scored on their first four offensive possessions as QB Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes, two of those to RB Jamaal Charles. The third was a 75-yard pass and run score to WR Dwayne Bowe.

Defensively, the Chiefs had a pair of interceptions, including one by SS Eric Berry that he returned for a touchdown. They kept Titans RB Chris Johnson under wraps, as he never got going in the offense. They also sacked Tennessee QB Kerry Collins three times.

There’s plenty to cover from this cold afternoon. Here it is:

5 Responses to “Chiefs Win Game & Division – They Rule The AFC West”

  • December 26, 2010  - Bob Gretz says:

    December 26, 2010 – RW says:
    OK, let’s get this out there now. If I’m Haley I rest all the starters next Sunday. Like getting a bye. Huge.

    Who cares if they’re the 3d or 4th seed? Either way you get a tough team (Jets/Ravens) at home so with the Cincy win (Bengals surprise me and you?) over SD, it’s over for the regular season.

    Chew on that.


    December 26, 2010 – MEDennis34 says:
    AFC WEST CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    December 26, 2010 – napahank says:
    I watched four different post game shows to confirm that KC won the division. Haley…coach of the year, how can he not be! And yes…rest the starters PLEASE!


    December 26, 2010 – Bill says:
    Bob, Were you around after the game. Did any players stay after the game and watch the Chargers?
    If so what was the atmosphere like?


    December 26, 2010 – Michael says:
    Game, set, match. Kansas City Chiefs-AFC WEST CHAMPS! I just love the sound of that. I was a little disappointed that more fans didn’t show up to see thier young team take another step in their development with a huge win, but this is just the beginning. Congrats to all the team’s players, Pioli & his management team, Haley & the Chiefs coaching staff, and all the fans who have hung in throughout. If you love football and the Kansas City Chiefs this is what it’s all about, and you should have a huge smile on your face today.


    December 26, 2010 – Edward says:
    Rest starters next week Hell no. Need momentum going into the playoffs. Did you guys not watch teams like Colts rest starters and lose in playoffs. Keep momentum going let them play. Don’t do like Bengals did last yr trying rest starters lose last game of the season then allow Jets come in Arrowhead get a win like the did Cincy last yr. Haley play the starters until the game is out of hand then send them to the bench. Secure the win and keep the momentum going.


    December 26, 2010 – RW says:

    To quote John McEnroe: “You cannot be serious!”

    Risk injury to a key player like a Cassel? Have the starters beat up again after 15 weeks of the grind? Take the ‘bye’. Come on.


    December 26, 2010 – Petey says:
    No way we sit the starters, we aren’t that good to be able to take a week off. Get Battle some carries in the second half, but no way they sit the whole game. I would much rather face the Jets than the Ravens.


    December 26, 2010 – Jonathan says:
    I had a feeling the Chiefs would clinch today because San Diego from their play this season had another dud game left in them. Also, Cincinnati has a way of playing well at the end of seasons whenever their season is over. I’m happy for Kansas City. Now let’s cheer for them to beat Oakland and win these next four games. GO CHIEFS!!!!


  • December 26, 2010  - Kiowa says:

    Tough decision to rest or not. I would definitely want the Jets, they look quite beatable right now, especially being at home. The Ravens have shown some weakness on D once in awhile this year, but I think their offense poses more problems. Both of their Ds stop the run well and are ranked almost identical so that is a toss up.

    Play our guys, see if the Raiders bother showing up, then rest our guys once we have the lead so we can kick the crap out of the Jets! How good would it be to see Jones helping us beat his old team!!!!

    Cassel for MVP? Never thought those words would come out of my mouth, but look how the team has played after he missed that one game! Pretty impressive season starting with a leader we have desperately been looking for.

  • December 27, 2010  - el cid says:

    I can see both sides of “resting starters” in Oakland game. But do the Chiefs change what they have been doing for the last 15 games? or there are only 53 on roster can you rest enough without hurting the attitude of those that have to play? or do you rest “key” players? What to do, not sure.

    I guess Mr Pioli’s 4 year plan did not take into account the player developement and coaching enough to reach the playoffs in his second year. Not the end-all answer but you do not need “years” to improve in the NFL.

  • December 27, 2010  - el cid says:

    Just read in Star, if Chiefs win against raiders, then when it is time to travel in the playoffs, they would skip NE for another site. Play to win.

  • December 27, 2010  - Michael says:

    Leave it to you, el cid. The Chiefs win their game convincingly, get to 10 wins and clinch the division to become AFC West Champs, and somehow you still find a way to get in a shot at Pioli. Remarkable.

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