From Qwest Field, Seattle

RUSHING OFFENSE: A – This was another one of those dominating performances by the Chiefs running game. Jamaal Charles was nearly impossible to stop as he bounced inside and outside, picking up 7.9 yards every time he ran the ball. Thomas Jones ran it 20 times and broke loose for a couple nice runs. Even QB Matt Cassel did a good job getting out of the pocket and getting as much as possible, including a 23-yard gainer.

PASSING OFFENSE: A – They didn’t post a lot of yardage, but they were ultra-efficient in getting done what they needed to get done. Cassel was outstanding as evidenced by his 129.3 passer rating and his four touchdown passes. WR Dwayne Bowe had another sensational game and the pass protection was outstanding, not allowing a sack. Press box stats gave the Seahawks just one quarterback hit all day.

RUSH DEFENSE: A – The way the game went, there wasn’t much of a need for the running game by Seattle. But when they tried to run, they got nowhere with an average of just 1.7 yards per carry. They had 12 running plays and six went for zero yards or minus-yardage. Only two runs longer than four yards.

PASS DEFENSE: B – This was one spot where the Chiefs could have played better, although they were hamstrung by some injury situations including the absence of starting CB Brandon Flowers. The one man they couldn’t stop was WR Ben Obamanu who had 159 of the 282 yards, as well as one TD. The Chiefs did get three turnovers from the Seahawks pass offense as well as two sacks.

SPECIAL TEAMS: D – That the Chiefs were able to survive a blocked field goal and a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown is testimony to how well the offense and defense played. There’s no way a team can allow a pair of blocks in the same game. No excuse there. It really wiped out what was a nice effort in keeping Seattle returner Leon Washington under control. Washington averaged just 15.4 yards on five kickoff returns.

COACHING: B – This grade would have been an A if not for the special teams problems. Overall, the offensive and defensive plans seemed to come together quite well and both sides were able to juggle enough that the players they were missing did not hurt them significantly.


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    [...] REPORT CARD – Good grades all around for Chiefs. [...]

  • November 29, 2010  - Chuck says:

    BOB; What was up with those funky kickoffs by Succup???? The kept coming down on the 20. Very short kickoffs all day. Is he losing his stuff???

  • November 29, 2010  - Rick says:

    November 29, 2010 – Chuck says:

    “BOB; What was up with those funky kickoffs by Succup???? The kept coming down on the 20. Very short kickoffs all day. Is he losing his stuff???”

    They did everything they could, including the short, high kickoffs to keep Washington from getting a big return, and it worked.

  • November 29, 2010  - Byzkit says:

    Chuck I’m pretty sure that was the plan… Get the coverage on top of Leon Washington. He is probably ,aside from Cribbs, the best returner they’ve faced this year.

  • November 29, 2010  - el cid says:

    Minor concern, Chiefs seem a bit flat after half time on defense. It has been a re-occuring event.

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