Victory Finally Visits Chiefs

From Arrowhead Stadium

It was not a locker room of celebration Sunday afternoon in the moments after the Chiefs 22-15 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

No, it was more like the feeling of “what took us so damn long.”

For the first time in the last six games that counted and 10 games overall, the Chiefs found a way to win. They did it with contributions from their offense, defense and special teams, and they did it with a minimum number of mistakes. Those things that had been killing the Chiefs in the first three games of this season – turnovers, inopportune penalties, poor field position – did not appear under a clear blue October sky.

QB Matt Cassel threw the ball effectively and productively, hitting WR Dwayne Bowe for a 52-yard touchdown. Bowe finished the game with five catches for 107 yards.

Defensively, the Chiefs got an interception from CB Brandon Carr and a pair of sacks from OLB Tamba Hali. They held Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to 80 yards on 23 carries and kept QB Donovan McNabb off-balance most of the day with their pressure.

8 Responses to “Victory Finally Visits Chiefs”

  • October 2, 2011  - Chuck says:

    Bob; It was 22-17. Not 22-15.

  • October 2, 2011  - ED J says:

    Well looks like our defense has knock the lack of playing preseaon games rust off they looked good for most part out there. Succop finally gets his confidence back. Big ups to Matt Cassel stepping up and playing with some fire today. If we’re going get back on track he’s going to need to play with an edge all season.

  • October 2, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    It’s amazing what Cassel did today with a cluster of 3 play-callers stepping all over each other, and only one decent weapon (DBowe).
    I’m glad Cassel got in Haley’s face early today when on 3rd and goal the play call didn’t have a single receiver in the end zone. Several players rallied around him on the sideline. Things improved after that.

  • October 2, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    I hope Cassel gets in his own face and challenges himself to consistently hit open receivers in stride. It’s surprisingly effective.

  • October 2, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Ed J wants Sanchez. He just hit 30% with 3 fumbles and a pick.
    Cassel is a top 10 NFL QB. The clustered up play-calling between the 3 knuckleheads is a joke.
    Other than DBowe, what other targets does Cassel have to throw to from Pioli’s roster that is $30 mil under the cap?

    Misplaced blame IMO from my seats at Arrowhead.

  • October 3, 2011  - el cid says:

    Good game, excellent effort. Except for bad management, this team might have been ready to play like this 11 Sep.

    Cy, by the by I would have like Sanchez also. Then no Jackson, a 2nd round pick, might have kept Tony G., and MIGHT not have had thee years of the “right53″, 2 years on no Wrs, The point is a totally different team. While you slamming SancheZ, how many times has he been in the playoffs? Pioli and Cassel? It is what it is but one good game does not make Cassel a candidate for the HOF.

    Still a good game, even of the viking DBs were the worst I can recall.

  • October 3, 2011  - Michael says:

    Sanchez went to a team that had already built an exceptional defense and running attack. Hard to say what he would have looked like coming to the Chiefs in 2009. But, if we’re talking what if’s, I’d rather have Freeman of the Bucs from that 2009 draft.

  • October 3, 2011  - ED J says:

    First of all cychief don’t be lying on blogs you never heard me say I want Mark Sanchez. I’m not even a huge fan like Michael I would have rather seen us take Josh Freemen. As for Cassel is Steve Breaston chop liver besides good QBs make receivers around him better. I would take our receieving core of Bowe, Breaston, Pope, etc over what Panthers, Bucs, and even Seahawks have right now. Either way just don’t put words in my mouth dude. Let me speak for myself you speak for yourself.

    As for 3 people. Haley isn’t in Cassel ear when plays are being called in. So for idiots who don’t know Cassel only can hear Jim Zorn calling in the play. Zorn gets the play from Muir. And like any good head coach Haley may intervene if he doesn’t like the play that’s being called or makes suggestions to Muir based on what he sees on sideline. Zorn is just the messenger and the guy helping Cassel correct any mechanics or something he might have missed on read on sidelines nothing more.

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