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Week 6: Chiefs (31) vs. Redskins (35)

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  1. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

    Oct 8, 2009
    Week 6: Chiefs (31) vs. Redskins (35)

    Chiefs lose despite offense showing up

    by Adam Chiefsman
    Blogger, Kansas City Star

    Please welcome to the 2009 football season the Kansas City Chiefs offense. Please watch as the Kansas City Chiefs defense exits the building so that the offense can enjoy the stadium.

    The Kansas City Chiefs lost another game, albeit close, 35-31 to the Washington Redskins in FedEx Field this Sunday.

    Chiefs fans have been waiting for the offense to finally put together a good game, and today it came to fruition with some errors. Quarterback Alex Smith went 14 of 27 for 217 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. One of those interceptions bounced off wide receiver Robert Meachem's hands into the hands of Redskin linebacker Rocky McIntosh, who proceeded to take it to the end zone to tie the game up at 7-7 late in the first quarter.

    The offensive line more than held its own against the run stuffing defense of the Redskins. Much maligned halfback Jamaal Charles busted loose for 130 yards on 15 carries and 2 touchdowns, including a 61 yard touchdown romp in the second quarter. Charles also had 3 catches for 27 yards in the passing game.

    Wide receiver Quentin Lawrence had 4 catches for 58 yards, but backup halfback Ian Johnson was the team's only touchdown receiver today, catching it in the first quarter to put the game at 7-0. Receivers as a group however were plagued by dropped passes and dogged coverage by the Washington secondary.

    Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell had an average day, throwing for 184 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception on 12 of 22 passing. Clinton Portis and T.J. Duckett carried the lion's share of the running load, with Portis getting 64 yards on 17 carries and Duckett getting 24 yards on 6 carries. Campbell consistently led his team down the field to score when they needed it, however, including hitting on a key long pass late in the second quarter to Santana Moss, getting them in position for Campbell to get a touchdown on a 5 yard run.

    The game went to halftime tied at 21 each. The Chiefs came out and drove the ball down the field, but stalled and had to settle for a Ryan Succop field goal to make it 24-21. Washington then marched down the field, scoring early in the fourth quarter to make it 28-24.

    Special teams star B.J. Sams then proved his worth to the Chiefs, scoring on a kickoff return of 96 yards in the fourth quarter to put the team back ahead 31-28.

    The defense, however, would be the ultimate letdown of the game. They were gashed down the field and allowed what ultimately would be the game winning touchdown with 1:04 left to play. A noble drive by Alex Smith fell short on fourth down at the Redskins 7 yard line when Smith was sacked on 4th down trying to hit a quick slant pattern.

    Coach Winuvas cancelled his normal post-game press conference after this game, citing wanting to talk to his team behind closed doors.

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