Chiefs 27, Panthers 21. With AP Photos. By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Brady Quinn tried to avoid looking at the empty locker when he arrived at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback couldn't bear the sight of Jovan Belcher's jersey hanging from a hook, just like it would have any other game day.
''That's when it kind of hit me,'' Quinn said. ''It was kind of tough to step back and gain focus, what the task was in front of us. And more than anything, as a player, we just wanted to come together as a team and bring some good to this situation.''
The Chiefs managed to do that in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy.
Quinn threw two touchdown passes and Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards in an inspired 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers. It not only ended an eight-game losing streak, it also proved cathartic for a franchise still reeling from a murder-suicide involving one of its own.
''It was tough,'' Quinn said, his voice shaky at times. ''It was an ...