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Alex Smith (left) and Dwayne Bowe (right) celebrate Alex Smith’s touchdown (KCChiefs.com).
The Kansas City Chiefs remained perfect after surviving a scare at Arrowhead Stadium. It came right down to the wire, but the Chiefs narrowly defeated the Houston Texans 17-16. There were many times where the defense looked as if they finally were going to give up a big game to an opponent. Case Keenum made his first career start for the Texans Sunday and had a much better performance than most expected, actually outperforming Alex Smith statistically. Keenum stretched the Chiefs defense and really tested them to see what they were made of. Without the numerous injuries the Texans had during the course of the game, the outcome may have been a bit different.
For the first time this season, Dwyane Bowe actually looked as if he had been a part of the Chiefs game plan. Through the first six weeks this year, it was as if Bowe was nonexistent and only used as a decoy for the rest of the offense to execute. Bowe was targeted four times last week with three receptions and defensive pass interference call, so maybe this was part of the reason Chiefs Offensive Coordinator. Doug Pederson, decided to incorporate Bowe more in Week 7.
Jamaal Charles was solid as always and Dexter McCluster had by far his best offensive game of the season.
Alex Smith showed signs of greatness today, but still had trouble to be consistent. He had one interception, and a rushing touchdown on a play on which may have been the best failed Read Option play I have ever seen. The Chiefs are 7-0 so I should not be complaining. There are many flaws I see in this offense still though. I have preached it time and time again that eventually the Chiefs will need to incorporate a more vertical passing game and a more balanced offense, but time and time again this season, the Chiefs continue to win. When Alex Smith throws the ball in a tight window, it is hard but to cringe hoping it doesn’t get picked off. There are many times where it probably should have been picked off but luckily it fell harmlessly to the ground. An interception can be negatively looked at too much. Without occasional risks, it is very difficult to have a lot of success. Not everyone is Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers and can throw a ridiculous amount of touchdowns without turning the ball over. Interceptions happen and it is part of the game. It seems as if Smith is too comfortable with the check down pass going for three of four yards. It is very difficult to win all of your close games, eventually more points are going to be scored by the Chiefs and that comes by taking chances down the field.
The Chiefs play their third consecutive home game next week at Arrowhead against the Cleveland Browns in hopes of coming out with a victory at 8-0.
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It’s only October and the season is far from over but receiver Dexter McCluster has come to expect the same scene whenever he strolls into the Chiefs’ locker room after a victory.
First he sees the smiles. The laughter. The high-fives and the relief. Then he hears the rap music which always blasts out of a small red boombox supplied by the player who has perhaps sacrificed more...
Alex Smith is extra tricky today! With one minute left in the 2nd quarter, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith faked a hand off to NO ONE and then proceeded to scramble for 5-yards and a touchdown. I am not sure if Smith just missed the running back or planned to fake the hand off like that.
Either way, the Chiefs scored and went on to take 14-10 lead into half-time.
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Week 7 of the 2013 NFL season presented plenty of excitement, surprises and lighthearted entertainment. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the best GIFs over the weekend. We kick things off with Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid as the Kool-Aid man! (via @sbnation, @LSUFreek) [RELATED: Gallery: NFL Logos If They Were Fat] Steelers safety Troy Polamalu gets a little too...
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles went the wrong way on a read-option that left quarterback Alex Smith empty handed on a play action but Smith tucked the ball and dashed 5 yards for a touchdown just before halftime that gave the Chiefs the lead for good in their 17-16 win over Houston on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
All the People that Thought the Chiefs Would be 7-0 (Meme)
Alex Smith Play Fakes to the Invisible Man (GIF)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) It's hard to find anybody in the Kansas City Chiefs' locker room willing to think back to last season. Those memories have been purged for weeks, if not months.
Kendrick Lewis remembers, though. The starting free safety remembers vividly what it was like to win just two games and finish with the worst record in franchise history. He still recalls what...
Arrowhead is now the loudest open air stadium ever. (Photo credit: Ed Zurga/AP)
The Kansas City Chiefs have a chance to get to 7-0 in front of a home crowd that last week set the world record for noise in an open-air stadium, with one of the best defenses in the league, against a team that has a rookie quarterback (Case Keenum) making his first NFL start of his career. The situation...
There's a good argument to be had over what's been more valuable to the Kansas City Chiefs' perfect start, running back Jamaal Charles or their stingy defense.
The truth is it's taken both of them to pile up the wins.
Charles joined some exclusive company with 123 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on Sunday, while the Chiefs' defense forced a turnover in...
The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 7-0 with a 17-16 win over Houston.
In the Super Bowl era, 31 teams have started 7-0 and all 31 qualified for the playoffs. Fifteen of those 31 clubs advanced to the Super Bowl and nine won the Super Bowl.
After seven weeks of the regular season, the Kansas City Chiefs remain the only unbeaten team in the NFL. At 7-0, they are garnering enough respect but still most NFL experts believe it’s a mirage of some kind. But we don’t think so.
Oh yeah, you big fat pig.
Where was this emotion when you were coaching the Eagles? What happened to the guy who would just sit there, clear his throat, and blame yourself for everything.
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The Houston Texans, for all their other issues, have an exceptional defense. They've got a strong defensive line, solid linebackers, some good players in the secondary... Basically the total package.The Chiefs offense, on the other hand, has been uneven this season (I'm being generous with my wording). In Week 6, against the Raiders, our offense failed time and again to get...