It wasn’t exactly pretty, but after a single touchdown, six field goals and a safety, the Kansas City Chiefs were able to post their first win on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
The MVP award definitely goes to the game’s top scorer, kicker Ryan Succop. He set a franchise record of six field goals in a single game (in case you were wondering, the all-time NFL record is eight, set by Titans kicker Rob Bironas in 2007). A close second would be running back Jamaal Charles, who bowled over the Saints for 233 yards, 91 of which came on a single play that resulted in the team’s only touchdown.
On defense, outside linebacker Justin Houston had a breakout game getting three sacks, two deflected passes and a safety. Overall, the defense looked like a completely different team from the previous two games in which opponents scored a combined 75 points.
Believe it or not, the Chiefs can take a piece of first place in their division next week when they take on the 2-1 San Diego Chargers (who were blown out by the Falcons yesterday). That’s what it’s like in the early season in the AFC West.
As for the 0-3 Saints, all I can say is that we’ve felt your pain.