The Kansas City Chiefs had several new faces show up for Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers. They had a new head coach in interim Romeo Crennel. They also had a new quarterback in Kyle Orton at the helm. Yet it was a couple of unexpected names that rose to the top of the receiving ranks in the Chiefs tight end corps that came up big in the 19-14 win over the Green Bay Packers.
Leonard Pope led all Chiefs receivers with 72 yards and Anthony Becht also came up big with some key plays down the stretch that helped the Chiefs put away the league's best team.
"I thought our tight ends showed up," said Orton. "I don’t know if [Coach] expected them to catch that many passes but they were open and did a great job. They made some big plays. [Leonard] Pope made a couple of really big plays for us. Anthony [Becht] on the naked we ran to get the touchdown was a huge play. I think everybody stepped up. It was a total team win. It wasn’t just one guy. It wasn’t just one coach. It was everybody fighting together for a win."
Orton found 10 different receivers on the day and it was nice to see so many Chiefs getting a chance. Having an experienced quarterback who can check down the receivers and find the open man is key when going against such a strong team. It's that facet that Orton brings that the Chiefs haven't had in recent weeks.