The Kansas City Chiefs have pulled off what they couldn’t quite accomplish the previous week with a road win over the Chicago Bears this afternoon with a 10-3 win that was all defense on both sides. The Chiefs defense looked as good today as it did against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, except this time the Chiefs got a lucky break with a hail mary touchdown pass at halftime from Tyler Palko to Dexter McCluster that gave the Chiefs all of the offense they would need.
Palko finished the game after being removed for new acquisition Kyle Orton. Orton dislocated his finger on his first play in the game, which brought Palko back in, yet that wasn’t even the story today. Instead, it was the Chiefs defense from beginning to end. The Bears turned the ball over three times — all Caleb Hanie interceptions — and the Chiefs also kept the Bears ground game at bay, allowing only 3.9 yards per rushing attempt.
Brandon Carr, Javier Arenas and Jon McGraw all caught interceptions today, but the bigger story was the Chiefs seven sacks today against the Bears. Justin Houston had a coming out party with three sacks himself.
The Bears not only lost today’s game but lost Matt Forte for a while — possibly the entire season with a knee injury. There’s nothing official to report at this point, but it doesn’t look good for the Bears going forward and now their playoff hopes are slimmer than ever. As for the Chiefs, this was a must-win game on the road to keep any hope alive and they now move to 5-7 in a division that’s a bit closer with the Raiders loss today.