Although the Kansas City Chiefs dropped a 9-6 contest to the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, head coach Romeo Crennel was pleased with the effort of his players.
While addressing the media following the game, Crennel voiced his thoughts on his players' performance against one of the league's best teams:
"I'm proud of the players, the way they played this game. We played a complimentary game. Everybody made a contribution, offense, defense, special teams. I think that's the way we need to play going forward. If we will play like that going forward, we give ourselves a chance to win the game."
The Chiefs' defense held the Ravens to under 300 yards of total offense. That effort helped the Chiefs keep the game close, but their four turnovers likely kept them from winning it. Still, Crennel seemed willing to take a moral victory in lieu of an actual win:
"We had a chance in this game. Even though I'm disappointed about the loss, the way the team played, we played much better overall football. Could it have been better? Yes, it could have been better. We're going to work to get it better, but I like the way they played and approached the game."
Crennel's Chiefs will search for their second victory of the season on Oct. 14 on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.