For the first time this season the Chiefs lose a game at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs (7-3) have ended a five game winning streak with a loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home this past Sunday.
Tampa Bay has played off and on this season, but this win against the Chiefs could be one of their biggest upsets thus far. Nonetheless, give credit to Tampa Bay who found a way to beat the Chiefs at home.
The game was a back and forth battle with very few points. The Chiefs defense struggled through parts of the game which helped Tampa Bay gain valuable ground as they called up on their kicker multiple times.
Alex Smith played a below-par game, but the biggest mistake came from an interception he threw in the end zone after a sensational play that got them great field advantage and within yards of a touchdown.
Tyreek Hill had several big time catches and he continues to prove himself as a very strong asset when the ball is thrown his way.
Winning this game would have helped the team tremendously, because they will be away for the next two weeks against some good teams in the Broncos and Falcons.
The Chiefs need to move on to the next game and keep their spirits high, because there is still much football to be played. The next few games will test the character of this Kansas City team. They have already shown grit, but now they must show a bit more dominance.
The question everyone was asking themselves yesterday: Can the Chiefs turn this game around somehow?
The answer: yes and wow!
Yesterday, Kansas City showed grit - the kind of grit that takes teams to the playoffs.
The Chiefs were able to win a game that practically seemed over at half-time. Cam Newton was running all over the Chiefs defense and scrambling in the pocket for huge gains. Carolina even had the Chiefs locked down defensively. Alex Smith could not find anyone due to the great form the Panthers were showing defensively.
Among all odds, the Chiefs found a way to beat the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte.
The difference maker in the win over the Panthers was the Chiefs defense. After struggling against Cam Newton and his versatile playing style, the Chiefs defense intercepted a pass and returned it all the way back for a touchdown. Eric Berry’s interception ended up being the turning point that lifted the morale of the team.
Marcus Peters had the game winning play for the Chiefs, when he was able to strip the ball from the Carolina receiver for a turnover that would end up setting up the game-winning field goal.
What a way to win a football game.
Kansas City is now on a five game winning streak and is still undefeated at home.
Today, the Kansas City Chiefs confirmed that QB Alex Smith and RB Spencer Ware will be on the field this Sunday, when the Chiefs face the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
The news are come as a relief for the Chiefs as they look for their fifth straight win.
The Panthers have struggled to find form this season following a trip to the Super Bowl this past February. Cam Newton has been hit a lot this season and the Carolina offensive line has received much criticism for it.
Andy Reid and his defense are keen on capitalizing the weakness in the offensive line in order to get to Newton. The Chiefs lead the league with twenty total takeaways with twelve of those being interceptions.
With all of that being said, the Panthers are on a two game winning run and can pose as a huge threat at home. Cam Newton is a quarterback who can scramble at any moment during a play and could hurt the Chiefs if he finds enough space to run.
This game will prove to be a very strong test to see how the Chiefs defense can react to the reigning NFC Champion.
The Chiefs’ only two losses have been while on the road
Justin Houston will not feature in tomorrows game
Look for the match up between Eric Berry and Cam Newton as both men have been rivals since high school