time, defense bends but doesn't break
It looked as if the Chiefs were on their
way to a third straight loss when:
1) The Chiefs settled for field goals on
their first two scoring opportunities.
2) The defense gave up two long drives to
start the game, one ending in a TD.
3) Trent Green threw two straight interceptions
in the red zone.
The much maligned bend but dont break
defense did just that. Oh they bent all right surrendering
417 total yards to the Raiders offense. But for the first
time this season they didnt break. They didnt
give up a bunch of points.
Fun to watch and fun to document.
Take A Memo:
-Raiders Week ended in a win for the first
time in almost three calendar years to the day. The Chiefs
last beat the Raiders on Oct. 28, 1999.
-No matter how many times I see Priest Holmes
run and catch, hell always amaze me.
-Can any Chiefs wide receiver catch the
-Why would Derrick Ransom ever be in coverage
against Tim Brown?
-The no huddle drive was an interesting
twist, why did the Chiefs abandon it?
-I really wish the Chiefs had kept LB Richard
Jordan over Glen Cadrez. Would Cadrez have a job for any
other defensive coordinator?
-Can someone explain to me the crack back
-Without that phantom call and
without Glen Cadrez getting his first good hit of the
season three yards out of bounds this game would have
been a Chiefs blowout.
-There arent enough vitamin
supplements available to help Bill Romanowski cover Tony
-Trent Green has yet to fold this year.
After the two straight drive killing interceptions, he
went 4-4 for 33 yards on the third quarter drive that
produced the go ahead touchdown.
-Greens final pass play of the game
was a 4-yard TD to a wide-open Tony Richardson to seal
-Just for funthe wild card standings
as of today
Denver 6-2 (with a win over KC)
Oakland 4-3 (with a loss to KC)
Kansas City 4-4
Cleveland 4-4 (with a loss to KC)
New England 3-4 (with a win over KC)
Jacksonville 3-4 (with a win over KC)
Hey its been five yearsa guy can dream cant
(CK Rairden can be reached by email