Chiefs play tough, still fall short at home


The Chiefs fell to 4-7 when they dropped a close game to the Steelers Sunday night 13-9.

The Chiefs, now without Cassel and Jamaal Charles, is clearly a team decimated by injuries. The Chiefs playing with Tyler Palko at Quaterback, even though they claimed Kyle Orton off waivers, was 18 for 28 with 167 yards but had three interceptions.

The defense played well and held Ben Roethlisberger to 193 yards and 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

Trailing 13-6 at half, the Chiefs got the only score in the second half with a 4th 40 yard quarter field goal by Ryan Succop.

The Chiefs have reached the end-zone only once since beating the Chargers October 31. However, the Chiefs were driving on their final drive of the game that looked like they were well on there way to steal a victory from Pittsburgh. But after crossing midfield, Palko dropped back and threw a pass high and behind Dwayne Bowe. Some could question the effort of Dwayne Bowe who didn’t reach for the ball but Keenan Lewis hauled in the interception with 29 seconds left to seal the win.

Look Ahead: The Chiefs would have to win out to finish 9-7 as the playoffs look less likely each week.  They may not win another game as there schedule is not too favorable. Still on the schedule are the Bears, Jets, Packers, Raiders, and Broncos. The only positive is to start the Kyle Orton watch. Look for Orton to see some time and make a push for himself to be the Quarterback of the future for the Chiefs.

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