It’s the play you run in the Madden video game series when you need a big play, or the play you call in a game of pick up football, but the Chiefs used the often unsuccessful Hail Mary to beat Chicago 10-3.
- Terrance Copper puts his arms up in celebration of Dexter McCluster’s Hail Mary Touchdown Catch. Photo Credit – Kansas City Chiefs
Granted it wasn’t in the 4th quarter, but Tyler Palko gave the Chiefs their first touchdown in three games with a 38 yard pass to Dexter McCluster. The pass was deflected by Brian Urlacher and Chris Conte.
The touchdown and a 3rd quarter field goal was all the Chiefs needed because the real story of the game was the Chiefs defense. The Chiefs abused a Bears offense, that lost Matt Forte in the 1st quarter after taking a hit to the knee from Derrick Johnson, was already without Jay Cutler. The defense intercepted Calib Hanie three times and record seven sacks, three of them from Justin Johnson.
Look Ahead: The win was a good team win for a Chiefs team that has just been devastated by injury. But look for the Chiefs to still play tough as they try to creep to a .500 record. It won’t be easy to say the least as the Chiefs still have games with the Jets, Packers, Raiders, and Broncos. The one thing you can bet on is that their will be more non-Chief fans cheering for the Chiefs in the month of December as the Jets, Raiders, and Broncos are all in the hunt for either a division crown or a wild card spot.