Landover, MD— Chase Daniel saw snaps late in the game, that’s the kind of day it was for the Kansas City Chiefs, as they went into FedEx Field and put up a season high 45 points in a 45-10 beat down, in the snowy conditions.
After starting off the season 9-0, the Chiefs were on a 3 game skid with two losses to division leader, Denver Broncos, including a 35-28 loss last week in Arrowhead.
But that all stopped today, as the offense who had been doubted for much of the year put up 38 points in the first half to take a 38-10 lead.
Jamaal Charles picked up his 9th touchdown of the year plunging his way in the snow covered end zone to take early 10-0 lead.
Dwayne padded on the lead hauling in a 21 yard pass from Alex Smith to take a 17-0 Chiefs lead before the end of the first.
Unfortunately for the Redskins, things would only get worse in the afternoon, as Smith connected with Charles for a 5 yard touchdown pass to take a 24-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Dexter McCluster took a 74 yard punt return to the house to increase their lead to 31.
Answering the sole Redskins touchdown, Quentin Demps took back a 95 yard kickoff return to the house for the 10th touchdown off a return for the year for the Chiefs. The return marked just the second time the Chiefs had returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown, the first was in 2002 against the Rams.
McCluster wound up finishing the afternoon with 177 punt return yards, for a Chiefs record, a majority of which came in the first half, as the Chiefs went into the locker room at half with a 38-10 lead.
Nearly every seat was deserted by the time the second half got underway, as the Chiefs only cruised through the rest of their afternoon with a Knile Davis 17 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, the first of his career.
Smith finished the December afternoon on the road, 14/20 for 137 yards and 2 scores. Charles plowed his way through the snow for 151 yards and a score off of just 19 carries. Bowe and McCLuster each had 4 receptions a piece for a combined 91 yards.
The Redskins fell to 3-10 with Robert Griffin III the first to blame. He got pulled late in the blowout as well as he went on to finish the afternoon 12/26 for 164 yards and 1 passing touchdown as well as an interception.
Kansas City moves to 10-3 and remain a 5 seed in the playoffs. They will have to wait to secure a playoff berth as Miami and Baltimore both won their games in snowy conditions, respectively.
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Stats via ESPN.com