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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Defense Can't Stop Anybody in 28-35 Loss to Chiefs

From NFL.com:

There is a way to hold onto the ball for two-thirds of the game, move it some 500 yards, get your best player in the end zone four times and still nearly lose the game.

Just ask the Kansas City Chiefs.

At the end of their wild 35-28 victory over the depleted Seattle Seahawks, the Chiefs were feeling more lucky than good, more grateful than boastful.

"That goes to show you what happens in the National Football League," Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said, "when you miss opportunities and turn the ball over in the wrong area of the field and give up big plays."

Larry Johnson, Tony Gonzalez, Damon Huard and Eddie Kennison all had outstanding days for Kansas City (4-3), which went over .500 for the first time all year. The Chiefs had 499 total yards to 240 for Seattle, and 42 minutes, 15 seconds of possession time compared with Seattle's 17:45.

But outrageous mistakes let the Seahawks (4-3) score two unanswered touchdowns and grab a 28-27 lead with about six minutes left.

"We just made some silly mistakes, including myself," said Huard, who was a game-day decision because of a sore groin.

"When you've got a chance to jump on people, you've got to do it. And we didn't."


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