The final score might indicate the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon, but that wasn't the case. With the win, the Chiefs remain atop of the AFC West.
This might have been one of the ugliest games you're going to see all season long. The Chiefs had numerous penalties that negated a touchdown on the opening possession of the second half. They had a fifty plus run by Dexter McCluster called back by a suspect holding call by wide receiver Terrance Copper.
The story of the day though was the Chiefs defense. Though, they gave up 167 rushing yards, all by Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, it was their defensive effort against Quarterback Kyle Orton that made the win possible.
Three weeks ago Orton torched the Chiefs with 296 passing yards and four touchdowns. In the rematch at Arrowhead, he completed just 9 of 28 passes and Orton never came close to finding the end zone Sunday.
On the flip side Chiefs Quarterback Matt Cassel was able to find the end zone in the second quarter when he hit tight end Leonard Pope for a nifty 2-yard score. Who knew at the time that those seven points would be enough to defeat the Broncos.
Regardless, the Chiefs and their fan base will actively watch the NFL scoreboard later today. The Chargers are hosting the Oakland Raiders in a game that will set the tone for the Chiefs AFC West matchup next Sunday at San Diego.
Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more on the Chiefs 10-6 victory.
Chiefs Squeak out Victory
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