Chiefs Report Card: Week 4

How did the Chiefs grade out according to the experts at Scout? Check it out below.

PASSING OFFENSE: A -- Quarterback Damon Huard didn't have to throw much (18-for-23), but he was deadly when he did, hitting Dante Hall and Eddie Kennison on beautifully thrown TD passes and finishing with 208 yards. Huard was not sacked and rarely pressured playing behind an offensive line missing its starting left tackle.

RUSHING OFFENSE: C-plus -- Larry Johnson ended up with 101 yards, but it took 31 carries, mostly because he was facing a 4-4 defense designed to stop him. He rarely broke into the second level and, save a 28-yard run on which he reversed field, was basically slamming into a brick wall all afternoon.

PASS DEFENSE: A-plus -- The Chiefs sacked Alex Smith five times, intercepted him twice and gave up 72 net passing yards.

RUSH DEFENSE: B -- Facing a huge deficit, the 49ers were forced to abandon what had been an effective rushing attack that averaged 4.4 yards. The Chiefs allowed no big rushing plays, however, the longest being Frank Gore's 14-yarder.

SPECIAL TEAMS: A -- Dante Hall had a 60-yard punt return for touchdown and the Chiefs pulled off a successful pooch punt by place kicker Lawrence Tynes that K.C. downed on the -yard-line.

COACHING: A -- For the second-consecutive game, the Chiefs conceived and executed an effective game plan. This time, game management (a struggle at times for Edwards) was not a factor in a 41-point win. The Chiefs planned to open up the offense, and facing an eight-man box, did so brilliantly. Top Stories