Quotes of the Game

Chiefs players and coaches recap the loss in Houston

Herm Edwards:

"It was tough. With that being said you have to keep playing." – Edwards, lamenting Justin Medlock's missed field goal.

"That's not an excuse. It's just not being in the right gap." – Edwards, aggravated with KC's poor fourth-quarter defense.

"We set up the run with the pass and we had a great drive, had a chance to score and just didn't get it done." – Edwards, on the opening drive.

"Well that's why they have to learn, Webb and Bowe, they're young. The only way they'll learn is to play. There is a different feeling in the regular season than the preseason." – Edwards on his young wide receivers.

"It had to do with what they were doing in coverage. We tried to throw it deep a couple of times." – Edwards, explaining why the Chiefs didn't throw deep.

"You can't give the ball away four times."

Damon Huard:

"Frustrating. We had a lot of opportunities."

"We wanted to be balanced and come out running and throwing the ball. We wanted to attack them. We moved the ball but we didn't score points."

"They did a real nice job." – Huard on the offensive line.

"Not good enough, when you turn it over and put yourself in tough situations with penalties."

"It wasn't our day."

Tony Gonzalez:

"As an offense, we were inconsistent. We dropped some balls including myself."

"It was tough. You got to make that kick. I'm not calling Justin out. He bounced back and made the second one." – Gonzalez on KC's missed scoring opportunity.

"We still have figured out who we are as a team."

"We're a better football team that. We have to play a lot better than that. Everyone in this locker room knows it."

"If we start dwelling on the past it's going to hurt us in Chicago."

Punter Dustin Colquitt:

"He's a great return guy. He's one of those guys, you can't give him a step." – Colquitt on Texans' punt returner Jacoby Jones.

"It's one of those things where they're smelling blood and you have to get rid of it as fast as possible." – Colquitt on the high snap he received in the third quarter.

Larry Johnson:

"I don't think I did as well as I could have if I'd been in training camp."

"We can't blame the officials on anything. we have to score points when we can."

"We have to find our niche and now what we're good at and expand on that. We have a lot of young guns and we have to keep going."

"Going down to the five or 10-yard line and not making the right decisions. It's the same things I saw in the preseason."

"It takes a lot of steam out of you. We have to know how to bounce back and do the things we need to do to get points." - Johnson on Medlock's missed field goal.

"I was ready to go in the fourth quarter but they took so much time off the clock."

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