Five To Remember: Chiefs vs. Jaguars

Who stood out during KC's 24-21 loss to the Jaguars Sunday? Nick Athan takes a look at five Chiefs to remember.

1. WR Chris Chambers - His two touchdowns were the bright spot on offense. Matt Cassel came up big in the final four minutes of the game, finding Chambers, whose release from the Chargers last week is a head-scratcher. Does it make any sense that a player can score twice for a terrible football team yet not have any value to a better one? Chambers made the start opposite Dwayne Bowe and stretched the field for the Chiefs, who don't have another receiver who can get that done right now. Give the move to sign Chambers and cut Bobby Engram a thumbs up so far.

2. P Dustin Colquitt - Don't tell me he's not a football player. Forget his punting brilliance on Sunday, Colquitt's tackle on Rashean Mathis' missed field-goal return shows he might have more heart than any other Chief. He went all out to prevent a touchdown that would have been called back because of a penalty, anyway. Colquitt never let up and showed he wants to win. Some of his teammates could learn from his hustle and fire. Colquitt and kicker Ryan Succop are KC's team MVPs right now.

3. DE Alex Magee - He had two sacks within his grasp only to lose them when David Garrard wiggled away. But Magee beat his blocker and was in the backfield. I've always maintained he has some solid upside and could develop into a solid pass rusher down the road. It might take him two years to develop but right now he's playing better than Tyson Jackson, KC's third overall selection. Magee deserves a chance to start in his place at some point.

4. LB Tamba Hali - He's KC's defensive MVP and it's clear his leaner frame has allowed him to beat the tackles he's faced this year. He only has three sacks, but he gets into the opposing backfield and was at his best Sunday against the run. If there was a negative play he was generally in the middle of the action. Now the Chiefs need to stop dropping him in coverage on third and long. He should always be rushing the passer in that situation.

5. QB Matt Cassel - He showed some courage late in the game by finally throwing the ball down the field. The only way this team is going to win is if they spread the field with four receivers and junk the short passing game. Maybe the offensive line isn't suited to that but unless Todd Haley continues to spread out his offense, it won't make big plays. Cassel showed poise in that situation and you have to like it when he chews out his receivers for running the wrong routes. That's leadership. Top Stories