The talk of the town this week in Kansas City was focused around
During Tampa Bay’s first possession of the game,
Defense then took charge. The Chiefs and Buccaneers exchanged punts in the first fifteen minutes, and after numerous penalties and the first quarter coming to a close, QB Josh Freeman connected with WR Mike Williams for a 62-yard pass and a score.
On the next drive, RB
Late in the second, former Chiefs K Conner Barth attempted a Bucs 55-yard field goal but was unable to connect and hit the post. It was his first missed field goal since October 2011.
As the Chiefs and Buccaneers headed into the locker room Tampa Bay gripped to a four-point lead.
The second half began exactly as the Bucs had planned and it went exactly as the Chiefs had feared. The Buccaneers offense knifed through the Chiefs defense in the early moments of the third quarter and Freeman completed three consecutive passes for a total of 80 yards and a touchdown. To add insult to injury, the Chiefs were driving on the very next possession when WR
The rest of the third quarter was uneventful but that was all but made up for when Shades of Garo Yepremian reared their ugly head. P Michael Koenen found
The Chiefs momentum was short lived. A jump ball thrown by Freeman towards DB
Midway through the fourth quarter, the Chiefs offense was still trying to get in rhythm, but the Buccaneers and Freeman were in mid season form. Driving nearly the length of the field, Freeman targeted Jackson for his second score of the game and it was effectively out of reach. A late rushing touchdown sealed the victory for the Buccaneers and leave the Chiefs with a 1-5 record.
The Chiefs now head back to Kansas City with many questions and two weeks to look for answers.