Behind the Lens: The Top 10 Photos of 2016 - No. 10

Counting down the season’s best photos in the Chiefs archives

"Behind the Lens" is an article series onChiefs.com* that will highlight the top 10 photos from the 2016 archives every Tuesday over 10 weeks.*

*Chiefs photographer Steve Sanders, who has been with the team for more than 20 seasons, provides the commentary.*

The Top 10 Chiefs Photos of 2016

2/14

2/21

2/28

3/7

3/14

3/21

3/28

4/4

4/11

4/18

No. 10

No. 10 – The Thursday Night 'W'

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Chiefs 21, Raiders 13

Date:Thursday, December 8, 2016

Model:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Focal Length:27

Exposure Time:1/250

Taken By: Jacob Funk

Steve Sanders comments: "What stands out about this photo is the emotion in Alex's face. You could tell that he's coming off the field after a win, a night game, which just magnifies everything a little bit more, so I put Jacob over there in that spot to capture this type of photograph—the players running off the field towards the tunnel. It's something that we miss sometimes, because we're concerned with what's going on on the field with the players swapping jerseys and that kind of thing, and it's just something you sometimes miss, so we kind of staged him over there to look for a photo like this in particular.

"Sometimes the night photos in the stadium tend to look a little flat, so making it black and white can enrich the detail and give it more of a timeless look."

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