What started as a vision in January by Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, who credits the entire organization, including team president Mark Donovan, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey, has led to an unbelievable 9-0 start in 2013. Below are nine must-see moments from the Chiefs offense, followed on Friday by some of the top defensive plays, so far this season.
There's nothing quite like the first Chiefs TD of 2013, coming on a five-yard pass from Chiefs QB Alex Smith to Chiefs WR Donnie Avery, capping off the team's second drive of the game, which lasted three plays, covering 24 yards in 1:20. The score was the game winner as Chiefs head coach Andy Reid's team went on to win the season opener 28-2.
The Chiefs next big play just happened to come two offensive drives after Donnie Avery's score. Set up by an interception by Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers, Alex Smith found Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway in the back of the end zone for an amazing display of athleticism as he was able to get both feet in bounds, after the great grab. The drive lasted two plays, covering 21 yards in 0:33 seconds, before the team went on to win 28-2.
In Week 2, the Chiefs jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, before the Dallas Cowboys scored the game's next 13 points, setting the stage for Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe's first score of the season. Alex found Bowe on the right side to give the Chiefs a lead they wouldn't relinquish, eventually winning 17-16. The scoring drive lasted 10 plays, covering 80 yards in 4:01, ending with the 12-yard TD pass from Smith to Bowe.
Week 3 was filled with countless storylines, topped by Chiefs head coach Andy Reid's return to the City of Brotherly Love, where he spent the last 14 seasons, leading the Philadelphia Eagles. Now with the Chiefs, coach Reid's team jumped out to an early 10-0 lead, before later entering the fourth quarter, leading 16-9. On the road, no lead is ever safe, making Jamaal's three-yard TD run, behind blocks from his offensive line and FB Anthony Sherman, HUGE, pushing the lead to 23-9, before the eventual 26-16 victory. Scoring Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards in 4:45.
In Week 4, the Chiefs were up 10-7 against yet another NFC East opponent, the New York Giants, when Dexter McCluster stepped back to return a punt; 89 yards later, following spin moves, zigzags and great blocks, Dex found the end zone. The return opened the floodgates as the Chiefs added two more scores, eventually winning 31-7.
The Chiefs hit the road for their Week 5 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Leading 10-0 in the second quarter and following an awesome goal-line stand by the Chiefs defense, Kansas City's offense began from its own one-yard line. The Chiefs weren't there long as Alex Smith dropped back and found Donnie Avery down the left sideline for a 41-yard gain. The reception led to a 24-yard FG by Chiefs K Ryan Succop and an eventual 26-17 victory.
Trailing 10-7 in the second quarter to the visiting Houston Texans in Week 7, Alex Smith scored a TD that still has fans shaking their heads. The Chiefs QB fooled not only the Texans, but also the camera crews and fans, not moving, while holding the ball for nearly three seconds, before taking it in from five yards out for the score. The TD was good enough for an eventual 14-10 lead and the Chiefs never looked back, winning 17-16.
Up 6-0 in the second quarter of their Week 8 matchup against the Cleveland Browns, the Chiefs offense crossed pay dirt, when Alex Smith found Chiefs RB Anthony Sherman for the 12-yard TD pass, Sherm's first-career NFL TD, leading to 23-17 Chiefs win. Scoring Drive: 14 plays, 82 yards in 7:34
Following Sherm's touchdown against the Browns, giving the team a 13-0 lead, Cleveland answered with a score, narrowing their deficit to six points. The Chiefs offense took its very next drive 75 yards in six plays, lasting 1:33, ending with a 28-yard TD pass from Smith to Dexter McCluster. The score gave the Chiefs a 13-point lead, which eventually led to a 23-17 victory.
Those are just nine of the offensive plays that impacted Kansas City's 9-0 start, having Chiefs fans excited to see what's next in the second half of the season.
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