Luckily, the defense did just that, forcing two crucial 4th quarter Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions (by rookie Marcus Cooper and Quintin Demps) and the offense did just enough, again, to stay unbeaten.
In the first half it looked like there was no way that the game would be competitive. After all, the Titans didn't get a first down until midway through the 2nd quarter. The KC offense was moving the ball adequately, with its largest inhibitor being offensive penalties.
Then came halftime, and tweets like this (from The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger):
Trying to think of a way that Ryan Fitzpatrick can come back from 13 down against this D. I'll get back to you.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) October 6, 2013
Then, all of a sudden, I am cursing, throwing my remote control and the Chiefs are down 17-13 in the 4th quarter. Now these are the Chiefs I know, I thought.
But not so fast. Sunday's win was a great example of when great coaching is important. The Chiefs had (figuratively) fumbled the game away. However, Andy Reid righted the ship, and KC scored the last 13 points of the game, just as they had scored the first 13, to win.
Hit the jump for some takeaways: