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article imageNFL: Chiefs get another win as they beat the Colts 28-24

By Austin Tyler     Oct 10, 2011 in Sports
Indianapolis - The Kansas City Chiefs have been struggling to begin the season with injuries, but have bounced back nice with back-to-back wins. As for the Indianapolis Colts they are missing one key player in Peyton Manning and are now 0-5.
The Indianapolis Colts (0-5) hosted the Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) in a Week 5 matchup where the Colts are still looking for their first win after four weeks of football. The Colts have missed out on some wins with Manning still on the sideline, but Curtis Painter is giving them some hope as they’ve come closer to winning under him then with Kerry Collins.
The Colts got the ball to open the game and the offense was clicking as they went 80-yards on the drive. Curtis Painter (15/27, 277 yards, 2 TD’s) got the drive moving with two big passes to Reggie Wayne (4 receptions, 77 yards), one for 19-yards and the other for 26-yards. The drive was finished with Painter connecting with Pierre Garcon (5 receptions, 125 yards, 2 TD’s) for a 6-yard touchdown pass. The Painter and Garcon connection gave them a quick 7-0 lead.
The Chiefs came out and struggled on their first two drives and they traded punts with Colts. Indianapolis took over to open the second quarter, and Painter hit Wayne with 11-yards. He then hit Garcon with a 37-yard pass to try and keep the drive going. The Colts drive then stalled and Adam Vinatieri came on to kick a 53-yard field-goal to make it a 10-0 lead.
Kansas City went three and out on the ensuing drive and was forced to punt the ball away. On the first play of the Colts drive after the Chiefs punt, Painter connected with Garcon for another touchdown. Garcon caught a 67-yard pass to give the Colts an early 17-0 lead with 11:13 left in the half.
Both teams traded punts on their next drives, and with 8:08 left the Chiefs took over and finally got their offense going. Kansas City moved the ball 69-yards on this drive as they used Jackie Battle (19 carries, 119 yards) to get it going with four straight running plays. Matt Cassel (21/29, 257, 4 TD’s) hit Dexter McCluster for a 10-yard pass before him and Dwayne Bowe (7 receptions, 128 yards, 2 TD’s) connected for their first touchdown. Bowe caught a 41-yard pass to make it a 17-7 game.
The Colts took over and they got the drive going as they moved it 79-yards in eight-plays. Painter hit Wayne with a 21-yard pass to open the drive. Painter later connected with Austin Collie (2 receptions, 50 yards) on a 23-yard pass to keep the drive going and get them to the KC 2-yardline. Delone Carter (12 carries, 22 yards, 1 TD) then ran in from 3-yards out to score a touchdown. The Colts pushed their lead to 17-points with a 24-7 score.
Kansas City got the ball on the ensuing drive and tried to answer back with a score of their own. The Chiefs moved the ball 81-yards in six-plays as Cassel hit Steve Breaston (4 receptions, 50 yards, 2 TD’s) with an 11-yard pass. Cassel and Bowe connected again, but this time it was for a 29-yard pass. Battle then broke for a 16-yard run and Cassel and Breaston finished the drive with a 16-yard touchdown pass. The Chiefs were now within 10-points, 24-14 going into halftime.
The Chiefs opened the second half with the ball, but could not keep the drive going as they had to punt the ball away after nine-plays. The Colts did not do any better as they went three and out and punted the ball back to the Chiefs.
Kansas City took over and Cassel got the ball going as he connected with Bowe for a 12-yard pass. The Chiefs moved the ball with a good mix of run in pass as they used Battle and Thomas Jones (10 receptions, 55 yards) on this drive. Cassel finished the drive with another touchdown pass to Bowe. Bowe caught a 5-yard pass to make it a 3-point game 24-21.
The fourth quarter began and both teams struggled to move the ball as they traded punts until the 9:54 mark when the Chiefs got the ball back. Battle started the drive with a run and Cassel did the rest of the damage with his arm. Cassel connected with Breaston again to score another touchdown. Breaston caught an 11-yard pass from Cassel to finally give the Chiefs the lead 28-24.
The Colts had a final chance to win the game, but they fell short as they were only able to move the ball 34-yards. Painter connected with Collie for a 27-yard pass, but the drive stalled as he missed on his next four passes. The Chiefs got the ball as they turned over on downs and ran the clock out to get their second win of the season.
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