2015 AFC Wild Card Playoffs: Chiefs vs. Texans | NFL Full Game


>>>ESPN WELCOMES YOU TO THE
FOLLOWING PRESENTATION OF THE
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
>>Mike: THOSE OF YOU WATCHING
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SUPER BOWL LI WILL BE PLAYED
HERE NEXT SEASON AND THE PLAYOFF
ROAD TO SUPER BOWL 50 BEGINS ON
THE HOME FIELD FOR BILL O’BRIEN.
FIVE YEARS IN THE SYSTEM WITH
THE PATRIOTS.
HE CALLED THE PLAYS FOR SUPER
BOWL XLVI.
TODAY’S FIRST NFL PLAYOFF GAME
AS A HEAD COACH.
ON THE OTHER SIDE, ANDY REID.
ONLY BILL BELICHICK AMONG ACTIVE
NFL HEAD COACHES HAS COACHED IN
MORE PLAYOFF GAMES.
THIS IS ANDY’S 21st.
YOU HEARD SOME CHIEFS FANS AT
THE END OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM,
BUT THERE ARE A TON OF TEXANS
FANS.
THIS IS THE NFL’S FIRST
RETRACTIBLE ROOF STADIUM.
THE ROOF IS CLOSED.
IT IS GOING TO BE LOUD WITH
71,000 READY TO ROAR.
HOUSTON HAS WON THE TOSS,
DEFERRED.
SO KANSAS CITY WILL RECEIVE.
ALEX SMITH, JEREMY MACLIN AND
THE CHIEFS WILL TAKE THE FIELD
FIRST.
NICK NOVAK TO KICK IT.
12 TEAMS LIVING THE DREAM.
THE 11 BEST GAMES OF THE YEAR TO
CROWN ONE CHAMPION.
OFF WE GO WITH THE PLAYOFFS, AND
KNILE DAVIS WILL BRING IT OUT
FROM SIX DEEP.
DAVIS ACROSS THE 15, DAVIS IS
GONE!
KNILE DAVIS STARTS THE PLAYOFFS
WITH A BANG, 106 YARDS,
TOUCHDOWN CHIEFS!
>>Jon: WELL BLOCKED, MIKE.
THAT’S ONE WAY TO SHUT THE CROWD
OUT.
AN OPENING 105-YARD RETURN BY
KNILE DAVIS.
AND ANDY REID LOVES IT.
WATCH KNILE DAVIS PICK UP A
COUPLE BLOCKS.
32, WARE, 82 HARRIS, SPRING
DAVIS AND YOU WILL NOT CATCH
KNILE DAVIS IN THE OPEN AIR.
>>Mike: KNILE DAVIS HAD A
108-YARD KICKOFF RETURN, A
CHIEFS RECORD AGAINST DENVER IN
THE REGULAR SEASON IN 2013, BUT
WITH ONE OF THE LONGEST PLAYS IN
PLAYOFF HISTORY, 106 YARDS, HE
STARTS THE PLAYOFFS WITH A BANG.
BRAZILIAN-BORN KICKER, CAIRO
SANTOS KICKS THE EXTRA POINT.
VERY MUCH LIKE THEIR REGULAR
SEASON GAME, HOUSTON IS DIGGING
OUT OF A HOLE RIGHT AWAY IN JUST
11 SECONDS.
>>Jon: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS HAVE
STARTED FAST IN THE LAST THREE
WEEKS.
ANDY REID’S OFFENSE HAS SCORED
ON THEIR OPENING POSSESSION.
THAT TIME HIS SPECIAL TEAMS
DELIVER, AND WHAT A ROAD TEAM
ANDY REID’S CHIEFS HAVE BEEN
DURING THIS TEN-GAME WINNING
STREAK, MIKE.
>>Mike: THE OPENING KICKOFF
TAKEN BACK FOR A TOUCHDOWN IN
THE PLAYOFF GAME, IT’S JUST THE
FIFTH TIME IT’S HAPPENED.
THE LAST TIME WAS DEVIN HESTER
IN THE SUPER BOWL.
THOSE SPECIAL TEAMS FOR THE
BEARS AND ALL THOSE RECORDS FOR
DEVIN HESTER AUTHORED BY DAVE
TOUB, AN OUTSTANDING SPECIAL
TEAMS COORDINATOR.
HE’S THE SPECIAL TEAMS
COORDINATOR FOR THE CHIEFS.
KNILE DAVIS OFF TO THE RACES AND
GETS THE PLAYOFFS STARTED WITH A
KC TOUCHDOWN.
THERE IS THE BEST IN THE
BUSINESS.
ADD ONE MORE LINE TO HIS RESUME.
>>Jon: GIVE KNILE DAVIS CREDIT,
MIKE.
HE WAS SUPPOSED TO FILL IN FOR
JAMAAL CHARLES.
HE’S TAKEN A BACK SEAT.
ALL HE CAN DO IS CONTRIBUTE ON
SPECIAL TEAMS.
WHAT A PLAY BY DAVIS.
>>Mike: NOW SANTOS WITH THE
KICKOFF.
THIS IS ONE WAY TO AVOID A KICK
RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN, AND IT’S
A TOUCHBACK.
ALREADY DOWN 7-0 BRIAN HOYER HAS
TO COME OUT, UNDRAFTED OUT OF
MICHIGAN STATE, TOM BRADY’S
BACKUP.
A KID BORN IN CLEVELAND, HE HAD
THE DREAM.
HE WANTED TO BE LIKE BERNIE
KOSAR AND HE HAD THE
OPPORTUNITY.
STARTED FOR HIS HOMETOWN TEAM,
THE BROWNS, BUT WAS BUMPED BY
JOHNNY MANZIEL MANIA.
LAST WE SAW MANZIEL WAS A BLONDE
WIG IN A CASINO IN LAS VEGAS.
NOW WE SEE HOYER STARTING A
PLAYOFF GAME FOR THE HOUSTON
TEXANS.
JONATHAN GRIMES IS IN THERE AS A
RECEIVER.
COMES IN MOTION IN THE FIRST
PLAY AS HE GIVES IT TO THE
RUNNING BACK, ALFRED BLUE.
HE’LL KEEP THE PILE GOING AND
GAIN THREE YARDS.
SO IT’S BLUE AND A VARIETY OF
BACKS BECAUSE ARIAN FOSTER IS
GONE.
HE’S BEEN GONE MOST OF THE YEAR.
DeANDRE HOPKINS IS THEIR NUMBER
ONE RECEIVER.
JON, YOU WANT TO WATCH CHRIS
CLARK IS IN FOR DUANE BROWN,
WHO’S OUT.
>>Jon: THAT’S A HUGE ASSIGNMENT
HERE AGAINST TAMBA HALI, ONE OF
THE GREAT PASS RUSHERS IN CHIEFS
HISTORY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
SCREEN.
>>Mike: OFFICIALLY BLUE FOR
FOUR.
SECOND AND SIX AND HOYER THROUGH
THE SUN TO NATE WASHINGTON
INCOMPLETE.
AND WITH THE WINDOWS HERE, THAT
ANGLE LOOKS RIGHT BACK IN THE
SUN.
>>Jon: BRIAN HOYER KNOWS THIS
OFFENSE EXTREMELY WELL.
HE’S MENTALLY TOUGH.
HE KEEPS COMING BACK.
BUT CAN HE DO IT AGAIN?
LAST TIME HE PLAYED THE CHIEFS,
HE WAS BOOED, BENCHED, AND HE
WAS BEAT UP BY THIS CHIEF PASS
RUSH.
THIRD DOWN AND LONG, YOU DON’T
WANT TO BE HERE AGAINST THIS
DEFENSE.
>>Mike: THE RETURN OF JUSTIN
HOUSTON, GREAT EDGE RUSHER,
COULD FACTOR IN.
PRESSURE COMES ACROSS THE
MIDDLE, IT’S INCOMPLETE.
LOOKING FOR CECIL SHORTS ON THE
CROSSER AS HOYER GOT HIT FROM
THAT HEAVY PRESSURE.
IT’S THREE-AND-OUT FOR HOUSTON.
>>Jon: HOYER GETS HIT RIGHT AS
HE DELIVERS THE BALL, BUT HE’S
GOT TO MAKE THESE KINDS OF
THROWS.
TIGHT WINDOW COMPLETIONS ON
POSSESSION DOWN.
THAT TIME CECIL SHORTS CAN’T
BRING IT HOME.
THREE-AND-OUT.
THAT’S 80 TIMES THIS SEASON THE
TEXANS HAVE GONE THREE-AND-OUT.
>>Mike: SHANE LECHLER, SECOND
MOST YARDS PUNTING IN THE
HISTORY OF THE NFL.
HE’S GOT A HUGE LEG.
THAT ONE 53 YARDS AND HERE’S
FRANKIE HAMMOND JR.
A FLAG DOWN.
HAMMOND FINDS OPEN SPACE AND
HAMMOND GETS ALL THE WAY TO THE
45 YARD LINE OF THE TEXANS.
HOWEVER, WE DID SAY THERE WAS A
FLAG DOWN.
THIS ONE LOOKS TO BE COMING
BACK.
RON TORBERT, SECOND YEAR AS A
REFEREE, SIXTH YEAR AS AN NFL
OFFICIAL, MAKES HIS PLAYOFF
REFEREE DEBUT.
>>Referee: DURING THE KICK,
HOLDING, NUMBER 30 OF THE
RECEIVING TEAM, TEN YARDS FROM
THE SPOT OF THE — THE END OF
THE KICK.
KANSAS CITY’S BALL FIRST DOWN,
TIME-OUT.
>>Mike: FLAG ON FLEMING NEGATES
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THAT 106-YARD KICKOFF RETURN TO
START THE GAME BY KNILE DAVIS,
SECOND LONGEST RETURN IN NFL
PLAYOFF HISTORY.
JACOBY JONES HAD THE 108-YARDER
IN THE SUPER BOWL FOR BALTIMORE.
ALEX SMITH TAKES OVER FOR THE
CHIEFS FROM THEIR OWN 13.
WITH THE THROW RIGHT AWAY AND
THAT PASS IS REELED IN BY HIS
TERRIFIC TIGHT END, TRAVIS
KELCE, A GAIN OF SEVEN YARDS.
ALEX SMITH, JON, HIS PLAYOFF
CAREER, KANSAS CITY ONE GAME,
THAT BIG LOSS AFTER THE BIG LEAD
AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS.
THEN WITH SAN FRANCISCO,
FAMILIAR WITH THE POSTSEASON, HE
TAKES CARE OF THE BALL.
>>Jon: VERY ACCURATE, ATHLETIC
AND SMART.
AND YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A LOT AT
THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE TODAY.
>>Mike: SPENCER WARE, THE
SECOND-YEAR MAN OUT OF LSU IS
THE BACK.
HE’S BACK IN THE AIR IS SMITH
AND IT’S JUST A GAIN OF A YARD
FOR ALBERT WILSON.
SO WILSON IS ONE OF THE
RECEIVERS.
JEREMY MACLIN IS THE OTHER
FEATURE MAN WITH TRAVIS KELCE TO
BE CATCHING THE PASSES FROM
SMITH.
WE HIGHLIGHT THE CENTER, ZACH
FULTON.
JON, IN HIS SECOND YEAR OUT OF
TENNESSEE, HE STARTS BECAUSE
MITCH MORRIS, THE ROOKIE CENTER
WHO STARTED 15 GAMES THIS YEAR,
IS OUT WITH A CONCUSSION.
>>Jon: KEEP AN EYE ON THE
SNAPS, THE ACCURACY OF THE SNAPS
AND THE COMMUNICATION GOING TO
BE A BIG ISSUE ALL DAY.
>>Mike: CHARCANDRICK WEST IS
THE RUNNING BACK AFTER THAT
FIRST DOWN WAS PICKED UP.
THEY’LL THROW IT OUT TO KELCE
WITH MACLIN BLOCKING FOR HIM AND
HE IS HIT BY JOHNATHAN JOSEPH
AND KNOCKED BACK.
>>Jon: YOU SEE THE QUICK PASSES
THAT ANDY REID HAS USED RIGHT
AWAY.
THAT BALL IS OUT OF ALEX SMITH’S
HANDS AS SOON AS HE GETS IT.
THEY’RE GOING TO NEUTRALIZE THE
PASS RUSH.
J.J. WATT, THEY MUST MINIMIZE
WATT IN THIS GAME.
USE THE QUICK PASSING GAME.
YOU’LL SEE SOME OPTIONS AND
BOOTLEGS AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT
PERSONNEL THROUGHOUT THE GAME.
>>Mike: SECOND AND SIX.
THAT IS A ZONE READ KEEP BY
SMITH.
TACKLED BY BRIAN CUSHING AND A
YARD SHY OF THE FIRST DOWN.
WHAT A WEAPON IT IS, THE RUNNING
OF SMITH.
>>Jon: WELL, HE’S GOING TO READ
THE BACK SIDE.
THIS IS AN AREA WE TALKED ABOUT
IN THE PREGAME, MIKE.
THEY RUN A LOT OF DIFFERENT
KINDS OF PLAYS.
DROP BACK PASSES, ZONE READS,
JET SWEEPS, DIFFERENT PERSONNEL
GROUPINGS.
HARD OFFENSE TO PREPARE FOR AND
ANYTHING GOES ON THIRD DOWN AND
ONE WITH ANDY REID.
>>Mike: TEXANS HAVEN’T BEEN
GOOD, THEY HAVE BEEN GREAT ON
THIRD DOWN.
BUT IT’S USUALLY THIRD AND
LONGER THAN THIS.
THIS IS THIRD AND ONE AND IT’S
SPENCER WARE.
LIMITED ON THE GAIN BUT HE HAS
ENOUGH FOR THE FIRST DOWN AT THE
35 YARD LINE.
THE DEFENSE COORDINATED BY ROMEO
CRENNEL, SO MANY YEARS AROUND
THE PATRIOTS, FORMER HEAD COACH
OF THE CHIEFS WAS WELL.
CUSHING HAS COME BACK IN THE
MIDDLE TO BE THE QUARTERBACK OF
THIS DEFENSE.
JON, WE LOOK BACK AT THE
SECONDARY WITH KAREEM JACKSON,
JOHNATHAN JOSEPH, GOOD CORNERS,
BUT IT ALL CENTERS AROUND J.J.
WATT.
>>Jon: J.J. WATT AND THIS PASS
RUSH.
MERCILUS AT THE TOP OF THE
SCREEN HAS 12 SACKS HIMSELF.
THEY HAVE GOT TO GET AFTER ALEX
SMITH.
>>Mike: A JET SWEEP WHICH THEY
USE A LOT.
IT’S ALBERT WILSON ON THIS JET
SWEEP AND HE’LL GAIN THE FIRST
DOWN OUT TO THE 45 YARD LINE.
THAT’S WHAT JON TALKED ABOUT IN
COUNTDOWN, MIXING THE WEST COAST
OFFENSE WITH SOME SPREAD
PRINCIPLES.
>>Jon: THEY’RE NOT EVEN GOING
TO BLOCK J.J. WATT, MIKE.
THEY’RE GOING TO RUN A JET SWEEP
AND THAT’S ONE WAY TO DRIVE A
DEFENSIVE END CRAZY.
QUICK PASSES, ZONE READS AND JET
SWEEPS.
TAKING J.J. WATT AWAY EARLY.
>>THEY SPOTTED HIM JUST A HALF
YARD SHY OF THE 45 SO IT IS
SECOND AND LESS THAN A YARD.
PRETTY GOOD MOVEMENT ON THIS
DRIVE AND WEST PICKS THROUGH THE
PILE.
HE’S GOING TO BE CLOSE.
VINCE WILFORK WAS THERE.
WATT WAS GOING AFTER THE BALL,
BUT IT’S ANOTHER FIRST DOWN FOR
KANSAS CITY.
SO WE TOLD YOU THAT JAMAAL
CHARLES GETS HURT, ANDY REID HAS
TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO REPLACE THE
FOUR-TIME PRO BOWLER AND THEY DO
IT WITH CHARCANDRICK WEST WHO
RAN FOR 634 YARDS.
JUST GOT ENOUGH BEFORE J.J. WATT
GOT TO HIM THERE.
>>Jon: WEST IS 210 POUNDS, VERY
QUICK AND WARE IS 230 POUNDS.
TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SKILL
SETS IN THE CHIEF BACKFIELD.
>>Mike: AND NOW WARE IS THE
RUNNING BACK FOR FIRST AND TEN.
GOT AWAY FROM A WOULD BE SACK
BUT RAN INTO MERCILUS, WHO
BRINGS HIM DOWN.
WHITNEY MERCILUS HAS HAD TWO
3 1/2 SACK GAMES THIS YEAR.
>>Jon: THEY’RE COMING OFF A
HUGE GAME AGAINST JACKSONVILLEJ.
MERCILUS AT THE TOP OF THE
SCREEN.
THIS IS A BLITZ, KANSAS CITY
DOESN’T PICK IT UP AND MERCILUS
WITH HIS SECOND EFFORT PUTS
KANSAS CITY IN SECOND DOWN AND
13.
>>Mike: YOU MENTIONED MERCILUS
WITH THE GREAT SACK SEASON.
JADEVEON CLOWNEY WOULD BE THAT
COMPLEMENT TO J.J. WATT.
INACTIVE.
HE LEFT THE STADIUM WHEN HE
FOUND OUT HE WAS INACTIVE BUT
SINCE HAS COME BACK.
KELCE DROPS THAT, IT IS AN
INCOMPLETE PASS.
IT WILL BE THIRD DOWN.
>>Jon: KANSAS CITY IS USING
WHAT I CALL 13 PERSONNEL, ONE
BACK, THREE TIGHT ENDS, AND IT
MINIMIZES THE AMOUNT OF NICKEL
DEFENSE THAT ROMEO CRENNEL CAN
PLAY.
SO HE IS USING THESE TIGHT ENDS
TO TRY TO TAKE AWAY A LOT OF THE
DEFENSE THAT ROMEO CRENNEL IS
GOING TO TRY TO GET AGAINST HIM
TODAY.
THAT TIME KELCE JUST DROPPED THE
FOOTBALL.
>>Mike: THIS IS WHERE THE
TEXANS DEFENSE HAS MADE ITS HAY
IN THE LAST SIX OR SEVEN GAMES,
THIRD AND LONG.
THEY RUSH FOUR, SMITH HAS TIME,
HE’S TAKING A SHOT DOWNFIELD.
JUST OVER THE OUTSTRETCHED ARMS
OF ALBERT WILSON AND ALEX SMITH
KNOWS HE WAS A YARD AWAY FROM
ANOTHER TOUCHDOWN.
>>Jon: WILSON RAN RIGHT BY THE
LOOKY, KEVIN JOHNSON, TOP OF
YOUR SCREEN.
THAT’S AN OLD-FASHIONED ROUTE.
START TO THE POST, BREAK BACK TO
THE CORNER AND HIT THE POST
AGAIN AND ALEX JUST OVERTHREW
ALEX WILSON.
WOULD HAVE BEEN SIX.
>>Mike: INSTEAD, AFTER TEN
PLAYS AND A DRIVE THAT STARTED
AT THEIR OWN 13, THEY PUNT.
DUSTIN COLQUITT, OUTSTANDING AT
PINNING THE OPPOSITION INSIDE
THE 10 YARD LINE, KEITH MUMPHERY
IS BACK DEEP TO RECEIVE.
HE’S GOING TO RUN UP AND GRAB
THIS ONE AT THE 16.
KICK OF 42.
>>Mike: TWO YOUNG STARS, MARCUS
PETERS, ROOKIE, LED THE LEAGUE
IN INTERCEPTIONS AND DeANDRE
HOPKINS.
TWO PRO BOWLERS.
>>Jon: PETERS HAD AN
INTERCEPTION EARLY IN THE GAME
TO SET UP THE SCORE.
IF YOU KEEP WATCHING, IT WAS A
HECK OF A BATTLE.
DeANDRE HOPKINS GOT HIM TWICE
LATE IN THE GAME BUT IT WASN’T
ENOUGH.
PETERS IS GOING TO PLAY LEFT
CORNER AND EVERY TIME HOPKINS
LINES UP ON THE RIGHT, HE’S
GOING TO SEE THE ROOKIE IN
MAN-TO-MAN SITUATIONS.
HERE WE GO.
>>Mike: WHAT A YEAR HOPKINS HAD
ON OFFENSE WITH FOUR
QUARTERBACKS LOSING THEIR STAR,
ARIAN FOSTER.
HE BECAME THE STAR.
THIRD IN RECEPTIONS, FOURTH IN
RECEIVING YARDS.
TEXANS NEED HIM TO SUCCEED HERE
TODAY.
FIRST CARRY, NOWHERE TO GO.
ALFRED BLUE IS BROUGHT DOWN FOR
NO GAIN.
HERE IS THAT KANSAS CITY
DEFENSE.
18 POINTS A GAME, THIRD IN THE
LEAGUE.
DONTARI POE IS PLAYING BETTER ON
THE NOSE.
HE HAD BACK SURGERY EARLY ON.
DERRICK JOHNSON CAME BACK FROM
THE ACHILLES LAST YEAR.
HOUSTON WAS OUT THE LAST FIVE
GAMES AND THAT STORY OF ERIC
BERRY A YEAR AGO, CHEMOTHERAPY.
BATTLING HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA.
NOT JUST ON THE FIELD THIS YEAR,
NOT JUST PLAYING HIS BEST
FOOTBALL, PRO BOWLER, ALL PRO.
WHAT A STORY, WHAT A SEASON.
BLUE FOR TWO.
BERRY IS THERE ALONG WITH POE TO
MAKE THE TOP FOR KANSAS CITY.
>>Jon: POE IS HEALTHY AGAIN.
AND AT NOSE TACKLE, HE IS HARD
TO SINGLE BLOCK.
HERE HE IS GETTING OFF A DOUBLE
TEAM.
WHEN YOU CAN STOP THE RUN, YOU
MAKE TEAMS ONE-DIMENSIONAL.
WHEN YOU HAVE TO THROW THE
FOOTBALL AGAINST THIS CHIEF PASS
RUSH, GOOD LUCK.
>>Mike: HE HAD DISK SURGERY IN
JULY AND WAS SLOW TO GET GOING.
THEY WERE CAREFUL WITH HIS SNAPS
BUT HE’S COME ALONG IN THE LAST
SIX WEEKS.
EMPTY BACKFIELD FOR THIRD AND
EIGHT.
HOYER, FIRES.
THAT BALL IS INTERCEPTED!
IS THAT BERRY?
YES, IT IS!
ERIC BERRY WITH THE
INTERCEPTION, AND JUST LIKE
THEIR WEEK ONE MEETING, HOYER
THROWS AN INTERCEPTION IN HIS
OWN TERRITORY IN THE FIRST
QUARTER.
>>Jon: ERIC BERRY, BACK TO THE
PRO BOWL.
IT’S A CLEAN CATCH, MIKE.
POOR THROW.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HOYER IS
LOOKING AT.
PERHAPS HE’S FEELING THE RUSH.
PROTECTION WAS EXCELLENT.
THAT WAS JUST AN ILL-ADVISED
THROW.
SO FAR HOYER IS OFF.
>>Mike: I THINK HE WAS
EXPECTING WASHINGTON TO BE IN
FRONT OF THE SAFETY.
BUT YOU THINK BACK TO THAT
PETERS INTERCEPTION IN WEEK ONE,
IT WAS THE SAME KIND OF THING.
>>Jon: A LOT OF DISGUISES IN
THIS CHIEFS SECONDARY.
THAT TIME THEY GET HOYER AND SET
UP SMITH IN GREAT FIELD
POSITION.
>>Mike: FOR BERRY, HIS FIRST
PLAYOFF INTERCEPTION.
THE CHIEFS AND THE RUN HERE BY
SPENCER WARE TO THE 29 YARD
LINE.
AND, JON, WE TALKED ABOUT BERRY
AND CHEMOTHERAPY THIS TIME LAST
YEAR AND HOW HE CAME BACK.
BOB SUTTON, DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR FOR THE CHIEFS, TOLD
US LAST NIGHT HE CAME BACK WITH
SPEED.
I DON’T KNOW THAT HE GOT FASTER
BUT HE CAME BACK AND SAW THINGS
QUICKER.
THE URGENCY AND EVERYTHING BERRY
HAS DONE HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONAL.
>>Jon: UNBELIEVABLE.
THEY HAVE SAID OFF OF HIS
RECOVERY, BIG REASON WHY THE
CHIEFS HAVE COME BACK FROM 1-5,
ERIC BERRY’S STORY.
>>Mike: WARE GAINED FIVE.
COUPLE OF TIGHT ENDS HERE ON
SECOND AND FIVE.
AND SMITH DEFLECTED, INTERCEPTED
BY BRIAN CUSHING!
IT WAS DEFLECTED ON GOOD
COVERAGE BY KAREEM JACKSON AND
HOUSTON DESPERATELY NEEDED THAT
TURNOVER.
>>Jon: INDEED, A POOR THROW BY
ALEX SMITH.
NORMALLY A VERY ACCURATE PASSER,
HE MISSES, AND HOUSTON TAKES
ADVANTAGE.
>>Mike: A RARE MISTAKE BY ALEX
SMITH.
>>Mike: POSTSEASON STARTS WITH
THIS GAME AND ENDS WITH THE
SUPER BOWL.
A WEEK BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL,
IT’S THE PRO BOWL BACK IN
HAWAII.
WE’LL BE OVER THERE FOR THE
DRAFT AND JERRY RICE AND MICHAEL
IRVIN, THE CAPTAINS, PICK THE
TEAMS AND SUNDAY NIGHT THE GAME
FROM HONOLULU ON ESPN.
AN INTERCEPTION BY CUSHING, WHO
DID NOT HAVE A TAKEAWAY ALL
YEAR.
AS A MATTER OF FACT HASN’T HAD A
TAKEAWAY SINCE THE OPENER IN
2013.
IT WAS LOOKED AT AND CONFIRMED
AS ALL TURNOVERS ARE VIA REPLAY.
AND HOYER HAS TO GET GOING.
PASS, AND THE GAIN IS BARELY A
YARD.
>>Jon: THEY’RE TRYING TO GET
HOYER A COMPLETION.
HERE IS HOUSTON, RECOGNIZING THE
BOOTLEG AND LOOKS PRETTY HEALTHY
RIGHT THERE, MIKE.
GREAT TO SEE HIM BACK IN THE
LINEUP.
HE’S MISSED FIVE GAMES.
ALMOST BROKE MICHAEL STRAHAN’S
SACK RECORD LAST YEAR WITH 22.
IF HE IS HIS OLD SELF, LOOK OUT.
>>Mike: CECIL SHORTS COMING IN
TRIED TO BLOCK A LITTLE BIT.
A QUICK HITTER WITH BLUE.
ONLY A GAIN OF A COUPLE OF YARDS
TO THE 20 YARD LINE.
DEE FORD WAS OVER THERE.
HE’S THE THIRD ALONG WITH HALI
AND HOUSTON, THOSE PRESSURE GUYS
OFF THE EDGE.
>>Jon: WELL, YOU’RE GOING TO
HAVE TO USE SOMEBODY ELSE TO
BLOCK DEE FORD, NOT CECIL
SHORTS.
BUT DEE FORD, FRANK ZOMBO GIVE
KANSAS CITY A DEEP GROUP OF PASS
RUSHERS AND THEY CAN COME
THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
>>Mike: HOUSTON HAS RUN EIGHT
PLAYS AND ONLY HAVE NINE YARDS.
RYAN GRIFFIN, THE TIGHT END IN
MOTION.
BLITZ COMING FROM THE RIGHT,
HOYER GOES THERE AND HOPKINS
GETS THE TEXANS’ FIRST FIRST
DOWN OF THE DAY AT THE 28 YARD
LINE.
>>Jon: OVERLOAD BLITZ WELL
RECOGNIZED BY HOYER.
THEY’RE GOING TO BRING FOUR
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TO THE RIGHT
SIDE OF THE FORMATION.
WATCH NUMBER 41, GRIMES, PICK IT
UP BEAUTIFULLY.
AND HOPKINS GETS THE FIRST DOWN
AFTER THE CATCH.
>>Mike: IF YOU WATCH THIS PLAY,
YOU SAW HOUSTON ON THE END.
HE DID NOT COME DOWN VERY
CLEANLY ON THAT LEFT KNEE.
YOU CAN SEE HE TOOK A MISSTEP
AND WALKED VERY GINGERLY OVER TO
THE ATHLETIC TRAINER OVER TO THE
SIDE LINE.
WATCH NUMBER 50 IN WHITE.
HERE’S BLUE TO THE RIGHT TRYING
TO GET A BLOCK DOWNFIELD CAPPED
OFF BY TAMBA HALI.
RON PARKER WITH THE PRIMARY
TACKLE.
GO BACK TO HOUSTON.
FIVE WEEKS HE’S MISSED WITH A
HYPEREXTENDED LEFT KNEE THAT WE
SHOWED YOU AT THE START OF THE
GAME.
HE HAD THAT BRACE ON.
LET IT GO IN PRACTICE THIS WEEK.
TALKED ALL THE GOOD TALK.
AS WE KNOW, JON, GET OUT IN A
GAME IT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT
STORY WITH ANOTHER 300-POUNDER
YOU’RE TRYING TO GET LEVERAGE
OFF OF.
>>Jon: CAN’T SIMULATE GAME
SPEED.
LET’S HOPE HE’S OKAY.
>>Mike: SECOND AND SIX.
HOYER HAS A LITTLE MORE TIME
HERE.
GOING FOR IT, HOPKINS, FLAG ON
PETERS WHO WAS DEFENDING.
>>Jon: IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG
PART OF THIS GAME.
PETERS AND HOPKINS IN ONE-ON-ONE
COVERAGE AND PASS INTERFERENCE
WILL BE A CALL THAT WILL BE —
>>Referee: PASS INTERFERENCE,
DEFENSE NUMBER 22.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN AT THE SPOT
OF THE FOUL.
>>Jon: AWFUL CLOSE TO ME.
HOPKINS GETS THE CALL.
THE THING I LIKE ABOUT PETERS IS
HE HAS BEEN TESTED ALL YEAR.
AS A ROOKIE, HE’S HAD THE EIGHT
INTERCEPTIONS.
HE’S GIVEN UP SOME PLAYS.
HE KEEPS COMING BACK, HE KEEPS
COMING BACK.
THAT’S A QUALITY YOU HAVE TO
HAVE TO BE A GREAT CORNER.
CREDIT TO HIM.
>>Mike: LIKE YOU SAID, JON, THE
CORNERS DON’T SWITCH SIDES SO
HOPKINS GOING A LOT TO THE
OFFENSE’S RIGHT.
THEY’LL FIND PETERS ON THE
DEFENSE’S LEFT.
FIRST DOWN, HOYER, LOOKING
DOWNFIELD.
COMING TO THE OTHER SIDE AND IT
IS HOPKINS ON THIS NEAR SIDE
MAKING THE CATCH IN FRONT OF
SEAN SMITH FOR A GAIN OF 11 AND
A FIRST DOWN.
>>Jon: THAT’S WHO THEY’RE
LOOKING FOR.
DeANDRE HOPKINS.
HE COMES OUT OF MOTION, HE’S
GOING AGAINST SEAN SMITH IN ZONE
COVERAGE.
SEE IF HE GETS THEM BOTH IN.
SOME FANCY FOOTWORK BY DeANDRE
HOPKINS.
CAME IN HERE WITH 111 CATCHES.
JUST 23 YEARS OLD.
>>Mike: JULIO JONES, ANTONIO
BROWN, THE TWO WHO CAUGHT MORE
BALLS THIS YEAR THAN HOPKINS.
THIS CUT BY BLUE, LOOKS LIKE
HE’S TACKLED BY FRANK ZOMBO WHEN
HE WENT BACK INSIDE.
TURNING A NEGATIVE PLAY INTO A
GAIN OF A COUPLE.
FOR PERSPECTIVE ON HIS FIRST
THREE SEASONS IN THE NFL, 3500
YARDS.
THAT’S TOP FIVE IN NFL HISTORY.
WE KNOW THIS IS THE MOST
PROLIFIC PASSING ERA, RANDY
MOSS, AND OTHERS.
LAST YEAR IT WAS RYAN
FITZPATRICK AND TOM SAVAGE.
>>Jon: HE’S HAD A LOT OF QBs
AND IT DOESN’T FRUSTRATE HIM.
HE LOVES THE CHALLENGE.
DeANDRE HOPKINS, HE’S SPECIAL.
>>Mike: GOING TO THE LEFT,
PATIENTLY WAITING FOR SOME
SPACE.
HE GOT OUT OF THAT TACKLE BY
BERRY AND WAS ABLE TO GET AHEAD
AND GET A FEW MORE YARDS.
SO ALFRED BLUE HAS BECOME THE
PLAYER THAT’S CARRIED IT THE
MOST.
SECOND YEAR OUT OF LSU, SIXTH
ROUND PICK.
HE FLASHED AGAINST TAMPA BAY
THIS YEAR.
HE HAD 31 RUSHES.
HE’S UP TO 700 YARDS.
>>Jon: AND THEY USE JONATHAN
GRIMES AS THEIR THIRD DOWN BACK,
NUMBER 41.
>>Mike: THIRD AND FIVE.
WITH HOYER, HAD SOME TIME, HE
HAS HIS TIGHT END, RYAN GRIFFIN,
FOR THE FIRST DOWN AT THE 33.
GRIFFIN GOT HURT IN WEEK ONE
AGAINST KANSAS CITY.
WAS OUT HALF THE SEASON.
THEY LIKE HIM AS THEIR OPTION TO
THROW TO A TIGHT END.
>>Jon: BRIAN HOYER THROWS THE
INTERCEPTION.
HE COMES BACK WITH A COUPLE
COMPLETIONS.
DeANDRE HOPKINS, THAT TIME HE’S
ACCURATE TO HIS TIGHT END,
GRIFFIN.
AND CLARK SO FAR AT LEFT TACKLE,
DOING A NICE JOB PASS
PROTECTING.
>>Mike: NICE LUXURY TO HAVE A
MAN WHO STARTED TWO SUPER BOWLS
AGO, THE BRONCOS/SEAHAWKS SUPER
BOWL.
CLARK WAS THE STARTING LEFT
TACKLE FOR PEYTON MANNING.
HE’S IN THERE FOR DUANE BROWN,
WHO WAS INJURED LAST WEEK.
FIRST DOWN TOSS TO BLUE.
GOOD READ BY DERRICK JOHNSON.
JOHNSON TORE HIS ACHILLES AND
WAS OUT ALL LAST SEASON.
AS THIS YEAR WENT ON HE FELT
LIKE HIS PLAYING SPEED IMPROVED
AND WE SAW IT RIGHT THERE.
>>Jon: HE’S THE RING LEADER OF
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS.
HE’S THE ALL-TIME LEADING
TACKLER.
HE’S NOT GOING TO MAKE THIS
TACKLE BUT HE GOES AS HARD AS HE
CAN AS LONG AS HE CAN.
HE RARELY COMES OFF THE FIELD.
UNDISPUTED LEADER OF THIS
FOOTBALL TEAM, DERRICK JOHNSON,
FROM RIGHT HERE IN TEXAS.
>>Mike: 33 YEARS OLD AND HE’S
STILL GOT IT.
WHAT A YEAR.
SECOND AND TEN, SHOTGUN RUN.
IT’S BEEN A LOT OF BLUE RUNNING
AND HE GETS TO THE 30 YARD LINE
AND HOUSTON CAME BACK ON THAT
PLAY FOR KANSAS CITY.
JUSTIN HOUSTON, THEY LOOK AT
THAT LEFT KNEE AND HE IS BACK IN
THERE FOR THE CHIEFS.
>>Jon: I LIKE WATCHING BILL
O’BRIEN WORK WITH THESE BACKS.
THEY LOST ARIAN FOSTER, WHO DID
IT ALL.
SO NOW THEY USE BLUE AS THE
FIRST DOWN RUNNER.
THEY GET INTO THE SUB, THIRD
DOWN SITUATIONS, THEY GO TO
GRIMES.
YOU’RE GOING TO SEE SOME OTHER
BACKS AS THE GAME UNFOLDS.+z
>>Mike: PLAY 11 OF THIS DRIVE
AND HOPKINS MOVES OUT OF THE
BACKFIELD TO GET PICKED UP BY
SEAN SMITH.
JUMP BY FORD WAS LEGAL, IT WAS
KNOCKED DOWN AND FREE.
ALAN BAILEY KNOCKED IT OUT.
IT’S PINNED UP AGAINST DONTARI
POE AND LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENED
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE.
IT BELONGS TO KANSAS CITY.
>>Jon: HOUSTON CAN’T HANDLE THE
CHIEFS IN ONE-ON-ONE PASS
PROTECTION.
THEY HAVE GOT TO GET HELP.
THAT BALL MAY HAVE SLIPPED RIGHT
OUT OF HOYER’S HANDS.
>>Mike: I THOUGHT BAILEY WAS
GOING TO KNOCK IT FREE.
>>Referee: THE RULING ON THE
FIELD IS A FUMBLE, RECOVERED BY
KANSAS CITY.
FIRST DOWN.
TIME-OUT ON THE FIELD.
>>Mike: POE WAS THE ONE WHO
PINS IT TO HIS BODY AND GETS THE
SECOND TURNOVER FOR THE KC
DEFENS
>>Mike: BILL O’BRIEN TALKING
WITH HIS QUARTERBACK, BRIAN
HOYER.
IT’S BEEN A MISTAKE-FILLED FIRST
QUARTER FOR THE HOUSTON OFFENSE.
THEN ON THAT PLAY AS THEY WERE
GETTING CLOSE TO A FIELD GOAL
ATTEMPT ON THIRD DOWN, HIS LEFT
TACKLE WAS PUSHED BACK INTO
HOYER WHICH KNOCKED THE BALL
FREE.
THEY CREDIT BAILEY WITH A SACK
ON THAT PLAY AND POE THE
RECOVERY.
FINAL SECONDS OPENING QUARTER.
CHIEFS FROM THE 42, AND SMITH
THROWS TO THE TIGHT END KELCE
BRINGS IT IN.
IT’S A GAIN OF 18 TO THE 40 YARD
LINE.
>>Jon: WHAT A RECEIVER KELCE
HAS BECOME.
GOING TO THE PRO BOWL HE STARTS
ONE WAY, BREAKS BACK TO THE
CORNER ROUTE, BEATS KAREEM
JACKSON WITH HIS INCREDIBLE BALL
SKILLS AND RANGE.
>>Mike: AFTER ONE, KANSAS CITY
7, HOUSTON 0.
>>Mike: SECOND QUARTER.
ONLY ONE TACKLE SO FAR FOR J.J.
WATT.
THESE ARE THE WAYS KANSAS CITY
IS TRYING TO KEEP HIM IN CHECK.
>>Jon: I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED
IF WE SEE SOME NO-HUDDLE TO WEAR
J.J. OUT.
THEY’RE USING THREE TIGHT ENDS
TO NEUTRALIZE WATT.
KEEP AN EYE ON ALEX SMITH.
HE JUST NEEDS TO SETTLE DOWN.
THEY HAVE THE RIGHT GAME PLAN SO
FAR.
>>Mike: ALEX SMITH JUST MISSED
A LONG TOUCHDOWN A COUPLE OF
DRIVES AGO.
HERE FROM THE TEXANS 40, THEY
HAND IT TO CHARCANDRICK WEST,
WHO GAINS THREE.
>>Jon: HERE’S WHAT THEY HAVE
DONE SO FAR TO NEUTRALIZE WATT.
A LITTLE BUILT-IN QUICK SCREEN.
J.J. WATT CAN’T GET THERE.
GET THE BALL TO KELCE AND GET
POSITIVE YARDAGE.
THEN THEY RUN A ZONE READ AND
ALEX SMITH SEES THE BLITZ, HE
KEEPS THE BALL HIMSELF.
THEY RUN A JET SWEEP AND DON’T
EVEN BLOCK J.J. WATT.
THEY HAVE DONE A NICE JOB MIXING
THEIR PLAYS, GETTING THE BALL
OFF QUICKLY AND NEUTRALIZING
WATT SO FAR.
>>Mike: AS YOU WOULD EXPECT,
TWO VERY GOOD DEFENSES OFF THE
GOOD START.
HERE IS WEST.
THAT’S A TACKLE AFTER A COUPLE
OF YARDS GAINED.
OTHERWISE SECOND-YEAR BAN OUT OF
ABILENE CHRISTIAN WAS RUNNING TO
SOME DAYLIGHT.
>>Jon: ANDY REID GOING DEEP ON
THAT SIDELINE SHEET.
THAT TIME HE JUST RAN A TRAP
PLAY.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE PASS
RUSH, YOU HAVE TO SLOW THEM DOWN
SOMEHOW WITH TRAPS, OPTIONS,
QUICK PASSES.
AND ON THIRD DOWN AND FOUR,
HERE’S ALEX SMITH.
EXPECT PRESSURE.
>>Mike: WATT WORKING TOP OF THE
SCREEN.
THEY GO THE OTHER WAY.
KELCE, NOT GOING TO GET THERE, A
YARD SHORT PULLED DOWN BY THE
SAFETY, QUINTIN DEMPS.
LET’S SEE WHAT KANSAS CITY WILL
DO ON FOURTH AND ONE.
THEY BRING OUT CAIRO SANTOS, THE
FIELD GOAL KICKER.
>>Jon: EXCELLENT TACKLING BY
THE TEXANS.
THROW THE BALL TO KELCE WITH TWO
BLOCKS OUT FRONT AND DEMPS HAS
TO MAKE THAT TACKLE.
GREAT WORK.
>>Mike: DEMPS WAS A CHIEF TWO
YEARS AGO.
KEEPS KANSAS CITY FROM THE FIRST
DOWN SO DUSTIN COLQUITT WILL
HOLD.
WINCHESTER, ROOKIE SNAPPER, WILL
SEND IT BACK TO SANTOS, BORN IN
SAO PAOLO.
FROM 49 YARDS.
DOWN THE MIDDLE.
AND SANTOS GIVES KANSAS CITY A
10-POINT LEAD.
KICKOFF RETURN AND A FIELD GOAL.
>>Mike: WHAT A FOOTBALL
WEEKEND.
THE PLAYOFFS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
AND THEN MONDAY NIGHT ALABAMA
AND CLEMSON IN GLENDALE FOR THE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON ALL THE
ESPN PLATFORMS.
DERRICK HENRY, THE HEISMAN
WINNER, HELPING THE TIDE TO
ANOTHER TITLE.
THE S.E.C. A RECORD SEASON WITH
YARDS AND TOUCHDOWNS.
HOW WILL THEY DEAL WITH HIM?
IT WILL BE ON GLENDALE MONDAY
NIGHT.
WE’LL HAVE IT FOR YOU ON
ANYTHING THAT HAS THE ESPN LOGO
ON IT.
49-YARD FIELD GOAL BY SANTOS
BROKE THE RECORD OF JAN
STENERUD, LONGEST FIELD GOAL FOR
THE CHIEFS.
HE HAD A 48-YARDER IN SUPER BOWL
IV.
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AT THE 20, POE IS THERE WITH THE
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THEY HAVE GOT TO GET HOYER
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>>Jon: HE’S GOT TO QUIT TURNING
THE BALL OVER.
HE FORCED ONE DOWN THE MIDDLE
AND ERIC BERRY PICKED HIS
POCKET.
THEN HIS LEFT TACKLE, CHRIS
CLARK, GETS BULL RUSHED BY ALAN
BAILEY.
THAT’S TWO TURNOVERS.
YOU DON’T WANT TO TURN THE BALL
OVER.
THAT WAS HIS NUMBER ONE
OBJECTIVE.
YOU’VE GOT TO PICK IT UP IF
YOU’RE BRIAN HOYER.
>>Mike: ALREADY THE TWO AGAINST
THIS DEFENSE.
AT THE 20, FINDS HOPKINS, MADE A
SENSATIONAL PLAY.
LET’S SEE WHERE THE FLAG WILL GO
AS HE WAS DEALING WITH SEAN
SMITH.
HE FELT HE WAS NOT DOWN IS WHY
HE GOT UP TO TAKE OFF.
THIS WILL BE SORTED OUT BY THE
OFFICIATING CREW.
AGAIN, THIS IS NOT RON TORBERT’S
CREW THAT WORKS TOGETHER ALL
SEASON.
THE BEST OFFICIALS ALL YEAR
ROUND ARE THE ONES WHO WORK THE
PLAYOFFS.
>>Referee: PRIOR TO THE PASS,
ILLEGAL CONTACT, DEFENSE, NUMBER
21.
THAT PENALTY IS DECLINED.
THE RESULT OF THE PLAY IS A
FIRST DOWN.
>>Jon: SEAN SMITH IS A GOOD
CORNER ALSO.
PRESS COVERAGE.
JUST A SIMPLE HINGE ROUTE.
GOOD CALL BY THE OFFICIAL.
DeANDRE HOPKINS WAS A GREAT HIGH
SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYER, AND HE
USES THAT SIZE TO GAIN POSITION.
>>Mike: FROM THE 33 ON FIRST
DOWN, THEY GET TO HOYER ONE MORE
TIME.
IT’S JAYE HOWARD.
YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT HOUSTON
AND HALI AND DEE FORD, BUT
BAILEY AND HOWARD AND POE INSIDE
GIVE A GREAT PUSH.
>>Jon: GREAT PUSH.
YOU SEE HOWARD, NUMBER 96,
WORKING AGAINST THE LEFT GUARD
AND BEATS HIM CLEAN.
KANSAS CITY LIKES THEIR MATCHUPS
ACROSS THE BOARD.
AND IF THEY CAN GET IN THESE
LONG YARDAGE SITUATIONS, IT’S
GOING TO BE A LONG DAY HERE IN
HOUSTON.
>>Mike: BACKGROUND ON HOWARD,
FOR A CONTRACT YEAR HAS HAD A
GOOD SEASON.
SECOND AND 17.
HOYER OUT OF HIS HANDS QUICKLY,
AND IT’S CAUGHT BY CECIL SHORTS
III.
FORMER JAGUAR.
FOUR YEARS IN JACKSONVILLE.
MINIMAL GAIN.
STILL THIRD AND LONG AGAINST
THIS DEFENSE.
THAT’S TOUGH STUFF.
A TURN-AROUND FOR THE CHIEFS
WHERE THEY HAVE WON A FRANCHISE
TEN IN A ROW SINCE WEEK SEVEN.
SECOND MOST SACKS, SECOND IN
TAKEAWAYS.
>>Jon: THOSE ARE THE KIND OF
NUMBERS YOU CAN RIDE ALL THE WAY
TO THE SUPER BOWL, MIKE, IF THEY
CAN GET IT TOGETHER ON OFFENSE,
LOOK OUT.
>>Mike: QUICKLY ON THIRD AND
12, HOYER FOR NATE WASHINGTON,
INCOMPLETE.
TRYING TO GET SOME MORE THREE
RECEIVER SETS, SPREAD THE BALL
AROUND, BUT IT WILL BE ANOTHER
SHORT POSSESSION FOR HOUSTON.
>>Jon: I THINK SEAN SMITH IS A
BIG REASON WHY THE CHIEFS TURNED
THINGS AROUND.
HE WAS SUSPENDED THE FIRST FOUR
GAMES OF THE SEASON.
THIS IS A MAN-TO-MAN COVERAGE
TEAM.
WHEN YOU HAVE MARCUS PETERS ON
ONE SIDE AND SMITH ON THE OTHER,
YOU BETTER HAVE TWO GOOD
RECEIVERS.
>>Mike: THEY NEED A LECHLER
BOOMER HERE, MORE OF A LINE
DRIVE.
STILL GOT 50 PLUS YARDS OUT OF
IT.
FROM THE 17, FRANKIE HAMMOND,
GETS PAST THE LONG SNAPPER
WEEKS.
GETS TO THE EDGE AND HE’LL BE
SHUT DOWN AT THE 30 YARD LINE BY
HOUSTON’S AKEEM DENT.
52 ON THAT LINE DRIVE KICK, IT
WAS RETURNED 13.
FORMER NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICK,
ALEX SMITH, UP 10-0 AND ON THE
FIELD IN A MOMENT.
>>Mike: IT’S QUIET IN NRG
STADIUM SINCE THE OPENING
KICKOFF RETURN FOR THE TOUCHDOWN
BY KNILE DAVIS.
KANSAS CITY UPFRONT WITH SOME
CHANGES.
LAURENT DUVERNAY-TARDIF IS BEING
EVALUATED FOR CONCUSSION
SYMPTOMS.
SO JAH REID IS IN AT LEFT GUARD
NOW.
ALEX SMITH TAKING OVER FROM HIS
30 YARD LINE.
SPENCER WARE IN THE BACK IS
BLOCKING AND THE SMITH PASS IS
COMPLETE TO MACLIN.
THAT’S A GAIN OF SIX YARDS, JON.
>>Jon: ALEX SMITH HAS A TALL
TASK AHEAD OF HIMSELF.
HE GOT A NEW CENTER, FULTON.
I MEAN MITCH MORRIS WAS THE
CENTER FOR 15 GAMES.
JAH REID HAS BEEN A RIGHT
TACKLE.
HE’S AT RIGHT GUARD.
STEPHENSON IS A BACKUP AND HE’S
OVER AT RIGHT TACKLE.
AGAINST THIS TEXANS DEFENSE, THE
OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE CHIEFS
MUST PROTECT ALEX SMITH.
HE’S GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER
QUICK.
>>Mike: IT’S BEEN A HALLMARK OF
THIS UNIT THIS YEAR, THEIR
INTERCHANGE, THEIR VERSATILITY.
BOY IS THAT PAYING DIVIDENDS NOW
WITH ALL THESE MOVES BECAUSE OF
THE INJURY TO THE CENTER AND
RIGHT GUARD.
SPENCER WARE IN THE BACK BLOCKS
WATT ON SECOND AND FOUR, TIME
FOR FIND KELCE IN FRONT OF THE
ROOKIE NICKEL, KEVIN JOHNSON.
AND THAT DOUBLE TEAM ON WATT
GAVE TIME FOR SMITH TO COMPLETE
IT DOWNFIELD.
>>Jon: WHAT A GREAT PLAY BY
ALEX SMITH.
HE SAW QUINTIN DEMPS COME DOWN
ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE TO
COVER HIS TIGHT END KELCE.
HE AUDIBLES, GETS THE PROTECTION
HE NEEDS AND MAKES A BEAUTIFUL
THROW.
ALEX SMITH, HE CAN BEAT YOU WITH
HIS LEGS, HE CAN BEAT YOU WITH
HIS FOOTBALL MIND.
THAT’S A BEAUTIFUL ROUTE BY
KELCE.
>>Mike: KELCE HURT HOUSTON IN
WEEK ONE.
HE HAD TWO TOUCHDOWNS IN THE
FIRST QUARTER.
HE’S HURTING THEM IN THE FIRST
HALF OF THE WILD CARD GAME
TODAY.
SPENCER WARE, PASSES WATT.
TACKLED BY KAREEM JACKSON.
JUST A GAIN OF A YARD.
JON, ON A TEAM WHERE THE WIDE
RECEIVER SPOT WAS WEEK, THEY
BROUGHT IN JEREMY MACLIN AND
KELCE’S NUMBERS HAVE JUST
IMPROVED AND EXPANDED THIS YEAR.
>>Jon: RUNS A LOT OF DIFFERENT
KIND OF ROUTES FROM DIFFERENT
FORMATIONS.
AND HE’S EXCELLENT AFTER THE
CATCH.
ROMEO CRENNEL, THE DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR OF HOUSTON, HAS GOT
TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN.
>>Mike: SECOND AND NINE,
CHARCANDRICK WEST, THE RUNNING
BACK, GETS TO THE 32 YARD LINE
WE’LL CALL IT, A GAIN OF SEVEN.
>>Jon: IT’S GOT TO BE KILLING
J.J. WATT.
THEY’RE NOT EVEN BLOCKING HIM,
MIKE.
THEY’RE GOING TO READ HIM THIS
TIME AND USE HIS AGGRESSIVENESS
AGAINST HIM.
J.J. WATT, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME
TO DO, TAKE THE QUARTERBACK OR
THE BACK?
VERY FRUSTRATING, THAT ZONE
READ.
YOU CAN ASK ANY DEFENSIVE
LINEMAN THAT PLAYS THIS GAME FOR
A LIVING.
THIRD DOWN AND SHORT.
IMPORTANT DOWN.
>>Mike: JET SWEEP, WILSON.
THEY WERE READY FOR IT AND THE
TACKLE IS MADE BY JOHN SIMON
AFTER THE MISS BY JOHNATHAN
JOSEPH.
SIMON CLEANED IT UP.
WHAT A GOOD PLAYER HE IS.
THIRD-YEAR MAN OUT OF THE OHIO
STATE UNIVERSITY.
>>Jon: YOU WONDER WHERE
JADEVEON CLOWNEY IS.
WELL, SIMON HAS TAKEN HIS PLACE
AND OUTPERFORMED HIM, IF YOU ASK
ME.
THAT TIME IT WAS JUST GREAT
SECOND EFFORT.
SIMON CAME HERE FROM THE RAVENS
AND HAS FIT IN NICELY.
HERE’S SANTOS.
>>Mike: MADE A 49.
TRY ANOTHER 49.
CARBON COPY.
CAIRO SANTOS SHOWING NO
SHAKINESS IN HIS FIRST PLAYOFF
GAME.
13-0 KANSAS CITY.
>>Mike: IF YOU WATCHED “HARD
KNOCKS” THIS YEAR, YOU KNOW THEY
HAD A TOUGH CALL AT QUARTERBACK.
THEY HAD BRIAN HOYER, RYAN
MALLETT TOOK OVER.
HOYER GOT THE JOB BACK UNTIL HE
WAS CONCUSSED.
YATES WAS BACK AND HE TORE HIS
ACL.
BRANDON WEEDEN GOT A WIN HERE
AND THEN HOYER WAS HEALTHY
ENOUGH AFTER THE TWO CONCUSSIONS
TO COME BACK WEEK 17 AND LEAD
THE TEXANS TO THE WIN OVER
JACKSONVILLE.
JON, IT HAS BEEN A COMPLETE
CIRCUS AT THE QUARTERBACK
POSITION FOR THIS HOUSTON TEAM.
AS WE SAID NOT JUST THIS YEAR,
BUT LAST YEAR AS WELL.
>>Jon: I DON’T KNOW WHERE BILL
O’BRIEN GOES.
IF HOYER DOESN’T PICK IT UP,
IT’S NOT LIKE HE CAN TURN TO
BRANDON WEEDEN.
WEEDEN DOESN’T HARDLY KNOW THE
OFFENSE, MIKE.
IF YOU THROW IN THE FACT HE LOST
ARIAN FOSTER HIS FEATURE BACK
AND HIS LEFT TACKLE PRO BOWLER
DUANE BROWN, TOUGH ASSIGNMENT
FOR BILL O’BRIEN.
>>Mike: DOWN 13-0, SPECIAL
TEAMS HAVE BEEN HUGE FOR KANSAS
CITY.
THE KICKOFF RETURN AND THE
KICKING GAME AS WELL.
IT’S GIVEN LONG FIELDS FOR AN
OFFENSE THAT IS STRUGGLING.
HERE ARE THE FOUR DRIVES, THE
THREE-AND-OUT, THE PICK ON THIRD
DRIVE.
THEY HAD THE ONE DRIVE GOING
WITH THE 11 PLACE, BUT THE LEFT
TACKLE WAS PUSHED INTO THE
QUARTERBACK, FORCED A FUMBLE.
PICKED UP A FIRST DOWN ON THE
LAST DRIVE AND THEN A PUNT.
THEY HAVE BEEN MOSTLY ON THEIR
HALF OF THE FIELD IN THIS HALF.
>>Jon: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME
I’VE SEEN KANSAS CITY GO TO
THEIR BENCH ON DEFENSE.
YOU SEE 98, NICK WILLIAMS,
NUMBER 70, MIKE DeVITO, HAVE
CHECKED IN TO GIVE KANSAS CITY
SOME REST.
>>Mike: TEXANS HAVE 22 PLAYS,
ONLY 46 YARDS.
HOYER, HOPKINS.
DID HE GET THE SECOND FOOT DOWN?
I DON’T THINK SO.
THEY’RE GOING TO RULE IT A
CATCH!
THE INITIAL RULING IS A CATCH.
THERE IS A FLAG DOWN.
THE FIELD JUDGE HAS COME IN FOR
HIS OPINION.
AND THEY ARE GOING TO RULE IT A
CATCH.
GAIN OF 16 FOR A MOMENT.
THE FLAG IS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE
OF THE FIELD.
>>Jon: DOES HE GET HIS FEET IN?
>>Referee: BEFORE THE PASS,
HOLDING, DEFENSE, NUMBER 21.
THAT PENALTY IS DECLINED.
THE RESULT OF THE PLAY IS A
FIRST DOWN.
>>Mike: PENALTY THERE ON SMITH.
ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU SAW THAT
CRUMB RUBBER COME UP WITH THE
TOE DRAG.
INCREDIBLE JOB BY HOPKINS TO
REEL IT IN.
>>Jon: UNBELIEVABLE.
IT’S LIKE THE ONLY THREAT THEY
HAVE IS DeANDRE HOPKINS.
>>Mike: GAIN OF 16.
THEY’LL FEED THE FULLBACK, JAY
PROSCH.
ONLY A HALF DOZEN CARRIES FOR
THE YEAR AND A VERY SHORT GAIN.
JON, WE’RE TALKING THE
QUARTERBACK STORY.
HOW ABOUT WHEN HOPKINS HAD TO
DEAL WITH THOSE NUMBERS AND HE
HAD A 100-YARD GAME WITH EACH
ONE.
FOUR DIFFERENT QUARTERBACKS.
>>Jon: THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE.
HE COMES TO WORK EVERY DAY.
NO MAINTENANCE, GREAT PLAYER.
GET TO KNOW HIM.
>>Mike: ALFRED BLUE, FOUND A
CREASE.
BLUE A FIRST DOWN, STILL GOING.
BLUE 40, BLUE 30.
WORKING ON PETERS.
SPINS INSIDE TO THE 13 YARD
LINE!
DID THEY NEED THAT 50-YARD RUN.
WOW!
>>Jon: DOWN THE STRETCH, THIS
BIG BACK OUT OF LSU HAS BEEN A
FACTOR.
IT’S GOING TO BE A STRETCH PLAY
RIGHT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE.
AND YOU HAVE SOME BACKUP KANSAS
CITY CHIEFS DEFENDERS IN THERE.
THIS IS JUST GOOD SECOND EFFORT
RUNNING.
PARKER MISSES A TACKLE AND
ALFRED BLUE, WHO HAD OVER 100
YARDS LAST WEEK DOES A GREAT JOB
IN THE OPEN FIELD.
>>Mike: THE WILDCAT HERE, JON,
AND IT’S RIGHT TO JONATHAN
GRIMES.
GRIMES WORKING INSIDE.
HOUSTON PULLS HIM BACK AT THE 5.
THAT IS A GAIN OF EIGHT.
>>Jon: BILL O’BRIEN, HE’S GOING
TO PULL EVERY STOP OUT OF THAT
GAME PLAN.
JUMP THE BALL, NO HUDDLE,
WILDCAT FORMATION, SNAP IT TO
JONATHAN GRIMES BEFORE ANYBODY
IS SET.
JUST A SIMPLE STRETCH PLAY AGAIN
OFF THE RIGHT SIDE.
KEEP AN EYE ON HOPKINS.
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN.
THEY LOVE TO ISOLATE HIM IN
THESE RED ZONE SITUATIONS.
>>Mike: THE ROOKIE PRO BOWL
CORNER, MARCUS PETERS, OUT ON
THE SIDELINE.
HOYER, HOPKINS INCOMPLETE.
THAT’S THE PLAY THAT THEY SCORED
ON IN WEEK ONE.
THEY SCORED ON PETERS.
BUT THAT’S ON THE OREGON STATE
ROOKIE, STEVEN NELSON ON KAVRJ.
>>Jon: YOU CAN SEE THAT HERE,
MIKE.
STEVEN NELSON GETS IT DONE AND
PETERS IS BACK ON THE FIELD.
HOW ABOUT BOB SUTTON THE
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR.
HE DOESN’T CARE WHO PLAYS
CORNER, HE’S GOING TO PLAY
MAN-TO-MAN COVERAGE AGAINST THE
BEST THE OTHER TEAM HAS.
>>Mike: THIRD AND TWO.
INSIDE RUN BLUE.
HAS THE FIRST DOWN TO THE 2 YARD
LINE.
THAT WAS SUCH A BIG PLAY, THAT
49-YARD RUN BY BLUE.
HERE COMES J.J. WATT ON OFFENSE
AND VINCE WILFORK IS COMING ON
TO PLAY OFFENSE FOR THE TEXANS.
>>Jon: I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED
IF THEY PUT J.J. WATT IN THE
WILDCAT AND RUN IT RIGHT BEHIND
WILL FORK.
BILL O’BRIEN HAS TO DO SOMETHING
TO GET THIS CROWD IN THE GAME.
LOOK OUT.
>>Mike: WHAT ABOUT THIS, WATT
WAS A HIGH SCHOOL QUARTERBACK
UNTIL HIS JUNIOR YEAR.
HE’S TAKEN RUNS BEHIND WILL FORK
AND GETS STOPPED, SECOND EFFORT.
HE’S GOING TO LOSE TWO YARDS.
YOU SAID IT, JON, EVERYTHING IN
THE PLAYBOOK.
AND THEY PUT VINCE WILFORK OUT
TO BLOCK AND J.J. WATT AS A
WILDCAT QUARTERBACK AND NOW
HOYER IS COMING BACK IN THE
GAME.
>>Jon: A WILDCAT DIRECT SNAP
WITH VINCE WILFORK LEADING THE
WAY FOR J.J. WATT.
AND CREDIT KANSAS CITY.
THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHERE THAT
BALL WAS GOING.
THEY STUFF IT.
>>Mike: THIS IS A TEAM THAT HAS
STRUGGLED INSIDE THE 5 YARD LINE
ALL YEAR, SO THAT’S WHY THEY GO
TO J.J. WATT, WHO’S NEVER HAD A
RUSHING ATTEMPT.
WE KNOW HIS TOUCHDOWNS,
ESPECIALLY LAST YEAR, BUT TRYING
TO FIND A WAY TO FIGURE IT OUT
INSIDE THE 5, THEY GO TO DRASTIC
MEASURES HERE IN THE POST
SEASON.
THE GAME HAS BEEN STOPPED FOR A
MOMENT, CONSULTATION WITH THE
OFFICIALS.
>>Referee: FIRST CHARGED
TIME-OUT KANSAS CITY.
PLEASE SET THE GAME CLOCK TO
3:53, PLEASE.
3:53.
THIS IS A 30-SECOND TIME-OUT.
>>Mike: RON PARKER WAS HAVING A
HELMET ISSUE AND KANSAS CITY
TAKES A TIME-OUT HERE BEFORE
SECOND AND GOAL.
WE KNOW ANDY REID HAS GONE TO A
DIFFERENT PLACE IN TERMS OF
CALLING PLAYS.
HOW ABOUT WHAT BILL O’BRIEN IS
TRYING TO MANUFACTURE OVER HERE
ON HIS SIDE.
>>Jon: YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT
IT, MIKE.
YOU HAVE THE QUARTERBACK
CAROUSEL.
EVERY WEEK YOU’VE HAD A
DIFFERENT QUARTERBACK.
YOU LOST YOUR FEATURE BACK.
YOUR ALL-TIME LEADING RUSHER,
ARIAN FOSTER, YOUR LEFT TACKLE
IS OUT.
YOU REALLY HAVE ONE CERTIFIED
THREAT, DeANDRE HOPKINS, YOU’VE
GOT TO USE EVERYBODY ON YOUR
ROSTER TO CREATE OFFENSE.
LET’S SEE WHAT’S NEXT.
>>Mike: SECOND AND GOAL.
THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE THEIR
TIGHT ENDS AND SPLIT THEM TO THE
BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN,
FIEDOROWICZ AND GRIFFIN.
GRIFFIN IS IN SHORT MOTION.
HOYER IS SCANNING, UNDERNEATH HE
THREW A PICK IN THE RED ZONE TO
JOSH MAUGA.
HE’S ON HIS FEET AND BROUGHT
DOWN AT THE 20 YARD LINE.
HOYER, WHO DOESN’T SEE GUYS WHEN
IT COMES BACK TO A 30 OR FOURTH
OPTION, WITH A MASSIVE MISTAKE
FOR THE TEXANS THERE.
>>Jon: AND BILL O’BRIEN HAS
NOWHERE TO GO.
WEEDEN JUST GOT HERE AND DONTARI
POE BROKE THROUGH THERE, PUT THE
PRESSURE ON HOYER, AND HE MADE A
TERRIBLE DECISION UNDER DURESS.
>>Mike: JOSH MAUGA THE PICK,
AND THE KANSAS CITY DEFENSE
HANGS IN.
A FRUSTRATING
>>Mike: BRIAN HOYER THROWS HIS
SECOND INTERCEPTION.
YOU CAN HEAR TEXANS’ FANS.
THEIR TEAM GETS DOWN TO THE 2,
THEY GET THEIR FIRST MOMENTUM.
THEY BRING IN J.J. WATT FOR THE
TRICK PLAY.
THAT BACK FIRES.
THEY COME BACK AND HOYER THROWS
THE KICK.
KANSAS CITY MAINTAINS ITS
13-POINT LEAD.
WATT FROM BEHIND TRYING TO KNOCK
IT AWAY AND MERCILUS HAS HIS
SECOND SACK OF THIS FIRST HALF.
>>Jon: WATT WITH THE PRESSURE
AND MERCILUS WITH THE CLEANUP.
J.J. WATT BEATS FISHER AND SMITH
STEPS RIGHT INTO THE PRESSURE OF
WHITNEY MERCILUS.
WHAT A JOB MERCILUS HAS DONE
FEEDING OFF OF J.J. WATT, THE
TWO OF THEM.
29 1/2 SACKS IN THE REGULAR
SEASON.
THEY NEED A TURNOVER THEMSELVES.
>>Mike: THEY’RE ON THE SAME
SIDE NOW.
SECOND AND 14.
AND THEY’LL RUN IT INSIDE TO
CHARCANDRICK WEST, WHO GAINS TWO
YARDS TO THE 20 YARD LINE, SO IT
WILL BE THIRD AND LONG COMING
UP.
>>Jon: CREDIT THE TEXANS’
DEFENSE.
THEY HAVE BEEN PUT IN SOME
HORRIBLE SITUATIONS.
REMEMBER, 13-0, MIKE.
SEVEN OF THAT CAME ON THE
OPENING KICKOFF ON A KICK
RETURN.
THIS TEXANS DEFENSE HAS DONE AN
EXCELLENT JOB.
HERE THEY ARE, THE NUMBER ONE
THIRD DOWN DEFENSE IN ALL OF
FOOTBALL.
CAN THEY SET THEIR OFFENSE UP
WITH SOME FIELD POSITION TO END
THE HALF?
>>Mike: CHRIS CONLEY CAME IN
MOTION.
ALEX SMITH FEELING THE PRESSURE,
FIRES.
IT IS ON THE SIDELINE.
WILSON INBOUNDS WITH THE CATCH
AT THE 42 YARD LINE.
FIRST DOWN GAIN OF 19.
>>Jon: HERE COMES KANSAS CITY.
THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO RUN A
PLAY BEFORE THEY CAN REPLAY IT.
GOOD MOVE BY ALEX SMITH.
>>Mike: ARE THEY GOING TO THROW
THE CHALLENGE FLAG?
THEY DO.
FINALLY SEEN BY THE OFFICIAL ON
THE NEAR SIDE, THE LINE JUDGE.
BILL O’BRIEN THREW IT RIGHT IN
FRONT OF THEM TO KILL THE PLAY.
>>Jon: THAT’S A GREAT JOB BY
BILL O’BRIEN.
LISTENING TO SOMEBODY UPSTAIRS.
>>Referee: HOUSTON HAS
CHALLENGED THE RULING ON THE
FIELD OF A COMPLETED CATCH.
WE’LL REVIEW THE PLAY.
TIME-OUT ON THE FIELD.
>>Mike: GREAT JOB BY OUR GUYS
GETTING THE REPLAY UP THERE AS
WELL.
WHAT THEY SAW.
>>Mike: COMING UP, TOYOTA
HALFTIME.
BREAKDOWN OF THE FIRST HALF AND
PREVIEW OF GAME TWO ON THIS AFC
WILD CARD DAY.
PRIMETIME GAME STEELERS AND
BENGALS.
DEAN BLANDINO, THE VICE
PRESIDENT OF OFFICIATING,
WORKING BACK IN NEW YORK.
IF IT’S INCOMPLETE, IT WILL BE
FOURTH DOWN AND 2:14 ON THE GAME
CLOCK.
HERE’S RON.
>>Referee: AFTER REVIEW, THE
RULING ON THE FIELD IS CHANGED.
THE RECEIVER DID NOT GET HIS
LEFT FOOT DOWN AFTER SECURING
THE BALL.
IT’S AN INCOMPLETE PASS.
IT WILL BE KANSAS CITY’S BALL
FOURTH DOWN AT THE 20 YARD LINE.
PLEASE SET THE GAME CLOCK TO
2:14.
THE CLOCK WILL START ON THE
SNAP.
HOUSTON IS NOT CHARGED WITH A
TIME-OUT.
>>Mike: THAT MEANS THE TEXANS
IF THEY CHALLENGE A SECOND TIME
AND IT’S CORRECT CAN EARN A
THIRD CHALLENGE.
ONCE HE GRABS, THAT FOOT WAS
JUST IN THE AIR SO IT’S ONLY ONE
FOOT DOWN.
NOW IT’S FOURTH DOWN.
AS YOU WERE SAYING BEFORE THAT
PLAY, JOHN, IT WAS A BIG THIRD
DOWN STOP FOR THE HOUSTON
DEFENSE.
>>Jon: LET’S SEE IF MUMPHERY
CAN SET UP BRIAN HOYER AND THIS
TEXANS OFFENSE.
>>Mike: DUSTIN COLQUITT TO KICK
IT AWAY.
GOOD HANG TIME.
THE KICK IS 41 AND MUMPHERY
REELS IT IN AND THE TEXANS GET
IT WITH 2:08 TO GO.
JUST PULL BACK A LITTLE BIT AND
THINK ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENED IN
THIS GAME.
KANSAS CITY HAS HAD SO MANY
OPPORTUNITIES.
REALLY FOUR POSSESSIONS WHERE
THEY COULD HAVE GOTTEN MORE
POINTS OUT OF IT.
THE LONG PASS THAT WAS MISSED TO
WILSON, JUST A STEP AWAY FROM
HIM.
THE INTERCEPTION INSIDE THE 30
AFTER THE HOUSTON INTERCEPTION.
TWO POSSESSIONS WHERE THEY GOT
FIELD GOALS.
THE TEXANS ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO
BE JUST DOWN 13.
>>Jon: THEY SURE ARE.
WE KNEW YARDS WERE GOING TO BE
HARD TO COME BY.
LET’S SEE IF HOYER CAN GET
SOMETHING ON THE BOARD BEFORE
THE BREAK.
>>Mike: OFFICIALS GET THAT
KICKING BALL OUT OF THERE AND
GET A HOUSTON TEXANS FOOTBALL.
FOR THE SERIES FOR THE SEVENTH
YEAR MAN OUT OF MICHIGAN STATE,
NOW WE GET A WHISTLE FROM THE
SIDELINE.
>>Jon: WELL, THE CHIEFS DEFENSE
HAS SEEN THIS FORMATION FOR THE
LAST THREE MINUTES.
SPOKEN MY A PLAY CALLER.
SHOW THEM OUR FORMATION FOR TWO
MINUTES.
>>Mike: FIRST DOWN FROM THE 40.
IT WILL BE RUN WITH JONATHAN
GRIMES.
HE GETS PULLED DOWN BY JUSTIN
HOUSTON WHO WENT OFF THE FIELD
EARLY WITH THAT KNEE, BUT CAME
BACK AND HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE
SINCE.
TWO-MINUTE WARNING HERE IN
HOUSTON.
13-0 KC.
>>Mike: SEVEN FOR THE CHIEFS IN
THE FIRST QUARTER, SIX IN THE
SECOND QUARTER.
THERE’S A LITTLE ASTERISK
BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO GAMES
WHERE THEY WERE BLOWN OUT BY 40
POINTS AT HALFTIME, ESPECIALLY
THE ONE AGAINST MIAMI, WHICH IS
ONE OF THE TURNING POINTS OF
THIS TEAM’S SEASON.
SO THEY WERE COMING BACK IN
GAMES WHERE THE MARGIN WAS WAY
OUT OF WHACK BUT STILL THIS TEAM
HAS SHOWN IN TIGHTER GAMES THE
ABILITY TO COME BACK OFFENSIVELY
IN THE FOURTH QUARTER.
LET’S WATCH HOW THEY CLOSE THIS
FIRST HALF.
SECOND AND NINE, HOYER SHOT
DOWNFIELD NATE WASHINGTON.
IT’S OVERTHROWN.
IT’S INTERCEPTED.
MARCUS PETERS TURNS THIS INTO A
PUNT RETURN.
PETERS AT THE 30 ACCELERATES,
GETS TO MIDFIELD AND HE’S
BROUGHT DOWN AT THE 47 YARD LINE
BY THE CENTER, BEN JONES.
THE SHOT FOR NATE WASHINGTON WAS
WELL OVERTHROWN.
AND THAT’S THREE PICKS IN SIX
POSSESSIONS THROWN BY HOYER.
>>Jon: AND THEY’RE BAD
INTERCEPTIONS.
ALL THREE INTERCEPTIONS ARE
HORRIBLE.
BAD DECISIONS.
YOU’RE THROWING AGAINST A PRO
BOWL LEFT CORNER.
AND THERE’S NO WAY YOU THROW
THIS FOOTBALL, MIKE.
KNOW WHO YOU’RE THROWING
AGAINST, KNOW THE SITUATION.
AND HE FUMBLED THE FOOTBALL.
HE’S TURNED THE BALL OVER FOUR
TIMES.
>>Referee: DURING THE
INTERCEPTION RETURN, ILLEGAL
BLOCK IN THE BACK BY THE
INTERCEPTION TEAM, NUMBER 29.
THE PENALTY WILL BE ENFORCED
FROM THE SPOT OF THE FOUL.
KANSAS CITY’S BALL, FIRST DOWN.
>>Mike: ON THAT PLAY YOU SAW
THE BUMP DeANDRE HOPKINS TOOK.
HE WAS SLOW TO GET UP.
NOW HE’S IN CONVERSATION WITH
GEORGE GODSEY.
IT’S AN INTERESTING BECAUSE
HOYER DID GET PULLED IN THAT
FIRST GAME.
BILL O’BRIEN SAID I WAS TOO
QUICK TO PULL HIM BECAUSE WE
WENT THROUGH PRESEASON AND OTAs
AND ALL THAT STUFF AND WE
SETTLED ON HOYER AS THE
QUARTERBACK OVER RYAN MALLETT.
IN MANY WAYS THAT APOLOGY TO THE
TEAM, THAT WILLINGNESS TO BE
HONEST ABOUT A MISTAKE HELPED
GALVANIZE THIS GROUP.
AND THEY WERE THE ONES WHO COULD
MAKE MISTAKES EVEN IF THEIR HEAD
COACH DID.
>>Jon: THIS ONE IS A DIFFERENT
CALL ON THIS WIN-OR-GO HOME
GAME.
>>Mike: THE RUN WITH
CHARCANDRICK WEST, HE GETS FIVE.
TIME-OUT TAKEN BY HOUSTON WITH
1:37 TO GO, TRYING TO GET THE
BALL BACK.
PETERS WHO LED THE LEAGUE IN
>>Mike: BILL O’BRIEN’S DEFENSE
TRYING TO MAKE ANOTHER STAND.
SECOND AND FIVE HERE.
WARE, IT’S A FIRST DOWN.
SPENCER WARE RUNS THROUGH A
TACKLE AND TAKES IT OUT TO THE
32 YARD LINE.
HE DUMP TRUCKED QUINTIN DEMPS
WITH THAT.
22 YARDS.
>>Mike: KANSAS CITY IS BACK
OVER THE BALL AND LAURENT
DUVERNAY-TARDIF WHO WAS BEING
EVALUATED FOR CONCUSSION IS OUT
FOR THE REST OF THE GAME.
FIRST DOWN THROW FOR ALBERT
WILSON, WHO’S PULLED DOWN OUT OF
BOUNDS BY BRIAN CUSHING AT THE
44 YARD LINE.
GAIN OF A HALF DOZEN.
>>Jon: AND ANDY REID BEING VERY
CAREFUL WITH HIS PLAY SELECTION.
MANUFACTURE ENOUGH OFFENSE.
WIN THE TURNOVER BATTLE AND TAKE
A LEAD TO THE FOURTH QUARTER
WITH THIS DEFENSE AND GET OUT OF
HERE WITH A WIN.
I THINK THAT’S A BIG PART OF
THIS GAME PLAN.
THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HOLD THE
BALL VERY LONG AND LET J.J. WATT
AND THIS TEXANS PASS RUSH GET
THERE.
>>Mike: SECOND AND FOUR.
IF THEY GET AROUND THE 40 THEY
CAN THINK ABOUT A FIELD GOAL
ATTEMPT.
SANTOS WAS CLOSE TO MAKING IT
FROM 60 PREGAME.
SPENCER WARE, TWO YARDS SHY OF
THE FIRST DOWN.
THEY’RE GOING TO LET THIS CLOCK
RUN DOWN TO 1:16 AND NOW HOUSTON
WILL USE
>>Mike: THIRD DOWN AND ONE
COMING UP.
AS WE SAID GOING TO BREAK,
HOUSTON TIME-OUT WAS INDICATED,
SO HOUSTON OUT OF TIME-OUTS.
KANSAS CITY STILL HAS TWO.
THAT GIVES THE CHIEFS A CHANCE
TO SCORE BEFORE THE BREAK.
THEY’LL TOSS IT TO WEST AND THE
DEFENSE COMES UP WITH THE STOP.
JOHN SIMON JOINING BENARD RICK
McKINNEY.
KANSAS CITY CAN RUN THIS DOWN TO
30 SECONDS.
>>Jon: ANOTHER BLOWN
OPPORTUNITY BY ANDY REID’S
CHIEFS.
A THIRD AND ONE AT MIDFIELD AND
YOU HAD A CHANCE TO GET MORE
POINTS.
ONCE AGAIN, THE TEXAN DEFENSE
CONTINUES TO KEEP THEM IN THIS
GAME.
KANSAS CITY, MIKE, HAS BLOWN A
LOT OF GREAT FIELD POSITION AND
SCORING OPPORTUNITIES.
LET’S SEE IF BILL O’BRIEN CAN
GET TO THE LOCKER ROOM AT
HALFTIME AND FIND A WAY TO GET
SOMETHING GOING ON OFFENSE.
>>Mike: SO KANSAS CITY TAKES A
TIME-OUT AS TO NOT TAKE THE
DELAY OF GAME, AND IT WILL SET
UP A FOURTH DOWN AND ONE AND
LIKELY THE CHIEFS PUNT.
SO WE MENTIONED PITTSBURGH AND
CINCINNATI PLAY IN THE NEXT
GAME, THE AFC WILD CARD GAME,
PART TWO TODAY.
HOW THIS IMPACTS NEXT WEEK.
THE WINNER OF TODAY’S GAME WILL
GO TO DENVER IF THE BENGALS WIN
AT HOME.
IF THE STEELERS WIN TONIGHT ON
THE ROAD AGAINST A.J. McCARRON
AND CINCINNATI, THEN THE WINNER
OF THIS GAME GOES TO NEW
ENGLAND.
LOWER REMAINING SEED TO THE ONE
SEED.
HIGHER REMAINING SEED GOES TO
THE TWO SEED FOR THE DIVISIONAL
PLAYOFFS NEXT WEEK.
DUSTIN COLQUITT, EXCEPTIONAL AT
PINNING THE OPPONENTS BACK
INSIDE THE 10.
LATE FAIR CATCH SIGNAL MADE BY
MUMPHERY AND THEY’RE BACK INSIDE
THE 10 AGAIN AT THE 8 YARD LINE.
25 SECONDS TO GO.
DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS TO WIN
CHAMPIONSHIPS, THAT’S WHY
THEY’RE BOOING HOYER AS HE COMES
BACK ON THE FIELD WITH AN
OFFENSE THAT HAS TURNED IT OVER
IN FOUR OF SIX POSSESSIONS.
THREE PICKS AND A FORCED FUMBLE,
THE TWO SACKS.
THE OPENING 106-YARD KICKOFF
RETURN BY KNILE DAVIS, WHICH IS
THE FASTEST SCORE IN ANY
POSTSEASON GAME.
AND THE TWO 49-YARD FIELD GOALS
BY SANTOS.
>>Jon: LISTEN TO THIS CROWD.
KANSAS CITY HAS TAKEN THE CROWD
OUT OF THE GAME AND TURNED THEM
AGAINST THE TEXANS.
WE’LL SEE IF MATTERS CHANGE IN
THE SECOND HALF.
>>Mike: THE CHIEFS HAVE
STRUGGLED TO CLOSE GAMES THIS
YEAR.
REMEMBER THEIR LAST PLAYOFF GAME
THEY STRUGGLED TO CLOSE.
HOUSTON GETS THE BALL
>>>ALL YOUR WORK REPRESENTS THE
HOPES AND DREAMS OF A WHOLE
CITY.
>>YOU ALWAYS TAKE PRIDE AND DO
WHATEVER IT TAKES TO HELP US
WIN.
>>I WANT PEOPLE TO SAY WIN OR
LOSE, THIS GUY GAVE IT HIS ALL.
>>WE’RE GOING TO GIVE IT ALL WE
HAVE UNTIL THAT LAST WHISTLE
BLOWS.
>>IT’S GOING TO COME DOWN TO
THE ONE THAT WANTS IT THE MOST,
SIMPLE AS THAT.
>>22 YEARS AGO, KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS WON THEIR LAST PLAYOFF
GAME IN THE ASTRODOME, LOST
EIGHT SINCE.
TRYING TO CHANGE IT HERE IN NRG
STADIUM.
13 TO THE GOOD.
LISA SALTERS TALKED TO BILL
O’BRIEN.
WE’LL TALK TO LISA IN A SECOND
ABOUT THAT.
THREE INTERCEPTIONS, JON.
AS BAD A FIRST HALF AS YOU CAN
HAVE.
BRIAN HOYER IN EVERY ASPECT
DIDN’T BRING IT IN THIS PLAYOFF
GAME.
>>Jon: NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
LATE DOWN THE MIDDLE, ERIC BERRY
FOR THE EASY PICK.
LEFT TACKLE GETS BULL RUSHED BY
ALLEN BAILEY, IT’S A FUMBLE.
CHIEFS GET IT BACK.
AND THEN DONTARI POE WHIPS A
BLOCK, BAD DECISION,
INTERCEPTION.
AND RIGHT BEFORE THE HALF, THREE
BAD INTERCEPTIONS, A BAD FUMBLE.
I’M SURE BILL O’BRIEN WENT TO
HOYER AT HALFTIME, HE’S KNOWN
HIM A LONG TIME BACK FROM HIS
PATRIOT DAYS.
COLLECT YOURSELF.
WE CAN WIN THIS GAME.
ALL WE NEED TO DO IS GET A
COUPLE FIRST DOWNS, GET YOU BACK
IN RHYTHM.
BECAUSE IF WE DON’T, I’M GOING
TO BRANDON WEEDEN.
>>Mike: YOU SAW THE MARINO
STAT, TWO FUMBLES, TWO
INTERCEPTIONS IN JIMMY JOHNSON’S
LAST GAME.
SANTOS WITH THE KICKOFF AND IT
WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
LISA, WHAT DID BILL O’BRIEN TELL
YOU AT HALFTIME.
>>Lisa: REMEMBER BILL O’BRIEN
TOLD US THIS WEEKEND IF BRIAN
HOYER DIDN’T PLAY WELL AND
TURNED THE BALL OVER THE TEXANS
WOULDN’T HAVE A SHOT.
I ASKED HIM WHAT HE WAS GOING TO
SAY IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND HE
SAID, HEY, WE HAVE A SHOT.
LOOK UP AT THE SCOREBOARD.
IT’S JUST 13-0.
THESE FANS, THEY CAN BOO ALL
THEY WANT.
WE’VE STILL GOT A HECK OF A
SHOT.
MIKE.
>>Mike: IF YOU WATCHED “HARD
KNOCKS” YOU KNOW BILL O’BRIEN
DOESN’T SUGAR COAT ANYTHING.
IF YOU REMEMBER THE SIDELINE
GIVE AND TAKE WITH TOM BRADY.
BUT HE HAS BEEN WITH HOYER A
LONG TIME, JUST TRYING TO FIND
SOME WAY TO PIECE IT TOGETHER
AGAINST A TERRIFIC CHIEFS
DEFENSE.
THE HALF BEGINS WITH ALFRED BLUE
RUNNING TO THE RIGHT FOR A GAIN
OF FOUR YARDS.
JON, WE CAN TALK ABOUT ALL THIS
PIE IN THE SKY.
CAN THEY DO THIS, CAN THEY DO
THAT.
RUSSELL WILSON WAS PICKED THREE
TIMES IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, CAME BACK TO
WIN LAST YEAR.
FORGET ALL THAT, THEY HAVE GOT
TO DO IT AGAINST A REALLY GOOD
DEFENSE IN KANSAS CITY.
>>Jon: HOYER HAS TO SHAKE OFF
THE KANSAS CITY DEMONS.
THEY BOOED HIM AND RAN HIM OUT
OF THE LINEUP IN WEEK ONE.
THIS IS GOING TO BE THE ALL-TIME
DISPLAY OF MENTAL TOUGHNESS IF
HOYER CAN PULL THIS OUT.
>>Mike: JONATHAN GRIMES IS THE
RUNNING BACK.
HOYER THROWING QUICKLY.
THE PASS IS INCOMPLETE WITH RYAN
GRIFFIN THE INTENDED TARGET.
>>Jon: THAT TIME SEAN SMITH
READ THE QUICK GAME AND ALMOST
INTERCEPTS THIS PASS.
TAKE A LOOK AT SMITH, TOP RIGHT
OF THE SCREEN.
HE READS THIS ALL THE WAY.
THEY ARE VERY BALL HAWKING
ORIENTED CORNERS.
THEY HAVE 22 INTERCEPTIONS
COMING IN HERE — MAKE THAT 25.
>>Mike: YOU CAN HEAR OUR
MICROPHONE ON THE SIDELINE.
GO GET THAT.
HERE COMES THE PRESSURE.
A WHOLE BUNCH OF CHIEFS ARE
FREE.
IT’S GRIMES, OPEN FIELD, FIRST
DOWN.
DERRICK JOHNSON, MARCUS PETERS
COULDN’T MAKE THE STOP.
THE TEXANS GET A FIRST DOWN.
>>Jon: THAT’S A NICE PLAY BY
HOYER.
HERE COMES THE BLITZ OFF THE
RIGHT SIDE.
HE’S GOT TO FIND HIS HOT
RECEIVER, IT’S JONATHAN GRIMES.
NICE WORK BY GRIMES.
HE’S THEIR THIRD DOWN BACK AND
HE HAS REALLY BEEN EFFECTIVE
DOWN THE STRETCH FOR HOUSTON.
>>Mike: ALFRED BLUE UP THE
MIDDLE FOR THREE YARDS.
YOU PLAYED IN GAMES WHERE YOUR
QUARTERBACK STINKS IT UP IN A
HALF.
THAT HAS TO BE A FINE LINE.
DO YOU SCREAM AND YELL OR PUT
YOUR ARM AROUND HIM AND
ENCOURAGE THE GUY, JUST GIVE ME
A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING THAT
I’VE SEEN ON THE PRACTICE FIELD.
>>Jon: I USED TO GO IN AND SAY,
HEY, THAT’S MY FAULT, THOSE ARE
BAD PLAYS AND I’M SURE THAT’S
WHAT BILL O’BRIEN SAID.
YOU’VE GOT TO BUILD BACK HIS
CONFIDENCE.
I’M SURE O’BRIEN TOOK IT ON
HIMSELF.
>>Mike: BLUE, TO THE 40 YARD
LINE.
YOU REMEMBER OUR MEETING WE HAD,
JON, BEFORE WE SAW THESE GUYS IN
A MONDAY NIGHTER AGAINST
CINCINNATI.
THEY WERE STRUGGLING.
THEY CAME OFF THE BYE WEEK, GOT
A WIN BEFORE THE BYE AGAINST
TENNESSEE.
AND YOU KNOW WHAT O’BRIEN TOLD
US?
YOU KNOW WHAT WE’VE GOT TO GET
BACK TO?
RUNNING THE BALL.
WE’VE GOT TO GIVE OUR
QUARTERBACKS MORE OF A CHANCE
AND MAYBE THAT’S WHERE THEY CAN
FIND SOME SUCCESS IN THIS GAME
BY GETTING BACK TO A RUN AND
SETTING UP THIRD AND SHORT.
>>Jon: THE PROBLEM IS THAT’S
WHAT KANSAS CITY DOES WELL ON
DEFENSE IS STUFF THE RUN.
>>Mike: OH.
HOYER HAD TO TAKE A TIME-OUT.
THE LOOK THERE DIDN’T FIT AND
HOUSTON TAKES THE FIRST OF THEIR
THREE TIME-OUTS.
SO WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE
QUARTERBACK SITUATION?
YOU THINK ABOUT THIS HOUSTON
FRANCHISE.
THEY HAD DAVID CARR EARLY ON IN
THEIR FRANCHISE HISTORY AND THEN
MATT SCHAUB.
THEY HAD SUCCESS, REMEMBER THEY
MADE THE PLAYOFFS A COUPLE OF
TIMES.
T.J. YATES.
THEY HAVE BEEN SEARCHING THE
LAST COUPLE OF YEARS FOR A
QUARTERBACK.
THEY’RE GOING TO BE IN THE
MARKET FOR A QUARTERBACK
OBVIOUSLY NEXT YEAR.
BUT THEY HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE
DEREK CARR IN THE SECOND ROUND
AND DIDN’T AND SOME PEOPLE
THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO IN
LAST YEAR’S DRAFT.
INSTEAD THEY ACQUIRED HOYER AND
MALLETT.
LET THEM BATTLE FOR THE JOB IN
CAMP.
HOYER WON THAT.
THIRD AND TWO.
AND COMPLETE, FORWARD PROGRESS
SHOULD GIVE WASHINGTON THE FIRST
DOWN AND THEY WILL.
THE HEAD LINESMAN MARKS IT
THERE.
>>Jon: BUT YOU KNOW BRIAN HOYER
GOES BACK TO THE NEW ENGLAND
DAYS WITH BILL O’BRIEN WHERE HE
WAS THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR.
HE WAS TOM BRADY’S BACKUP FOR
THREE YEARS.
NOW THINGS ARE DIFFERENT,
THOUGH.
THE HEAD COACH IS BILL O’BRIEN
AND THE STARTING QUARTERBACK IS
BRIAN HOYER AND THEY’RE BOTH
HANDLING DIFFERENT KINDS OF
PRESSURE.
THIS IS PLAYOFF PRESSURE.
AND SO FAR HOYER HASN’T DONE
VERY WELL, OBVIOUSLY.
>>Mike: BRIAN SAID HE RECEIVED
A TEXT OF CONGRATULATIONS FROM
TOM BRADY.
GOOD TO SEE HIM NEXT WEEK.
HOYER PROTECTED FOR THE MOMENT.
HOUSTON GETS KNOCKED AWAY AND HE
ALMOST THREW HIS FOURTH
INTERCEPTION.
HE WAS LOOKING FOR GRIFFIN.
HE HAD NO IDEA SEAN SMITH WAS
SITTING OVER THERE AND THEY’RE
LUCKY TO GET TO SECOND DOWN.
>>Jon: IT’S A PLAY ACTION PASS.
HE COMES OUT WITH EXCELLENT
PROTECTION AND HE MISSES THIS —
HE NEVER SAW SEAN SMITH.
YOU SAID IT.
VERY LUCKY THAT BALL WAS NOT
INTERCEPTED.
WHAT DO YOU CALL IF YOU’RE BILL
O’BRIEN?
>>Mike: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN
THERE, LOOK AT YOUR PLAY SHEET
AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL?
>>Jon: HAVE BEEN THERE MOST OF
MY CAREER, MIKE.
I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS WELL.
>>Mike: SECOND AND TEN.
BLUE WITH PATIENCE THERE, AND
BLUE GETS THE FIRST DOWN INTO
CHIEFS TERRITORY AT THE 45 YARD
LINE.
IT’S A GAIN OF 17.
>>Jon: THERE’S CHRIS CLARK,
BACKUP LEFT TACKLE.
HE’S GOING TO PULL TO THE POINT
OF ATTACK AND ESCORT ALFRED BLUE
OFF TACKLE FOR A HUGE FIRST
DOWN.
IT HASN’T BEEN PRETTY BUT THAT’S
THREE FIRST DOWNS OUT OF THE
LOCKER ROOM AND HERE COMES THE
TEXANS.
>>Mike: BLUE AGAIN.
THAT TIME THERE’S NO PLACE TO
GO.
KANSAS CITY’S DEFENSE, TYVON
BRANCH MAKES THE STOP.
YOU TALK ABOUT THE PLAYOFFS AND
TEAMS GETTING THERE AND THEIR
STARS.
HOW COOL FOR TYVON BRANCH.
SEVEN YEARS WITH OAKLAND.
PLAYED COLLEGE BALL AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT.
HE’S PLAYED 91 GAMES AND FINALLY
GETS TO MAKE HIS PLAYOFF DEBUT.
THE MOST GAMES PLAYED WITHOUT A
POSTSEASON GAME FOR ANYBODY ON
BOTH SIDES OF THE FIELD TONIGHT.
>>Jon: JUSTIN HOUSTON AGAIN AT
THE TOP OF THE SCREEN.
DANGEROUS PASS RUSHER.
KEEP AN EYE ON HIM.
>>Mike: AT THE 44, HOYER FIRES,
THROUGH THE HANDS OF CECIL
SHORTS.
HE EVENTUALLY CAUGHT IT A SECOND
TIME BUT WAS OUT OF BOUNDS.
THIRD DOWN COMING UP.
>>Jon: YOU SEE GEORGE GODSEY,
THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR,
TRYING TO FIND THE PROTECTION,
TRYING TO FIND THE PLAY THAT
BRIAN HOYER CAN EXECUTE TO PUT
HOUSTON BACK IN BUSINESS.
CRITICALgHá THAT THEY HAVE SUCC
COMING OUT OF THE LOCKER ROOM.
THEY HAVE HAD THREE FIRST DOWNS
SO FAR.
HERE THEY ARE IN A NO BACK SET.
>>Mike: THIRD AND TEN.
QUICKLY IN THE HANDS OF HOPKINS.
HE’S GOING TO TRY TO MAKE A
PLAY.
THE CHIEFS KNOW WHERE THEY ARE
GOING AND SHUT HIM DOWN.
SIX YARDS SHY OF THE A FIRST
DOWN WITH ERIC BERRY, WHO HAD
THE INTERCEPTION EARLIER, AND
THE BOOS CONTINUE TO RAIN DOWN.
>>Jon: COMING OUT OF A NO-BACK
SET KANSAS CITY BLITZES THEM AND
FORCE HOYER INTO A QUICK AUDIBLE
AND GUESS WHO MAKES THE TACKLE?
ERIC BERRY.
I GET CHOKED UP WATCHING THIS
GUY.
WHAT HE’S COME BACK FROM IS
AMAZING TO ME.
AND KANSAS CITY HAS FED OFF HIS
RECOVERY.
>>Mike: SHANE LECHLER USED TO
BE POOR AND PINNING THE
OPPONENTS INSIDE BUT HAS GOTTEN
SO MUCH BETTER.
HE LEARNED FROM DARREN BENNETT
OUT IN SAN DIEGO THE WAY TO GET
THAT SPIN ON THE BALL AND GIVE A
LONG FIELD ON A LONG DAY FOR THE
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YOU LOOK AT THEM AND THE 95
YARDS THE CHIEFS HAVE TO GO FROM
SPIDER CAM.
OUR COVERAGE TODAY BROUGHT TO
YOU BY DIRECTV.
ALEX SMITH TRYING TO GET GOING.
WHITNEY MERCILUS MOVED TO RIGHT
TACKLE, JUMPED, TO TRY TO GET
HIM CAUGHT IN THE NEUTRAL ZONE.
>>Referee: NEUTRAL ZONE
INFRACTION, DEFENSE, NUMBER 59.
>>Mike: DONALD STEPHENSON GETS
HIS TEAM FIVE YARDS.
>>Jon: I BET ANDY REID TOLD
THEM AT HALFTIME, LET’S PUT
THESE GUYS AWAY.
TWO YEARS AGO THEY HAD A BIG
LEAD COMING OUT OF THE LOCKER
ROOM AGAINST THE COLTS AND
COULDN’T HANG ON.
YOU KNOW ANDY REID HAS MADE THAT
POINT PERFECTLY CLEAR.
>>Mike: THEY WERE UP 38-10.
LOST 45-44 AT THE END OF THE
2013 SEASON, JANUARY OF 2014
TEAM.
LOOK OUT, WATT.
SMITH GETS AWAY AND THE SPEED OF
ALEX SMITH BAILS HIM OUT AND
GETS HIM A BIG GAIN DOWN THE
SIDE LINE.
LOOK AT SMITH STILL GOING.
THERE’S A FLAG DOWN BACK BEHIND
THE PLAY HAS McKINNEY CHASES HIM
DOWN ALL THE WAY INSIDE THE 30
YARD LINE.
WE’VE GOT A FLAG DOWN BACK AT
THE CHIEFS 25.
>>Jon: IT’S GOING TO BE HOLDING
AGAINST KANSAS CITY.
>>Referee: HOLDING, OFFENSE,
NUMBER 12.
TEN YARDS FROM THE SPOT OF THE
FOUL.
REPLAY FIRST DOWN.
>>Mike: ALBERT WILSON’S FLAG
ERASES WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A
64-YARD GAIN.
>>Jon: J.J. WATT ALMOST HAS THE
SACK.
YOU SEE WILSON, NUMBER 12, SEES
HIS QUARTERBACK IN TROUBLE.
HE GRABS THE ROOKIE CORNER,
JOHNSON.
GOOD CALL BY THE OFFICIAL.
AND ALEX SMITH NEEDS TO CATCH
HIS BREATH.
>>Mike: THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU’VE
GOT A QUARTERBACK WHO CAN GO 64.
THE BAD NEWS IS HE’S GOT TO COME
BACK AND CALL ONE OF THOSE PLAYS
IN THE HUDDLE.
SO BECAUSE OF THAT EARLIER
PENALTY AND THE SPOT FOUL, A
VERY RARE FIRST AND FOUR FOR
KANSAS CITY.
TO SPENCER WARE.
JOHN SIMON WAITING, GAIN OF A
HALF YARD.
J.J. WATT, WHO RARELY COMES OFF
THE FIELD, IS LIMPING AFTER THAT
PLAY.
>>Jon: WELL, HE HAD THAT GROIN
PROBLEM.
HE DID NOT PRACTICE WHEN WE WERE
THERE THURSDAY, MIKE.
LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO WATT,
WORKING AGAINST 75, JAH REID, ON
AN INSIDE MOVE.
HARD TO DETERMINE.
>>Mike: YOU’RE RIGHT, HE’S BEEN
DEALING WITH A GROIN INJURY
THROUGHOUT.
WE MENTIONED THE LEFT HAND THAT
WAS BROKEN THAT HE HAD TO PLAY
THROUGH ALL WRAPPED UP THE LAST
THREE GAMES.
GOT THAT OFF LAST WEEK.
HAD THREE SACKS.
SECOND AND THREE FOR SMITH AND
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD IT IS WEST
FOR THE FIRST DOWN.
CHARCANDRICK WEST TO THE 23 YARD
LINE.
>>Jon: LOOK WHAT ANDY REID’S
CHIEFS DID TO J.J. WATT IN THE
FIRST HALF.
THEY NEUTRALIZED HIM.
QUICK PASS SETS.
THEY TRIED TO TAKE HIS LEGS OUT.
THEN RUN A JET SWEEP RIGHT AT
HIM AND DON’T EVEN BLOCK HIM.
THAT’S FRUSTRATING.
THEN MACLIN NUDGES HIM TO HELP
HIS RIGHT TACKLE.
THEN THEY CHIP HIM OUT OF THE
BACKFIELD.
THEY HAVE TAKEN J.J. WATT OUT OF
THE GAME AND NOW THEIR NICKEL
CORNER, NUMBER 30, KEVIN
JOHNSON, INJURED.
>>Mike: WATT IS TRYING TO GET
LOOSE.
THEY’RE LOOKING AT KEVIN JOHNSON
ON THE FIELD A
>>Mike: PRETTY GOOD DEFENSE IN
THAT PICTURE THERE, MIKE VRABEL
AND ROMEO CRENNEL.
THEY DON’T LIKE HAVING J.J. WATT
ON THE SIDELINE.
HE’S BEEN STRETCHING THAT GROIN
THAT HAS BEEN BOTHERING HIM.
WE’LL CHECK IF HE GOES BACK IN.
KEVIN JOHNSON, THE INJURED
PLAYER BEING LOOKED AT BY THE
ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF.
A.J.BOUYE WILL BE THE NICKEL.
FROM THE 22, IT’S SMITH,
FLUSHED.
ON THE RUN HE ROLLS AND THROWS,
JEREMY MACLIN.
GAIN OF 15 YARDS TO THE 38 YARD
LINE.
>>Jon: GREAT CALL BY ANDY REID.
WATT IS OUT OF THE GAME.
BRANDON DUNN ON THE RIGHT SIDE
OF YOUR SCREEN, NUMBER 92,
REPLACES WATT.
I’D THROW IT AGAIN WHILE J.J.
WALLET IS ON THE SIDELINE.
TAKE A LOOK AT MACLIN, NUMBER
19.
WHAT AN ADDITION HE HAS BEEN.
GREAT ZONE AWARENESS.
HE AND THE QUARTERBACK, ALEX
SMITH, SEEM TO LIKE EACH OTHER.
>>Mike: OFFICIALLY A GAIN OF
16.
THAT WAS THE SECOND CATCH FOR
MACLIN.
WATT REMAINS ON THE SIDELINE.
AT THE 38, BACK UP TOP, TRAVIS
KELCE INCOMPLETE.
IT WAS COVERED BY THE SAFETY,
QUINTIN DEMPS.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT ALEX
SMITH, FORMER NUMBER ONE OVERALL
PICK WHO’S HAD A GOOD ROLL IN
THESE THREE YEARS IN KC.
>>Jon: HE’S A WINNER, NUMBER
ONE.
HE’S ATHLETIC, YOU JUST SAW HIM
SCRAMBLE.
HE’S GOT GOOD ARM STRENGTH AND
ACCURACY AND HE’S AUDIBLED A
COUPLE OF TIMES TODAY.
HE’S VERY SHARP MENTALLY.
48 WINS, 21 LOSSES IN HIS LAST
50 OUTINGS WITH ONE TIE.
HE KNOWS HOW TO WIN FOOTBALL
GAMES AND IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE
PRETTY.
HE’S GOT TO FINISH.
>>Mike: J.J. WATT RETURNS TO
THE TEXANS DEFENSE TO TRY TO
STOP ALEX SMITH.
AND ALEX SMITH AND THE CHIEFS
TAKE A TIME-OUT.
EACH OFFENSE HAS USED ONE
HALFWAY THROUGH THIS THIRD
QUARTER.
THE CHIEFS ONLY HAVE EIGHT FIRST
DOWNS SINCE THAT OPENING KICKOFF
RE
>>Mike: SUPER BOWL XXXIX THESE
GUYS MATCHED PLAY-CALLING WITS,
ANDY REID AGAINST ROMEO CRENNEL.
OF COURSE ROMEO COACHED THE
CHIEFS AFTER TODD HALEY WAS LET
GO AND FOR ONE FULL SEASON AND
NOW THEY MATCH WITS AGAIN.
65 COMBINED PLAYOFF GAMES FOR
THOSE TWO MEN CALLING PLAYS WHEN
THE CHIEFS HAVE THE BALL.
AFTER THE KANSAS CITY TIME-OUT,
SECOND AND TEN FOR ALEX SMITH.
SPREAD WITH FOUR WIDE.
AND WATT TOOK A FALSE STEP AND
WENT DOWN IN A LOT OF PAIN.
THAT PASS IS CAUGHT AND IT’S
MACLIN, THREE SHY OF THE FIRST
DOWN, BUT J.J. WATT IS DOWN ON
ALL FOURS.
HE TRIED TO PUT HIS FOOT IN THE
GROUND AND PUT SOME PRESSURE ON
THE PASS RUSH, AND A GUY WHO
PLAYS 96% OF THE SNAPS CAN’T
PLAY THROUGH THE PAIN HERE.
>>Jon: LEFT TACKLE ERIC FISHER
ONE-ON-ONE PASS PROTECTION AND
YOU SEE THE GROIN GIVE WAY ON
J.J. WATT.
LET’S HOPE THIS ISN’T SERIOUS.
>>Mike: WE ALSO HAVE A CHIEFS
PLAYER HURT ON THE FAR SIDE AT
THE 45 YARD LINE AS WELL.
THE FOOT STICKS THERE AND TURNS,
THAT ANKLE AS WELL.
HE COMES LIMPING OFF.
>>Jon: CAN’T MAKE OUT WHO THAT
IS, MIKE, FOR THE CHIEFS.
>>Mike: YOU SEE JEREMY MACLIN,
I BELIEVE, OVER THERE.
SO TWO KEY PLAYERS.
THEY LOOK AT MACLIN’S KNEE.
DOING A TEST ON HIS RIGHT KNEE
AS WELL.
WHAT A LOSS THAT WOULD BE FOR
KANSAS CITY’S PLAYOFF HOPES AS
WELL.
ANDY REID RIGHT OVER THERE TOO.
SO TWO OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN
THIS
>>Mike: JEREMY MACLIN IS VERY
EMOTIONAL AS HE CAME OFF.
HE GOT TWISTED IN THE PILE.
YOU COULD JUST SEE IT IN HIS
EYES AND HIS FACE AS THEY DID
THE INITIAL DIAGNOSIS ON HIS
KNEE.
THEY’LL PROBABLY TAKE HIM OVER
TO THE BENCH AND LOOK, BUT IT
DOESN’T LOOK GOOD AND THE
REACTION JUST EAT YOUR HEART
OUT, AWFUL.
WATT OUT OF THE GAME AS WELL.
TRAINING STAFF LOOKING AT HIM.
IT’S THIRD AND THREE AND SMITH
THROWS UNDERNEATH THE CROSSER,
KELCE, THE TIGHT END.
HE’LL GET THE FIRST DOWN INTO
HOUSTON TERRITORY.
WE WERE WATCHING THE WATT PLAY
AND HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED WITH
MACLIN AS HIS KNEE GETS TIED UP
IN THERE.
AND AS YOU WATCH IT, IT DIDN’T
LOOK LIKE IT WAS ONE OF THOSE
PLAYS WHERE THERE WAS GOING TO
BE SIGNIFICANT TORQUE OR TWIST
TO THAT KNEE AREA, BUT YOU JUST
NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE SO MUCH
WEIGHT BEING PUSHED ON THERE.
YOU SEE THE TEAM DOCTOR
CONSOLING MACLIN, WHO HAS TORN
THAT RIGHT ACL BEFORE, BACK IN
HIS PHILADELPHIA DAYS.
13-0 CHIEFS LEAD.
THIS IS A RUN FOR SPENCER WARE.
INSIDE THE 30 TO THE 28 YARD
LINE WITH 6:30 TO GO AS THE
CHIEFS ARE TRYING TO THROW A
KNOCKOUT PUNCH ON THIS OPENING
THIRD QUARTER.
>>Jon: KELCE IS DOING IT ALL AS
A RUNNER AND RECEIVER.
THAT TIME HE CAME ACROSS THE
FORMATION AND THREW A CRITICAL
BLOCK TO SPRING WARE.
AND IN MACLIN’S ABSENCE, IT WILL
BE KELCE TO STEP UP, JUST AS HE
DID LAST YEAR.
>>Mike: HE BECOMES THEIR MAIN
THREAT.
REMEMBER LAST YEAR THEY HAD NO
TOUCHDOWNS TO WIDE RECEIVERS.
THEY POSTED THAT POSITION THIS
YEAR.
KELCE ON THE BUBBLE WITH SIMON
AND JOSEPH OVER THERE WITH THE
TACKLE.
A SUPER LATE FLAG IN THROWN BY
THREE DIFFERENT OFFICIALS, SO
WHATEVER HAPPENED —
>>Reporter: BRANDON DUNN WITH A
LATE PUNCH.
DID THEY CATCH HIM OR ZACH
FULTON.
FRUSTRATION.
>>Mike: DUNN, 92, THE
FIRST-YEAR MAN OUT OF
LOUISVILLE.
>>Referee: AFTER THE PLAY WAS
OVER, PERSONAL FOUL, UNNECESSARY
ROUGHNESS, DEFENSE, NUMBER 92.
HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
>>Mike: THERE’S A GUY WHO
WOULDN’T EVEN BE ON THE FIELD IF
NOT FOR THE J.J. WATT INJURY.
HE GETS OUT THERE AND COMMITS A
KEY PENALTY.
>>Jon: THAT’S WHY HE’S A
BACKUP, MIKE.
THAT’S A TERRIBLE PENALTY LATE.
HE TURNS AND LOOKS UP.
DONALD STEPHENSON GOES TO THE
FACE AND FULTON, NUMBER 73, IS
LUCKY HE DOESN’T GET CALLED
HERE.
>>Mike: ONE THING THEY HAVE
TRIED TO DO, DON’T CALL
OFFSETTING.
TRY TO CALL THE FIRST ONE IF YOU
CLEARLY SEE IT, AND THREE
OFFICIALS SAW IT AND THREW IT ON
DUNN WHO PLAYED ONLY 96 SNAPS
ALL YEAR.
>>Jon: AND OFF THE FIELD HE
COMES.
>>Mike: 96 OF 986 SNAPS THIS
YEAR.
JUST UNDER 10% OF THE ACTION.
IN THE RED ZONE, SPENCER WARE
WITH THE RUN FOR KANSAS CITY.
HE’S INSIDE THE 10.
JARED CRICK AND VINCE WILFORK.
CRICK GOT THE HELMET KNOCKED OFF
AND MOUTHPIECE OUT.
PERHAPS SOME OF THE CHIPPINESS
IS INVOLVED AT THE END OF THE
J.J. WATT PLAY.
THERE WAS SO MUCH GOING ON WHEN
WATT WAS DOWN INJURED AND ON THE
FAR SIDE MACLIN HAD HIS INJURY
BEING LOOKED AT.
ERIC FISHER, I DON’T THINK HE
HAD ANY IDEA THAT WATT WAS HURT
AND HE CAME AND TRIED TO GET
J.J. WATT WITH AN EXTRA SHOT.
THEY SHOWED THIS ON THE BIG
BOARD DURING THE INJURY BREAK.
AND THEY BOOED THAT A LOT,
ESPECIALLY THAT SHOT OVER BY THE
HEAD.
YOU DON’T KNOW SLOW MO WHAT’S
GOING ON.
HE DOESN’T KNOW WATT WAS HURT
BUT THE HOUSTON FANS WERE VERY
UNHAPPY AND MAYBE THAT’S —
SMITH END ZONE, HAULED IN BY
CONLEY FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!
CHRIS CONLEY!
THE FIRST OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN OF
THE DAY BY KANSAS CITY.
>>Jon: JEREMY MACLIN GOES DOWN,
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PLAY ACTION
PASS.
I THOUGHT SMITH GAVE THE BALL TO
WARE OFF THE RIGHT SIDE.
THEY’RE GOING TO ELIMINATE THE
UNDERNEATH COVERAGE WITH THE
PLAY ACTION PASS AND ALEX SMITH
THROWS A ROPE AND CONLEY WENT TO
THE COMBINE THIS YEAR AND BLEW
EVERY TEST OFF THE CHART.
THE MAN CAN RUN.
HE HAS LEAPING ABILITY.
WHEN YOU COME IN AND REPLACE A
MAN LIKE JEREMY MACLIN IN THE
PLAYOFFS IN A CRITICAL SITUATION
AND DELIVER, THAT’S BIG-TIME.
>>Mike: REPLAY CONFIRMED THE
TWO FEET WERE DOWN FOR THE
ROOKIE WHO SCORED ONE TOUCHDOWN
IN THE REGULAR SEASON.
THEY MOVED UP IN THE THIRD ROUND
TO GET THE S.E.C. SCHOLAR
ATHLETE OUT OF GEORGIA.
AND WITH MACLIN INJURED, YOU
NEED SOMEBODY TO STEP INTO THAT
ROLE.
CONLEY, THE BIG-BODIED RECEIVER,
DOES JUST THAT.
EXTRA POINT, CAIRO SANTOS, AND
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TAKE
THEIR OPENING THIRD QUARTER
DRIVE DOWN THE FIELD 94 Y
>>Mike: 22 YEARS AGO, NEXT DOOR
FROM NRG STADIUM AT THE
ASTRODOME, THE LAST TIME THE
CHIEFS WON A PLAYOFF.
JOE MONTANA WAS THEIR
QUARTERBACK.
THE OILERS BEAT THE CHIEFS BAD,
30-0 IN WEEK TWO.
A GOOD SECOND-HALF COMEBACK LED
BY MONTANA.
DEREK THOMAS WITH A BIG IMPACT
IN THAT GAME.
MARCUS ALLEN, MONTANA AND THE
CHIEFS BEAT THE HOUSTON OILERS
22 YEARS AGO TO GET TO THE AFC
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.
THEY LOST TO BUFFALO AND THAT
STARTED THIS STREAK, EIGHT
CONSECUTIVE POSTSEASON LOSSES.
TYING DETROIT FOR THE NFL RECORD
OF THE MOST CONSECUTIVE
POSTSEASON SETBACKS BUT THEY’RE
ON THEIR WAY TO CHANGING THAT
TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY THROUGH
THIS GAME.
ON TOP 20-0.
EVERYONE IN KANSAS CITY IS
THINKING ABOUT JEREMY MACLIN AND
HOPING THAT INJURY IS NOT
SEVERE.
AND THAT HE MIGHT BE AROUND FOR
THE REST OF THIS RUN FOR ANDY
REID’S TEAM.
>>Jon: ONLY ONE THING FOR BILL
O’BRIEN TO DO, MIKE.
YOU’VE GOT TO GET INTO AN
UP-TEMPO OFFENSE AND FIND A WAY
TO GET THE BALL TO DeANDRE
HOPKINS.
HE APPEARS TO BE THE ONLY
GAME-CHANGER OUT THERE FOR
HOUSTON.
THEY HAVE GOT TO PICK UP THE
PACE AND GET THE BALL TO HOPKINS
SOMEHOW, SOME WAY.
BILL O’BRIEN KNOWS THAT.
>>Mike: THAT WAS A 94-YARD
DRIVE ON THIS GOOD HOUSTON
DEFENSE.
EXACTLY WHAT KANSAS CITY NEEDED
TO START THE HALF.
HOYER, NATE WASHINGTON DROPPED.
WASHINGTON IS USUALLY SUCH A
GOOD HANDS CATCHER.
COULDN’T REEL THAT IN.
JON, YOU TALKED ABOUT GOING TO
HOPKINS.
LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE GOING TO
HOPKINS AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.
>>Jon: NATE WASHINGTON DROPS
THE FOOTBALL.
WASHINGTON CAME IN WITH A BAD
HIP, WASN’T SURE IF HE WAS GOING
TO PLAY.
THE TIGHT ENDS ARE NOT A PART OF
THIS PASS OFFENSE.
YOU’VE GOT TO GET THE BALL TO
HOPKINS SOMEHOW SOME WAY AND LET
HIM IMPACT THE GAME.
>>Mike: SECOND AND TEN.
THEY TRY TO GET IT TO HOPKINS.
THAT ONE IS LOW AND INCOMPLETE.
ZERO CONFIDENCE IN ANYBODY ON
THAT HOUSTON OFFENSE.
THE FANS JUST CHEERED AS J.J.
WATT CAME BACK OUT FROM THE
LOCKER ROOM.
>>Jon: —
>>Lisa: YEAH, HE JOGGED BACK
OUT ON THE FIELD.
THE TEXANS HAD BEEN TELLING ME
THAT HIS RETURN WAS
QUESTIONABLE.
WE SAW HIM COME OUT OF THE GAME
A COUPLE OF TIMES.
THEY WANTED TO GET HIM BACK IN
THE LOCKER ROOM SOONER.
HE WOULDN’T GO.
THIS TIME HE WENT BACK, CAME
JOGGING BACK OUT ON THE FIELD.
IT APPEARS AS IF HE’S PREPARING
TO COME BACK IN THE GAME.
>>Mike: HE’S AN INCREDIBLE
PLAYER.
HOYER, NOTHING OPEN, CHASED BY
HOUSTON.
FIRES IN THE MIDDLE AND IT’S
BROKEN UP.
HUSAIN ABDULLAH WHO SPENT THE
LAST FIVE GAMES WITH A
CONCUSSION, THAT’S A BIG RETURN
TO THE KANSAS CITY LINEUP FOR
THE POSTSEASON.
>>Jon: WELL, JUSTIN HOUSTON
SPYING ON HOYER.
HE SEES HOYER BREAK CONTAIN AND
HOUSTON ALMOST GETS HOYER FOR
THE SACK, BUT HE FORCES THE
TIMING TO BREAK DOWN AND THERE’S
ABDULLAH.
>>Mike: ANOTHER DRIVE WITHOUT A
FIRST DOWN FOR HOUSTON.
THIS PUNT BY LECHLER 48 YARDS
AND HERE COMES FRANKIE HAMMOND
JR.
FLAGS ARE DOWN ALL OVER THE
PLACE.
HAMMOND IS ACROSS MIDFIELD,
SHOVED OUT OF BOUNDS BY BLUE AT
THE 48.
FLAGS BACK HERE AT THE CHIEFS
ONLY 36 YARD LINE.
>>Jon: THAT WILL BE KNILE
DAVIS, NUMBER 34, ON A BLOCK IN
THE BACK.
THIS IS COMING BACK.
>>Referee: DURING THE RETURN,
ILLEGAL BLOCK IN THE BACK BY THE
RETURN TEAM, NUMBER 34.
TEN-YARDS FROM THE SPOT OF THE
FOUL.
KANSAS CITY’S BALL, FIRST DOWN.
>>Mike: PENALTY ON KNILE DAVIS.
>>Jon: THIS ONE IS EASY TO SEE.
HE GETS CHRIS POLK WITH A BLOCK
IN THE BACK, PUSH IN THE BACK.
J.J. WATT TALKING TO SHANE
LECHLER, THE PUNTER.
HE’S LIKE, HEY, WE NEED YOU TO
GET BACK OUT THERE AND CHANGE
THIS GAME.
THEY TRIED J.J. WATT ON OFFENSE
TODAY.
HE’S CARRIED THE BALL.
HE’S BATTLING A BAD GROIN INJURY
AND RIGHT NOW ANDY REID AND THIS
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS OFFENSE WANTS
TO RUN THE BALL, POSSESS THE
ROCK, AND GET TO THE SECOND
ROUND.
>>Mike: THE BALL IS BEING
SPOTTED AT THE 29 YARD LINE.
A COUPLE OF THINGS HERE WE
SHOULD POINT OUT.
THERE ARE THREE ALTERNATE
OFFICIALS.
THEY ALSO AID IN THE INNER
WORKINGS OF THE GAME DURING THE
POSTSEASON HELPING OUT THE
OFFICIALS ON THE FIELD.
ALSO THIS IS THE FIRST GAME WITH
THE NEW PROCEDURES PUT IN PLACE
BY THE COMPETITION COMMITTEE.
DEAN BLANDINO, THE VICE
PRESIDENT OF OFFICIATING IN NEW
YORK CAN HELP WITH SOME
OVERSIGHT ON PROCEDURAL ITEMS
THAT ARE GOING WRONG AND MAKE
SURE THAT THE MISTAKE DOES NOT
HAPPEN.
SPENCER WARE WITH THE CARRY TO
THE 35 YARD LINE.
THAT’S A GAIN OF SIX.
AS THEY’RE TRYING TO CLEAN UP
EVERYTHING GOING ON OFF THE
PILE.
SO DEAN BLANDINO BACK AT 345
PARK AVENUE HAS A CAMERA LIVE ON
THE FIELD ALL THE TIME.
HE CAN SEE THE BALL MISMARKED
AND HE CAN SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE
REFEREE IN THESE PLAYOFF GAMES,
RON TORBERT TO SPOT THE BALL,
PENALTY YARDAGE OR IF THE CLOCK
IS RUNNING IMPROPERLY LIKE WE
HAD ON A MONDAY NIGHT IN SAN
DIEGO.
HE CAN’T HELP THEM OUT ON A
JUDGMENT CALL OR HELP CHANGE A
JUDGMENT CALL.
JUST A WAY TO PUT ONE MORE LEVEL
IN THERE AS A FAIL-SAFE, A
LIFELINE IF YOU WILL.
SMITH FLUSHED.
CHASED BY DUNN.
WORKED THE SIDELINES BEAUTIFULLY
AND THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE TALKING
ABOUT WITH THOSE THREE As AND
THE ATHLETICISM OF ALEX.
>>Jon: YOU SAW THE ACCURATE
PASS ON THE TOUCHDOWN.
AND BRANDON DUNN TRYING TO
REPLACE J.J. WATT ON THE LEFT
SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, NUMBER 92.
AND ALEX SMITH RUNS AWAY FROM
HIM AND HERE’S SOME FANCY
FOOTWORK.
THEY GET THE FIRST DOWN.
ALEX SMITH CAME IN HERE, MIKE,
WITH 498 YARDS RUSHING AND MOST
OF IT IS ON SCRAMBLE PLAYS JUST
LIKE THAT.
HE HAD A 60-YARDER CALLED BACK
EARLIER.
>>Mike: SPENCER WARE, ZONE READ
AND A PLAY YOU LOVE, JON.
JOHN SIMON ON THE TACKLE.
>>Jon: I REALLY LIKE SIMON.
HE’S SEEN THIS SCHEME ENOUGH,
THAT TIME KELCE COMES ACROSS THE
FORMATION TO TRY TO CUT OFF
SIMON, AND SIMON ALMOST
INTERCEPTS THIS HANDOFF.
HE GETS ME ONCE, BUT YOU’RE NOT
GOING TO GET ME TWICE.
SIMON IS A GOOD PLAYER, PHYSICAL
FOOTBALL PLAYER THAT CAN PLAY A
LOT OF DIFFERENT POSITIONS FOR
ROMEO CRENNEL.
>>Mike: APPROACHING TWO
MINUTES, THIRD QUARTER, AND ALL
KANSAS CITY.
HOUSTON RUSHES FOUR.
ALEX SMITH WOBBLER IN THE
MIDDLE.
KELCE ABLE TO SECURE IT.
ELUDES A TACKLE AND KELCE IS ON
THE RUN.
THEY GET HIM AT THE 13 YARD
LINE, A 47-YARD GAIN.
>>Jon: YOU WONDER WHY KELCE IS
IN THE PRO BOWL.
IT’S PLAYS LIKE THIS.
ALEX SMITH THROWS A BALL THAT’S
DOWN LOW AND KELCE HAS TO GO GET
IT, BUT IT’S THE YARDAGE HE
MAKES AFTER THE CATCH.
AND THAT WASN’T A VERY GOOD
EFFORT BY JOHNATHAN JOSEPH.
I’M SURE JOSEPH SAW THE BIG MAN,
KELCE, COMING.
BUT HE HAS TO MAKE THAT TACKLE.
AND ONCE AGAIN, KANSAS CITY
KNOCKING ON THE DOOR.
>>Mike: OFFICIALLY A GAIN OF 48
TAKES KELCE TO 128.
YOU SEE ALL THOSE YARDS AFTER
THE CATCH.
MOST TIGHT ENDS ARE DOING THAT
THIS YEAR.
CHARCANDRICK WEST INSIDE THE 10
TO THE 8 YARD LINE.
>>Jon: I DON’T KNOW HOW KANSAS
CITY IS DOING THIS.
MACLIN IS NOT PLAYING, THE
OFFENSIVE LINE IS TOTALLY
RESHUFFLED.
ANDY REID JUST CALLED A TRAP AND
JAH REID COMES INTO RIGHT GUARD.
WE HAVE A BACKUP CENTER, A
BACKUP RIGHT TACKLE.
I DON’T KNOW WHO WEST IS, NUMBER
35.
THESE BACKS ARE SO OBSCURE.
JAMAAL CHARLES GOES DOWN, MIKE,
AND THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS STEP UP IN
THIS TEN-GAME WINNING STREAK,
IT’S AMAZING TO ME.
>>Mike: THEY ARE WITHOUT MACLIN
FOR THE REST OF THE GAME
OBVIOUSLY WITH THAT KNEE INJURY.
THE CHIEFS TEAM THAT HAS RUN FOR
112 YARDS.
WARE TRIED TO ADD TO IT.
HE’S GOING TO BE STOPPED FOR A
GAIN OF ONE YARD.
THAT LAST HIT ON THE PILE BY 93,
WHO PUSHED THE LEFT TACKLE, ERIC
FISHER.
>>Referee: AFTER THE PLAY WAS
OVER, PERSONAL FOUL, UNNECESSARY
ROUGHNESS, DEFENSE, NUMBER 93.
HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
>>Mike: LET’S GO DOWN TO LISA
SALTERS.
>>Lisa: WELL, BRANDON WEEDEN IS
OVER HERE WARMING UP ON THE
TEXANS’ SIDELINE.
BRIAN HOYER WAS SITTING ON THE
BENCH AND I JUST SAW BILL
O’BRIEN COME OVER TO HIM, GET
DOWN ON THE KNEE.
COULDN’T HEAR WHAT THEY WERE
SAYING, BUT THERE’S A
POSSIBILITY BRANDON WEEDEN MIGHT
BE COMING IN THIS GAME.
>>Mike: THERE’S NO HOPE AT THIS
POINT, DOWN 20-0.
TEN COMPLETIONS FOR ONLY 76
YARDS, THREE INTERCEPTIONS.
AND WE MAY SEE WEEDEN.
IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE.
FAKE THE JET SWEEP, GIVE TO WARE
AND BEHIND THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE, AGAIN, THE
COMBINATION OF SIMON AND
McKINNEY WILL END THIS THIRD
QUARTER.
>>Jon: McKINNEY AND SIMON
DIDN’T BITE ON THAT JET SWEEP
BUT THEY’RE GOING TO SEE THE
CLOCK EXPIRE HERE.
KANSAS CITY KNOWS THE ONLY ENEMY
IS THE CLOCK.
>>Mike: UP 20-0 AFTER THREE IN
HOUSTON.
>>Mike: KANSAS CITY UP 20-0.
WHOEVER WINS WILL WATCH WITH
GREAT INTEREST TONIGHT.
IF THE BENGALS WIN, THEN
TONIGHT’S WINNER WILL BE DENVER
BOUND.
IF THE STEELERS WIN, THEN
TONIGHT’S WINNER WILL BE GOING
TO FOXBOROUGH NEXT SATURDAY.
KANSAS CITY UP 20-0 TRYING TO
PUNCH THIS IN.
CHIEFS FAN, THE EUPHORIA OF A
VICTORY WOULD BE TEMPERED A BIT
IF THAT JEREMY MACLIN INJURY IS
AS BAD AS IT LOOKED.
THEY SAID KNEE INJURY, OUT FOR
THE GAME.
OBVIOUSLY WE WON’T HEAR ANY MORE
UNTIL AFTERWARDS.
BUT IT’S A CHIEFS TEAM THAT
REALLY CAME OUT STRONG IN THIS
SECOND HALF.
A 94-YARD DRIVE.
LONGEST IN KANSAS CITY PLAYOFF
HISTORY TO GET THE TOUCHDOWN IN
THE THIRD.
THIS IS A DRIVE THAT STARTED
BACK AT THE 11 AND ENDS WITH A
TOUCHDOWN BY SPENCER WARE!
>>Jon: SPENCER WARE, AS ANDY
REID SAID TO US, IS PRETTY
TOUGH.
CRICK, N6÷Q) 93, CAN’T MAKE
THIS TACKLE.
YOU’LL SEE CRICK ON THE BACK
SIDE LOOP OVER THE TOP, AND
SPENCER WARE.
WHAT IMPRESSIVE DOMINATION BY
KANSAS CITY HERE IN THE SECOND
HALF.
I’M SURE ANDY REID TOLD HIS TEAM
DON’T FORGET WHAT HAPPENED TWO
YEARS AGO AGAINST THE COLTS.
LET’S PUT HOUSTON AWAY, AND THEY
HAVE DONE JUST THAT IN ALL THREE
PHASES.
>>Mike: A FIVE-YARD TOUCHDOWN
RUN BY WARE.
THE KEY PLAY, THE 48-YARDER FROM
SMITH TO KELCE.
MANY KEY PLAYS THIS AFTERNOON.
SANTOS HAS HAD A GREAT KICKING
DAY AS WELL.
ALL CHIEFS, 27-0, FOUR SECONDS
INTO QUARTER FOUR.
WELL, THE WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN
OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY
NATIONWIDE WILL BE HANDED OUT
SUPER BOWL WEEKEND, THE NIGHT
BEFORE THE NFL HONORS.
J.J. WATT IS A NOMINEE FOR THE
TEXANS, HIS GREAT FOUNDATION.
ERIC BERRY, NOT JUST A CANCER
SURVIVOR BUT THE ERIC BERRY
FOUNDATION TRYING TO REVITALIZE
HIS HOMETOWN.
THE YOUNG MEN AND GIRLS OF
FAIRBURN, GEORGIA, ARE BEING
HELPED BY THE LEADERSHIP OF AN
INSPIRING STORY WITH ERIC BERRY.
WITH J.J. WATT, WE’VE TALKED
ABOUT IT WHEN WE’VE DONE THEIR
GAMES BEFORE, A LOW MOMENT HERE,
BUT HE HAS GIVEN SO MANY
ENTHUSIASM AND ENCOURAGEMENT, SO
MANY WRISTBANDS HAVE BEEN PASSED
OUT TO KIDS NOT JUST HERE IN
HOUSTON AND WISCONSIN BUT ALL
OVER THE COUNTRY.
DBWH, DREAM BIG, WORK HARD.
TRYING TO INSPIRE AND CHANGE
LIVES.
THOSE TWO MEN JOIN THE OTHER 30
NOMINEES OF THE NFL.
WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE
YEAR WILL BE HANDED OUT RIGHT
BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL IN THE NFL
HONORS.
NO RETURN HERE AND LET’S CHECK
IN WITH LISA.
>>Lisa: MIKE, PERHAPS THERE IS
NO MORE INSPIRING OF A GUY ON
THE FIELD THAN ERIC BERRY,
DIAGNOSED BY HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA
LAST DECEMBER.
HE WAS JUST BEGINNING A
SIX-MONTH ROUND OF INTENSE
CHEMOTHERAPY AT THIS TIME LAST
YEAR.
HE HAD HIS LAST TREATMENT IN
MAY, WAS CLEARED TO RETURN TO
FOOTBALL IN TIME FOR TRAINING
CAMP IN JULY.
MOST PEOPLE NEED THREE TO SIX
MONTHS TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK TO
A NORMAL JOB AFTER THAT KIND OF
CHEMOTHERAPY.
BERRY CONTINUED TO WORK OUT
DURING HIS TREATMENT, DESPITE
THE NAUSEA, THE VOMITING,
FATIGUE, ALL BECAUSE HE WANTED
TO BE RIGHT WHERE HE IS RIGHT
NOW, ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD,
CANCER-FREE.
BERRY’S LEAD PHYSICIAN SAID
BERRY’S RETURN TO FOOTBALL WAS A
LONG SHOT AT BEST IN HIS MIND
BUT HIM BEING SELECTED TO HIS
FOURTH PRO BOWL THIS SEASON, DR.
FLOWERS SAID THAT IS JUST
UNHEARD OF.
MIKE.
>>Mike: AND ALL PRO YESTERDAY.
BEST OF THE BEST IN THE NFL.
WHAT AN INSPIRING STORY.
HOYER REMAINS THE QUARTERBACK.
THE 20 TO GRIFFIN THE TIGHT END.
IT’S INCOMPLETE, JON.
>>Jon: GO BACK TO ERIC BERRY,
THOUGH.
JUST THINK OF ALL THE PEOPLE
THAT HE’S GIVEN HOPE TO.
YOU KNOW, HE DIDN’T JUST BEAT
CANCER.
I MEAN HE CAME BACK BETTER THAN
EVER.
THIS GUY IS PLAYING FASTER THAN
I’VE SEEN HIM PLAY.
AND THE SPEED HE’S PLAYING WITH,
IT ALLOWS HIM TO MAKE A LOT OF
PLAYS MOST SAFETIES CAN’T MAKE
AND IT ALSO ALLOWS HIM TO
PREVENT BIG PLAYS.
WHAT A GREAT STORY HE IS.
>>Mike: SECOND AND TEN, HOYER,
GRIFFIN THE TIGHT END WITH THE
GRAB.
OUT OF BOUNDS 35.
GAIN OF 15.
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR FOR THE
CHIEFS, WHAT A GREAT MAN, BOB
SUTTON.
WAS ONCE THE COACH AT ARMY.
HE TOLD US YESTERDAY ERIC BERRY
IS ON A MISSION.
HE HAS INSPIRED THE REST OF THE
TEAM.
SO 1-5 FOR THESE GUYS DIDN’T
FEEL ALL THAT BAD.
THEY KNOW WHAT HE WENT THROUGH,
WHAT MIKE DeVITO AND DERRICK
JOHNSON WENT THROUGH.
THEY TORE THEIR ACHILLES IN THE
VERY FIRST GAME OF LAST YEAR,
2014.
INSPIRING COMEBACKS.
THERE’S JOHNSON ALONG WITH
HUSAIN ABDULLAH TACKLING
JONATHAN GRIMES.
>>Jon: AND JUSTIN HOUSTON BACK
ON THE FIELD ALSO AFTER A
FIVE-WEEK LAYOFF, MIKE.
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR
HIM TO GET SOME RUSHES IN.
HE HAS BEEN INACTIVE.
THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE TO WORK
ON HIS GET-OFF AND PLAY MAKING.
>>Mike: GRIMES TACKLED BY
ABDULLAH.
THERE’S THE FAN PART SAYING GET
HIM OUT OF THERE IF YOU’RE UP
27-0.
HERE HE COMES LIMPING OFF THE
FIELD.
>>Jon: GET HIS CONDITIONING
BACK TO WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.
THIS MAN IS ONE OF THE PREMIERE
PASS RUSHERS IN ALL OF FOOTBALL.
HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT
THROUGH IT.
HE’S NOT GOING TO BE 100% THE
REST OF THE YEAR.
LET’S HOPE HE’S OKAY.
BUT THERE’S A YOUNG MAN THAT HAS
REALLY TURNED A CORNER IN HIS
OWN RIGHT TO BECOME GREAT.
>>Mike: THIRD AND THREE.
YOU SEE THE CHIEFS SHOWING ONE
THING, ROTATING THEIR COVERAGE,
AS HOYER HAS NO PLACE TO GO.
HE COMES BACK TO GRIFFIN WHO
WILL GET THE FIRST DOWN JUST SHY
OF MIDFIELD IN THE ARMS OF SEAN
SMITH.
THEY’LL MOVE THE CHAINS.
>>Jon: ONE THING KANSAS CITY
DOESN’T DO IS PLAY A LOT OF TWO
DEEP, FIVE UNDER ZONE COVERAGE.
BUT IN THIS SITUATION WITH A
27-POINT LEAD YOU’RE GOING TO
SEE BOB SUTTON BE VERY CAREFUL
WITH HIS CALLS, I DO BELIEVE.
>>Mike: HOYER WILL TAKE A SHOT
TOWARDS HOPKINS.
SMITH UNDERNEATH.
HOPKINS TRYING TO GET HIS FEET
BACK DOWN INBOUNDS WITH A FLAG
DOWN.
NO RULING IF CATCH OR NOT.
I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE
OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE.
>>Jon: JUST AS I SAID THAT, BOB
SUTTON BLITZES.
>>Referee: PASS INTERFERENCE,
OFFENSE NUMBER 10.
TEN-YARD PENALTY.
REPLAY FIRST DOWN.
>>Jon: WHEN YOU HAVE CORNERS,
YOU CAN CALL WHATEVER YOU WANT.
PETERS LEADS THE LEAGUE IN
INTERCEPTIONS.
LET’S SEE HOPKINS, IF HE PUSHES
OFF.
THAT’S AWFUL CLOSE.
WHEN YOU EXTEND YOUR ARMS AS AN
OFFENSIVE PLAYER, OFFICIALS ARE
GOING TO CALL THAT.
YOU’VE GOT TO KEEP YOUR ARMS
TUCKED AND INSIDE.
ANY TIME YOU EXTEND THEM, YOU’RE
GOING TO GET CALLED.
>>Mike: THEY TARGETED HIM 190
TIMES.
HE GOT THE BALL THROWN HIS WAY A
DOZEN TIMES A GAME AND HE CAUGHT
111 OF THEM.
FIRST AND 20.
HOYER.
THAT’S CAUGHT ON THE SIDELINE.
JAELEN STRONG INBOUNDS WITH A
GRAB.
THREE SHY OF THE FIRST DOWN FOR
THE ROOKIE OUT OF ARIZONA STATE
WHO’S TRYING TO GET THAT RIGHT
SHOE BACK ON.
>>Jon: EVERY TIME YOU THROW THE
BALL AT PETERS, YOU HOLD YOUR
BREATH.
WATCH PETERS, NUMBER 22, TRY TO
UNDERCUT THIS AND GO FOR THE
INTERCEPTION.
THE LOCATION HAD TO BE PERFECT
THAT TIME.
>>Mike: PETERS TIED FOR THE
LEAGUE LEAD IN INTERCEPTIONS
WITH REGGIE NELSON.
HOYER ON TIME TO HOPKINS FOR THE
FIRST TIME AT THE 27 YARD LINE.
>>Jon: NO PASS RUSH, YOU HAVE
TO CREDIT HOUSTON.
THEY HAVE PROTECTED AT LEAST ON
THIS DRIVE.
>>Mike: YOU’RE RIGHT.
WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE MORE OF
AN IMPACT WITH THE CHANGES ON
THE OFFENSIVE FRONT.
TWO SACKS FOR KANSAS CITY.
AFTER BACK-TO-BACK GAINS OF 17,
A GAIN OF THREE YARDS FOR
JONATHAN GRIMES.
>>Jon: WHEN YOU WATCH KANSAS
CITY ON DEFENSE, MIKE, THEY COME
FROM EVERY PLACE.
THEY HAVE SEVEN DIFFERENT CHIEFS
THAT HAVE FOUR OR MORE SACKS.
YOU SEE ALLEN BAILEY CHECKING
BACK IN.
HE’S A GOOD INSIDE PASS RUSHER.
DERRICK JOHNSON, NUMBER 56,
THEIR INSIDE LINEBACKER, HE’S
GOT FOUR SACKS.
AND THEY BRING RON PARKER, THEIR
NICKEL CORNER, NUMBER 38, HE’S
GOT FIVE SACKS.
SO YOU’VE GOT TO DEAL WITH A LOT
OF PEOPLE COMING AT YOUR
QUARTERBACK.
>>Mike: SECOND AND SEVEN.
HOYER, MIDDLE, OFF THE HANDS OF
GRIFFIN.
BROKEN UP BY ABDULLAH AND
INCOMPLETE.
>>Jon: YOU’VE GOT TO CATCH THAT
FOOTBALL.
BILL O’BRIEN COMES FROM NEW
ENGLAND WHERE THE TIGHT ENDS
WERE A HUGE PART OF HIS PASS
OFFENSE.
AND THEY JUST HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE
TO GET THESE TIGHT ENDS INVOLVED
AT ALL.
FIEDOROWICZ, GRAHAM, GRIFFIN,
YOU NAME THE TIGHT END.
THEY JUST HAVEN’T DELIVERED THIS
YEAR.
YOU’VE GOT TO CATCH IT.
>>Mike: FOR AN OFFENSE THAT
LOVES TO HAVE AN INVOLVED TIGHT
END, THIS IS THE SECOND LOWEST
PRODUCTIVE TIGHT END GROUP IN
TERMS OF RECEPTIONS AND YARDS
THIS YEAR.
THIRD AND SEVEN.
HOYER HAS GOT TIME, HOPKINS,
JUMP BALL.
COULDN’T GET UP THERE WITH
SMITH.
HAD HIM LOCKED DOWN THERE AND
WE’LL SEE WHAT THEY DO HERE IN A
GO SITUATION ON FOURTH DOWN.
>>Jon: SEAN SMITH, THE EX-MIAMI
DOLPHIN.
WHAT AN ACQUISITION HE HAS BEEN.
HE FITS THIS BOB SUTTON DEFENSE
BEAUTIFULLY.
AND IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT
THE CHIEFS, YOU DON’T KNOW WHO
THEIR SECONDARY COACH IS, DO
YOU, MIKE?
>>Mike: A GUY WHO’S BEEN AROUND
A LITTLE BIT, EMMITT THOMAS.
>>Jon: EMMITT THOMAS, HALL OF
FAME CORNER.
WAS HE A BIG, PHYSICAL KANSAS
CITY CHIEF.
THIS YOUNG SECONDARY, THEY FEED
OFF OF HIS KNOWLEDGE AND
ENTHUSIASM.
>>Mike: FOURTH AND SEVEN.
HOYER HAD IT STRIPPED OR LOST IT
AGAIN.
PICKED IT UP AND HE’S TACKLED AT
THE 30 YARD LINE.
ALLEN BAILEY, WHO PUSHED THE
POCKET BACK EARLIER TO FORCE A
FUMBLE BY HOYER, INVOLVED THERE
AS THE CHIEFS TAKE OVER ON
DOWNS.
>>Jon: FIVE TURNOVERS, BAILEY
RUINED HOUSTON’S OPENING GAME
AND HE’S GOING TO RUIN THEIR
FINAL GAME OF THE SEASON AS
WELL.
>>Mike: KANSAS CITY DEFENSE
PITCHING A SHUTOUT.
ALLEN BAILEY’S LONG ARM OF THE
LAW GETTING IN THERE.
>>Mike: THE NFL WILD CARD
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAPITAL
ONE QUICK SILVER CARD.
NFL SHOP.COM, GEAR UP FOR THE
PLAYOFFS AT THE OFFICIAL STORE
OF THE NFL.
DRIVE AROUND IN YOUR WESTERN
HAT.
GARY KOHN AND HIS FAMILY HAS
BEEN MAKING IT FOR 100 YEARS,
INCLUDING FOR PRESIDENT BUSH 41.
PRESIDENT BUSH, SHAQUILLE
O’NEAL.
I WAS GOING TO GET YOU ONE.
>>Jon: I LOVE MERLE HAGGARD.
DID YOU EVER HEAR THAT SONG
“RAINBOW STEW.”
>>Mike: WHILE WE WERE IN BREAK,
J.J. WATT LEFT THE FIELD, 27-0,
TEN MINUTES LEFT.
WATT HAS NOT COME BACK ON THE
FIELD TO PLAY SINCE BEING
INJURED ON THAT LONG OPENING
DRIVE IN THE THIRD QUARTER, THAT
94-YARD DRIVE THAT REALLY TOOK
HOUSTON OUT OF ANY VERY SLIM
HOPES TO COME BACK HERE.
ZONE READ KEEP BY THE
QUARTERBACK AND ALEX SMITH
SLIDES DOWN.
HE DOESN’T NEED A HIT.
TWO YARDS SHY OF A FIRST DOWN.
>>Jon: WELL, WE SAID ALEX SMITH
IS A MEMBER OF THE AAA CLUB.
YOU’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO
AUDIBLE.
HE SEES QUINTIN DEMPS, HE
AUDIBLES, CHANGES THE PLAY AND
TRAVIS KELCE WINS ON A DEEP
CROSS, WELL DONE.
THEN THE ATHLETICISM.
HIS SCRAMBLING IS A REAL PROBLEM
FOR DEFENSES, AND HE HAS ARM
TALENT, MIKE, AS DISPLAYED ON
THE TOUCHDOWN TO CONLEY.
THIRD DOWN AND TWO, CAN HE
FINISH.
HE’S GOING TO KEEP HERE.
>>Mike: I WOULD BE LIMITING MY
HITS ON ALEX SMITH AT THIS
POINT.
IT’S 27-0.
WE KNOW HE CAN DO THIS.
LET’S BAG THE ZONE READ FOR A
LITTLE BIT IF YOU’RE KANSAS
CITY.
JON, WHAT A STORY FOR HIM.
IT LOOKS LIKE HE’LL GET A SECOND
PLAYOFF WIN OF HIS CAREER.
HE SURPRISED SOME FOLKS.
NOT CAM NEWTON, NOT TYROD
TAYLOR, NOT RUSSELL WILSON, BUT
498 QUARTERBACK RUSHING YARDS IN
2015.
>>Jon: AND HE’S 31 YEARS OLD
TOO.
WHAT AN ATHLETE HE IS.
WHEN YOU EVALUATE QUARTERBACKS,
YOU CAN EVALUATE A LOT OF
THINGS.
I START WITH DID THEY WIN, AND
THAT’S WHAT ALEX SMITH CONTINUES
TO DO.
I WONDER WHAT THE 49ers ARE
THINKING, MIKE?
YOU KNOW, THEY’RE IN A SITUATION
NOW THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE
THEY’RE GOING AT HEAD COACH.
THEIR OFFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY WITH
GABBERT AND KAEPERNICK.
ALEX SMITH HAD THE 49ers ON THE
BRINK OF A SUPER BOWL, AND I
BELIEVE THEY WERE UNDEFEATED
WHEN HE GOT HURT AND HE WAS
TRADED HERE TO KANSAS CITY.
HE’S TURNED THE CHIEFS AROUND.
THEY WERE 2-14 THE YEAR BEFORE
HE GOT HERE, MIKE.
THIS MAN KNOWS HOW TO WIN
FOOTBALL GAMES.
HE CHECKS HIS EGO AT THE DOOR,
HE’S A PREPARATION FREAK AND
HE’S A GREAT ATHLETE.
>>Mike: EIGHT MINUTES TO GO.
THIS IS THE FULLBACK, ANTHONY
SHERMAN, OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.
GAIN OF A COUPLE.
JON, YOU TALKED ABOUT THAT
EXPERIENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR
ALEX SMITH.
WHAT A JOURNEY IT WAS.
EIGHT YEARS THE NUMBER ONE
OVERALL PICK, SEVEN OFFENSIVE
COORDINATORS.
A LOT OF HELLO, MY NAME IS TAGS
IN THE MEETING ROOMS WITH ALEX
SMITH.
BUT HE DID GET TO THE 2007 AFC
TITLE GAME, THEY LOST TO THE
GIANTS IN OVERTIME AND LOST THAT
STARTING JOB.
COLIN KAEPERNICK REPLACED HIM
AFTER HE SUFFERED A CONCUSSION.
YOU CAN’T COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT
HAPPENED.
KAEPERNICK DID GET THEM TO THE
SUPER BOWL.
THE HARBAUGH BROTHERS AGAINST
EACH OTHER IN NEW ORLEANS.
SAN FRANCISCO LOST AT THE VERY
ENDING OF THAT GAME.
THAT’S WHAT GAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO MOVE SMITH.
AND WHAT A PLACE AND THE RIGHT
COACH HE’S FOUND AS WELL.
ON THIRD AND FOUR HE’S GOING TO
TAKE A SACK AS HE’S THROWN DOWN
BY WHITNEY MERCILUS.
HE MADE THE DECISION NOT TO
THROW THE COVERED SPENCER WARE
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.
IT WILL BE FOURTH DOWN.
>>Jon: THAT’S A ONE-MAN SCREEN.
HE SAW THE TEXANS READ IT.
HE ATE THE FOOTBALL AND WILL
CONTINUE TO USE THE CLOCK.
>>Mike: ISN’T THAT A PART OF —
THAT PLAY RIGHT THERE.
JIM HARBAUGH IS BEATING HIS
HEAD, NO INTERCEPTIONS, NO
INTERCEPTIONS.
HE’S SO GOOD ABOUT TAKING CARE
OF THE BALL.
THAT PLAY, IF IT WAS AN
INTERCEPTION, IS BAD.
THIS PLAY IS A HECK OF A LOT
BETTER THAN THAT ONE.
>>Jon: WHEN YOU’RE UP 27-0 IT’S
THE ONLY PLAY AND THAT’S WHAT
ALEX SMITH HAS DONE A GREAT JOB
OF, HIS DECISION-MAKING.
>>Mike: THAT WILL GO DOWN AS A
SACK FOR WHITNEY MERCILUS.
THAT’S HIS THIRD OF THE GAME.
ROCKET HIT BY COLQUITT AND THE
SIDELINE TOO.
THAT’S A PROFESSIONAL PUNT.
>>Jon: FIELD POSITION.
>>Mike: WOW.
>>Jon: COLQUITT, THIS DEFENSE
AND ALEX SMITH ARE THE WINNING
EDGE FOR THE CHIEFS.
>>Mike: ERIC STONESTREET IN
FRONT OF CLARK HUNT, THE OWNER
OF THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS.
HIS DAD, LAMAR HUNT, THE HALL OF
FAMER, PASSED AWAY NINE YEARS
AGO.
ON THE RIGHT, THE FOUNDER AND
CHAIRMAN OF THE CEO OF THE
TEXANS, BOB McNAIR, WHO BROUGHT
FOOTBALL BACK HERE IN 2002 AFTER
THAT FIVE-YEAR ABSENCE WHEN THE
OILERS LEFT FOR TENNESSEE.
INTERCEPTION AND FIFTH TURNOVER
OF THE GAME IN THE HANDS OF SEAN
SMITH AND HE’LL GO DOWN AT THE
21 YARD LINE.
THAT’S THE STORY OF THE DAY.
MINUS FOUR IN THE TURNOVERS FOR
THE TEXANS — OR PLUS FOUR IF
YOU LOOK AT IT FROM THE CHIEFS’
PERSPECTIVE.
AS HOYER HAS BEEN INTERCEPTED
FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN THIS WILD
CARD GAME.
>>Jon: WELL, HE’S WIDE OPEN,
MIKE.
THE BALL IS JUST TERRIBLY THROWN
AND SEAN SMITH HAS THE EASY
INTERCEPTION.
KANSAS CITY’S DEFENSE HAS BEEN
OUTSTANDING AND BRIAN HOYER HAS
REALLY STRUGGLED FROM THE
GET-GO.
>>Mike: FIVE TURNOVERS FOR
HOYER TODAY.
>>Mike: MONDAY NIGHT THE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, ALABAMA
AND CLEMSON.
COVERAGE ON ALL THE NETWORKS,
ALL DIFFERENT PLATFORMS.
TODD BLACKLEDGE WILL JOIN YOU ON
ESPN RADIO AS NICK SABAN TRIES
TO WIN NUMBER FIVE AND GET
WITHIN ONE OF THE BEAR.
TRYING TO WIN A FOURTH.
THE CLEMSON TIGERS WILL HAVE
SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THAT.
LOOK FORWARD TO THE NATIONAL
TITLE GAME.
CHRIS FOWLER, KIRK HERBSTREIT
WILL HAVE IT FOR YOU ON ESPN
MONDAY NIGHT.
SPENCER WARE, A COUPLE OF YARDS.
>>Jon: SO, MIKE, TO PUT THIS IN
PERSPECTIVE, KANSAS CITY WAS 1-5
AND IN NFL HISTORY, I DON’T KNOW
IF ANYBODY HAS GONE 1-5 AND
REELED OFF 11 STRAIGHT WINS.
THEY LOST JAMAAL CHARLES, THEY
PLAYED FIVE WEEKS WITHOUT JUSTIN
HOUSTON.
THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO PLAY
WITHOUT JEREMY MACLIN
POTENTIALLY.
THERE’S SEAN SMITH, HE MISSED
THE FIRST FOUR GAMES.
AND KANSAS CITY HAS OVERCOME IT
ALL.
INCREDIBLE FASHION.
>>Mike: KNILE DAVIS GETS A
TURN.
GAIN OF A YARD THERE.
THEY WIN THE TEN STRAIGHT AT THE
END OF THE REGULAR SEASON.
NO TEAM HAD EVER GONE 1-5 AND
WON 11 GAMES.
YOU’LL HAD A 11th CONSECUTIVE
WIN IN THE POSTSEASON AND THAT
WIN WITHOUT A WIN IN THE
POSTSEASON TO STOP THAT SKID AT
EIGHT.
THESE GUYS WEREN’T AROUND BUT
THEY KNOW ABOUT IT AND FEEL THAT
PRESSURE AND REALLY FEEL THE
GAME FROM TWO YEARS AGO AGAINST
INDIANAPOLIS.
THEY WILL TAKE THE CONFIDENCE OF
A TERRIFIC DEFENSE EITHER TO
DENVER OR TO FOXBOROUGH NEXT
WEEKEND.
THIRD AND SEVEN, CAUGHT BY
FRANKIE HAMMOND WHO’S TACKLED AT
THE 15 YARD LINE AND WE’LL GET
ANOTHER CAIRO SANTOS FIELD GOAL
ATTEMPT.
>>Jon: I REMEMBER COACHING IN
TAMPA AND THEY SAID YOU NEVER
WON A GAME BELOW 40 DEGREES.
YOU’VE NEVER WON A GAME WHEN
IT’S COLD.
OUR PLAYERS GOT TIRED OF HEARING
ABOUT THAT AND WE FINALLY GOT
THAT DONE.
EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE NOT A PART OF
THOSE PREVIOUS GAMES, YOU WANT
TO GET RID OF THESE NEGATIVE
STREAKS.
I’M SURE ANDY REID FEELS GOOD
ABOUT THAT.
WHAT A JOB HE’S DONE WHEREVER
HE’S BEEN.
I THINK HIS OFFENSIVE
COORDINATOR, MIKE, PERHAPS COULD
BE ONE OF THE UP AND COMING HEAD
COACHES, DOUG PEDERSON.
>>Mike: SANTOS HAS MADE A PAIR
FROM 49.
A VERY UGLY ADD FROM 33 FOR A
THIRD FIELD GOAL.
BUT IT STILL LOOKS GOOD ON THE
BOARD.
30-0 KANSA
>>Mike: BRACKETING OUR COVERAGE
HERE, WE’LL HAVE THE GNC
“SPORTSCENTER” AFTER THE GAME.
STEVE YOUNG, TRENT DILFER, RAY
LEWIS HERE.
WE’LL SET THE TABLE FOR THE
CINCINNATI-PITTSBURGH SECOND AFC
WILD CARD GAME TODAY.
OF COURSE TOMORROW YOU WILL HAVE
MINNESOTA AND SEATTLE IN THE
COLD ON NBC AND FOX WILL HAVE
THE LATE GAME WITH GREEN BAY AT
JAY GRUDEN’S WASHINGTON
REDSKINS.
OUR GROUP IS A FAMILY AS WE
TRAVEL ON THE ROAD AND ONE OF
OUR LEADERS FOR MANY YEARS GOING
BACK TO THE START OF THE NFL ON
ESPN, MIKE CHASON.
HE IS ANNOUNCING HIS RETIREMENT
AND HAD AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT IN
OUR CAMERA MEETING WITH ALL OF
OUR GROUP BEFORE THE GAME.
SETTING UP THE SHOW, LEADER OF
THE GROUP, GODFATHER OF EVERYONE
ON OUR CREW.
FOUR DECADES THE NFL ON ESPN.
THAT MAN HAS BEEN A PART OF IT.
WE SALUTE YOU, FRIEND, AND THANK
YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
JOB WELL DONE.
NEXT TIME MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
IS ON, FEET UP, HOPE YOU’RE
WATCHING WITH A COLD ONE, ENJOY
IT.
GREAT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE WHO
YOU GAVE A LOT OF LEADERSHIP TO
A LOT OF YEARS.
>>Jon: NO DOUBT.
TALK ABOUT A HIGHLY MOTIVATED
HARD-WORKING MAN.
HE’S A GRINDER.
>>Mike: THANK YOU, MIKE.
OUR ENTIRE CREW AS WELL, ALL
SEASON LONG.
YOU SEE THE CHIEFS LEADING THE
FANS WHO ARE HERE DOING THE
TOMAHAWK CHOP.
IT IS A TAKEOVER OF NRG STADIUM
BY THE CHIEFS FANS WHO MADE THE
750-MILE JOURNEY.
HOYER FIRES, ALMOST INTERCEPTED
FOR A FIFTH TIME.
IT’S BROKEN UP BY STEVEN NELSON,
THE CORNER.
>>Jon: THERE IS NOTHING ON ANY
OF THESE THROWS.
HOYER, WHO’S HAD CONCUSSION
PROBLEMS THIS YEAR NOT THROWING
THE BALL WELL.
THAT ONE FLUTTERED OUT THERE AND
SHOULD HAVE BEEN INTERCEPTED.
MISERABLE WAY TO END THE SEASON.
STORY BOOK OPPORTUNITY FOR HOYER
TO TAKE A TEAM TO THE PLAYOFFS
AFTER HIS WELL JOURNEYED CAREER,
AND IT ENDS IN SILENT FASHION
TONIGHT.
>>Mike: FAR SIDE, INCOMPLETE.
INTENDED FOR JAELEN STRONG.
THE LAST SHUTOUT IN THE PLAYOFFS
WAS TEN YEARS AND A DAY AGO.
THE ’05 PLAYOFFS.
CAROLINA SHUT OUT THE GIANTS
23-0.
WE’VE HAD 107 GAMES SINCE SINCE
THE SHUTOUT.
YOU WERE PART OF THE SHUTOUT
BACK IN THE DAY.
>>Jon: I WAS?
DID I GET SHUT OUT?
>>Mike: NO, YOU DIDN’T.
>>Jon: YOU HAVE A LOT OF
MEMORIES TONIGHT, MIKE.
>>Mike: I THOUGHT YOU’D
REMEMBER THAT.
YOU SAID YOU NEVER FORGET THESE
PLAYOFF GAMES.
A GUY KICKED FOR YOU — LECHLER
41-YARDER RETURNED BY HAMMOND AT
MIDFIELD.
3:10 REMAINING.
>>Jon: I’VE GOT A STATISTIC FOR
YOU, MIKE.
>>Mike: ALL RIGHT, LOVE IT.
>>Jon: ONE THAT’S GOING TO COME
INTO PLAY PERHAPS TONIGHT AND IN
THE COLD WEATHER TOMORROW IN
MINNEAPOLIS.
IN THE PLAYOFFS, I THINK I’VE
SEEN 370 CONSECUTIVE EXTRA
POINTS MADE.
370 EXTRA POINTS IN A ROW HAVE
BEEN MADE.
BUT IN COLD WEATHER WITH THE
BALL MOVED BACK, THE EXTRA POINT
CHANGED.
THE RULE CHANGE THIS YEAR COULD
COME INTO PLAY.
HOW ABOUT THAT?
>>Mike: VERY GOOD STAT MAN.
SEVEN YEARS AGO YOU DIDN’T LIKE
STATS AND NOW YOU’VE GOT A
PILEFUL.
>>Jon: I’M GOING TO MISS YOU.
WE HAD A LOT OF FUN.
>>Mike: GREAT SEASON.
OUR AWESOME MONDAY NIGHT
FOOTBALL CREW.
IT’S BEEN OUR HONOR AND
PLEASURE.
WE HAD THE CLOSEST SEASON OF
GAMES IN MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
HISTORY.
ONE-SIDED AFFAIR HERE IN THIS
WILD CARD GAME.
STILL A JOY TO BE WITH OUR GROUP
THE LAST 20 PLUS WEEKS AND WE’VE
GOT ONE MORE.
WE’LL SAY ALOHA TO YOU FROM THE
PRO BOWL IN A FEW WEEKS AS ALEX
SMITH’S DAY IS DONE AND CHASE
DANIEL IS IN AT QUARTERBACK.
SEVENTH YEAR MAN OUT OF
MISSOURI.
>>Mike: AND KNILE DAVIS JUST
RAN THE BALL OFF THE RIGHT SIDE.
THAT’S A BIG NAME IN THIS GAME.
DAVIS GOT THE PARTY STARTED IN
KANSAS CITY WITH 106-YARD RETURN
AND THEY HAVE NOT LOOKED BACK.
>>Mike: BY THE WAY, WHILE WE’RE
HANDING OUT ACCOLADES TO OUR
CREW AND STATS AS WELL, AS DAVIS
CARRIES, THE SPORTS BUREAU IS
THE BEST EVER DOING STATS.
THAT KICKOFF RETURN BY KNILE
DAVIS WHICH STARTED THE
PLAYOFFS, FIRST PLAY OF THE
PLAYOFFS, IS THE FIRST TIME THE
NFL PLAYOFFS HAVE EVER STARTED
WITH A KICKOFF RETURN FOR A
TOUCHDOWN.
80-PLUS YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN
PLAYING POSTSEASON GAMES.
>>Jon: WE’VE GOT TO TAKE A
BREAK AND COME UP WITH MORE
STATS.
WE’RE WORKING, BABY.
>>Mike: SEASON ENDING FOR THE
TEXANS, CONTINUING FOR THE
>>Mike: 30-0 HERE.
IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL
POSTSEASON, THESE ARE THE ONLY
30-PLUS ROAD SHUTOUT WINS.
THERE WAS A FAMOUS GAME IN 1940,
THE BALTIMORE COLTS AGAINST THE
BROWNS.
IN 1968 THE THIRD TIME THAT
WOULD HAPPEN IF THE SCORE HOLDS
UP.
30-0.
MOST OF THE 70,000 PLUS ARE GONE
EXCEPT FOR THE CHIEFS FANS
WEARING RED.
A LOT OF TEXANS FANS SHOWED UP
IN THEIR RED AS WELL.
THAT ’73 GAME WASHINGTON HAD A
TOUCHDOWN DROPPED.
THAT WOULD HAVE HELD AND
IMPACTED THE GAME AND HE SAID
WELL, THEN WE WOULD HAVE LOST
73-7 INSTEAD OF 73-0.
>>Jon: YOU LOOK AT ANDY REID
AND HIS COACHING STAFF.
I REALLY PUT A PREMIUM ON
COACHING AS AN EX-COACH.
WHAT A STAFF HE HAS ASSEMBLED
HERE.
WE TALKED ABOUT DOUG PEDERSON,
HIS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR,
RUMORED TO BE A HOT HEAD
COACHING CANDIDATE.
BOB SUTTON, HIS DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR.
EMMITT THOMAS, SECONDARY COACH.
HOW ABOUT DAVE TOUB, SPECIAL
TEAMS TODAY.
KICKOFF RETURNED FOR A
TOUCHDOWN.
THREE PUNTS INSIDE THE 20.
SEVEN TOUCHBACKS.
THEY GET IT DONE IN THE MEETING
ROOM WITH THEIR COACHING TOO.
>>Mike: TAKE TWO KNEES AND
CLOSE THIS OUT.
LET’S TALK ABOUT HOUSTON HERE
FOR A MOMENT.
THEY’RE GOING TO PLAY A FIST
PLACE SCHEDULE.
THEY’RE GOING TO PLAY THE
BENGALS AND PATRIOTS NEXT YEAR.
THEY’LL PLAY KANSAS CITY AGAIN.
THEY’LL BE IN THE MARKET FOR A
QUARTERBACK, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT,
IN THEIR OFFSEASON.
NOW A LOOK AHEAD FOR KANSAS CITY
AS BILL O’BRIEN’S SEASON WILL
END 9-7, FIRST PLAYOFF GAME.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHIEFS GOING
FORWARD EITHER TO DENVER OR TO
NEW ENGLAND NEXT WEEKEND?
>>Jon: BIG LOSS IN JEREMY
MACLIN.
YOU LOSE JAMAAL CHARLES AND
POTENTIALLY JEREMY MACLIN,
THAT’S A BIG BITE OUT OF YOUR
SKILL ON OFFENSE, BUT OVER THE
LAST 13 GAMES, MIKE, WITH THIS
INCLUDED, THEY HAVE GIVEN UP
LESS THAN 12 POINTS A GAME.
YOU CAN RIDE THAT A LONG WAY,
AND ANDY REID KNOWS IT.
>>Mike: TRIPS TO HOUSTON HAVE
BEEN GOOD FOR THE KANSAS CITY
TEAMS IN THIS GREAT SPORTS YEAR,
IN THAT WONDERFUL CITY.
WORLD SERIES CHAMP ROYALS BEAT
THE ASTROS IN A MEMORABLE GAME
HERE AND A PLAYOFF SHUTOUT FOR
ANDY REID AND THE CHIEFS OVER
THE TEXANS.
30-0 HERE TODAY.
ALEX SMITH GETS A SECOND PLAYOFF
WIN AND HE’S STANDING BY WITH
LISA SALTERS.
>>Lisa: THANK YOU, MIKE.
ALEX, IN THE SECOND HALF YOU
GUYS REALLY STARTED TO MAKE IT
LOOK EASY.
WHAT CAME TOGETHER AND STARTED
WORKING IN THE SECOND HALF?
>>I THINK A LITTLE BIT JUST
KIND OF IDENTIFYING HOW THEY
WERE GOING TO PLAY US.
A LOT OF UNKNOWNS.
IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SIPS LAST
TIME WE PLAYED THEM AND JUST
TRYING TO SEE HOW THEY WERE
GOING TO TREAT SOME OF OUR
FORMATIONS AND PERSONNEL.
I THINK WE GOT SOME OF THAT
IRONED OUT AT HALFTIME AND CAME
OUT AND MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS.
>>Lisa: WHAT IMPACT DID THAT
OPENING KICKOFF RETURN HAVE ON
JUMP STARTING EVERYTHING?
>>YOU NEVER EXPECT TO START A
GAME LIKE THAT.
WE FEEL LIKE WE CAN PLAY THREE
PHASES OF FOOTBALL, ALL THREE
PHASES COMING OUT AND REALLY
GIVING US A KICK START.
>>Lisa: NOW, YOU’RE MOVING ON
BUT IT COULD BE WITHOUT JEREMY
MACLIN.
YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT.
>>WE’LL FIND OUT, YOU KNOW, I’M
SURE.
BUT OBVIOUSLY HE’S A HUGE
PLAYER, TREMENDOUS PLAYER FOR US
OUTSIDE.
ANY TIME A GUY LIKE THAT GOES
DOWN, IT’S HARD.
IT’S HARD.
HE’S SUCH A LEADER FOR US ON AND
OFF THE FIELD.
WE’LL SEE, THOUGH, RIGHT NOW WE
DON’T KNOW.
>>Lisa: THAT’S 11 CONSECUTIVE
WINS AFTER STARTING 1-5.
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THIS TEAM?
>>I THINK IT’S JUST EVERYTHING.
IT’S HARD TO EXPLAIN.
YOU KNOW, A LITTLE BIT LIKE I
SAID, I THINK IT COMES DOWN TO
THREE PHASES OF FOOTBALL.
WE’VE GOT HIGH CHARACTER GUYS
THAT PUT IN THE TIME AND
SACRIFICE.
>>Lisa: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WIN.
MIKE, BACK TO YOU.
>>Mike: THANKS, LISA, GREAT
SEASON.
NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICK ALEX
SMITH, ANDY REID AND THEY’RE
CHOPPING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE
LAST EIGHT IN THE NFL PLAYOFFS.
KANSAS CITY IS MOVING ON.
HE GETS A KISS FROM HIS WIFE,
TAMMY.
30-0 OUR FINAL SCORE HERE.
STAY TUNED FOR THE POSTGAME

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