Posted: 4:07 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
By Kenneth Arthur
Just beating the Redskins might not have been enough to convince doubters that they were for real, so the Chiefs absolutely embarrassed them instead.
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first nine games of the season, but because they played a soft schedule and featured a below-average passing offense, many people doubted the "legitimacy" of their record. Losing their next three games, including two to the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos, did not do anything to help the Chiefs' case. But on Sunday against the Washington Redskins, they showed just how dominating they can be.
Behind the strength of an incredible day on special teams and an efficient day by quarterback Alex Smith, Kansas City beat the Redskins 45-10 in Washington.
Up 31-0 by the second quarter following a 74-yard punt return touchdown by Dexter McCluster, the Chiefs never let up on their way to their 10th win of the season. After a Redskins touchdown to close the gap to 31-7, Quentin Demps returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for another score.
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Did They Cover?
The Chiefs were 3.5-point favorites, according to OddsShark.com, so they covered by quite a bit.
The Redskins travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Sunday, December 15 at 1:00 PM EST.
The Chiefs go to Oakland to play the Raiders at the same date and time.