2010 Kansas City Chiefs season

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2010 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coach Todd Haley
General manager Scott Pioli
Home field Arrowhead Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card
Pro Bowlers QB Matt Cassel
RB Jamaal Charles
WR Dwayne Bowe
G Brian Waters
LB Tamba Hali
S Eric Berry
Timeline
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The 2010 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 41st season in the National Football League, the 51st overall and the second under the head coach/general manager tandem of Todd Haley and Scott Pioli. The team improved on its 4–12 record from 2009, and won their first AFC West division title since 2003. In 2010, the Chiefs moved training camp to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri after spending the previous 19 summers in River Falls, Wisconsin.

Offseason[edit]

Coaching Changes[edit]

The Chiefs added former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis as their offensive coordinator, and former Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel as their defensive coordinator. Both worked in their respective positions while Scott Pioli was the Vice President of Player Personnel with the New England Patriots. They also brought in former Arizona Cardinals coach Richie Anderson to be the team's wide receivers coach, former Notre Dame coach Bernie Parmalee to be the team's tight ends coach, former New England Patriots defensive lineman Anthony Pleasant to be the team's defensive line coach, former Kansas City Chiefs great Emmitt Thomas to be the team's defensive backs coach, Cincinnati Bengals' Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer's son Adam Zimmer to be the team's assistant linebackers coach, former New York Jets and New England Patriots defensive back Otis Smith to be the team's defensive quality control coach, and well-respected and longtime trainer Mike Clark to be the team's head strength and conditioning coach.

Free Agency[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs Free Agency[1]
Position Player Status* 2009 Team 2010 Team
OG Andy Alleman UFA Kansas City Chiefs Indianapolis Colts
RB Jackie Battle RFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
S Mike Brown UFA Kansas City Chiefs TBD
WR Chris Chambers UFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
WR Terrance Copper UFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
FB Mike Cox EFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
QB Brodie Croyle RFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
WR Devard Darling UFA Kansas City Chiefs TBD
WR David Grimes UFA Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs
LB Derrick Johnson RFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
RB Thomas Jones UFA New York Jets Kansas City Chiefs
CB Maurice Leggett EFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
OG Ryan Lilja UFA Indianapolis Colts Kansas City Chiefs
LB Corey Mays RFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
OT Ikechuku Ndukwe RFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
C Rudy Niswanger RFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
OT Ryan O'Callaghan RFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
S Jarrad Page RFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
OT Barry Richardson EFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
TE Sean Ryan UFA Kansas City Chiefs Washington Redskins
RB Dantrell Savage UFA Kansas City Chiefs Carolina Panthers
NT Shaun Smith UFA Cincinnati Bengals Kansas City Chiefs
OG Wade Smith UFA Kansas City Chiefs Houston Texans
LB Andy Studebaker EFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
WR Jerheme Urban RFA Arizona Cardinals Kansas City Chiefs
LB Mike Vrabel UFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
WR Bobby Wade UFA Kansas City Chiefs Washington Redskins
C Casey Wiegmann UFA Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs

*RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, Franchise: Franchise tag

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

The Chiefs had the fifth pick in the draft after finishing the 2009 season 4–12. They had an additional second round pick from the Atlanta Falcons in a trade that sent tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Falcons and two additional fifth round picks, one of them coming from the Carolina Panthers in a trade that sent defensive end Tank Tyler to the Panthers, and the other coming from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for quarterback Tyler Thigpen. The Chiefs traded their sixth round pick to the Dolphins for Guard Andy Alleman and tackle Ikechuku Ndukwe and their seventh round pick to the Dolphins for a sixth round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Kansas City Chiefs 2010 NFL Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position Height Weight College Contract Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 5 5 Eric Berry S 6 ft 0 in 211 lb. Tennessee
2 4 36 Dexter McCluster RB 5 ft 8 in 172 lb. Mississippi
18 50 Javier Arenas CB 5 ft 9 in 198 lb. Alabama From Atlanta Falcons
3 4 68 Jon Asamoah OG 6 ft 4 in 305 lb. Illinois
30 93 Tony Moeaki TE 6 ft 4 in 250 lb. Iowa From Houston Texans via Minnesota Vikings
5 5 136 Kendrick Lewis S 6 ft 1 in 195 lb. Mississippi
11 142 Cameron Sheffield LB 6 ft 2 in 257 lb. Troy

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Chiefs preseason schedule was announced on March 31, 2010.[2]

Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 13 7:00 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons L 10–20 0–1 Georgia Dome KCTV Recap
2 August 21 6:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 15–20 0–2 Raymond James Stadium KCTV Recap
3 August 27 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles L 17–20 0–3 Arrowhead Stadium KCTV Recap
4 September 2 7:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers W 17–13 1–3 Arrowhead Stadium KCTV Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff (CT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 13 9:15 p.m. San Diego Chargers W 21–14 1–0 Arrowhead Stadium ESPN Recap
2 September 19 12:00 p.m. at Cleveland Browns W 16–14 2–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 26 12:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers W 31–10 3–0 Arrowhead Stadium Fox Recap
4 Bye
5 October 10 12:00 p.m. at Indianapolis Colts L 9–19 3–1 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
6 October 17 12:00 p.m. at Houston Texans L 31–35 3–2 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
7 October 24 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars W 42–20 4–2 Arrowhead Stadium CBS Recap
8 October 31 12:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills W 13–10 (OT) 5–2 Arrowhead Stadium CBS Recap
9 November 7 3:15 p.m. at Oakland Raiders L 20–23 (OT) 5–3 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum CBS Recap
10 November 14 3:05 p.m. at Denver Broncos L 29–49 5–4 INVESCO Field at Mile High CBS Recap
11 November 21 12:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals W 31–13 6–4 Arrowhead Stadium Fox Recap
12 November 28 3:05 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks W 42–24 7–4 Qwest Field CBS Recap
13 December 5 12:00 p.m. Denver Broncos W 10–6 8–4 Arrowhead Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 12 3:15 p.m. at San Diego Chargers L 0–31 8–5 Qualcomm Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 19 12:00 p.m. at St. Louis Rams W 27–13 9–5 Edward Jones Dome CBS Recap
16 December 26 12:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans W 34–14 10–5 Arrowhead Stadium CBS Recap
17 January 2 12:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders L 10–31 10–6 Arrowhead Stadium CBS Recap

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 366 326 L1
San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 441 319 W1
Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 .500 6–0 6–6 410 371 W1
Denver Broncos 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 344 471 L1

Regular season results[edit]

Week 1: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week 1: San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 0 7 0 14
Chiefs 7 14 0 0 21

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • KC – Tony Moeaki 2-yard pass from Matt Cassell (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 14–7, Drive: 3 plays, 12 yards, 1:26.
  • KC – Dexter McCluster 94-yard punt return (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 21–7.
Third quarter
  • SD – Legedu Naanee 59-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding kick), Chiefs 21–14, Drive: 5 plays, 91 yards, 2:51.
Fourth quarter
  • No Scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SD – Legedu Naanee – 5 receptions, 110 yards, 1 touchdown
  • KC – Tony Moeaki – 3 receptions, 21 yards, 1 touchdown
Top tacklers

The Chiefs began their season at home for a division rivalry match against the San Diego Chargers. In the first quarter the Chiefs trailed early as QB Philip Rivers completed a 3-yard TD pass to TE Antonio Gates. The Chiefs replied when RB Jamaal Charles made a 56-yard TD run. In the 2nd quarter the Chiefs took the lead with QB Matt Cassel completing a 2-yard TD pass to TE Tony Moeaki. This was followed by WR Dexter McCluster returning a punt 94 yards to the endzone for a touchdown. In the third quarter the Chargers cut the lead when QB Philip Rivers threw a 59-yard TD pass to WR Legedu Naanee. In the 4th quarter the Chiefs defense prevented any more scoring giving themselves a win.

With the win, the Chiefs began at 1–0.

Week 2: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 7 3 3 16
Browns 0 14 0 0 14

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
1st quarter
  • KC – (8:43) Ryan Succop 35-yard field goal, Chiefs 3–0, Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 0:36.
2nd quarter
  • CLE – (12:31) Peyton Hillis 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), Browns 7–3, Drive: 10 plays, 98 yards, 5:06.
  • KC – (10:02) Brandon Flowers 33-yard interception return (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 10–7.
  • CLE – (8:43) Joshua Cribbs 65-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Phil Dawson kick), Browns 14–10, Drive: 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:19.
3rd quarter
  • KC – (8:48) Ryan Succop 26-yard field goal, Browns 14–13, Drive: 11 plays, 63 yards, 6:15.
4th quarter
  • KC – (7:44) Ryan Succop 23-yard field goal, Chiefs 16–14, Drive: 14 plays, 68 yards, 6:31.
Top passers
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 16/28, 176 yards, 2 interceptions
  • CLE – Seneca Wallace – 16/31, 229 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Hoping to increase their winning streak the Chiefs flew to Cleveland Browns Stadium for an AFC duel with the Browns. In the first quarter the Chiefs took the early lead when kicker Ryan Succop nailed a 35-yard field goal. The Chiefs fell behind in the 2nd quarter when RB Peyton Hillis completed a 1-yard TD run, but got back in the game when CB Brandon Flowers returned an interception 33 yards to the endzone for a touchdown. The Chiefs trailed again as QB Seneca Wallace made a 65-yard TD pass to WR Josh Cribbs. The Chiefs cut the lead in the 3rd quarter when Ryan Succop made a 26-yard field goal and then a 23-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, giving Kansas City the win.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 2–0.

Week 3: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week 3: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 3 0 7 10
Chiefs 0 10 14 7 31

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring
Second quarter
  • KC – Dexter McCluster 31-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 7–0, Drive: 1 plays, 31 yards, 0:10.
  • SF – Joe Nedney 51-yard field goal, Chiefs 7–3, Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 3:22.
  • KC – Ryan Succop 32-yard field goal, Chiefs 10–3, Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards, 1:05.
Third quarter
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 45-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 17–3, Drive: 2 plays, 45 yards, 0:16.
  • KC – Tony Moeaki 18-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 24–3, Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards, 5:05.
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SF – Alex Smith – 23/42, 232 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 16/27, 250 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Hoping to increase their winning streak the Chiefs played at home ground for an interconference duel with the 49ers. In the 2nd quarter, the Chiefs scored first when QB Matt Cassel made a 31-yard TD pass to WR Dexter McCluster. The lead was narrowed when kicker Joe Nedney hit a 51-yard field goal. But the Chiefs started to rally with kicker Ryan Succop getting a 32-yard field goal, followed by Cassel making a 45-yard TD pass to WR Dwayne Bowe. Then Cassel made an 18-yard TD pass to TE Tony Moeaki. This was followed in the 4th quarter by RB Thomas Jones making a 3-yard TD run. After that, the Niners replied with QB Alex Smith making a 12-yard TD pass to WR Josh Morgan.

With the win, not only did Kansas City enter its bye week at 3–0, but it also marked their first 3–0 start since 2003.

Week 4: Bye Week[edit]

With losses by both the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Kansas City Chiefs are left as the last undefeated team.

Week 5: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week 5: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 3 6 0 9
Colts 3 3 3 10 19

at Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
  • IND – (10:08) Adam Vinatieri 20-yard field goal. Drive: 9 plays, 35 yards, 4:56. (Colts 3–0)
Second quarter
  • IND – (9:19) Adam Vinatieri 24-yard field goal. Drive: 16 plays, 86 yards, 7:50. (Colts 6–0)
  • KC – (9:19) Ryan Succop 45-yard field goal. Drive: 3 plays, 34 yards, 0:16. (Colts 6–3)
Third quarter
  • IND – (8:36) Adam Vinatieri 47-yard field goal. Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 4:10. (Colts 9–3)
  • KC – (4:40) Ryan Succop 35-yard field goal. Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 3:56. (Colts 9–6)
  • KC– (3:26) Ryan Succop 43-yard field goal. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 0:18. (9–9)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – (14:40) Adam Vinatieri 42-yard field goal. Drive: 12 plays, 60 yards, 3:46. (Colts 12–9)
  • IND – (4:02) Mike Hart 11-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick) Drive: 12 plays, 71 yards, 5:33. (Colts 19–9)
Leading passers
Leading rushers
Leading receivers
Leading tacklers

Coming out of their bye week the Chiefs flew to Lucas Oil Stadium for an AFC duel with the Colts. In the first quarter the Chiefs trailed early as kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 20-yard field goal, followed by a 24-yard field goal in the second quarter. The Chiefs replied with kicker Ryan Succop nailing a 45-yard field goal. In the third quarter the Colts increased their lead with Vinatieri's 47-yard field goal, followed by Succop's 35 and 43-yard field goals to tie the game. In the fourth quarter the Chiefs trailed slightly with Vinatieri getting a 42-yard field goal. After that, the Chiefs defense was finally broken down with RB Mike Hart getting an 11-yard TD run.

With the loss, the Chiefs fell to 3–1 and it also marked the first time since 1970 where no teams start out 4–0.

Week 6: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week 6: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 7 7 10 7 31
Texans 0 7 7 21 35

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
Scoring
1st quarter
2nd quarter
3rd quarter
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 42-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 21–7, Drive: 9 plays, 77 yards, 4:53.
  • HOU – Derrick Ward 38-yard run (Neil Rackers kick), Chiefs 21–14, Drive: 3 plays, 66 yards, 1:17.
  • KC – Ryan Succop 24-yard field goal, Chiefs 24–14, Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:04.
4th quarter
  • HOU – Arian Foster 2-yard run (Neil Rackers kick), Chiefs 24–21, Drive: 11 plays, 46 yards, 5:52.
  • KC – Thomas Jones 11-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 31–21, Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 5:01.
  • HOU – Arian Foster 1-yard run (Neil Rackers kick), Chiefs 31–28, Drive: 8 plays, 86 yards, 3:35.
  • HOU – Andre Johnson 11-yard pass from Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers kick), Texans 35–31, Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 1:54.
Stats
Top passers
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 20/29, 201 yards, 3 touchdowns
  • HOU – Matt Schaub – 25/33, 305 yards, 2 touchdowns
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe – 6 receptions, 108 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • HOU – Andre Johnson – 8 receptions, 138 yards, 1 touchdown
Top tacklers

Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Colts The Chiefs flew to Reliant Stadium for an AFC duel against the Texans. In the first quarter the Chiefs took the early lead with QB Matt Cassel getting a 2-yard TD pass to OLB Mike Vrabel. The Texans responded and tied the game with QB Matt Schaub making a 5-yard TD pass to TE Joel Dreessen. The Chiefs rallied with Cassel making a 17 and a 42-yard TD pass to WR Dwayne Bowe in the 3rd quarter. The Texans replied with RB Derrick Ward getting a 38-yard TD run. Then kicker Ryan Succop made a 24-yard field goal to put the Chiefs up 24–14. In the fourth quarter the Texans closed the gap with RB Arian Foster making a 2-yard TD run, but the Chiefs tried to pull away with RB Thomas Jones getting an 11-yard TD run. However, the Texans replied and eventually snatched the win with Foster making a 1-yard TD run, and then with Schaub finding WR Andre Johnson on an 11-yard TD pass.

With the loss, the Chiefs fell to 3–2.

Week 7: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week 7: Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 10 7 0 20
Chiefs 7 7 14 14 42

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
1st Quarter
  • KC – Jamaal Charles 4-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 7–0. Drive: 2 plays, 74 yards, 0:35.
  • JAC – Josh Scobee 35-yard field goal, Chiefs 7–3. Drive: 9 plays, 50 yards, 4:38.
2nd Quarter
  • JAC – Maurice Jones-Drew 18-yard pass from Todd Bouman (Josh Scobee kick), Jaguars 10–7. Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 4:33.
  • KC – Thomas Jones 1-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 14–10. Drive: 14 plays, 73 yards, 8:07.
  • JAC – Josh Scobee 18-yard field goal, Chiefs 14–13. Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 1:24.
3rd Quarter
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 53-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 21–13. Drive: 2 plays, 60 yards, 0:37.
  • JAC – Mike Sims-Walker 9-yard pass from Todd Bouman (Josh Scobee kick), Chiefs 21–20. Drive: 6 plays, 58 yards, 3:47.
  • KC – Derrick Johnson 15-yard interception return (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 28–20.
4th Quarter
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 6-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 35–20. Drive: 10 plays, 85 yards, 5:51.
  • KC – Jackie Battle 1-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 42–20. Drive: 3 plays, 12 yards, 1:12.
Leading passers
Leading rushers
Leading receivers

Hoping to break their losing streak the Chiefs played on home ground for an AFC duel against the Jaguars. In the first quarter the Chiefs took the lead as RB Jamaal Charles got a 4-yard TD run. But the Jaguars replied with kicker Josh Scobee nailing a 35-yard field goal. The Jaguars took the lead in the second quarter with QB Todd Bouman making an 18-yard TD pass to RB Maurice Jones-Drew. The lead didn't last long after RB Thomas Jones got a 1-yard TD run, but the Chiefs' lead was soon narrowed after Scobee hit an 18-yard field goal. The Chiefs scored in the third quarter with QB Matt Cassel completing a 53-yard TD pass to WR Dwayne Bowe. The Jaguars tried to come back with Bouman finding Mike Sims-Walker on a 9-yard TD pass, but the Chiefs pulled away as ILB Derrick Johnson returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown, followed by Cassel getting a 6-yard TD pass to Bowe, and with RB Jackie Battle making a 1-yard TD run.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 4–2.

Week 8: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week 8: Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Bills 0 0 3 7 0 10
Chiefs 0 7 0 3 3 13

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Coming off their win over the Jaguars the Chiefs played on home ground for an AFC duel with the Bills. Late in the second quarter the Chiefs took the lead as QB Matt Cassel got a 1-yard TD pass to WR Dwayne Bowe. The lead was cut in the third quarter with kicker Rian Lindell making a 43-yard field goal. The Chiefs scored with kicker Ryan Succop getting a 28-yard field goal. The Bills responded and tied the game with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing a 4-yard TD pass to WR Steve Johnson. At overtime the decision was made with Succop successfully hitting a 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left on the clock to win the game for the Chiefs.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 5–2.

Week 9: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week 9: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Chiefs 0 10 3 7 0 20
Raiders 0 0 14 6 3 23

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring
Second quarter
  • KC – Verran Tucker 11-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 7–0, Drive: 5 plays, 47 yards, 1:45.
  • KC – Ryan Succop 43-yard field goal, Chiefs 10–0, Drive: 4 plays, 1 yards, 2:05.
Third quarter
  • OAK – Jacoby Ford 94-yard kickoff return (Sebastian Janikowski kick), Chiefs 10–7, Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:12.
  • KC – Ryan Succop 25-yard field goal, Chiefs 13–7, Drive: 8 plays, 56 yards, 3:26.
  • OAK – Khalif Barnes 2-yard pass from Jason Campbell (Sebastian Janikowski kick), Raiders 14–13, Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:28.
Fourth quarter
  • OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 23-yard field goal, Raiders 17–13, Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:56.
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 20-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 20–17, Drive: 5 plays, 30 yards, 2:39.
  • OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 41-yard field goal, Tied 20–20, Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 2:03.
Overtime
  • OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 33-yard field goal, Raiders 23–20, Drive: 3 plays, 47 yards, 1:32.
Top passers
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 20/35, 216 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
  • OAK – Jason Campbell – 19/33, 229 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their win over the Bills the Chiefs flew to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for an AFC West division rivalry match against the Raiders. In the 2nd quarter the Chiefs took the lead as QB Matt Cassel made an 11-yard TD pass to WR Verran Tucker; followed by kicker Ryan Succop nailing a 43-yard field goal. In the 3rd quarter the lead was narrowed as WR Jacoby Ford returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. the Chiefs responded with Succop hitting a 25-yard field goal, but the Raiders replied with QB Jason Campbell throwing a 2-yard TD pass to Khalif Barnes, and with kicker Sebastian Janikowski making a 23-yard field goal. The Chiefs got the lead back after Cassel found WR Dwayne Bowe on a 20-yard TD pass, but the lead didn't last very long after Janikowski got a 41-yard field goal. The decision was made to go to overtime when Janikowski successfully hit a 33-yard field goal to give the Chiefs a loss.

With the loss, the Chiefs fell to 5–3.

Week 10: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week 10: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 10 7 12 29
Broncos 21 14 7 7 49

at INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information
First quarter
  • DEN – Knowshon Moreno 17-yard pass from Kyle Orton (Matt Prater kick), Broncos 7–0, Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 2:58.
  • DEN – Brandon Lloyd 6-yard pass from Kyle Orton (Matt Prater kick), Broncos 14–0, Drive: 9 plays, 82 yards, 4:37.
  • DEN – Jabar Gaffney 40-yard pass from Kyle Orton (Matt Prater kick), Broncos 21–0, Drive: 3 plays, 53 yards, 1:15.
Second quarter
  • DEN – Tim Tebow 1-yard run (Matt Prater kick), Broncos 28–0, Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 3:10.
  • DEN – Jason Hunter 75-yard fumble return (Matt Prater kick), Broncos 35–0.
  • KC – Jamaal Charles 5-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Broncos 35–7, Drive: 9 plays, 83 yards, 4:20.
  • KC – Ryan Succop 40-yard field goal, Broncos 35–10, Drive: 1 plays, 0 yards, 0:01.
Third quarter
  • DEN – Spencer Larsen 3-yard pass from Tim Tebow (Matt Prater kick), Broncos 42–10, Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 4:45.
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 15-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Broncos 42–17, Drive: 4 plays, 38 yards, 1:22.
Fourth quarter
  • DEN – Brandon Lloyd 15-yard pass from Kyle Orton (Matt Prater kick), Broncos 49–17, Drive: 10 plays, 66 yards, 5:35.
  • KC – Chris Chambers 11-yard pass from Matt Cassel (pass failed), Broncos 49–23, Drive: 15 plays, 83 yards, 4:53.
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 22-yard pass from Matt Cassel (pass failed), Broncos 49–29, Drive: 6 plays, 69 yards, 1:45.
Top passers
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 33/53, 469 yards, 4 touchdowns
  • DEN – Kyle Orton – 22/34, 296 yards, 4 touchdowns
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe – 13 rushes, 186 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • DEN – Brandon Lloyd – 6 receptions, 90 yards, 2 touchdowns
Top tacklers

Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Raiders the Chiefs flew to INVESCO Field at Mile High for a division rivalry match against the Broncos. In the first quarter the Chiefs immediately struggled with QB Kyle Orton making 17, 8 and 40-yard TD passes to WR Knowshon Moreno, WR Brandon Lloyd and WR Jabar Gaffney respectively. This was followed by Tim Tebow getting a 1-yard TD run, and with OLB Jason Hunter recovering a fumble and running 75 yards for a touchdown. The Chiefs tried to come back when QB Matt Cassel made a 5-yard TD pass to RB Jamaal Charles, followed by kicker Ryan Succop hitting a 40-yard field goal. The Chiefs struggled further as Tebow got a 3-yard TD pass to FB Spencer Larsen. They answered with Cassel's 15-yard TD pass to Bowe. The Broncos continued to score in the 4th quarter with Orton making a 15-yard TD pass to Lloyd. The Chiefs tried narrow the lead with Cassel making an 11 and a 22-yard TD pass to WR Chris Chambers and Dwayne Bowe respectively (With failed 2-point conversions for each), but the defense prevented their chances.

With the loss, the Chiefs fell to 5–4.

Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week 11: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 0 3 7 13
Chiefs 0 14 7 10 31

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
  • ARI – Jay Feely 36-yard field goal, Cardinals 3–0, Drive: 9 plays, 51 yards, 4:36.
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • KC – Thomas Jones 3-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 21–3, Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 5:01.
  • ARI – Jay Feely 29-yard field goal, Chiefs 21–6, Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 5:04.
Fourth quarter
  • KC – Ryan Succop 23-yard field goal, Chiefs 24–6, Drive: 10 plays, 57 yards, 5:23.
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 38-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 31–6, Drive: 3 plays, 42 yards, 1:19.
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 3-yard pass from Derek Anderson (Jay Feely kick), Chiefs 31–13, Drive: 14 plays, 83 yards, 4:20.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Hoping to break their two-game losing streak the Chiefs played on home ground for an inter-conference duel with the Cardinals. The Chiefs trailed early with kicker Jay Feely hitting a 36-yard field goal, but they took the lead with QB Matt Cassel completing a 1-yard TD pass to WR Dwayne Bowe. This was followed by RB Thomas Jones getting a 1 and a 3-yard TD run. The Cardinals responded with Feely making a 29-yard field goal, but the Chiefs increased their lead with kicker Ryan Succop getting a 23-yard field goal, followed by Cassel throwing a 38-yard TD pass to Bowe. The lead was narrowed when QB Derek Anderson got a 3-yard TD pass to WR Larry Fitzgerald.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 6–4.

Week 12: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week 12: Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 7 14 0 21 42
Seahawks 7 3 7 7 24

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • KC – Shaun Smith 1-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 14–7, Drive: 15 plays, 74 yards, 8:13.
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 36-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 21–7, Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:38.
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 43-yard field goal, Chiefs 21–10, Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 0:28.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • KC – Jamaal Charles 3-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 28–17, Drive: 11 plays, 71 yards, 6:06.
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 9-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 35–17, Drive: 3 plays, 22 yards, 1:10.
  • SEA – Ben Obomanu 87-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck, Chiefs 35–24, Drive: 1 plays, 87 yards, 0:13.
  • KC – Tony Moeaki 6-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 42–24, Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 6:40.
Top passers
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 22/32, 233 yards, 4 touchdowns
  • SEA – Matt Hasselbeck – 20/37, 282 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe – 13 receptions, 170 yards, 3 touchdowns
  • SEA – Ben Obomanu – 5 receptions, 159 yards, 1 touchdown
Top tacklers

Coming off their win over the Cardinals the Chiefs flew to Qwest Field where they played their old division rival, the Seattle Seahawks. In the first quarter, the Chiefs took the lead with QB Matt Cassel getting a 7-yard TD pass to WR Dwayne Bowe. They had a problem maintaining this lead as Dustin Colquitt's punt was blocked and returned 10 yards for a touchdown by FS Earl Thomas. They soon got the lead back as Shaun Smith got a 1-yard TD run, followed by Cassel finding Bowe again on a 36-yard TD pass. The lead was narrowed when kicker Olindo Mare got a 43-yard field goal, followed by QB Matt Hasselbeck getting a 13-yard TD pass to TE Chris Baker. The Chiefs pulled ahead with RB Jamaal Charles getting a 3-yard TD run, followed by Cassel throwing to Bowe on a 9-yard TD pass. The Seahawks responded as Hasselbeck completed an 87-yard TD pass to WR Ben Obomanu, but the Chiefs increased their lead as Cassel got a 6-yard TD pass to TE Tony Moeaki.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 7–4.

Week 13: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week 13: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 3 0 3 6
Chiefs 7 3 0 0 10

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DEN – Matt Prater 25-yard field goal, Chiefs 7–3, Drive: 12 plays, 85 yards, 5:20.
  • KC – Ryan Succop 47-yard field goal, Chiefs 10–3, Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, 1:16.
Third quarter
  • No scoring
Fourth quarter
  • DEN – Matt Prater 41-yard field goal, Chiefs 10–6, Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, 2:42.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their win over the Seahawks the Chiefs played on home ground for an AFC West rivalry rematch against the Broncos. The Chiefs took the early lead as QB Matt Cassel got a 2-yard TD pass to TE Leonard Pope. The Broncos replied with kicker Matt Prater getting a 25-yard field goal, but the Chiefs increased their lead with kicker Ryan Succop nailing a 47-yard field goal. The lead was narrowed when Prater nailed a 41-yard field goal.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 8–4.

Week 14: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week 14: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0
Chargers 7 14 0 10 31

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SD – Mike Tolbert 8-yard run (Nate Kaeding kick), Chargers 14–0, Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 5:04.
  • SD – Malcom Floyd 9-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding kick), Chargers 21–0, Drive: 9 plays, 81 yards, 2:58.
Third quarter
  • No scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SD – Nate Kaeding 48-yard field goal, Chargers 24–0, Drive: 10 plays, 42 yards, 5:38.
  • SD – Ryan Mathews 15-yard run (Nate Kaeding kick), Chargers 31–0, Drive: 6 plays, 36 yards, 3:47.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Hoping to make it 4-straight the Chiefs flew to Qualcomm Stadium for a division rivalry rematch against the Chargers. The Chiefs trailed with QB Philip Rivers throwing a 17-yard TD pass to WR Malcolm Floyd, followed by FB Mike Tolbert getting an 8-yard TD run. The lead was increased with Rivers finding Floyd again on a 9-yard TD pass. This was followed in the fourth quarter by kicker Nate Kaeding nailing a 48-yard field goal, and then by RB Ryan Mathews getting a 15-yard TD run.

With the loss, the Chiefs fell to 8–5.

Week 15: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week 15: Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 14 3 10 27
Rams 6 0 0 7 13

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: December 19
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Game weather: None (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 55,669
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap
Game information
First quarter
  • STL – Josh Brown 37-yard field goal, Rams 3–0, Drive: 14 plays, 53 yards, 8:04.
  • STL – Josh Brown 52-yard field goal, Rams 6–0, Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:28.
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • KC – Ryan Succop 53-yard field goal, Chiefs 17–6, Drive: 12 plays, 48 yards, 4:42.
Fourth quarter
  • KC – Ryan Succop 38-yard field goal, Chiefs 20–6, Drive: 5 plays, 34 yards, 2:31.
  • STL – Steven Jackson 5-yard run (Josh Brown kick), Chiefs 20–13, Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 4:23.
  • KC – Thomas Jones 2-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 27–13, Drive: 2 plays, 82 yards, 0:38.
Top passers
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 15/29, 184 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • STL – Sam Bradford – 21/43, 181 yards, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After their embarrassing loss to the Chargers the Chiefs flew to Edward Jones Dome for an interconference duel against the Rams. In the first quarter the Chiefs trailed early as kicker Josh Brown nailed a 37 and a 52-yard field goal. They took the lead with QB Matt Cassel throwing a 2-yard TD pass to TE Leonard Pope, which was extended with RB Jamaal Charles getting a 2-yard TD run, followed by kicker Ryan Succop making a 53 and a 38-yard field goal. The lead was narrowed when RB Steven Jackson got a 5-yard TD run, but the Chiefs pulled away with RB Thomas Jones getting a 2-yard TD run.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 9–5.

Week 16: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week 16: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 7 7 0 14
Chiefs 14 17 3 0 34

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
  • KC – Jamaal Charles 14-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 7–0, Drive: 7 plays, 69 yards, 3:41.
  • KC – Jamaal Charles 5-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 14–0, Drive: 10 plays, 61 yards, 4:43.
Second quarter
  • KC – Ryan Succop 35-yard field goal, Chiefs 17–0, Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 3:38.
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe 75-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 24–0, Drive: 4 plays, 82 yards, 2:05.
  • TEN – Kenny Britt 53-yard pass from Kerry Collins (Rob Bironas kick), Chiefs 24–7, Drive: 1 plays, 53 yards, 0:08.
  • KC – Eric Berry 54-yard interception return (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 31–7.
Third quarter
  • KC – Ryan Succop 42-yard field goal, Chiefs 34–7, Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:26.
  • TEN – Jared Cook 22-yard pass from Kerry Collins (Rob Bironas kick), Chiefs 34–14, Drive: 5 plays, 69 yards, 2:08.
Fourth quarter
  • No scoring
Top passers
  • TEN – Kerry Collins – 14/37, 235 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 24/34, 314 yards, 3 touchdowns
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • TEN – Jared Cook – 5 receptions, 96 yards, 1 touchdown
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe – 6 receptions, 153 yards, 1 touchdown
Top tacklers

Coming off their win over the Rams the Chiefs played on home ground for an AFC duel with the Titans. The Chiefs took the early lead as QB Matt Cassel threw 14- and 5-yard TD passes to RB Jamaal Charles. This was followed by kicker Ryan Succop nailing a 35-yard field goal, then with Cassel making a 75-yard TD pass to WR Dwayne Bowe. The Titans responded as QB Kerry Collins got a 53-yard TD pass to WR Kenny Britt, but the Chiefs extended their lead with SS Eric Berry returning an interception 54 yards for a touchdown. This was followed by Succop making a 42-yard field goal. The Titans tried to come back, but only came away with Collins completing a 22-yard TD pass to TE Jared Cook. The defense controlled the fourth quarter, giving the Chiefs the win.

Kansas City improved to 10–5 with the win, matching its win total over the previous three seasons combined. Later in the day, the Chiefs clinched their sixth AFC West division title when San Diego lost at Cincinnati.

Week 17: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week 17: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 10 7 14 31
Chiefs 3 0 7 0 10

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: January 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Game weather: 30°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 67,045
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Randy Cross

The Chiefs' sixteenth game was an AFC West rivalry rematch against the Raiders. They took the lead as kicker Ryan Succop nailed a 30-yard field goal, but fell behind with QB Jason Campbell completing a 5-yard TD pass to WR Chaz Schilens, followed by kicker Sebastian Janikowski hitting a 38-yard field goal. The Chiefs tied the game with RB Jamaal Charles getting a 5-yard TD run, but struggled again with RB Michael Bush getting a 26-yard TD run, followed by Jacoby Ford getting a 10-yard TD run, then with CB Stanford Routt returning an interception 22 yards for a touchdown.

With the loss, the Chiefs finish their season on a 10–6 record.

AFC Wild Card Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

AFC Wild Card Round: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 3 7 13 7 30
Chiefs 7 0 0 0 7

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
  • BAL – Billy Cundiff 19-yard field goal, Ravens 3–0, Drive: 14 plays, 69 yards, 5:59.
  • KC – Jamaal Charles 41-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 7–3, Drive: 2 plays, 46 yards, 0:49.
Second quarter
  • BAL – Ray Rice 9-yard pass from Joe Flacco (Billy Cundiff kick), Ravens 10–7, Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:30.
Third quarter
  • BAL – Billy Cundiff 29-yard field goal, Ravens 13–7, Drive: 7 plays, 51 yards, 3:02.
  • BAL – Billy Cundiff 29-yard field goal, Ravens 16–7, Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 1:20.
  • BAL – Anquan Boldin 4-yard pass from Joe Flacco (Billy Cundiff kick), Ravens 23–7, Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards, 2:59.
Fourth quarter
  • BAL – Willis McGahee 25-yard run (Billy Cundiff kick), Ravens 30–7, Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, 10:20.
Top passers
  • BAL – Joe Flacco – 25/34, 265 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 9/18, 70 yards, 3 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Entering the postseason as the AFC's #4 seed, the Chiefs began their playoff run at home in the AFC Wild Card Round against the #5 Baltimore Ravens. Kansas City trailed early as Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff got a 19-yard field goal, yet Kansas City answered with a 41-yard touchdown run from running back Jamaal Charles. Baltimore struck back in the second quarter as quarterback Joe Flacco completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to running back Ray Rice.

The Ravens added onto their lead in the third quarter as Cundiff made a pair of 29-yard field goals. Afterwards, Baltimore closed out the game in the fourth quarter with running back Willis McGahee getting a 25-yard touchdown run.

With the loss, not only did the Chiefs' season come to an end with an overall record of 10–7, but they also lost their NFL worst 7th straight postseason game. This would later be matched when the Detroit Lions lost their 7th straight postseason game to the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFL season.

Roster[edit]

2010 Kansas City Chiefs final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 8 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Staff[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs 2010 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs 2010 Free Agency". NFL.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ CHIEFS 2010 PRESEASON OPPONENTS SET, NEW ARROWHEAD TO DEBUT