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December 02, 2012

Chiefs' field goal gives the Panthers the ball back late, KC leads 27-21

Score: Chiefs 27, Panthers 21

Scoring play: A 52-yard field goal by Ryan Succup.

Drive: 6 plays, 39 yards, 2:36

Key play: A personal foul by Josh Thomas. The cornerback flew in after a play and pushed a Kansas City player following a 19-yard pickup on first down. That personal foul put the Chiefs on the Carolina 40, where they'd get six more yards before kicking the field goal.

Time of game: 4:54 in the fourth quarter.

Worth mentioning: Brady Quinn hasn't had a very successful NFL career, but this has been his best game in years. Quinn had not passed a touchdown all season, ane he has two today. With 201 passing yards, this is the first time Quinn has passed for more than 180 yards and/or thrown a touchdown in a game since Dec. 6, 2009.

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Score: Chiefs 24, Panthers 21

Scoring play: An 8-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Louis Murphy.

Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 4:31

Key play: A 20-yard rush by Newton. From the Kansas City 28, Newton scampered along the left side for 20 yards to get inside the Chiefs' 10-yard line for the first time all half.

Time of game: 13:21 in the fourth quarter.

Worth mentioning: The Panthers utilizied several different runs on that drive. There was some read-option, zone-read, designed draws and scrambles for Newton. The Panthers racked up 72 yards on the ground in that drive. 

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Score: Chiefs 24, Panthers 14

Scoring play: A 3-yard touchdown pass from Brady Quinn to Jon Baldwin.

Drive: 17 plays, 87 yards, 9:56.

Key play: Take your pick. The Chiefs had two key fourth-down conversions to extend the drive and keep Carolina's defense sucking for air on the field. The first came from the Carolina 27 and Peyton Hillis picked up five yards. Later, on the Carolina 13, Hillis got just enough to extend the drive.

Time of game: 2:52 in the third quarter.

Worth mentioning: The last time the Kansas City Chiefs scored 24 points in a game was in Week 3--an overtime win against New Orleans.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on December 2, 2012 at 03:04 PM | Permalink

Comments

Can someone watching the game tell me if KC is really playing that clean a game? No penalties in the 4th quarter? No other team in the league is that efficient.

Posted by: Gary | Dec 2, 2012 3:31:18 PM

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