We will be providing live game grades and updated analysis throughout the afternoon. Make sure to keep this live report card open and follow along this afternoon as we evaluate the Chiefs as they search for their second victory of the season with Brady Quinn under center.
Q4 - F
Quinn was unable to get the ball to the end zone for the Chiefs and led them to only three points. Quinn went 22-of-38 for 180 yards and two interceptions. The Chiefs have no viable options at the quarterback position, proving that Geno Smith might have a future in Kansas City.
Q3 - D
It doesn't matter who is under center. Although it is Quinn's first start in nearly three years, he doesn't deserve a free pass. If a quarterback is called upon to play, he needs to be ready. Quinn simply is not ready nor are his receivers inline with him.
Q2 - C
Quinn didn't appear to look much different in the second quarter. He is 11-of-17 for 83 yards in the first half. Perhaps it is possible that Quinn is trying to get used to the speed of the game after not playing in almost three years prior to last week.
Q1 - C
Brady Quinn has thrown some accurate passes. But a costly throw to tight end Steve Maneri resulted in an interception in the red zone. So far, Quinn does not appear to look much different than Matt Cassel. Let's see if that changes throughout the game.
Q4 - D
The Chiefs offense was never made any big plays in this game. The running game, second ranked in the NFL, was stuffed by the Buccaneers run defense, which is fourth in stopping the run. The Chiefs lead the NFL in turnovers with 21. To state the obvious, the offense has a lot to work on.
Q3 - D
The Chiefs running game got going a little bit in the second half, but the Buccaneers beat them and prevented them from getting anything done. The Chiefs continued to suffer behind the line of scrimmage, being taken down for a loss many times.
Even though Dexter McCluster was the intended target on the interception, he has been Quinn's favorite target so far today. That says a lot when McCluster is getting more catches than Dwyane Bowe and Jon Baldwin.
Q2 - F
The Chiefs rushing game, which has been their biggest strength all season, has yet to show up against the Buccaneers. Jamaal Charles has seven carries for eight yards. The team averaged a 2.2 yards per carry in the first half.
The Chiefs won the time of possession by more than double the amount of time, but still can't take the lead. In addition to seeking it's first lead during regulation, the Chiefs have not scored a touchdown in six quarters.
Q1 - D
The Chiefs offense has held possession of the ball for 10 minutes and 37 seconds, yet can't get on the scoreboard. The Chiefs rushing game mustered 33 yards off 10 carries. The interception thrown by Quinn is the 20th the offense has committed this season.
Q4 - F
Kansas City's defense was picked apart by Tampa Bay all game long. Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns after he completed only 15 passes. In the end, the Chiefs defense allowed over 450 yards. Unsurprisingly enough, the defense also has a lot to work on during the bye week.
Q3 - F
The Chiefs defense came out of the locker room lit up by the Buccaneers offense. Vincent Jackson finally got into the game with two catches and a touchdown on the opening drive of the second half. Josh Freeman has not had a perfect game, but he's done well enough to take advantage of Kansas City's small holes and gave his team a commanding lead going into the fourth quarter.
Q2 - D
Kansas City's defense is giving up some big plays and must find an answer for Mike Williams. Williams has beaten both Routt and Brandon Flowers for big gains. Williams has three catches for 103 yards in the first half. The good news is, they allowed only seven points in the first half.
Q1 - C
Justin Houston snagged an interception on Tampa Bay's first drive of the game. Houston did a nice job jumping in front of the pass to give the Chiefs offense a chance to come back and redeem themselves. But now, the defense is the one trying to do the redeeming after Stanford Routt allowed Mike Williams to make a catch-and-run for 62 yards on a one-play touchdown drive.
Q4 - B
The special teams unit started off slow, but the defense blocked a punt and capped the play off with a touchdown by backup linebacker Edgar Jones. But when the Chiefs' only touchdown comes from special teams, you know you have a lot to work on.
Q3 - C
Good thing the Chiefs have Colquitt. He makes errors at times, like the 21-yard punt. But he still comes through for the most part.
Q2 - C
Colquitt had a better punt the second time he was called to punt. His third punt was perfectly placed inside the one-yard line, thanks to the help of his teammates on special teams who brought it down and saved it from going into the end zone for a touchback.
Q1 - F
The special teams unit is off to a bad start after a pair of costly plays. Dustin Colquitt punted a football that went for 21 yards and Javier Arenas was taken down immediately when he fielded a punt at Kansas City's own 13-yard line.
Q4 - F
Crennel, Daboll and the rest of the Chiefs coaching staff are all in the hot seat. They did nothing to prepare their football team going into this game and it shows with the scoreboard and the statistics.
The Chiefs had to know that Quinn would look a little rusty. But they still failed to come up with a good game plan to try and keep the Chiefs competitive on the road against the Buccaneers.
Q3 - F
The Chiefs have not scored a touchdown in seven quarters and here we are in the sixth game waiting for the Chiefs to take the lead in a game. Crennel's post game press conference should be interesting, as always. With nothing going the Chiefs' way, Crennel should be concerned about his job security.
Q2 - F
The Chiefs coaching staff must be held accountable for the poor offensive performance on the field. Only three points are on the board and the play calls are nothing impressive. If Crennel can't get his team to adjust coming out of the locker room, the Buccaneers will eventually take advantage and increase their lead.
Q1 - D
The Chiefs play calling has not been great so far. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll didn't seem to have any big plays for the Chiefs in the playbook to get them off to a better start in the first quarter.