The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Carolina Panthers in Week 13, just one day after tragically losing Jovan Belcher, who shot himself at team facilities on Saturday. The Chiefs summoned up the courage and strength to come away with an emotional win, beating the Panthers by a score of 27-21.
The Chiefs offense came to life after lying dormant for the past two months.
Brady Quinn completed all but four of his 23 pass attempts, throwing for 201 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Jamaal Charles rushed for 127 yards, and Peyton Hillis punched one in from two yards out for the team's only rushing score.
Cam Newton was brilliant in defeat, passing for 232 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions and rushing for 78 yards on seven carries.
Steve Smith also had a monster game in defeat, catching five passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Rookie linebacker Luke Kuechly put together a noteworthy performance, tallying nine solo tackles and one sack.
The Chiefs improved to 2-10 with the win and will travel to face the Cleveland Browns in Week 14, while the Panthers fell to 3-9 and will host the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.