Giant Mismatch in Kansas City: New York Clobbers Chiefs 27-16

James AdkinsCorrespondent IIOctober 4, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 04:  Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs is hit by Antonio Pierce #58 of the New York Giants during the game on October 4, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs are moving in opposite directions. The Giants dominant defense, along with Steve Smith's 134 receiving yards and two touchdowns, pounded the Chiefs 27-16.

The sad thing for Chiefs' fans is that the game wasn't even that close. The Giants were up 20-3 after three quarters, and just shy of two minutes into the fourth quarter, Eli Manning hit Hakeem Nicks for a 54 yard touchdown pass that pushed their lead to 27-3.

Although the Chiefs would score on Matt Cassel touchdown passes on their next two drives, the eventual outcome was never in doubt.

Key stats from today's game:

Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel was sacked five times and completed only 15 of 32 passes, averaging 2.4 yards per pass.

The Giants offense racked up 429 total yards (156 rushing/273 passing) and averaged six yards per play.

Smith's 134 yards and two touchdowns came on 11 receptions. Only one other Giants receiver had more than one catch in the game (tight end Kevin Boss, with four).

Chiefs tight-end Sean Ryan led the team with five catches for 58 yards while WR Dwayne Bowe was held to one catch for only 11 yards.

Long story short, the Giants offense and defense were hitting on all cylinders, on their way to an NFC best 4-0 record and simply outclassed the Chiefs on Sunday.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Chiefs struggled on both sides of the ball, and supplied Chiefs fans with no reason to believe that Todd Haley's win-less streak as head coach will come to an end anytime soon.