Chambers Taking Advantage of Opportunity With the Kansas City Chiefs

Bill RobbinsCorrespondent INovember 23, 2009

A few weeks ago, the Chargers released veteran wide receiver Chris Chambers after 2 and 1/2 sub-par seasons with the team. A short time later, the Chiefs signed Chambers, and he has been producing ever since.

During Chambers first game with his new team, against Jacksonville, he caught a 54-yard bomb from Cassel, and made a great 5-yard TD catch that required him to just get both feet in bound to make the play.

The next week at Oakland, Chambers made three catches for 60 yards, including a 30-yard sideline connection from QB Matt Cassel.

As if Chambers hadn't done enough coming into yesterday's game against Pittsburgh, he had, by far, his most impressive showing in a Chiefs uniform in this game.

With the Chiefs down 24-17 with time ticking out in the 4th quarter, Chris Chambers elevated his game to help his time in crunch-time. Chambers made an excellent catch on a 47-yard strike from Cassel, which saw two Steeler defenders close on him in a hurry.

Then, with the game on the line in overtime, Chambers dashed across the middle of the field, grabbing a short pass from Cassel, and turning it into a 61-yard gain to set up the winning field goal from Chiefs rookie kicker Ryan Succop.

The timing of the Chambers signing couldn't have been any better for the Chiefs, since they were, and still might be, low on talent at the wide receiver position.

Also, the recent 4-game suspension of star receiver Dwayne Bowe has helped Chambers step back into the spotlight once again, and show Chiefs nation that he can help this team win football games.

Chambers recent heroics have given him 10 catches for a blistering 249 yards in just three full games with his new club. Let's hope he can keep it up next week against his former team, the San Diego Chargers.