Kansas City Chiefs: Top 10 Plays Through Week 3
Each NFL season, there are plays made that will blow your mind, and that has been no different one quarter through the 2010 season.
Whether it's through trick plays, amazing catches, ridiculous returns, or even a punishing hit, there is always something to see when you watch a game.
This has been the case for the Kansas City Chiefs this year, as I take a look at their top 10 plays through Week 3 of the season.
10. Ron Edwards Sack
"Big Ron," as they call him in Kansas City, made arguably the best play of his career last Sunday for the Chiefs.
As the 49ers' Alex Smith was going back to pass, "Big Ron" shoved off his blocker and went straight for Smith, nailing him for a huge sack.
It was one of the most impressive sacks for a defensive tackle that I have ever seen, and I think that even Warren Sapp would be proud after watching it.
9. Tony Moeaki 2-Yard TD Catch
Moeaki, like multiple other Chiefs on this list, shows up twice, and it is for good reason.
Even though this touchdown catch against San Diego wasn't near as spectacular as the one-handed reception that he made last week, it was still a great play because of the deception he created.
Moeaki lined up like a blocker and flared out into the back of the end zone, and Cassel hit him when he was wide open for a touchdown for a great start to his rookie career.
8. Jamaal Charles 24-Yard Run
Faced with a third down and long to go against San Francisco last Sunday, the Chiefs elected to hand the ball off to their star RB Jamaal Charles.
It turned out to be a wise decision as Charles bolted his way through the 49ers defense, taking tacklers with him. It was a play that you would expect out of Charles, which is probably why it wasn't as spectacular is it could have been.
7. Brandon Flowers Pick-Six
Cleveland Browns QB Seneca Wallace made a bad mistake on this play against Flowers, who made him pay in the worst way possible.
Wallace threw a weak pass out to the flat, and Flowers saw it coming, snatched it up and took it the rest of the way for a pick-six as they call it.
It was more of a timing play than anything, and Flowers definitely made the most of his timing on the intended pass.
6. Dexter McCluster 31-Yard TD Reception
Dexter McCluster is already starting to make a name for himself in the NFL. With plays like this one, teams might start game-planning against him.
His ability to stop and go with the ball is evident in this play, as he makes the 49ers defense look like they have the speed of a Pee Wee football team. If McCluster starts making more plays like this, he will be a star in this league sooner rather than later.
5. Brandon Flowers Tip-Drill Interception
Last week against San Francisco, Brandon Flowers reminded us all why he is an emerging star in this league with a fantastic interception of an Alex Smith pass.
Flowers jumped Michael Crabtree's route and tipped the ball up to himself before landing on his back and bringing the ball in.
Probably the most amazing thing about the play was the Flowers made a seemingly difficult play look very routine.
4. Jamaal Charles 56-Yard TD Run
When Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles gets in the open field, it is a thing of beauty to see.
In Week 1 against San Diego, Charles did just that as he pranced 56 yards into the end zone and made a Charger safety look silly in the process.
Of course this is normal for a guy like Charles, who is used to making people miss on a consistent basis when he gets the ball in his hands.
3. Dexter McCluster Punt Return TD
In one of the most exciting plays of the year so far, Chiefs rookie punt returner Dexter McCluster took a punt from Mike Scifres 94 yards to the house in a Week 1 matchup against the San Diego Chargers.
McCluster's speed and agility was showcased well on this play as he made two quick moves at the beginning of the return to fake out several Chargers and just used his overall speed to run by everyone on his way to the end zone.
2. Chiefs Flea-Flicker
Charlie Weis and the Chiefs offense really dove into the playbook with this genius call against the 49ers last week.
With Cassel lined up as a receiver, Thomas Jones took the snap in the shotgun formation and handed it off to a streaking McCluster, who pitched it to Cassel. The quarterback found Dwayne Bowe in the back of the end zone 45 yards down the field.
In my opinion it was one of the most complete Chiefs plays I've seen in my life, and it all had to be done perfectly for it to work.
1. Tony Moeaki One-Handed TD Catch
The one-handed catch in the back of the end zone by Moeaki has to be one of the best receptions ever by a Kansas City Chief.
The fact that he was able to go up, haul in the ball with one hand and still possess the ball as he hit the ground inbounds is why it is simply an amazing all-around play.
The catch also helped Tony earn the NFL's Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors that week.