Kansas City Chiefs: Three Plays From a Perfect Game in Seattle

John BartramCorrespondent IIDecember 1, 2010

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks downfield against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on November 28, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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A blocked punt, a blocked field goal and a blown assignment on an 87-yard touchdown pass.

Not perfect, but pretty close. 

Those types of breakdowns in the special teams are rare and maybe you have to credit the Seahawks as well, so no need to worry there.

The 87-yard bomb is more of a concern, but I'm sure Todd Hailey and the Chiefs have  discussed it in great detail this week.

This was as complete a game as we've seen from this team in a very long time. 

Take away the 87-yard pass play and the Seahawks only managed 215 TOTAL yards on offense.

The defense was dominating. 

The running game was fantastic.

I'm hoping by now it has become less fashionable to criticize Matt Cassel.

Dwayne Bowe has turned into one of the top wide receivers in the NFL.

Two months ago the guy couldn't catch a ball thrown right into his  hands.

One of the game's highlights came on a third and ten, pass play late in the game. 

Bowe went out 12 yards, curled back and Cassel delivered a perfect ball—first down.

It's these type of plays that the Chiefs have not been making all season.

If they can make plays like that on a consistent basis, they'll be difficult to beat—home or away.

I am excited by the way the Chiefs are building their organization and with a 7-4 record this year,  it's hard not to be.

While winning the Super Bowl is the goal for every team, every year, we know that goals and expectations are not the same thing.

If the Chiefs make the playoffs this will be a season to remember. Yet if they fail to make the playoffs, this will be still be considered a productive year where the team took BIG steps forward rather than steps backwards.

Each week, this team grows, matures and improves, but that doesn't mean they won't have setbacks or bad losses. 

As long as they take care of business week in and week out, they should enjoy the rest of the season whether in includes a trip to the post-season or not.