During the first half, Chiefs head coach Todd Haley got into a shouting match with Matt Cassel, which required Le’Ron McClain to get in the way to calm down the mood.
Cassel had struggled getting the ball to the end zone in the first half. Cassel turned things around by leading an active and aggressive offense in the second half.
He had his best game as a Chief, completing 18-of-29 passes with a season high of 260 yards passing and one touchdown, earning him a quarterback rating on 102.7.
Cassel’s one shining moment arrived in the fourth quarter when he found Dwayne Bowe wide open for a 52-yard touchdown catch and run to end a two-play drive.
Cassel also got Steve Breaston more involved this week and has shown that the chemistry with his newest key receiver is continuing to develop. If things continue to go well in the Chiefs passing game, it can only get better when Jonathan Baldwin makes his debut.
Cassel threw at least one interception in the last five games, dating back to January 2nd of last season. Cassel was successful in minimizing his turnovers after throwing four interceptions in the first three games of the season. This Sunday, Cassel had no interceptions for the first time since December 26th, which was the last time the Chiefs won.