The Kansas City Chiefs believe they are still in contention in the AFC West. On Wednesday, they signed Kyle Orton off waivers from the Denver Broncos, who decided to go with Tim Tebow at the quarterback position instead.
The Chiefs (4-6) were looking for a quarterback after Matt Cassel broke his hand and then realized first hand that former Montreal Alouette Tyler Palko was not the answer after a poor performance against the New England Patriots Monday night in a 34-3 loss.
Another team that might have shown some interest in Orton were the Chicago Bears who lost Jay Cutler with a broken thumb. Cutler, another former Bronco quarterback, might be back for the playoffs however, and don’t forget the Bears have had Orton before.
On Sunday, the most impressive performance came from Ravens’ wide receiver Torrey Smith who had 165 yards receiving in Baltimore’s 31-24 win over Cincinnati. We’ve been talking for years how good the Ravens’ defense is, but lately, the offense deserves some praise as well. The Ravens have scored 30+ points in five games so far. One could say, these aren’t your daddy’s Ravens anymore. Baltimore improved to 7-3, while Cincinnati dropped top 6-4.
In the other high profile matchup, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-17. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 316 yards, including 147 yards to Roddy White, and Michael Turner, who continues to be under the radar, ran for 100 yards. The Falcons deserve higher praise than they receive, and are a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Atlanta improved to 6-4, while Tennessee dropped to 5-5.
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