Entries in Ryan Succop (3)


Emotional Chiefs Defeat Panthers 27-21.

Peter Aiken/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, MO.) -- Just one day after linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself, the Kansas City Chiefs put together their best game of the season, a 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

"As far as playing the game, I thought that was the best for us to do, because that's what we do," Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said, tears forming in the corners of his eyes. "We're football players and football coaches and that's what we do, we play on Sunday."

Brady Quinn played his best game in a long time for the Chiefs, (2-10) throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns.  This was the team's first win at Arrowhead Stadium all season.

Belcher shot himself in the parking lot of the stadium in front of Crennel, general manager Scott Pioli and other team staff members.

Cam Newton threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers, who dropped to 3-9 with the loss.  They were informed that the game would be played as scheduled when they were traveling to Kansas City on Saturday.

This was a game of lead changes.  The Panthers led 14-10 in the second quarter before Quinn hit Tony Moeaki for a one-yard touchdown to take the lead for good.

The Panthers got to within 24-21 before the Chiefs went on one of their best drives of the season.  A clock-eating drive that resulted in a Ryan Succop field goal to put the game out of reach.

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Chiefs Stun Saints, 27-24 in Overtime

Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The Kansas City Chiefs stunned the New Orleans Saints, in overtime, 27-24 on Sunday, dropping the Saints to a 0-3 start in 2012.

Up by 18 points in the third quarter, the Chiefs rallied back to top the Saints on Ryan Succop's field goal in overtime. 

"We are far from talking about the Super Bowl right now," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. "What need to focus on is getting one win."

Chiefs’ running back Jamall Charles started the comeback with a 91-yard touchdown run, the longest in Chiefs history.  Succop tied the game in the fourth with a 43-yard field goal before eventually winning it to avoid a 0-3 start to their season.

"The best part is our guys never gave up," Succop said.  "We kept fighting, it was a huge team win and I'm just really excited to have had a part in it."

"This team needed a win, and a win like that really helped out in particular," Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. "There were a lot of doubts about what we could do and they showed a lot of character."

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Chiefs Edge Chargers 23-20 on 'Monday Night Football'

Peter Aiken/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Philip Rivers and the rest of the San Diego Chargers know they let one slip away on Halloween night.

In a game that was anything but pretty, the Chargers had come back to tie the game at 20, and were in prime position to put away their AFC West rivals the Kansas City Chiefs in the closing minute of the game. The Chargers had first down at the Chiefs 15 yard line and were poised to run one more play, then kick the game winning field goal.

But the field goal attempt never happened because Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers fumbled the snap and turned the ball over, ruining any chance the Chargers had at putting the game away. The game eventually went into overtime, and Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop nailed a 30-yard field goal to seal the improbable win for Kansas City.

Rivers, who is considered among the elite quarterbacks in the NFL, is having a rough season. After that costly fumble, he now has 14 total giveaways this season -- 11 interceptions, three lost fumbles -- which is the most by any player in the NFL.

"I haven't had one of the those in years," Rivers later said. "It's unfortunate. I dropped it. This one is rough. You blow it on a play that never should have happened."

As bitter as the loss was for the Chargers, it was that much sweeter for the Chiefs. After an 0-3 start to the season, many had written off the Chiefs in the competitive AFC West division. The Chiefs though, turned their season around and have now won four straight games. The Chiefs, Chargers, along with the Oakland Raiders are all 4-3 in the division, leaving the Chiefs technically in first place since they have victories over the Chargers and Raiders.

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