Tyler Thigpen hit Bobby Sippio with under two minutes to play to give the Chiefs a 24-20 come from behind win at Soldier Field.  While the Chiefs reserves looked sloppy in the second half, I was pretty impressed with the first and second units.

The opening drive wasn’t pretty at times, but it was effective and time consuming.  The Chiefs took the opening drive at their 19 and marched through the Bears defense in a 16 play, 8:45 drive that resulted in a five yard touchdown run by Larry Johnson to give the KC a 7-0 lead.

While there were some penalties by the first unit and a fumble deep in Chicago territory by Brodie Croyle on that first drive, I noticed a different look to this team offensively.  They weren’t afraid to throw the ball deep, the offensive line opened up nice holes for Johnson to run through and the run plays weren’t just calls right up the middle.  I liked how Chan Gailey had the quarterbacks moving out of the pocket.

There were times when the offense looked rusty.  Early in the second quarter, Damon Huard took a bad sack, there were some penalties, but overall there was a quickness that the Chiefs didn’t have last year.

Even in the second half with Thigpen in at quarterback, the calls were right, just the execution off.  With the Chiefs up 14-3 heading into the third quarter, thanks to a great two minute drill led by Huard, Thigpen made an ill-advised pass that got intercepted that set Chicago up for a one play touchdown pass from Rex Grossman to Garrett Wolfe.  The Bears took at 20-17 lead after both teams traded 37 yard field goals, but Thigpen led the final drive going 60 yards in 2:11.

Key stats:
Brodie Croyle 6 of 10, 82 yards
Damon Huard 6 of 8, 77 yards, 1 TD

Will Franklin, former Mizzou Tiger, 2 catches 31 yards

DaJuan Morgan, third round draft pick, 3 tackles, one saving a touchdown on a 42 yard run by Garrett Wolfe.