Since Joe Montana and the other successful Notre Dame quarterbacks left the NFL, I figured there was only one place for a former Fighting Irish QB on Sunday the inactive list. But against the Panthers Brady Quinn was as good as he needed to be.
Quinn completed 19 of 23 passes for 201 yards, never turned the ball over and ensured his Chiefs would win with a late fourth quarter 6-yard run for a first down. Had Brady been rushed by defenders, his numbers would not have been as pretty. But thats not his fault. Brady had a quarterback rating of 52.0 going into the Carolina game. His rating Sunday was 132.1.
• One statistic that tells you what you need to know: Carolina committed seven penalties for 75 yards; Kansas City committed one penalty for five yards.
• If I were searching for a nickname for Carolinas defense Sunday it would be Red Carpet or Break but Dont Bend. I can do better. So can Carolinas defense.
• Ryan Succop kicked field goals of 52 and 42 yards Sunday. He didnt miss, and for the season is 25 of 28. He was a Hickory High kicking and soccer star and went on to star for South Carolina. The Chiefs selected him in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. He was the last pick. The Panthers also selected a South Carolina player in the seventh round and, he, too, has fashioned a nice career cornerback Captain Munnerlyn.
• The Carolina-Kansas City game was entertaining. But this isnt much fun, is it?