Drive Summary: Cowboys @ Chiefs

Sloppy play has once again dominated the discussion about the Cowboy’s performance. And once again, the mental mistakes andlack of execution made this team look horrible. There were a total of 15 penalties, however two were not taken, both of which occurred on the Chiefs' eighth drive, which netted them 3 points:

On 2nd and 3 from the Dallas 49, Igor Olshansky was called for offsides (an epidemic on this drive), but the Chiefs took the gain on the play for a first down.

On 2nd and 6 from the Dallas 37, Jay Ratliff was called for, you guessed it, offsides. However, Kansas City was called for holding and the penalties offset. Ironically, the holding was on the lineman who was trying to keep Ratliff out of the backfield because, well, he was offsides.

Here’s a summary of the penalties and mistakes:

7 Offensive penalties:

  • Ineligible Downfield: 1
  • False Start: 3
  • Offensive Holding: 2
  • Illegal Formation: 1

6 Defensive penalties

  • Defensive Holding: 1
  • Offsides: 3
  • Pass Interference: 1
  • Unnecessary Roughness: 1

Here's an itemization of each penalty:

OFFENSE

Series 1
  • 2nd and 14 from DAL 49: Andre Gurode, Ineligible downfield
    This turned a 3rd and 7 into a 2nd and 19. Dallas was forced to punt
    RESULT: Drive Stopper
Series 2
  • 2nd and 5 from KC 36: Marc Colombo, False Start
    First down on the subsequent play.
    RESULT: No Harm
  • 1st and 10 from KC 23: Kyle Kosier, Offensive Holding
    Barber ran to the 7 yard line but it was brought back. Folk missed the subsequent field goal.
    RESULT: Drive Stopper
Series 3
  • 2nd and 6 from DAL 22: Andre Gurode does not snap the ball on the count, disrupting the play timing andcausing Leonard Davis to collide with Tony Romo and force a fumble. Kansas City recovers on the Dallas 16 and goes on to score touchdown.
    RESULT: Turnover (TD for opponent)
Series 4
  • 1st and 10 from DAL 32: Miles Austin, Illegal Formation
  • 1st and 20 from DAL 22: Flozell Adams, False Start
    Back-to-back penalties put Dallas in a 1st and 20 hole that they do not get out of.
    RESULT: Drive Killer
Series 5

No penalties or errors (FG)

Series 6

No penalties or errors (Punt)

Series 7

No penalties or errors (TD)

Series 8
  • 1st and 9 from KC 9: Flozell Adams, False Start
    Dallas only gained another 4 yards from  the 14 and got a field goal.
    RESULT: Drive Killer
Series 9

No penalties or errors (TD)

Series 10

No penalties or errors (kneel down for OT)

Series 11

No penalties or errors (Punt)

Series 12
  • 2nd and 5 from KC 50: Flozell Adams, Offensive Holding
    Romo hit Austin for the TD in overtime to win it
    RESULT: No Harm

Summary of Offensive Possessions:

Possessions: 11 (This excludes kneel down at end of 4th quarter)
Error-Free 5 2 Punts, 2 Touchdowns, 1 Field Goal
(17 points)
Penalties/Errors 6 4 Drive Stoppers (1 FG), 1 Turnover, 1 Touchdown
(9 points for DAL, 7 points for KC)

 

DEFENSE

Series 1
  • 2nd and 6 from KC 16: Terence Newman, Defensive Holding
    Gave KC a first down, but they punted after the next series of downs.
    RESULT: No Harm
Series 2

No penalties or errors (Punt)

Series 3

OK, this isn’t on the defense but it occurred after the 2nd defensive series. Patrick Crayton muffs a punt and give the ball to the Chiefs on the Dallas 23.
RESULT: Turnover (FG)

Series 4

No penalties or errors (TD attributed to offensive turnover)

Series 5

No penalties or errors (Punt)

Series 6

No penalties or errors (Punt)

Series 7

No penalties or errors (Punt)

Series 8
  • 1st and 10 from KC 44: Anthony Spencer, Offsides
  • 2nd and 3 from DAL 49: Igor Olshansky, Offsides (declined)
  • 2nd and 6 from DAL 37: Jay Ratliff, Offsides (offsetting due to holding)
  • 1st and 10 from DAL 27: DeMarcus Ware, Offsides

    A gaggle of ghastly good-grief gaffes. Need I say more...
    RESULT: FG
Series 9
  • 2nd and 7 from KC 23: Bradie James, Pass Interference
    Pass was incomplete and would have brought up a 3rd and 7, instead of a first down. Chiefs ended up punting.
    RESULT: No Harm
Series 10
  • 3rd and 26 from KC 11: Alan Ball, Unnecessary Roughness
    OK, this is picky because I don’t think this should have been a penalty. Ball definitely hit Bobby Wade in the check with his shoulder, but his shoulder pad did slide up and contact the face mask. But there was no head shot, or snapping of the receiver’s head. Granted, it wasn’t as horrific as the phantom penalty that Tom Brady milked from the referee last week, but, as they say on the FOUR-LETTER, "Come on, Man!". Anyway, Ratliff blocked the field goal attempt later.
    RESULT: No Harm
Series 11

No penalties or errors (TD). However I would like to throw a mental error to the horrific defensive calls in this drive. Having defenders play off when you know there’s a short pass coming is something we’ve all railed against.

Series 12

No penalties or errors (Punt)

Series 13

No penalties or errors (Punt)

Summary of Defensive Possessions:

Possessions: 13
Error-Free 7 6 Punts 1 Touchdown
(7 points for KC)
Penalties/Errors 5 2 Field Goals
(6 points for KC)
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