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Succop’s 30-yard field goal late in the first half tied the game, but the Chiefs wasted an opportunity to put more points on the board. Rather than take a shot at the end zone from the Baltimore 43 with seconds left in the half, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel elected to punt.

Kansas City had another chance to pull ahead after Baltimore fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half. Pass interference gave the Chiefs the ball at the 1-yard line, but Cassel fumbled the snap and Reed recovered it, keeping the game knotted 3-all.

Tucker added a 26-yard field goal moments later, and after Cassel was picked off on a pass that bounced off Bowe’s helmet, Tucker hit again from 39 yards to make it 9-3.

Cassel was hurt midway through the fourth quarter when he was tackled by Haloti Ngata while completing a pass to Charles out of the backfield. Cassel remained flat on the ground for a couple minutes before walking off the field and up the tunnel.

Quinn entered and led the Chiefs to a field goal, but Flacco scrambled for 16 yards on third-and-15 with a couple minutes left in the game, and Rice plunged ahead for another first down on third-and-1 with just over a minute remaining to seal the outcome.