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Chiefs Hang Tough; Fall to Ravens in Field Goal Battle 9-6

Fans at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday chanting “Brady, Brady” have gotten their wish. But not for the reason many felt they would.

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel left Sunday’s game with the Ravens with head injury, and the Chiefs fell to the Ravens 9-6 to fall to 1-4 on the season.

The effort was much better than last week when they were beaten badly at home by the Chargers, but the bottom line is once again the turnovers killed the team, and it appears that the 2012 season is quickly slipping away just five weeks in.

Cassel, who had four more turnovers after a bad week last week, suffered a head injury when hit by Haloti Ngata and Paul Kruger. Quinn entered with 9:48 to play, and got the Chiefs to a field goal to make it 9-6 with 4:31 left.

Baltimore was able to put the game away as they were able to run the clock out to save the win and improve to 4-1 on the year.

The Chiefs went to a heavy workload for running back Jamaal Charles to try and take the pressure off Cassel. Charles had 30 carries for 140 yards, but it wasn’t enough.

Cassel threw two picks, and had two lost fumbles. The Chiefs are now an amazing -15 in the plus/minus area just five weeks into the 2012 season.

Ray Rice carried the ball 17 times for 102 yards and added a 16-yard catch while Joe Flacco was a mediocre 13-for-27 with 187 yards and an interception for the Ravens, who have won three straight after dropping a game in Philadelphia. Anquan Boldin had four catches for 82 yards.

The Chiefs have still not led a game in regulation this season, and that continued on Sunday as they had a couple shots, but lost a fumble at the one-yard line in the second quarter.

Next week the Chiefs will travel to play Tampa Bay.

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