CHICAGO, IL — After going winless in the month of November, the Chiefs started the month of December on a winning note by beating the Chicago Bears 10-3 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The only touchdown of the game came on the final play of the first half, as Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko threw a hail mary pass that was deflected by Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher in the end zone, but caught by Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster for a 38-yard touchdown.
Palko got the start for the Chiefs and took every snap of the game except one when newly acquired quarterback Kyle Orton entered the game in the second quarter. Orton only took one snap because he was injured on a flea-flicker play, and appeared to injure a finger on his throwing hand.
Palko went 17 of 30 passing for 157 yards and the one touchdown, but the true hero of the game for Kansas City was the Chiefs defense. The Chiefs sacked Chicago starter Caleb Hanie seven times, and intercepted him three times.
The Chiefs record is now 5-7, while the Bears drop to 7-5. The Chiefs next play in New York against the Jets next Sunday at noon before they return to Arrowhead Stadium on December 18th to host the World Champion Green Bay Packers.