Jamaal Charles up, Cairo Santos down in Chiefs' loss

Jaye Howard's sack of Jay Cutler in the first quarter led to a fumble that was recovered by Ramik Wilson for a Chiefs touchdown. AP Photo/Ed Zurga

A look at Kansas City Chiefs players who were “up” and those who were "down" in the team's 18-17 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday:


RB Jamaal Charles: He was the Chiefs’ best player before tearing the ACL in his right knee in the third quarter. Charles accounted for 84 yards from scrimmage and had the Chiefs inside the Chicago 10 when he was injured.

DL Allen Bailey: The defensive lineman forced a fumble in the end zone that was recovered by linebacker Ramik Wilson for a touchdown. He later had a sack of Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler.

DL Jaye Howard: The defensive lineman had the sack when Bailey forced the fumble. He continued his outstanding play against the run.


K Cairo Santos: One week after making all seven of his field goal attempts, Santos had a 27-yard attempt blocked in the third quarter. Those points would have come in handy in a one-point loss. Although no one expected him to make his 66-yard try, a better effort was reasonable.

WR Jeremy Maclin: He dropped a pass that would have extended a drive and juggled another before going out of bounds on the Chiefs’ last offensive play. That would have made the final field goal attempt a reasonable 57 yards, instead of a ridiculous 66.

CB Marcus Peters: His 24-yard pass interference penalty gave the Bears the ball on the 13 to set up their go-ahead touchdown.