Chiefs defense clamps down on Redskins

first_img “Jared Allen played a great game for us,” said Knight, a former USC standout who also tipped the ball away from Santana Moss in the end zone on the game’s last play. “He was all over the field making plays.” Defensive end Carlos Hall, who was given credit for knocking the ball out of Rock Cartwright’s grasp, sheepishly admitted that Allen was also part of the play. “So far this year at least, we have been turning the ball over and we have not been getting turnovers,” Washington coach Joe Gibbs said. “That formula will kill you.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jared Allen had a huge day against Washington, with three sacks and two recovered fumbles. But it was the play he didn’t get credit for that his teammates said was the biggest of the game. Sammy Knight insists that Allen created the fumble that the defensive back returned for a momentum-swinging 80-yard touchdown in Kansas City’s 28-21 victory over the Redskins on Sunday. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think I got an arm on the ball, then at the same time Jared came and finished it off,” he said. “We both were there.” Allen thought he got it, too. “Me and Carlos argued to see who got that one,” he said with a grin. “I still say my head knocked it loose. He says he had a hand on it. We’ll have to watch the tape and see.” Whatever the tape shows on the fumble, Knight got two good blocks from Derrick Johnson and sailed into the end zone for his fifth career TD, one of three long scoring plays in an eventful second half. Moss, who caught 10 balls for 173 yards and two touchdowns, got loose on a 78-yard catch-and-run, Knight responded with his 80-yard fumble return and Priest Holmes turned a short pass into a beauty of a 60-yard touchdown play for what turned out to be the final TD. last_img read more