Conditions were ugly Sunday, and, for 'Skins fans, so was the game. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Washington Redskins 45-10 Sunday, in a lopsided game made even messier by snow falling on FedEx Field.
The loss is the 'Skins fourth in a row and drops the team to 3-10.
Redskins starting quarterback Robert Griffin III left the game early in the fourth quarter, and backup Kirk Cousins came in. Griffin was 12 for 26 for 164 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, when he left the game.
The Chiefs scored on their first four possessions, sacked Griffin five times and Cousins once, and returned both a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown in Sunday's 45-10 rout.
The score was 17-0 after the first quarter and 38-10 at halftime. Quintin Demps immediately answered the lone Redskins touchdown with a 95-yard kickoff return that resembled at times a winter stroll, part of a stunning tally of 321 return yards by Kansas City in the first half alone.
The Chiefs (10-3), who lost two to the Denver Broncos sandwiched around a defeat to the San Diego Chargers, went back to doing what they did so well during their 9-0 start -- beat up on a bad team. The Redskins certainly qualify: Sunday's game was their fifth straight loss, and coach Mike Shanahan appears increasingly likely to be gone after a third losing season in four years.
Fans quickly deserted Washington's first snowy home game in decades, and those that stayed had plenty to boo all game long. The Chiefs took the opening kickoff and gained 8, 9, 22 and 13 yards on their first four plays.
Alex Smith completed 14 of 20 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Jamaal Charles ran 19 times for 151 yards and a score, and his 35-yard, right-then-left scamper was a highlight of the second half. Dwayne Bowe caught four balls for 69 yards and a TD. Dexter McCluster took a punt 74 yards for a score and set up another TD with a 57-yard return. Tamba Hali had a pair of sacks, and Derrick Johnson set up a touchdown with a 40-yard interception return.
The runbacks by Demps and McCluster were the ninth and 10th return touchdowns for the Chiefs this season: four on interceptions, two on fumbles, two on punt returns and two on kickoff returns.
Third-round pick Knile Davis scored his first rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter, leaping over his own man and breaking a tackle for a 17-yard run.
Alfred Morris ran for 31 yards on 12 carries, although that was enough to put him over 1,000 yards for the season.
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