Orton Comes Through for Chiefs in First Start

6 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 22 2011 Dec 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:27:04 AM CST December 22, 2011 in Football
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Kyle Orton has never been a podium-type guy. The Chiefs quarterback says he'd rather hang out with his team in the locker room and let someone else get the spotlight. That's going to be hard to do after his performance last week.

In his first game as Kansas City's starting quarterback, Orton set a career high by completing 74.2 percent of his passes (23 of 31) for 299 yards in a 19-14 upset of the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers. His average of 9.65 yards per attempt was his most in more than two years.

The Chiefs still have a chance to make the playoffs, but need to beat Oakland on Saturday and Denver next week to have a chance.

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