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Chiefs QB Alex Smith complains about officiating

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had himself a historic day on Sunday. And yet, the veteran gunslinger not only left the game on the wrong side of victory, but infuriated with officials.

“I just felt like there had been a bunch of contact on {Travis} Kelce all day,” Smith said in comments distributed by the team. “Everywhere he went, shallow, vertical, he was getting a lot of attention and a lot of physical play. It felt like we couldn’t get a single call and then to watch the end of the game and what happened there as he was scrambling around and they were still throwing out defensive holding calls, I thought was tough. I mean, it’s a bang-bang play. I know those guys have a job to do to, but I just felt that there given the circumstances and the magnitude of that play.”

That’s (part of) the bad from Sunday. The good? According to a tweet from ESPN Stats & Info, Alex Smith became the first player in the Super Bowl era to have a rush of at least 70 yards and complete a pass of at least 70 yards in the same game.

The Chiefs have been on a major skid. Despite losing a ton of games over the last two months, Kansas City remains in the playoff hunt, now in a three-way tie atop of the AFC West.