The Kansas City Chiefs have heard enough about their last-minute collapse to Denver.
With a trip to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers on Monday night, the Chiefs will end an agonizing 11-day stretch since that disheartening defeat to the Broncos.
"They understand the challenge that's ahead of them," coach Andy Reid said. "Move on and learn from your mistakes and we roll."
But boy did the Chiefs commit some late blunders in the 31-24 loss at home to Denver back on Sept. 17.
Five turnovers, none bigger than a fumble by the typically sure-handed Jamaal Charles that was scooped up and returned by cornerback Bradley Roby 21 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 27 seconds left. No third-down conversions on seven chances. A late fourth quarter touchdown drive allowed by the defense.
All caught on national television in prime time. How deflating.
But the Chiefs (1-1) promise that they're not looking back. It just so happens that they get a chance to redeem themselves in another nationally-televised night game.
"Try to finish plays and just go out there and play ball and just finish plays to the best of our abilities," safety Eric Berry said.
This is exactly what the Packers (2-0) did on Sept. 20 when they beat the Seattle Seahawks 27-17.
Green Bay outplayed the defending NFC champions in the fourth quarter, inspired by a 10-play, 80-yard drive for the go-ahead score masterfully orchestrated by MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The defense came up with two turnovers in the game's final seven minutes.
"That was an emphasis coming into the season, finishing," veteran linebacker Julius Peppers said. "It's shown up in the games when we needed it."