“We went in thinking we'd need to throw,” Lewis said. “We hoped to keep it balanced, but we were able to get what we wanted.”
In the end, McGuinness needed every one of Chancellor's catches. He had 39- and 68-yard grabs that didn't result in touchdowns, but were big parts of two scoring drives, including the clincher in the fourth quarter.
And the most surprising fact of all, Chancellor was playing with a cast protecting the broken bone on top of his left hand, with tape tightly weaving between each of his fingers.
Last week, he practiced with a larger cast than the one he wore on game night, hoping it would make catching the ball easier on Friday.
“At first, I was worried,” Lewis said of Chancellor's cast. “But we worked at it in practice and he was catching the ball pretty well, so I wasn't nervous going into the game. He's a great player.”