Yes it was sad and ugly..
This game had no good news. None. The Oakland Raiders walked all over our beloved Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. The loss, maybe the year’s worst, puts KC in the No. 4 spot instead of the 3 spot for the playoffs. That means we get the Baltimore Ravens instead of the New York Jets. And yes, the Ravens at 12-4 are a better team than the Jets.
They’re already a 3 point favorite against KC.
Why was this the Chiefs worst loss of the year? In the Denver game back in November,even though the Broncos ended the game fast – and we couldn’t stop anything they did – at least Matt Cassel got to work out with D-Bowe and get some touchdowns. Meaningless points, true. However letting THE FRANCHISE wing the ball so often seemed to give him confidence in the games he played after that one.
Cassel and Bowe got on the same page for once. As you saw that pretty much continued the rest of the season.
The Chargers blow out followed Cassel’s surgery. Brodie Croyle got to step in and get jacked instead of Matt. Likely a good thing.
It ended Croyle’s NFL career and all the talk about him being better than Cassel. The Chiefs rebounded well and won the next few games in a strong fashion. The Chiefs showed a solid defense in all the games leading up to the Raiders game Sunday. And their offense was well balanced in both the TITANS win as well as the win in St. Louis.
So is there a silver lining? Yes.
The Chiefs seem to bounce back well after they get slammed.
The game is still at Arrowhead and that helps.
With the Raiders nothing worked, both the offensive line and defensive lines got smoked. Cassel got killed, no running game at all. Charles had the one nice run – that was it! Hey, maybe the Chiefs will step up against the Ravens. Hope so or we’ll tie the all-time playoff loss record with 8 in a row. Our last win was against Houston in the ’93 season with Joe Montana and Marcus Allen. We were led then by forgotten tight end Keith Cash.
Funny how we forget almost all these guys a few years after the jerseys come off.
All the forgotten, once big name guys like Cash, Joe Phillips, Anthony Davis, Willie Davis, Jonathan Hayes, Tracy Simeon – on and on and on. All household names in KC just a few years back, now it’s Jonathan Who? Never heard of him.
Ravens by 3? What do you think?
Can the Chiefs with a team of unknowns past Charles,Cassel and uh, that’s it, Can they be a winner and stop the playoff bleeding?