That’s the uncomfortable feeling comedy club main man and football prognosticator Craig Glazer gets every time the Kansas City Chiefs live to tell the story after another squeaker.
“Well, they’re 9-0,” Glazer says. “It’s hard to explain being a Chiefs fan because every game looks the same. But it’s hard to swallow that winning by luck is what’s really going on. We all say it takes luck and talent to win a championship in the NFL and that’s true. but it’s beginning to look like it’s too much luck with the Chiefs and not enough talent – and that’s becoming painfully apparent.”
Take today’s win over Buffalo.
“Once again today the Chiefs faced an inferior team, but it was on the road and Buffalo was using an emergency quarterback who’d never started an NFL game,” Glazer says. “And for three weeks in a row that’s more-or-less been the case, and those teams have outplayed us, but we still won the game. Sure, it’s a possibility that a young quarterback can have a good game, but three in a row?
“The fact that Kansas City left Buffalo with a win was almost shocking given how horrible our offense was. Our offense scored zero touchdowns, yet you look at the scoreboard and it’s a 10 point victory. But the list of lucky breaks that went the Chiefs way are almost too many to count. And because our offense has been so bad, we have to say we’re a great defensive team, but in our hearts we know that’s not true.
“Our defense gives up more big plays every week, but somehow – out of nowhere – they make the big interception or fumble recovery. Unfortunately, what’s becoming less and less frequent is our ability to make sacks and put pressure on the quarterback. In the last few weeks those have been few and far between.”
Crystal Ball Time:
“Luckily, the Chiefs have a bye this weekend and they get to rest,” Glazer says. “And yes, we’re 9-0 but it’s starting to get the feeling of 2003 when we were 9-0 and finished 13-3. But from 9-0 they went 4-3 and were embarrassed by Indianapolis at Arrowhead. The Colts went the entire game without punting one time – they scored every time they had the ball. That’s the reason there are so few references now to that team.
“Look, it’s hard to feel bad when you’re 9-0, but I think Chiefs fans are getting that old, sinking feeling that yes, we’ll be in the playoffs, but we’ll probably lose in the first round and it’ll be another forgotten season.
“I also find it disturbing that a team that was 8-0 and desperately in need of help to make a playoff run made no moves. If Jamaal Charles gets hurt – which is sadly a real possibility in our situation – we’re done. I doubt we could win a game, because then we really would have no offense.
“But let me end with good news; we’re 9-0.”