Talk about role reversal, last night the Kansas City Chiefs looked like a contender while the New England looked like pretenders. Go figure.
The Chiefs not only won the game at Arrowhead in front of a loud, sold-out stadium, they destroyed the Pats. This was one of the first regular season victories over a top name team for KC in years!
Is the magic back? Are the Chiefs for real?
The Chiefs looked every bit the part of bottom feeders after the loss to the Tennessee Titans in game one. Not only that, after a terrible offseason with five starters gone and several more hurt, I ranked them at the bottom with the other two horrid teams in the NFL, the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jags.
But hey, hold on.
After just two more games, just about in our media – led by me – said the Chiefs were done. The win in Miami was good – but not great – against a very average team at best. And after all, these were still the New England Patriots, right?
Well, maybe not – probably not.
This Patriot team is awful.
They have no offense, worst in the NFL. They have no receivers, the running game is nowhere, their line looks like ours did in game one and Brady looks old.
The game was over at halftime. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith looked like the old Tom Brady. ,Jamaal Charles was outstanding, as was Kniles Davis and Travis Kelce. Even Dwayne Bowe looked solid. The Chiefs defense played their best game in a year led by three turnovers by Tamba Hali and crew. Sean Smith looked like an all pro. Wow.
Reid’s patch work offense and defense made the Chiefs look like Super Bowl contenders.
Again, is this going to be the Chiefs year this season? You know what, with all the teams falling down in quality, injuries, locker room issues and refs deciding games, maybe these Chiefs really can win some games.
The Chiefs play the Niners next week there and then San Diego.
Those are two games that looked like sure losses a few weeks ago. Now maybe not. There are lots of problems in that SF locker room and some say they hate their coach.Who knew?
I bet the under at 8 1/2.
Meaning if KC wins 9 games, I lose. Can that now happen? Are the Chiefs a postseason team now? I think the next two weeks will answer that question.
Was this just a case of a a team with heart and soul going up against a fading star with no help from Brady’s other players? Or has Andy Reid really done a 180 with these guys?
I have to give them credit, I expected the Chiefs to be 0-4 right now.
Even Eric Fisher is looking good. What a turnaround and so fast, I’m impressed. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady looked like their favorite dog died last night. It looks like the end of an era for New England.
But is this the beginning of one for our Chiefs?
I suspect we’ll find out pretty soon.