We all know their defense is near the bottom in the NFL. That’s a big problem if you want to be in a Super Bowl.
The hidden problem though is KC’s offense.
While the Chiefs are second in the league in offense, lately there have been issues. First and perhaps most important, a horrid offensive line led by first round bust Eric Fisher.
Sorry Eric, nice guy…too nice for the NFL, just not tough enough.
When Fisher isn’t letting defenders blast past him to hit Alex Smith, he’s being penalized for holding or movement before the snap. He’s a real problem.
Second and sadly, Kareem Hunt, the Chiefs and NFL’s leading rusher by yardage only, has been doing worse and worse each week. No more 100 plus yard rushing games for three weeks. Yes, in last week’s loss to Oakland he was in the low 90’s but his short yardage pickups late in the game are gone.
One reason the Chiefs offense stunk last year was no rushing game, no short yard pick ups except by the quarterback on rare occasion.
Now we’re in the same boat with no short yard back we can count on to end a game. Hunt lately is a now show on those important runs. He needs to get going again this week against the league’s best defense.
Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian has been off his game lately.
The Broncos defeated the Cowboys in game two 42-17, but since have had no offense. The Broncos have had 16 points or less the last four games. losing three of them. Last week they were shut out. Here’s a chance for the Chiefs defense to get well, playing a weak offense at home.
While Alex Smith has great numbers, the jury is still out on him finishing games with a needed score to win, a la Tom Brady or Aaron Rogers. Smith couldn’t do it against the Raiders or Steelers where late scoring would have won both games.
If Alex is to be an MVP candidate the Chiefs need to win most of their remaining games. He has to be clutch. That’s not all his fault with no line and only two receiving targets with Travis Kelce often on vacation.
The best player on the team is Tyreek Hill who deserves much more credit than he gets.
Hill has become a fantastic receiver in traffic and downfield. He not only has speed he has hands.
And where is Justin Houston these days?
Houston has also gone on vacation.
Chiefs should beat a 3-3 down on their luck Bronco team at Arrowhead.
But 96% of experts say Chiefs will win a close one.
I don’t think it will be that close, 27-10 Kansas City.
Remember a win over Denver and a possible loss by Oakland at the Bills just about gives KC the division unless they get major injuries down the road.
KC is just where they were last year at this time 5-2.
Last season we were 12-4, which might be uphill for this team with its poor defense. I think 10-6 wins this division.
Now about those playoffs, let’s hope we get better by then.
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Kansas State should crush the Jayhawks, who doesn’t? And MU has a high school team to beat, so joy for the area schools. K-State gets their usual Shmo bowl, MU no bowl, Kansas needs to find a team and a coach – a new stadium will help.
P.S. This Monday Night game ends Kansas City’s reign as America’s team with six featured night games that all of the nation watched.
They were all exciting games.
Now we need to be a good playoff team to finish the test!
P.P.S. I’m glad Jamaal Charles is with Denver so he gets to play because he loves it and deserves a shot, Yet he has been a small factor this year with one touchdown and less than 200 yards rushing. So this is likely his last season in the NFL – great player and person.
PICKS…God have I sucked this year: but lets try and get rolling
KANSAS STATE -23 OVER KU
TCU -6 OVER IOWA STATE
STEELERS -3 OVER DETROIT
HOUSTON +13.5 ON A TEASE OVER SEATTE WITH STEELERS + 3 over DETROIT