So if it ended today they would be the No. 2 seed like last year with a home game in the playoffs. Last night the Chiefs beat the Broncos 29-19 at Arrowhead.
The Chief’s defense got five turnovers including a strip fumble touchdown by the team’s only real super star on defense, Marcus Peters. Peters also had an INT.
So the team ends its losing streak at two.
Travis Kelce had the lone offensive touchdown and was the entire offense for KC with over 100 yards in the air. Alex Smith still has no INT’S and could break the NFL record next week if he doesn’t throw one. Smith now has just over 2000 yards passing – his best start ever.
So are we happy Chiefs fans? Uh, no.
Now the bad news.
The Chiefs cannot stop the run, anyone’s run.
Our overall defense is still poor. Our pass defense also stunk if you consider Trevor Simian, Denver’s QB, had about six passes dropped including a perfect throw to the end zone. We also can’t cover the pass very well, save Marcus Peters.
This means the Chiefs are nothing more than a low level playoff team unless they improve greatly on defense.
That’s unlikely to happen with little talent on our team’s defense. Justin Houstin was better with two sacks and looked a bit more rested.
Another issue is Alex Smith is turning into last years Alex Smith the game manager.
Every first down is a handoff to Kareem Hunt who gains nothing, instead of a deep throw to Tyreek HIll at times.
Hunt was stopped with just 42 yards in 20 carries…yikes.
Oh, and 22 yards in the air…yuk.
Hunt is no longer in the conversation for rookie of the year or anything else.
He has slipped badly the last few games and is, as I said, no longer a back who can pick up the needed short yardage to end a game or get first downs.
If that continues we will be lucky to win four more games and end up 10-6 which would still win our division.
Smith pretty much was limited to throwing to Kelce and that was our offense. We were 0 for 3 int the red zone, a recipe for field goals and games we lose close. Five field goals and one TD by the offense is not good.
KC won because Denver is not very good.
They will be under .500 for the season.
All our problems are still there. Can they be solved?
I just don’t see the talent to do it by season’s end. Sorry fans.
I see an early playoff exit.
This team CANNOT GO ON THE ROAD IN THE PLAYOFFS AND BEAT ANYONE with this defense and the way our offense is playing now. It won’t work. Way it is, gang.
Let’s see how we play against a good Cowboy team next week!
My guess is we can’t win down there playing the way we have the last few weeks. I hope I’m wrong.
Hey, we beat Denver and we are 6-2 its a good start.