They have sure gotten more national attention than ever of late. The NFL and sports media just can’t get over their infamous fall from grace. To be honest, other teams have started out 5-0 and not made the playoffs.
In fact, the Chiefs with Andy Reid started 9-0 a few seasons back and were terrible at season’s end – losing game one at home in the playoffs.
This year we got tons more attention because KC was the nationally featured team on more games than any other NFL club. They shocked the NFL world with their one and only huge win over the Patriots on Thursday Night Football.
They followed with four more wins, but nothing topped that monster upset at New England. The trick plays, the bombs to Tyreek Hill, the record pacing running of rookie Kareem Hunt and the strong play of Travis Kelce.
Then came the Pittsburgh Steelers and it all came crashing down.
Not because the Chiefs lost, but how they lost. They turned back into the mediocr team they really are.
Alex Smith looked like the journeyman quarterback he always has been, Kareem Hunt was stopped and would be for the rest of the season. Our defense stunk, as it really has all year but is worse now.
Cinderella saw the clock strike midnight.
It was a bit shocking to see the media darling fall every week and become the worst team in the NFL – a team that possibly won’t win one game the rest of the season.
The Raiders too have been a big dud.
Most picked them to win the division and challenge the Pats for the AFC title. Then quarterback Derek Carr got hurt and hasn’t been on his game. The Raiders have locker room issues like Kansas City. Carr is now doing better and the Raiders are playing decent, nut not great ball while Kansas City looks to be a team that has quit on their coach, their fans and themselves.
Blaming the loss of Eric Berry in game one is silly.
We won the next four games without him, why? Because of the offense, which is now gone.
The Chiefs never had a defense.
There isn’t a leader or star on the defensive side of the ball.
Yes, Marcus Peters can be outstanding, but he’s not a one man band, never was.
Peters is benched for the Raiders game for bad behavior. Boy, that will sure help, huh.
The only other name star, Justin Houston, has been near worthless as of late.
In fact, the Chiefs will look to deal him after the season if possible. He only makes $20 million a year…good luck with that trade. Justin hurt his knee and it’s never been back to normal, so he can give you a game or two early on and that’s it. Houston had more than 20 sacks a couple seasons ago and got the team’s highest payday, plus a $90 million contract. Now he is a big bust.
We have no other player of note on the defense.
We all know about the offense, no running back, quarterback that’s not capable of overcoming the problems, a poor offensive line, one great receiver in Hill, and Kelce who seems to play more for the camera early in games, then go on vacation when needed the second half and can’t get open.
We’ve all heard this before.
So can we beat the Raiders? NO!
It’s highly unlikely and we are favored by 4 points. Guess it’s time to fly to Vegas, huh?
As we saw, KC was favored in all 6 games and they lost – several by double digits.
Carr should rip our defenseless secondary to shreds. We have no pass rush so it should be easy. KC can’t stop the run.
The list of problems is endless.
A win would be a miracle for KC.
The Chargers will have a tough game with the Redskins, so if they lose Oakland may end up with the division and who knows from there.
I’d have to say Oakland 31, KC 20.
NAVY -3 OVER ARMY
OAKLAND +10 in a tease OVER KC WITH COWBOYS -3 OVER GIANTS
PACKERS – 3 OVER CLEVELAND