Can the Chiefs Win the Super Bowl?

 

 

 

While it’s only midseason and not time to evaluate the team’s whole season, it should be a good time to ask whether or not these Chiefs can win the Super Bowl. You could certainly make the case that after the Chiefs first five games — with four of those coming from what was thought to be playoff caliber teams — that they were ready to make a run at a ring. Now, after going 1-and-3 in their past four games, not so much. Now, with Bye Week upon us, we can take stock of all that this team has accomplished so far, and perhaps get a better picture of their viability as a champion.

 

First, let me repeat something I’ve said recently. Philadelphia is the only dominant team in the league right now. It’s not that I think the Chiefs can’t beat the Eagles, they already have, but Philly has uno sole loss on their record, but they were missing a key piece to their defensive line at the time. Although I thin the Eagles would be a very tough out right now, the point the Chiefs need to focus on is making it to the Super Bowl… then we’ll see what happens. If that happens, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Andy Reid out-scheme his ex-OC all over again.

 

To get the Big Enchilada, Kansas City will need add some hot sauce to their recipe.

 

Will the softer schedule in the second half make it better or worse for the Chiefs come playoffs time?

 

Yes, Kansas City has one of the easiest schedules for the second half of the season. Without getting into why it might be softer, let’s talk about whether or not that will benefit the team or make them a weaker unit… when it counts most.

 

Terez Paylor has said recently that the number one goal of the Chiefs in the second half of the regular season should be to get RB Kareem Hunt enough rest so that when the playoffs roll around, he will be as fresh as he was for the first four games. I can here a bit of blame in their on Reid for over using Hunt and wearing him out. The next man up would have to be Charcandrick West. West has a total of 6 carries this year with no more than 2 carries in in specific game. That’s simply not enough. For a back who was the number one RB for the Cheifs jsut two years ago, there’s no reason not to sub him in the way Reid was planning to do with Spencer Ware and Kareem Hunt when the team broke camp.

 

If Kareem Hunt is rested and doesn’t have to face “The Rookie Wall” that many rookies face in their first season (because the NFL season is so much longer than in college), then I can support some of what Paylor is saying here. In any case, for the Chiefs to run the table come playoff time, Kareem Hunt is one player they can not do without. A fresh Hunt… keeps the Chiefs in the hunt.

 

I was looking back over the history of all Super Bowl Winners. Every single decade of Lombardi winners has at least two teams — more importantly, two QBs — that have won the big one, twice.

 

Green Bay (Bart Starr) did it twice in the truncated first decade of the 1960s. The 1970s had both Roger Staubach and Terri Bradshaw winning at least two. The 1980s had Joe Montana and Jim Plunkett. The 1990’s had Troy Aikman and John Elway, and the 2000s had Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger. Since 2010 we’ve had Tom Brady twice and to maintain this pattern of two QB-SB winners, with four Super Bowls to go in this decade, one of the following QBs must add another:

 

  • Eli Manning (not going to happen this year, or any time soon)
  • Russell Wilson (maybe the best chance, in my estimation)
  • Aaron Rodgers (not this year)
  • Drew Brees (has a shot)
  • Joe Flacco (looong shot)
  • Peyton Manning (never again)

 

Of all these possible candidates, only Joe Flacco’s Ravens at 4-and-5 are in the same division as the Chiefs but I don’t see them as the threat that the Chiefs are. All these other possible second time SB winners are in the NFC. While Wilson appears to have the best shot, it’s probably in the next four years because this season he’s spent more time running for his life (their OL is one of the worst in the league, even with the addition of Duane Brown) and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.

 

Another point of exploring the Super Bowl winners is to see that 4 out of every 10 years is spoken for by teams with two very good QBs. If you want to make that list, first, you have to win one. 

 

Sometimes the path has to open itself up for your team to make it to the Super Bowl. While the schedule appears to be weak in the second half of he year, it also allows for the team to repair some broken confidence. The pro game, as much as any college or high school game, is often dependent on momentum and believing your can succeed. If the Chiefs can reel off a winning streak and go into the post season with their heads full of “we-just-did-that” they are as capable as any team in the league right now.

 

Without focusing too much on what needs to be fixed right now, the defense needs some of this confidence building more than any unit on the team. The creep “here-we-go-again” is easy to allow back inside your head and I think one of the problems the defensive unit has had in the first half of the year is a feeling of certainty that come with some consistent success. 

 

 

 

 

Midseason accolades aside, many Chiefs are still have excellent seasons. Will it translate into team victories once the regular season is over? That’s the big question. However, at this point in the year, there’s nothing that tells me it’s impossible. If my team was the Browns, the Giants, the 49ers, or frankly, any other team in the AFC West… I’d wouldn’t feel like my team had a chance. However, I think there’s a very good chance the Chiefs get one of the First Round Playoff Byes and play all their post season games at Arrowhead. No, that didn’t work out so well last year but you got to keep on knocking on the door. Sooner or later you’re going to win the Publisher’s Clearing House Award. 1-and-3 is not going to keep me from thinking that’s still not possible.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Homer Dave

    Kc has some things to fix and some things that need eradicted/blown-up/banished/made-obsolete and one of those things is Acker lining up in Mitchell’s spot. I don’t always agree with Keyser, but here I do- and have for a while.

    The Acker experiment needs to end. I know Mitchell was struggling with penalties, but he was playing better than what I've seen from Acker. Gives up a huge gain here despite playing to prevent said huge gain. pic.twitter.com/Fgg5opsI57— Seth Keysor (@RealMNchiefsfan) November 9, 2017

    • tm1946

      We always have Gaines… we did keep him over the kid that got cut last week.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I remember that play, thought it was bad at the time. I will have to go back and see who the LB was, but he took a horrible angle. Not only took a bad angle but could have delivered Dez a good hit while he was still in bounds.

    • shows too deep a drop and closes, but doesn’t watch the belt buckle, totally lost on that play.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        Looks like he expected Bryant to turn outside, but guessed wrong, Dez didn’t even juke out. just turned in and blew past him. Acker wasn’t watching the QB at all, slow reaction time.

        • whn you look at how the recption is made, he gets square. To get to the sideline, he has to receive and make a 2/3 revolution outside. Nelson was blown, with a slow reaction in the first place, and then the receiver only made a slight fake, really, only a slight hesitation to outside and went right by Acker.

  • Homer Dave

    I’d also listen to pitched ideas for something drastic like a changing of the guard at ILB. With Ramik Wilson in KC went 4-0, with RW out they have gone 3-2. Ragland is improving so I might stick with him there so that leaves one other spot, hmmm. Lol.

    • tm1946

      Only without Berry roaming out, we do not stop the run, win or lose. Will leave DJ’s loss of speed because it is obvious. To me an issue, LOL

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I wish a reporter would have the testicular fortitude to point blank ask Reid or Sutton why R Wilson isn’t playing.

      • Homer Dave

        Wish I was a reporter, lol. But then, I would probably be required to learn to read and stuff.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Yeah, I would be banned after the first session.

    • KCMikeG

      I think getting Ragland up to speed is critical with DJ slowing or not fully recovered. Wilson knows the defense and will come in fresh as we come down the stretch. I wish we would get KPass more snaps because Ford/Zombo/Hali won’t win it for us.

  • Homer Dave

    We also know that Conley won’t be back this season but the services of Albert Wilson would be a boon. It could happen something like this, we can trade Wilson being active for Harris and Ross Travis being inactive….and Gaines- just because.

  • berttheclock

    Read somewhere that Andy Reid has ordered videos of Dr Rene Boucher of Bowling Green tackling Senator Rand Paul. Reid would like the team to study them so they could learn how to properly tackle.

    • berttheclock

      When a board certified anethesiologist knows better tacking techniques than professional football players, something is wrong. Not condoning causing the fracture of 6 ribs, but……………………………………

  • tm1946

    This is the funny/nonsense time. Win a SB? We just put our head in the oven (an electric one at that) with the recent losses and “let’s figure out what it take to win the SB this year” – fun stuff.

    Here goes. Only two teams make the SB. One wins, one game and are the best in the NFL. Could we do that…. yep. But…. but how do we get to the SB to participate in it? Our offense can, on occasion, do it. But has no stomp them into the ground attitude/ability/coaches willingness. But they are good enough once in a while. Our defense is in shambles, right now and there seems to be no “re-inforcements” arriving any time soon (as in the Indians get this circle of wagons for dinner). But If the opposing QB loses his mind, we can take advantage of it…. sometimes.

    So we can win a SB, this year. Will we, no. Doubt we will survive what it takes to get there… THE SB game. Steelers have Reid’s number, and decent DC with a film room and enough talent can duplicate what the Steelers did & to kick Reid’s ass.

    But 10 wins looks pretty good every year… that is Andy Reid.

  • berttheclock

    Home field advantage, eh? How about going 13-3 and gaining home field throughout the playoff? Then, all the team needed to do was to simply suit up against Indy, because EVERYONE KNEW the most important game was going to be the next game against the Steelers, eh?

    Geez, Laddie, there are “High Hopes” as in the crooning by Frank, but, then, there are the Washington, Colorado and Oregon types of hopes being worked up while being very High on something else. Did not know Fed Ex delivered to the greater KCMO area.

    BTW, home field advantage at Arrowhead is not what is used to be.

    • berttheclock

      This past summer Bill Barnwell of ESPN did a 10 year study of home field advantage for NFL teams. He discounted only the Saints having to move from playing in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. While, he noted the loudness generated by KC fans and said opposing players say playing at Arrowhead is not easy, he placed the Chiefs at 29th in the league for any home field advantage.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        I vaguely remember this article. I recall the only thing considered was point differential between home and away games. Without a strength of schedule or any other factor considered, it was as meaningless an article as the rest of the stuff Disney puts out.
        Reminded me of the article saying the Chiefs fanbase is rated as one of the worst, primarily because the fans of the Chiefs spend less time on “social media”. Whoopee! That butthead didn’t even take into consideration market size as I recall.

        • berttheclock

          Perhaps, but, I don’t recall where any home field advantage has helped the Chiefs in the past. As I noted above, we went up against the lowly Colts with a 13-3 record behind us and lost that first game at home to the Colts.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Yes, as I recall, that’s happened three times with that 13-3 record, two loses to the Colts and one to Denver.
            But as far as that article goes, I believe it was only directed to the regular season.

  • berttheclock

    Laddie, what you better wish for is a repeat of the year the NY Giants went 9-7 and had to play every playoff game on the road. They ended up winning the SB and defeated a team which had defeated them earlier in the year.

  • freshmeat62

    Can the Chiefs win the SB this year? Yes…if all dominoes fall in the right direction!

    First I believe that both New England and Pittsburgh are better than the Chiefs at this point. They will need to have some important cog taken away.

    Cogs in the Chiefs lineups will have to get better. DJ will have to improve more each week, and get back to his old self. Mitchell will need to get back to how he played those last few games last year. Peters will have to play a better cover corner, and learn how to tackle. And the hardest, most difficult part to improve, find someone to play like Berry. And finally the o-line needs to get healthy and stay that way for the rest of the season, and learn to play as a unit. And why isn’t Ehinger starting? So far as I know he’s healthy. Has Witzmann beaten him out?

    A lot of thing need to fall into place, but it is possible. I remember one year, I think it was Herm Edwards 1st year, that about 10 things had to happen (well maybe not 10) that final week for the Chiefs to make the playoffs, and they did. **it happens!

    • tm1946

      Whole lot of dominoes there. And it could happen. But that gets the Chiefs to the SB…. add winning it…. a whole lot MORE dominoes.

      • berttheclock

        “When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars…………”

  • A valid approach in this piece Laddie, Thanks.

    Again: The Chiefs are a good football team. The 5-0 run was as misleading as it was disappointing to go 1-3. They are a good football team. In a “league with “parity”, there is no dominant outfit among the teams which will contend–even Philly, Pederson’s team which has that sole loss as Laddie was noting. Many surprising downtrends have occurred. For example, the Falcons. Green Bay looks to be out, etc.

    Teams that will make the playoffs besides the Chiefs:

    Seattle, Pittsburgh, New England, Philly, Dallas, Minnesota, New Orleans, Carolina, LA. If I had to guess, the Falcons will make their run now with a lot of room to get to the playoffs.

    Now I can swap in and out many teams in this view. If I swap in Atlanta or the Jags, I don’t add a team that the Chiefs wouldn’t or couldn’t beat. The Patriots and Steelers are the two that I would see as the most difficult among that group. Or the Seahawks. My point? The picture will change but the above list, including the Chiefs stand as the top of the parity picture at this time. With what I regard as a Packer group, packing it in to next season? The NFC group is not that tough. What is surprising are the 4-4 teams that have taken it on the chin. Here again are the Falcons, Cards, Lions and the like.

    Doom and Gloom is not valid. Having a critique based on that is wrong. Will the Chiefs right the boat, win the division and make a meaningful run? I think that is this first question and my answer is yes.

    Can they improve where there exposures exist? Yes, but they will have exposures the same as any other team in this list.

    Can they win the Superbowl with the teams aligned as they are and as highlighted above? Yes.

    Discussing what they are and how they can be overcome is a valid discussion. The same is going on internally at Chiefs HQ.

    We have a good football team. Let’s the rest of us mount up and get on to Montana….

    • ladner morse

      I see the NFC as holding a couple of teams who appear better (at this point)… just like I see Pitt and NE as teams who appear better in the AFC right now.

      Things can change in the second half… and they will. The Chiefs must take care of their own business… AND… get some breaks.

      • but the Chiefs can beat any team in this list that I made. For example: The Boys. That game was with a lead in the 3rd Q. The two plays of about 80 yards killed us(Al Harris’ comment nails that one). Anyway, there is no team out there the Chiefs couldn’t beat. No team that hasn’t had a flat tire along the way(2 or more losses). Philly stands out at 8-1 but that won’t last either & the Chiefs beat them(early on). Let’s get on from here and see if we can lessen the exposure areas and heighten the strengths. This includes playcalling, getting the offense into a flow, minimizing penalties(Geez), and covering the situation on Defense. I am not saying critique of this or that situation or player is not appropriate. Just that we have a good team in the midst of “parity”.

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    I think playing a slightly easier schedule can have huge benefits if the team is able to take advantage of it. With a comfortable lead in the second half of games (assuming they can obtain this), younger reserve players can get more playing time. That helps two fold, it allows the starters some rest with less wear and tear, plus gives those younger players much needed experience. This, I think would be most beneficial on the defensive side. On offense, about the only players that we could sub in would be the WR group.

    • tm1946

      This is a side I can endorse…. just not sure Reid endorses it also. He is not big on playing “younger reserve players” unless there is no one left and then as decoy’s or window dressing? Kpass is one example, got in last game …. mostly because there was no body left.

      • They have to win and won’t accept a loss in the process if they can help it(post season needs). When it dosn’t matter though? Well, the last game of 2013, Reid Started as many depth players as possible v. the Chargers. Chase Daniel almost led the team to Victory. Remember? Missed FG… Right now? Robinson is honing his skills at NFL Speed. Witzmann got a lot of time starting. Our LB corp has put Ragland’s snaps over Wilson’s. Sutton has tried different Corners. Nelson is back and playing up to game speed. That part is already going on.

        A couple of things: we can see in the process is that a lot of depth players have gained a lot of experience due to injury. That is a good thing as the season begins to close. Is it enough?

        Attrition is part of the picture. Save losing Berry and Conly, I would say the Chiefs are in pretty good shape. Need? To Re-invent themselves each game. And a problem? Give Hunt rest as noted by Laddie(how?).

        • tm1946

          If we had the RB…. no idea who…. I would only let Hunt play the 1st qtr and head for the locker room…. would scare the hell out of the fans…and opposing DC would have another worry…. just do not have the body…. AND NO ONE SAY Spiller.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        I’m thinking mostly LB’s, If Ford remains hurt, any rest time for Hali, Houston and DJ would have to pay benefits in the long term. I agree about Reid subbing players, but I think he gives Sutton control of the D for the most part.

  • Tazmosis

    Let’s look at a few other teams and the first part of the season. Early on, the Saints defense looked like one of the worst defenses in the league. All of a sudden, they re now a force. Why? What happened? They have the same roster, just like the Chiefs do. What happened is the team got it figured out. They knew that they had a playoff caliber offense, so they did whatever it took to get the D on track. One or two players stepped up. Now, they will win their division.
    The same goes for the Cowboys. They knew they had the offense to beat anyone. What they did not have was a defense that could compete. So, as with the Saints, they found what needed fixing, and fixed it. Now, they are in the race.
    I could name more turn around teams, but the Chiefs are not one of them. The one huge advantage, if Andy Reid sees it, is that we now play in the horrible AFC West. At the beginning of the season, it was thought that this would be the toughest division in the NFL. Now, not so much. Not only that, but we have the easiest schedule for the remainder on the year. Reid is the only one that can fix this team. His offense is floundering and the defense can’t stop anyone. Even if we finish, say 12 and 4, what does it matter if we have to go to Foxboro or Pittsburgh? We are not gonna’ win either of those games. What has to happen is home field advantage. The Pats play at the Bills on Dec, 3rd.. They are at the Steelers on the 17th. If by chance they lose one or both of theses games (wishful thinking, I know), and the Chiefs win out, (again, probably wishful thinking), then maybe we could do some damage in the playoffs. Other than the Pats, I just don’t see the Steelers losing. But, as with the Pats, if Pittsburgh stumbles along the way, the Chiefs still need to win out to have any reasonable chance for a playoff run.
    The Chiefs need to have a collective come to Jesus, and figure out who they are. Reid has to take what has been handed to him with these offensive weapons, and use them. Sutton has got to get this D on track, or it won’t matter what Reid does.
    Folks, we have seen this movie before, and it is getting really old. We know how it ends, and if it happens again, (isn’t that called deja vu?), welcome to the NFL Mr. Mahomes. And congrats on being the new starting QB for the Kansas City Chiefs!

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Not that it’s all that relevant since we have different players and different coaches, but historically speaking, home field advantage hasn’t been all that kind to us.

      • Tazmosis

        Yeah, history does say that. However, as I truly believe, without home field, we got almost no shot. In the first two or three games after the by, we will absolutely know where this team is headed.

    • tm1946

      Might say, we had a “come to Jesus” moment and were we fired up and tail kicking mothers…. until got blind sided on a kick return…. after finding my helmet and mouth piece…. did not remember much religion or anything else after that. Just saying it works but not all the time, every time.

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    An interesting note. In the entire history of the Chiefs, all but one of our playoff victories, including the Super Bowl, is when we finish the regular season with 11 wins.

    • berttheclock

      Ah, but, when we won that elusive SB, we were second in our division and to win on the road against both the Jets in NY and Oakland in Oakland.

  • Here’s a question: Does Nelson fit the slot better than outside, or vice versa? Then, is there a F/A Corner that we could sign that would solve one problem or the other? There are several F/A corners out there. One is a young guy, top draft pick, but has had injury problems. Others?

    Let’s face it. It has to be a better talent than Acker or Mitchell for example on the outside.

    Then, is there anyone else that might help? OLB, ILB or front 3? Jaye Howard is available for example.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      i think Nelson probably fits the slot better. The problem is, he is the second best coverage man on the team so we need him for both CB2 and slot. A FA CB would be a good pickup, but it needs to be done before practice starts back up next week.

      • I agree with that assessment. So we put Nelson in the slot. If we don’t sign a F/A Corner and there are at least a couple who would do well outside then it appears to me this is the 2nd season in a row with struggles opposite Peters. There are a couple of CBs plus a former round 1/2 pick right? …. I think HANDLING THAT EXPOSURE is crucial. So, who?

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Who is THE question, we probably missed that boat when the trade deadline past us by. Usually players not on a team now are not on a team for a reason.

        • KCMikeG

          Nelson slot, Mitchell #2 and Sutton & Reid need to put a foot up #1 Peters rear too.

    • berttheclock

      I wonder if the more important question is how good is Al Harris? He has said the reason he has not played Mitchell and has used Acker instead is he is still evaluating Acker.

  • jimfromkcj

    I think that a team that most are overlooking is the Bills. Looking at their schedule I see a possibility they could end up a 11 or 12 win team and just might beat out the Pats in that division. I like their chances.

    • I agree with that. a sleeper that has come to life. They do visit KC, though(if that is an advantage).

      • berttheclock

        Since Buffalo met the Texans in Dallas in 1960, the record between the Bills and the Chiefs/Texans is Buffalo 25 wins, 21 losses and one tie. Since 2005, in games at Arrowhead, the Bills record against the Chiefs is 3 wins and 2 losses.

        • Well, each time I go to arrowhead for a game like this, ie, Titans last year, the Chiefs seem to find a way not to win, despite crowd factor and home field advantage…

  • Homer Dave

    Seems that not all is broken, now if only Reid would give Hunt more than 9 carries.

    Looking up run blocking stats…and since I follow the @Chiefs closely, one thing I always see "They can't get a yard"… Well in 3rd and 1/2, Chiefs have converted 13 of 14 rushing opportunities.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 9, 2017

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    BTW, has anyone seen a snap count from the Dallas game? It seems to me DJ was off the field some and he usually gets 100% of the defensive snaps.

    • berttheclock

      53 out of a possible 67.

      • berttheclock

        Parker was the only one with a full 67.

  • I think there are 7 things/exposures that need to get fixed or which are exposures that need to get covered.
    1. Front three and run defense(is this due to Sutton’s scheme or #4?)
    2. Outside cornerback(i,e, Nelson goes inside).
    3. Slot corner(fixed if Nelson goes inside). This is one that we should fix. Bring in a F/A. For me this takes pressure off the safeties… and that makes it easier to react to run support.
    4. ILB — Is there anyone to add that would solve the 2nd level run defense?(ie, JD’s ability to cut&orSpeed is a problem). Ramik and Reggie the answer? Do you bench a player like DJ?
    5. Andy Reid(impossible task–game plan, play-calling, adjusting).
    6. OLB — Houston is not putting notches on the pistole butt, Ford is hurt, Hali is okay but about the same level now as Ford. Zombo is Zombo. This also may be due to run defense and ILB play.
    7. Replacing the the loss of Berry’s talent… (no can do) BUT which of the above solved would help out on this exposure?

    Solutions? Sign a F/A talent enough to do real duty outside CB
    Sign Jaye Howard for run defense or, who is that guy who was cut due
    to dom. Abuse in 2016 and is a f/a now?
    Do you sit DJ and Play Ramik & Reggie?

    I mentioned Nick Jacobs and the play he chose to highlight — but there is on, where dj is in the hole, the runner makes a cut and DJ can’t react. That is his feet and agility. He would nail guys on that play. Not now.

    • berttheclock

      Losing Poe ended up hurting the Chiefs. With Atlanta, he has regained a healthy back and is back to taking on double teams. As noted elsewhere (Seth Kysor?), Sutton has been using a great deal of 2 man fronts and neither, Jones or Bailey or even Logan when used can withstand double teams. They keep getting pushed backwards. Last week for much of the game, Sutton reverted to more of a 4-3, but, at times the Cowboys still pushed the D-line of the Chiefs backwards.

    • KCMikeG

      #1 – See #4 – R & R is the answer with DJ rotating not benched
      #2 & #3 – Spot on
      #5 – We have to celebrate the good and expect the bad
      #6 – KPass please – Ford/Zombo/Hali are not going to get it done
      #7 – impossible at this point of the season

      • Redmond has had a year to rehab. He should b ready. They stashed him to prepare on the pS is what I think but we will need him after the bye. Nelson thus can go inside. They have to mix in Kpass and that is my idea also. But he is not ready to be the answer… Hali has to come through. Zombo is playing good football. He had a sack last week. He is not the pass rush guy. Nor if they run outside. I keep saying they should use him more inside on sure running downs. He is a tough man. Oh we absolutely need to see the Ramik & Reggie show getr started. Give DJ rest, let him recup. more. HOpe for the best and that DJ contius to lick his wounds, lose 5 or 10 and get after it. HOPe this one(your #1 and mine.)

  • tm1946

    Today’s internet Sports Illustrated – 2 sports types pick the Chiefs to win it all…. felt good.

    • berttheclock

      Careful now. On November 3rd, 1948 the Chicago Daily Tribune ran a headline of “Dewey beats Truman”.

      Plus, last Tuesday, the majority of pundits on cable picked Gillespie to beat Northem in Virginia.

      • berttheclock

        And, we know how wrong the pundits were last November, eh?

        • berttheclock

          Except for Nate Silver.

          • larry mckinney

            And the Russian pundits.

  • drwillez37

    We could totally win the superbowl all it takes is getting in. And one thing I can say is finally we have a winning culture in Kansas City. As long as we get in our team could get hot and steamroll right into being Champions. It’s all about momentum so step 1 is getting to the post season step 2 is winning and that my friends is 100% capable of happening.

    • larry mckinney

      Actually, step one is beating the donkeys, step two is beating the donkeys again, then getting to the playoffs, etc.

  • KCMikeG

    This year is our best opportunity in decades to win it all. Our offense can put up points and our defense can bend but not break. Unfortunately last week neither one worked well and we got beat. Our other two losses were one play away from a win. The Steelers game was decided by a ridiculously unlucky play (missed easy INT bouncing off facemask into WR’s arms combined with missed tackle) or one play – FOUR times with zebra provided plays in the faiders game. I totally hate losing but don’t get the chicken little attitude. Being two plays from 8-1 after the injuries and hardest part of our schedule is a great place to be. We need to come out of the bye and destroy the nyg and all the rest of our schedule except maybe the Bills. They always seem to play us down to the wire.