For people who thought things couldn’t get worse for the Kansas City Chiefs after last weeks’ humiliating 41-7 home loss to the Buffalo Bills, try an even more shameful 48-3 demolition at the hands of the team formerly known as the Motor City Kitties, the Detroit Lions.
Lions’ quarterback, Matthew Stafford threw for 294 yards and four touchdowns and it could have been worse, but the Lions pulled their injury-prone quarterback in the fourth quarter when Detroit was ahead 41-3.
The Chiefs handled the ball like it was radioactive, coughing it up for three fumbles and quarterback Matt Cassel added three interceptions. Simply disgusting play from a professional football team. Put that together with the two fumbles and interception from last week and the Chiefs have nine turnovers in two games. Last year, which seems more and more distant now, the Chiefs were second in the league with 14 turnovers FOR THE YEAR.
The Chiefs have lost the first two games of the season by a combined score of 89-10, which comes close to the worst start for a team in NFL history. (Feel better in your office tomorrow by commenting that the 1961 Oakland Raiders lost 55-0 and 41-0 in their first two games. Keep repeating that over and over.)
However, the worst news of all from Sunday is the real possibility that running back Jamaal Charles could be lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter. The Chiefs have been mum on the subject, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Charles has a torn ACL and is out for the season. For those of you keeping track, that’s three of the Chiefs best young players going out with torn ACL injuries in three weeks.
Tight end Tony Moeaki was lost during the Chiefs last pre-season game against the Packers and All-Pro safety Eric Berry went out after a highly questionable chop block by Bills receiver, Stevie Johnson. Charles was seen on crutches after the game in the locker room, which is never ever a good sign for your All-Pro running back that just signed a significant contract extension at the end of last year.
Speaking of last year, the Chiefs – in their last three regular season games plus one playoff game – have lost by scores of 31-10 to the Raiders, 30-7 in the playoffs to the Ravens, 41-7 to Buffalo last week and 48-3 Sunday. One game can be excused as “one of those things”, but four games coupled with a totally uninspiring pre-season is a trend. A disturbing trend and one that will NOT change in the foreseeable future.
Let’s face it … this team is reeling and a quick look at the schedule leaves a fan wondering where the team might pick up a win. Right now, this is a team that will be lucky to win two games.
If the Chiefs end up with the worst record in the league when this season is over, the new head coach next year (assuming Todd Haley gets fired) could start the season off with Stanford quarterback, Andrew Luck, possibly the most heralded quarterback prospect to come into the league since John Elway back in 1983.
Finally, if you want to bail on the season, don’t feel bad. While you can, you might hit up Tickets For Less, Ticketmaster, NFL Ticket Exchange, or Ace Sports to get rid of your unused seats. Right now, the only beautiful thing fans will see at Arrowhead this season is pop star Taylor Swift next Saturday. Just sayin’ ….
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