Monday, December 13, 2010
Chiefs Down, Not Out, After Jolt in San Diego
The game was never in doubt. The Chiefs took the opening kickoff and promptly punted. San Diego scored...Then scored again. And that would be more than enough for San Diego's SuperChargers Sunday as a hapless Chiefs team stumbled their way to an inevetable defeat. Playing without quarterback Matt Cassel, the Croyle-led disaster managed all of 67 yards of total offense. Let that sink in for a moment. The Chiefs managed 67 TOTAL yards of offense during the course of an entire NFL football game. The Chargers had two scoring drives that went for more.
Probably the most troubling aspect of this loss is that San Diego has now pulled to within a game of the Chiefs in the western division standings with three games to go. Kansas City will likely have to win out to keep ties on the division title. It's going to come down to the final game of the season, and the Chiefs have the luxery of playing it's final two games in the friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium. That may be all they need to squeak into the playoffs, but as we found out yesterday; this team is far from NFL royalty.