Chiefs End Disaster Season With Another Loss


From Sports Authority Field, Denver

It’s been done for a long time, but the NFL schedule finally put a fork in the 2012 Chiefs season.

Denver 38, Chiefs 3 as the Chiefs wrapped up their 53rd season of play with a 2-14 record. By the nature of the records compiled by their opponents, they now own the worst record in the league and the first selection in the 2013 NFL Draft in April.

The Broncos finished the season riding an 11-game winning streak and a 13-3 regular season. The victory along with Houston losing to Indianapolis gives Denver the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. If they can win two post-season games they’ll go to New Orleans for the Super Bowl without leaving Colorado.

Peyton Manning gave Denver a 21-3 first half lead and the Broncos cruised in from there. Manning threw a pair of touchdown passes to WR Eric Decker in the first 30 minutes and then connected for a third scoring toss with WR Demaryius Thomas in the second half.

Now, the Chiefs wait for word on the future, involving the GM, head coach and/or others in light of the worst season in franchise history.

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5 Responses to “Chiefs End Disaster Season With Another Loss”

  • December 30, 2012  - txchief says:

    I don’t know what more can be said to express the disappointment that the Chiefs fans and players are feeling after this season. I can remember being angry and disappointed after season ending losses, but I can never remember feeling so hopeless after an awful season, even during the dark days of the 70′s and 80′s. I’ve never wept after a futile effort by the Chiefs, but I did today.

    What a waste. All the stupid loyalty I have expended on this team since childhood. All of the money I have pissed away on tickets and merchandise. It has really been for nothing. We were teased a few times when Marty and Dick were in town, but the fans have never properly rewarded for their loyalty.

    I feel like I’ve wasted most of a lifetime waiting for another championship and being able to feel pride for being a Chiefs fan. I’ve resisted those who contend that the Hunts only care about the money. Maybe they are right. Shame on me.

  • December 30, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Don’t take it so hard tx. I’ve recounted my own sorry story of rooting for the Chiefs all these years. I’ve shared how I used to have stomach pains when I was younger after literal “gut wrenching” losses. Although I don’t get that wrapped around the axle anymore over the games it’s still painful to see our team drop to such a level. We all are feeling the same sense of disappointment and betrayal by the ownership of the franchise. I’m still hopeful that the announcement will be made tonight, tomorrow or in the near future that there will be a regime change in Kansas City and that we will finally draft or somehow obtain a QB that gives us hope on Sundays and puts us in contention as a top team in the league and make us relevant through the entire season and into the playoffs. I agree today was a pathetic effort and by itself reason enough to fire the head coach and GM. I’m still hopeful we’ll have better days ahead.

  • December 30, 2012  - Tenand6 says:

    Scott Pioli has been paid millions of dollars year after year to bring the Chiefs to this place of shame.

    I want to believe Clark Hunt is throwing furniture at the walls thinking about this.

  • December 31, 2012  - Niblick says:

    ESPN is saying Crennell out, Pioli staying at least for now. I hope Clark still pulls the trigger on Pioli, but it’s not looking that way now. Terrible mistake by Clark.

  • December 31, 2012  - el cid says:

    What a mental image, Clark throwing furniture around Pioli’s office. If i thought that were possible, I could live one more year with Pioli wasting my time. No, not the Hunt style though.

    Crennel knew he as out when the last game the players quit on him. Nothing he could say or do would fix the mess he stepped in.

    I am a little saddened at the thought of Scotty picking a new HC (McDaniels?) and first round pick. But I am slowly weaning off my Chief’s fix. Last year was my last purchase of season tickets. This year missed a couple of games on tv and slept thru one. Since ’75, sure seems like a I wasted a lot of time on them.

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