Chiefs Take Another Step Backwards In AFC West Race

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Two weeks after beating the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks all things seemed possible for Andy Reid’s Chiefs.

A fortnight later, those possibilities are gone. That’s what happens after losing back-to-back division games, including Sunday’s night’s loss to the Denver Broncos 29-16.

Unable to stop not future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, but unknown running back C. J. Anderson, the Chiefs got behind early and never got close to catching the now 9-3 Broncos.

The loss leaves the Chiefs 7-5 and in a jumble of other AFC teams fighting for two wildcard spots. Right now, it’s not pretty, but a lot can happen in four weeks.

Here’s our coverage from Sunday night:

7 Responses to “Chiefs Take Another Step Backwards In AFC West Race”

  • December 1, 2014  - Lee Mosby says:

    Its frustrating seeing your team lose for the 6th time in 3 years to the donkeys. Until we can dominate the AFC West we will not be a contender for anything serious. I know we still have a chance to make the playoffs this year and we have had some good moments but it is time to raise our game if we want to move to being a legitimate contender to win a super bowl. Given the last 2 disappointing games I must once again begin to think about the Next year. To win in our division we need better defense (secondary, DE, LB), and on offense we need WR’s that scare folks and offensive lineman as our patchwork as done what they could but not near the level to win a superbowl or beat Denver. We have a lot of decisions coming up some will have money/cap implications but what I want is better progress towards winning our division and a shot at winning and hosting playoff games. As for the rest of this year I would like to see what Kelce can do if featured rather than a bit part, can DeAnthony be in the slot?, Can Dee Ford play especially if we are not going to keep Tamba?, and if we are out on contention can Murray get some reps? My hats off to Andy and the coaching staff for getting what they can out of the team with all the injuries and holes but I would hope this offseason actually fills those holes better than this year. Why can most see we need a WR but we don’t draft one (Kelvin Benjamin?) and the Sanders thing was a fiasco as he would have been a real WR threat and why cannot Kelce be featured more? As a season ticket holder for over 30 years I am still waiting for my team which has improved with the current regime to make that next big step to play and win playoff games/superbowl.

  • December 1, 2014  - johnfromfairfax says:

    We’ve played poorly the past two weeks but we still have a chance to win some games and make the playoffs. That means you won’t see wholesale changes during the season. We obviously have some holes to address. We lost this one coming out of the tunnel.

  • December 1, 2014  - el cid says:

    There will be no major changes, so do not look for this player or that to be featured in a role they have not done all year.

    No, this team will finish the season hoping…. with help from other they can crawl into the playoffs. It would be bad PR if they did not make the playoffs at least fan wise.

    The last two week the better team won, not really sure why but out the gate the Chiefs were in losing mode. Happens with not so good teams.

  • December 1, 2014  - FlintTipFan says:

    It looks to me like they are pretty much the 8-8 team that most predicted. Coaching may help them surpass that by a game or two but they will not make the playoffs this year. Even if they win out, which they won’t, they need help to get in. As usual the Chargers are peaking now and we are not.
    I am with Lee and looking forward to seeing what this regime can get done this offseason and draft. I am concerned that we may loose Sutton this offseason. Hope not!

  • December 1, 2014  - R W says:

    Right now, today, I’d be good with losing out…trading up in the draft on a Julio Jones type deal…and draft Amari Cooper. Start there.

  • December 1, 2014  - el cid says:

    RW, is there a kid worthy of a “suck for Luck” type of selection. Not sure a WR, while we are past the need for one, is a first round type of pick. After all we went for a LB last year and he does not play his position. Just saying last year about 6 kids are standout WRs, NFL channel said it was the best WR draft in over 10 years. I would say Dorsey will not go LB or WR no matter who is available, ego and genius plays a factor in drafting. But I have no clue about what I am talking about, just a feeling.

  • December 1, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    RW, our last number one draft pick was Eric Fisher. I sat there last night with freezing toes and a running like a river nose and watched him get eaten alive.

    I actually think he should be the first OL be credited with a sack.

    Let Oakland get that first one. Crap, they beat us fair and square. Or, wait, did we let them…too late for that plan.

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