Losing Streak Reaches 8 Games After Loss to Denver

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It was a replay of the game that went down back in October, some seven weeks ago. On that Sunday, the Chiefs went toe-to-toe with Baltimore and the Ravens struggled to get out of town with a three-point victory.

Flash forward to this sun-splashed Sunday where the Chiefs were 10-point underdogs as they hosted AFC West leader Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Romeo Crennel’s team played tough on defense against Manning, while the offense was inconsistent but did not turn the ball over and when given a chance at least produced points, even if they were Ryan Succop field goals.

In the end though, Manning and mates were too much for the beleaguered Chiefs to hold off for four quarters. Denver won 17-9, as the Broncos moved their record to 8-3 on the season. The Chiefs have now lost eight in a row and they are 1-10 on the season.

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16 Responses to “Losing Streak Reaches 8 Games After Loss to Denver”

  • November 25, 2012  - el cid says:

    What can we say? Bad coaching, poor subs, no WR left, wasted RB in Charles. Of course, no QB.

    If this were the 60′s, a running game might win a game or two but this bunch had no chance.

    Just another waste of 3 hours.

  • November 25, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    You heard it from me first. We will beat the Panthers on sunday. Iam not revealing my secret formula, just wait and see.

  • November 25, 2012  - R W says:

    Chuckxx going bold! I like. Defense showed bigtime. Some ( no Pioli) hope for a better tomorrow. Really need a complete house cleaning. Duh?

  • November 25, 2012  - DanO says:

    For a 1-9 team, we take no chances. I would expect a fake punt or fake field goal once in a while, but this team is too boring. Field goals and punts.

  • November 25, 2012  - napahank says:

    If the offense consisted of passes to McCluster and Bowe shallow accross the middle, Moeaki on a 10 yeard delayed post routes and Charles running the ball, the Chiefs would score and we would win…and yes Quinn could make those throws all day long.

  • November 25, 2012  - ATrain81 says:

    Hopefully the Chiefs don’t beat the Panthers on Sunday. That would give them the tie breaker over the Chiefs in next year’s draft. Jacksonville won today so the Chiefs are in reverse first place. That’s about all we have to hope for this season.

  • November 25, 2012  - Petey says:

    Head to head has no bearing in the draft (it should, in my opinion)….I believe opponents winning percentage is the first tie-breaker.

  • November 26, 2012  - Niblick says:

    Petey-You are absolutely right. The opponents winning percentage is the tie breaker. If the teams tie with the same record and lets say the Chiefs opponents have a percentage of .510 and the Panthers opponents have a percentage of .520, the Chiefs would draft first. If the percentage is the same they have a coin flip.

  • November 26, 2012  - el cid says:

    OK, so who is the best college player, the top guy, nmmero uno, top dog. With or without Pioli, it is not a QB. Barkley and Smith are pretty good but the best player? We could be looking at a LB or DT or RB or who knows….then who is the Qb in 2013 for the Chiefs?

  • November 26, 2012  - Niblick says:

    el cid- We may be forced to take Barkley, Smith or one of the other top rated QBs. None of them are rated in the upper half of the draft. The top rated players are Jarvis Jones,LB/DE from Georgia, Luke Joeckel OT from Texas A&M, and Manti Te’o LB from Notre Dame. There are others but I just googled some mock drafts and they were the highest rated non QBs. We may trade down and draft one of the QBs later in the first round or draft one in the 2nd round. Who knows. We don’t even know for sure who will be making the pick. I hope it’s not Pioli.

  • November 26, 2012  - el cid says:

    Nib, do not forget the DT out of Utah, a Somoan kid with great size. Two Mock drafts I saw said he was the KC pick.

    All I am saying is this is not the year of the QB, that was last year and with Pioli, it was an “amusing” situation. Get rid of Pioli and coaches and we may be looking at another rebuild on top of herms rebuild and pioli’s.

    With the first pick, do you pick the best ever or a position of need. Marv Levy once said pick for position of need and you lose.

  • November 26, 2012  - Niblick says:

    el cid- I don’t have the answer. Look at Indy. They fired their GM, coaches and let Manning walk. They got a franchise QB and kept many of their older players, drafted a few lesser named players and now are probably going to make the playoffs. I know there is not a QB in the caliber of Luck or RG3, but you don’t always need a rebuild if you can get the QB. That’s my hope for the Chiefs. I know it’s just hope.

  • November 26, 2012  - TimR says:

    We should probably keep trading down with people that don’t need/want a QB, if possible & take the QB a little lower. Clearly there isn’t a Luck or Griffin in this bunch. There could be 2 or 3 that will rate closely to each other.

  • November 26, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Before I get too concerned about the draft I want to know who is doing the drafting.

    I am a firm believer that you draft the most talented in the first two rounds. Never draft for need until, at least, round three. And drafting high for a QB this year is not wise.

    Being tired of high draft picks disappointing, I think I’ll go with Tim and trade down for more picks.

  • November 26, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I will add that we don’t even know where we will be drafting at this point or who our GM or coach will be. If it were me I would be looking at which QB has the best chance of having a long term successful NFL career. Look at the number of high picks we and other teams have used at any position in the first round that haven’t panned out. QB is arguably the most important position and getting into a guessing game about who will be available and when will probably only assure us of not getting the best prospect. Is a great DL or DB going to get us to the super bowl? I doubt it. I say go after a QB whenever we have the pick. I’m sick of seeing our prospects sabotaged because we don’t have the right guy calling the shots both on and off the field.

  • November 27, 2012  - milkman says:

    A lot of fans have been saying we need to trade down if we earn the top pick. But if there is not a player the Chiefs want to draft there, no matter if it’s a quarterback or another position, why would you think another team would want to give up what it would take to move up?

    It has been noted by several “experts” that this is a weak draft as a whole. Is there any one player worth the move up? The Chiefs will have so many holes that it is hard to imagine if there was a player of that caliber they wouldn’t consider selecting him.

    It is a shame that there is no RG111 or Luck in this years draft. The Chief’s timing of suck is one year off. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t seriously upgrade the position. There were other quarterbacks from the same class as those two who are having success in their first seasons with bright looking futures. Instead of just watching the ball go by as we have the last 30 years, I say we take a swing and try to find our very own quarterback. And in 2 or three years if another Luck or RG111 emerges, let’s swing again.

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