Ravens Win, Chiefs Go Home

From Arrowhead Stadium

They needed to play a good game, with very few mistakes, if they had any hope of beating the Baltimore Ravens.

It didn’t happen. It wasn’t even close. The Ravens grabbed a 30-7 victory over the Chiefs, moving on to the next round of the playoffs to face the Steelers in Pittsburgh this coming Saturday.

The Chiefs are done for the season, ending what had been their best season in years with a two-game losing streak and a ticket out of the playoffs. The franchise now has the dubious honor of losing an NFL record seven straight post-season games.

There’s so much to consider after this game and season. Here’s our coverage:

15 Responses to “Ravens Win, Chiefs Go Home”

  • January 9, 2011  - MEDennis34 says:

    Goodbye charlie!

    Lets put this behind us and move on. The future is bright in the Chiefs Nation!

    Go CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • January 9, 2011  - Rick says:

    Man, our passing attack is atrocious! The Chiefs must improve across the board. The only players who played well today were Hali, Berry and Charles, tho Charles’ fumble killed us.

  • January 9, 2011  - el cid says:

    Actually no, Rick. Cassel’s ratings for the last two games were 19 and 20. Certainly not his fault alone, OL and Weis’ offense shares the blame. Unfortunately, the Cheifs were a team who made the most of the easiest schedule in the NFL this year. They were not very good. Watch and see the lack of respect they get between now and the first regular season game. SD and raiders are both stronger talent wise, losing Weis means a new OC and his “learning the team, and do not forget the forgetable bend but don’t break defense. A long way to go before respect is shown the Chiefs.

  • January 9, 2011  - el cid says:

    How about this – I know who is to blame for the failure of the last two games of the Chiefs. Michael and Edward, that’s who. They have maintained a positive attitude and the belief of a brighter future. Well the Chiefs got blasted by every team with a good record they played and fans who overlooked this are to blame for the lack of progress to change this pattern. Old hateful me, wanted someone lynched for this failures, so it is not my fault, must be theirs.

  • January 9, 2011  - Greg says:

    Yes, we can look forward Edward trying to sugar-coat this loss too. The frustrating thing for me is that earlier this season, when Chiefs were playing tough even in their losses, I wanted to believe they were that team on the rise… now it’s hard to tell. Seems like a huge difference in talent between us and the good teams.

  • January 9, 2011  - Kiowa says:

    All I saw good in this game was Berry played his ass off! And Jamaal just never got a chance once he took that head shot! Cassel never had a chance with no one getting open. Moeaki seemed to be the only one doing much of anything out there.

    We need a stud WR and build both our front 5 from the inside out. And maybe a game changing inside LB.

    Next year is gonna be ugly but if they draft well and pick up a couple good free agents, it might not be too bad.

  • January 9, 2011  - Craig says:

    GO Chiefs!! Tough loss. Exposed lack of depth. Poor game plan by Weiss. Worse execution by Cassel. Gave up on the run way to early. The defense did well for being on the field all day. Bowe has talent too bad weis could not find a way to get him open. Cassel holds the ball way too long. Need another good draft. Go Chiefs.

  • January 9, 2011  - Rick says:

    el cid says:
    “Actually no, Rick. Cassel’s ratings for the last two games were 19 and 20.”

    Um, just what exactly are you disagreeing with in my post? I said our passing attack was atrocious, obviously Cassel, the line and our receivers are part of that equation. *scratches head*

  • January 9, 2011  - Edward says:

    LOL its funny to see el cid blame me and Mike for teams failures. I never said we were good enough to be Baltimore. I did pick them and Falcons to get to Super Bowl before season started. Here’s the deal with this team. We’re two explosive receivers away from being a team that can go deep in playoffs. Cassel couldn’t find anyone open something he experienced before Bowe breakout season. But its clear to me he doesn’t have nearly enough talent in the receiving core to form a consistently good passing game. The o-line gave him time most of the day but no one ever got open. Defensively this team is going to be dominant. McGraw the weak link of the chain will be gone next yr for a more athletic back of safety. But this team is promising we’ll have a hot new up and coming offensive coordinator next yr that will do a much better job than Charlie calling plays. No way you shouldn’t find away to get Bowe the ball they pay you the big bucks to find away to get your playmakers the ball regardless of what defense is doing.

    Either way thanks to Chiefs player, management, organization, and fellow Chiefs fans this was a good season and the start of something special.

  • January 10, 2011  - Patrick says:

    Thank you Chiefs, for a fun ride this season! Playoff losses are never fun, but there is only one team each year that doesn’t end their year in disappointment. This season was MUCH better and more entertaining than any sane Chiefs fan should have expected. Thanks for giving us something to root for in January! GO CHIEFS!!!

  • January 10, 2011  - RW says:

    Tough way to end the season with back to back horrid performances and outcomes leaving little momentum to take into 2011. Who IS the real Matt Cassel?

    That’s one huge off-season question. There’s a nucleus of excellent players and we all know who they are. There’s also some glaring holes, aging issues with remedies required and tweaks needed on the coaching staff, obviously.

    I’m beyond thrilled with a 10 win season which was not expected. I’m also sobered considerably with the end of season beat-downs administered by Oakland and Baltimore AT home. More dramatic changes coming, methinks.

  • January 10, 2011  - el cid says:

    RW, would like to agree but who is “nucleus of excellent players”. Got to say, who is not replaceable on this team? Charles (one of my favorites) cannot carry the load a main rb for a 16 game season. Bowe, forget him. Cassel, as good as those around him will allow. OL, who? DL, sort of like Smith, DB, pretty good but pro bowlers, not really. Firmly believe it takes all 53 men to make it in the NFL and this team is really short on talent. Fear SD and raiders are better and if Denver got a decent HC, pasted us in the dust. Seems the Chiefs, who were little short of great this year, are stuck in molasses, moving but so slow you might miss it.

  • January 10, 2011  - RW says:


    the CBs, Berry, Hali, Moeaki all come to mind plus a few of the other young guys. Then there’s Cassel and who is he, really? Lack of consistency is troubling to say the least.

    I heard Rich Gannon say it best the other day on Sirius: “Without consistent good play from your QB, it is neigh on to impossible to win in this league”.

  • January 10, 2011  - el cid says:

    RW, cannot agrue. But I would add the other safety draft pick, also. Hali not under contract yet?? Don’t we need more to show for it than one offensive and 5 defensive players after two year, even after just under 2 years of Pioli/Haley rebuild. Seem to me, your evaluation is the Chiefs are not acquiring much in the way of talent yet. With 6 talented guys every two year, it would take 6 years to get 22 starters, but I may have mis-read you, sorry.

  • January 10, 2011  - Kiowa says:

    On the D side of the ball, they are all young minus a couple guys, and if they can add a couple great linebackers, the whole D should become a good unit by the middle of next year. The D ended up looking tired by the end of the game, but they were stuck on the field due to the offense playing so poorly.

    Add another decent running back to compliment Charles, two very good WR (draft 1 high, and sign Fitzgerald if possible)and draft the right guys for the Oline and things should be alright. And if Cassel is inconsistent thru next year, then you draft a QB high the following year!

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