#1 Stick a fork in that Thanksgiving meal and enjoy!
#2 Stick a fork in the Kansas City Chiefs, they are done!
#3 Stick a fork in Tyler Palko, make room for Kyle Orton!
So, Chief fans knew going into last Monday night it was going to be a struggle. Surprisingly the first half showed some promise. Tyler Palko was moving the ball better than Matt Cassel had done in recent weeks. Thomas Jones was busting off some good runs. Hell, even the defense was getting to Tom Brady. Some of us had hope for a massive upset.
Then reality set in when the Patriots score 17 points in the third quarter and Palko starting turning the ball over. Nothing right happened after halftime. The Steelers should have a similar field day this Sunday. Stick a fork in the Kansas City Chiefs because they are done. Or are they?
The Chiefs are 4-6 and have barely struggled to put points on the board since their last win Halloween night. However, at 4-6 the Chiefs are only two games out from the division lead; a division that could be won by an 8-8 team. And now the Chiefs have a new starting quarterback that is better than a healthy Matt Cassel.
Kyle Orton immediately improves this team and claiming him was a steal as he cost the team nearly nothing this season and shouldn’t be on the hook for any guaranteed money next season. Granted Orton won’t start this Sunday and the Chiefs will likely fall to 4-7, however, Orton could help in the huge uphill climb they have in front of them to win the division. I know it’s a dream right now, but it could happen.
Say good-bye to Matt Cassel, when healthy he isn’t half the QB of Kyle Orton. Even if the Chiefs don’t win many more games this season Orton will be the veteran stop-gap for whoever the Chiefs select in the upcoming draft. Orton will be a much better mentor to a rookie than Cassel ever could have been. Even if Orton ends up doing little for the Chiefs he could potentially grant the Chiefs a compensatory draft pick if he leaves a free agent.
Fantasy wise I would stay away from anyone in a Kansas City Chiefs jersey. If you must start Dwayne Bowe then go ahead, he should see some passes thrown his way. However, this team fails to see the endzone so don’t expect much from him. Jackie Battle is a flex option at best if you have no other option as the Steelers are so good at stopping the run.
Week twelve Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Projections:
Tyler Palko: 195 yards passing, 1 TD, 3 INT
Thomas Jones: 25 yards rushing
Dexter McCluster: 25 yards rushing, 3 receptions for 15 yards
Jackie Battle: 40 yards rushing
Dwayne Bowe: 4 receptions for 65 yards, 1TD
Jonathan Baldwin: 2 receptions for 30 yards
Steve Breaston: 4 receptions for 55 yards
Leonard Pope: 3 receptions for 20 yards
Ryan Succop: 1/1 FG, 1/1 XP
Team Defense: 2 sack, 27 points allowed
QB: Matt Ryan Matt Stafford, Eli Manning
RB: Rashard Mendenhall, Chris Johnson, LeGarrette Blount
WR: Jordy Nelson, Steve Smith (CAR), Brandon Lloyd
TE: Owen Daniels, Fred Davis, Tony Gonzalez
K: Nick Novak, Matt Bryant, Olindo Mare
DEF: Steelers, Texans, Cardinals
QB: Joe Flacco, Josh Freeman, Ryan Fitzpatrick
RB: Willis McGahee, All GB RBs, Jackie Battle
WR: Reggie Wayne, Sidney Rice, Dwayne Bowe
TE: Greg Olsen, Marcedes Lewis, Vernon Davis
K: Robbie Gould, Alex Henery, Nick Folk
DEF: Eagles, Giants, Ravens
All Broncos WRs
There are five teams in the NFL that have two active QBs on their roster and each were drafted in the first round. One such team has two #1 overall picks at QB1 and QB2. Name the five teams and their QBs.
Bonus Question: There is one NFL team that has an undrafted QB1 and QB2, what team is it?