Chiefs fans, the team has survived the “most difficult” part of the schedule and have come out the other side on top of the AFC West!
Next, well there is no next, right? The Kansas City Chiefs have the division locked up, right? The rest of the schedule is “easy,” that’s what the media is telling us… Hooray, crown the Kansas City Chiefs the champions of the AFC West and let’s starting for the playoff game! Start planning now for the Patriots, the Ravens, the Jets, the Titans, the Steelers, the Titans, the Dolphins or the rematch against the Colts or the Texans… The Chiefs have this division on lock down, right?!!?
Hold on a second! Yes, it is nice to look forward and hope, but this is the NFL… There is no such thing as an “easy” game.
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We’re talking about a job where each employee is paid to come to work and get stronger and get faster, just so they can knock the crap out of another businesses employees… Anything can happen! Just ask the 2009 Denver Broncos, who watched their 6-0 season slip away from them as they ended up watching the playoffs from home… and don’t give me that nonsense about, “This Chiefs team is much better than the 2009 Broncos,” BS! There is no way to compare the two except with record… and I’m no math-whiz, but 6-0 is greater than 3-2.
Until Commissioner Roger Goodell finally “puts flags on everybody” and renames the league the “National Flag Football League,” I stand by my statements that there are no “easy” games in the NFL…. I am not drinking ALL of your homer Kool Aid.. no thanks!
All of that being said, I do think the Chiefs will win the AFC West… But let’s take it one step a t a time here, boys and girls… On to 5 reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars could beat the Kansas City Chiefs…
- Russ Loede, Chiefs Gab
- Shane Patton, Missouri Sports Blog
- Terry O’Brien, Black and Teal
- Wesley Becks, The Stankoniforous Files
5: Matt Cassel
Yep… Matt Cassel still makes the list. Until Cassel shows us he can lead this team to a victory when playing from behind, he deserves to be a concern for Chiefs fans.
The Jaguars were completely annihilate by the Tennessee Titans on Monday night in week 6. Rarely, does a team get annihilated two weeks in a row.
3: The Unknown
It is likely that both starting quarterback, David Garrard and backup, Trent Edwards will both miss the game against the Chiefs. Sow who starts at QB for the Jags?
2: Sticking to the game plan
Many Chiefs fans will argue that the Chiefs got away from their game plan late in week 6′s game against the Houston Texans, when on 3rd down and 2, the Chiefs offense faked pitch and Matt Cassel threw the ball errantly in the direction of TE Tony Moeaki.
1: Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jaguars rush game
Just as the Houston Texans, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a formidable rushing game, ranking 6th in the NFL. Maybe the Chiefs aren’t as stout against the rush… When the face a formidable rushing opponent. Rushing will be the key for the Jaguars to win the game.
With one of 3 backups under center, the Jags will focus on the rush all afternoon. It will be up to the Chiefs to stop the rush, while maintaining outside coverage… and refrain from biting too hard on play-action late in the game.
While I have spoken about the myth of the “easy” game in the NFL, as a fan, I do feel more comfortable about the week 7 matchup against the Jaguars than any other game the Chiefs have played in 2010.
That’s pretty strange to say about a team who comes to Arrowhead Stadium only 1/2 a game behind the Chiefs in the standings… If they win, the Jags’ record will be better than the Chiefs… All of that being said, the Jaguars will most likely be led by their #3 or #4 option at quarterback and they are coming off a devastating loss at the hands of the Titans. It is tough to be confident in a team without a quarterback… From both a player and a fan perspective.
Las Vegas has finally released the line for the game. The Chiefs are favored heavily, at 9 points, the 3rd biggest favorite in week 7.
Kansas City Chiefs 24 – Jacksonville Jaguars 17