Maybe now you will read this column BEFORE you drink the homer Kool-Aid, given to you like a timed weekly sedative each by other Chiefs bloggers and the sports radio talking heads, all of which are telling Chiefs fans again this week that there’s nothing to be worried about on Sunday… Well, those guys are wrong! All of whom declined again to participate in this column in week 9.
The Chiefs’ week 9 matchup against the Oakland Raiders is the scariest game of the season!
That’s right, more scary than either the Indianapolis Colts game or the Houston Texans game. In those two games, not many NFL fans expected the Chiefs to win. Low expectations equals low scare factor. It’s that simple. I didn’t expect the Chiefs to win, so I wasn’t too scared about the matchup or upset when they didn’t win.
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In week 9, however, the Chiefs are expected by most Chiefs fans to go to Oakland this weekend and return home with a win.
Thanks for help with 5 Reasons – Black Hole Edition:
- Mykle Van Hausen from Raider Nation Station
- Greg Louzao from Raider Nation Podcast
- Kris Frazier from Endzone Jumper
- Hank Koebler from Xtra Point Football
- Jordan Heck from The Cover Two
- Marcus Im from The Ed Read Blog
- Eric Galko from NFL House
5: The Black (A)Hole Advantage
We have all heard stories about, and may even know, Chiefs fans who have been aggressively harassed or even physically harmed by rabid Raiders fans. Some fans have have even told me they no longer wear Kansas City Chiefs gear when they go to Oakland for the yearly matchup. Raiders fans are unruly, rude, inappropriate and down-right ass holes in the stadium!
Mykle Van Hausen from Raider Nation Station:
That being said, there are a lot of Chiefs fans who are trolling die-hard homer ass holes online who hide behind an anonymous username and profile pic… We all know where they hang out… I think I like the ass-hole-to-your-face die-hard fans better!
4: Matt Cassel… PLEASE play your way off this list!
So close to falling off this list, Matt Cassel had arguably his “worst game of the season” in week 8 against the Bills, according to Chiefs Command blogger Jason Tarwater. I would argue that Chiefs fans would still like to see Cassel take over a game when he is needed… Yes, he may have led the Chiefs down the field to kick the winning field goal as time expired in over-time, but that was his 5th attempt in the game…
Eric Galko from NFL House
Kris Frazier from Endzone Jumper
While the Chiefs’ offensive line has only allowed 8 sacks on the season… Let’s hope Matt Cassel can go through his progressions and get rid of the ball…
3: Nnamdi Asomugha. Sorry homers, Brandon Flowers is NOT this good!
Jordan Heck from The Cover Two
Ya, ya… Nnamdi Asomugha is “iffy” for the game on Sunday, but Jordan has it right on… If Asomugha even steps on the field, he will single-handedly shut down the entire Chiefs passing game…
2: Hot is Hot. Warm is Warm.
Yes, the Chiefs have won their last two games, as have the Raiders, however, the Chiefs scored only 13 points against the Bills and the week before, the Chiefs were unable to pull away early from a Jaguars team who were without their top 2 quarterbacks and playing with a guy who literally came in from the farm just four days before.
1: Darren McFadden, Michael Bush & Marcel Reece
Marcus Im from The Ed Read Blog
Greg Louzao from Raider Nation Podcast
I think Marcus and Greg pretty well covered my thoughts on that topic. All week I have been debating which duo/trio is better between the Chiefs and Raiders… I still haven’t come to a conclusion, but I am leaning towards the Chiefs due to their durability.
Hank Koebler from Xtra Point Football
That’s pretty bold!
The Chiefs and the Raiders are very similar teams. They both possess a deadly rush game, average, at best, quarterbacks, and solid, but not fantastic defenses. The Chiefs have an edge in coaching staff, like they will have in nearly every game they play in 2010.
That being said, I like the dominating hot-streak the Raiders are riding and think it will be very tough for the Chiefs to end the streak.
Todd Haley fails to take early points again, this time it costs the Chiefs the game…
Oakland Raiders 20 – Kansas City Chiefs 17
What do you think? What are your points for both teams in the week 9 matchup?