Chiefs Nation experienced a huge let down well before the game officially ended around 3pm local time. The Chiefs lost their early 3 point lead early and never looked back… or forward. The Chiefs were blown out by the Dolphins 31-3.
I will not give a recap of this game, Chiefs Command blogger, Michael Parr has given his recap and I will direct you to read it instead, my thoughts on the game could be summed up similarly - Chiefs – Dolphins: Post Game Remarks
Also, my apologies for a lack of a “5 Reasons the Dolphins could Beat the Chiefs” article this week… Although, I will tell you it would have been a snoozer. Miami and national sports personalities I spoke with this week were extremely vague when asked to give reasons the Dolphins could beat the Chiefs, most giving “any given Sunday” type responses… Even some very well known national NFL writers… It’s probably better for their reputations in the Kansas City market that I didn’t publish my article after all… I know I lost a lot of respect for those writers after their no-thought answers. A non-response would have been better in most cases.
For the Chiefs, this means there has been no change atop the AFC West… The Chiefs are still leaders of the division due to tie-breakers, with Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders at 4-4, while the Broncos now sit at 3-5
I won’t argue, maybe this loss isn’t exactly a blessing in disguise…
I absolutely do not want to hear the phrases “short week” or “trap game” from the Chiefs organization, KC media or Chiefs fans… The Chiefs received an ass whoopin’, plain and simple.
The blessing in the loss is simple – It did not affect the Chiefs in the standings, while letting everyone involved with the Chiefs know, including fans, this team must fight every single week… Players and coaches must give it their all every week if this team expects to succeed in 2012… This team may not be as good as their record shows.
During the post-game show on 610 Sports, Bill Maas put the Kansas City Chiefs in the bottom 1/3 of the NFL in regards to team skill and ability.
To be worried about…
The AFC West, as a whole, does not look good. To make the playoffs, the Chiefs MUST win the AFC West. An AFC Wild Card playoff appearance is out of the question for any team in the AFC West.
The Chargers offense started rolling in week 9… Not a good sign for the Chiefs or Chiefs fans…