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Nick’s Chiefs Briefs: Week 15

Could a Kansas City Chiefs fan asked for anything better than this prior to the season?  They control their own destiny to win the AFC West and to be in the playoffs.  We’re only two weeks away from the playoffs and the odds are with the Chiefs.  In fact they have a one in twenty chance of playing in the Super Bowl.  Maybe that’s premature, but I firmly believe that getting in the playoffs is much harder than navigating those playoffs to the Super Bowl.  My god, I can’t believe I just wrote that.  So with the holidays on the way, lets slip some brandy into our egg-nog, dig up the root-ball of a Christmas tree and get into our Briefs.

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  • You know how in fantasy football, there’s always that one team who makes in into the playoffs even though they’ve scored less points than a couple of non-playoff teams?  That’s kind of what the Chiefs are like right now.  The Chargers have scored 66 more points than the Chiefs this season and they’ve held their opponents to 21 fewer points.  However, the Chiefs have won one more game.  It all comes down to matchups sometimes.

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  • Considering the last brief, how important was that week 1 game against the Chargers?  And how important is that touchdown return by Dexter McCluster?  That play and that game are the difference between being in first place or being in second place.

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  • Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com writes about the importance of reserve players in the game against the Rams.  It’s one of the unique things about the game of football. There’s so many moving parts and bit players, that contributions from a lot of players have a significant impact.

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  • If the Chiefs lose their last two games and get ousted from the playoffs, it’s still one hell of a season.  I don’t think we should forget that.

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  • The Kansas City Star has all of the AFC West playoff possibilities.  Bottom line: win and you’re in.

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  • Lyle Graverson of Arrowhead Addict asks if the Chiefs have the right approach for Jamaal Charles. I completely agree with the answer he comes up with.  I think that people are uncomfortable with things that are outside the very narrow confines of the typical way teams are coached.  I give credit to Todd Haley and company for doing something that really isn’t that crazy and has worked out wonderfully.

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  • You know, there really isn’t anything worse that football played in a dome.  I went to see the Chiefs play in the Metrodome once and it was easily the worst atmosphere to watch football I’ve ever been to.  The fans were crazy, and it was insanely cold outside, but still it didn’t feel right.  On television, it’s even worse.  It just doesn’t even seem like an actual football game.

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  • You know, I’m done bagging on Matt Cassel for this season.  I still don’t think he’s great, I don’t think he’s the long term answer, but he was good enough this season.  I think in a lot of ways the quarterback is the most overrated position in sports, but you really can’t have a terrible one.  I think Cassel is not terrible, good for him.  It’s been good for the Chiefs, that’s for sure.

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  • Chiefs historical stat of the week: largest single season point differential – 201 in 1968.  In fact the 60′s had a lot of dominant Chiefs teams.  Here’s the top five seasons in point differential

1968 – 201

1969 -182

1966 – 172

1962 – 156

1967 – 154

That’s right the top five seasons were all in the 1960′s.  If you’re wondering the next on the list was 2003.

2 Comments Say Something
  • I am alright with domes. Most of the players hate playing in cold weather (because most players have grown up in the deep South). I don’t like having the kicker limited because of the wind, players slipping around and more injuries as a result of cold or winter weather. Not every team needs a dome but the novelty of cold or bad weather games are lost on me.

    St’ Louis probably doesn’t need a dome but Minnesota clearly does.

  • It’s weird that my articles never really make it to the front page. Maybe not enough underwear pictures.

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