Call it quits on the Arrowhead Dumpster Fire of a season

If you thought this season couldn't get any worse after the heart breaking loss to Denver and a 1-4 start - including a loss to the hapless Bears, who have won just twice in their last 11 games, which also featured the end of Jamaal Charles season (ACL), you'd be wrong. After Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Vikings in Minnesota, the Chiefs once again showed us that they can find all sorts of different ways to LOSE ball games. Late in the fourth quarter, the Chiefs looked like they still had some fight left in them as they were driving down the field to attempt to take the lead. After a beautiful pass from Alex Smith to Travis Kelce for a big 1st down (which was absolutely the best pass from Smith we may see all season) we decided to run the ball with Charcandrick West, and being the Kansas City Chiefs, he coughed the ball up and turned it over. This fumble was almost as bad as the historic "butt fumble" that we all know about. Donald Stephenson was behind the ball carrier and as West juked [Read more...]

Grading the Chiefs Thursday Night Nightmare

It's official, the Kansas City Chiefs will never beat Peyton Manning again. Kansas City had Denver on the ropes Thursday Night...TWICE, but could not deliver the knockout blow before suffering a stunning 31-24 defeat that left us all in shock. One hurts just as bad as the heartbreaking playoff loss in Indianapolis in 2013 or the no-punt 2003 playoff game against the Colts (and Manning) or even another loss the Colts...the "Lin Elliot Game." If only the result of Thursday night's game could just be a nightmare. But the Jamaal Charles (his second of the game) as the Chiefs were trying to run out the clock and send the game into overtime just seconds after Manning threw his third TD pass of the game - a 19-yarder to Emmanuel Sanders (his second of the game) tied it, returned to the house by Bradley Roby was all to real and was like any other Chiefs loss ever seen. It is Manning's ninth straight win against the Chiefs (14-1 all-time). It was the Donkey's 13th straight divisional [Read more...]

Grading the Chiefs: Big first half paces 27-20 Week 1 Win

Alex Smith threw for 243 yards and 3 TD - two to tight end Travis Kelce (6-112), Jamaal Charles gained 103 total yards; while the Chiefs ‪ defense recorded 5 sacks and sets up offense in redzone twice with turnovers in 27-20 win at Houston. The Chiefs (1-0), after punting on their first possession, led 27-6 after scoring on five straight possessions, and led 27-9 at half. The Chiefs scored 14 points off turnovers. The first got the Chiefs off to a relatively quick start as rookie corner Marcus Peters', in his first snap of a NFL regular season game, picked off Brian Hoyer on Houston's first offensive snap of the game, which led to a Alex Smith 17-yard touchdown pass to Kelce two plays later. The very next offensive possession for the Chiefs, Kelce hauled in another touchdown pass from Smith when he was WIDE OPEN for a 42-yard catch and run to take a 14-0 lead (with a great celebration). Alex Smith's third touchdown pass of the day went to Jamaal Charles for a 6-yards on the first [Read more...]

Week 1 Preview: KC Chiefs at Houston Texans

It's one of the most exciting times of the year, it's opening week for the NFL. Football is officially back folks, and it couldn't feel much better. The Kansas City Chiefs will start their 2015 Regular Season on the road this Sunday at noon in Houston, against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. This is an exciting and optimistic year to be a Kansas City Chiefs fan. There are a lot of new faces on the team, and the Chiefs are expected to be contenders for a playoff spot this season. In a press conference earlier this week, Chiefs' GM John Dorsey said, "This is a better football team and we're going to be competitive this year." Dorsey did a terrific job this offseason bringing the star free agent receiver we've been waiting for in Jeremy Maclin, drafted a talented young corner in Marcus Peters, and adding much needed depth to the offensive line in Ben Grubbs. Here is a look at some things to watch in Sunday's matchup against Houston. But first, here are some key injuries for both the [Read more...]

The Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster

Saturday was NFL cut down day, as all 32 NFL teams must have their roster trimmed down to 53. To do so, the Chiefs had to release 17 players. This is an important time of the year because there will always be some surprising cuts from all over the league, and it provides an essential window for all 32 teams to get a chance to really improve their teams by making trades, claiming players on the waiver wire, or signing players to their practice squads. Offense Quarterback: 1) Alex Smith 2) Chase Daniel 3) Aaron Murray No surprises here as these were the only three in camp. Running Back: 1) Jamaal Charles 2) Knile Davis 3) Charcandrick West Cut: Darrin Reaves Reaves was a guy who played hard, gave a ton of effort but was just on the wrong team with way too much depth at the running back position, and he did not even make the practice squad which was a huge surprise to me. Fullback: Anthony Sherman Cut: Spencer Ware (Added to Practice Squad) Tight End: 1) Travis Kelce 2) James [Read more...]

Predicting the Chiefs 53-man roster (and depth chart)

We are moving into Week 4 (final week) of the 2015 NFL Preseason and there are still plenty of questions to answer when it comes to who will and who won't make the Chiefs final roster. The Chiefs made many roster moves Sunday by trimming their roster down by 11 spots, and made a few more today as they will need to make several more in order to be at or under at least 75 players by tomorrow. The final roster will be decided by Sept. 5 when the team decides their final 53-man roster. Offense Quarterback: 1) Alex Smith 2) Chase Daniel 3) Aaron Murray This is the most obvious position when it comes to the depth chart, it won't change one bit, so no surprises here. Running Back: 1) Jamaal Charles 2) Knile Davis 3) Charcandrick West 4) Anthony Sherman (FB) The running back spot has actually been a major topic of discussion as of late concerning whether or not the team would carry four backs like they did last year with Charles, Davis, Gray and McKnight. This is a hot topic because of [Read more...]

Chiefs Preseason Week 3 Preview

It's week 3 of the 2015 NFL Preseason, and this week your Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) take on Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans (1-1) Friday, August 28th at 7pm CT Since it is the third preseason game of the year, this is the game where you will see most of the action from the star players and starters for each team. So if you have been itching to watch some "meaningful" NFL games, this week is the closest thing you'll get to that until week 1 of the regular season kicks off. In a press conference on Wednesday, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced that the starters will play into the third quarter, and then the second string players will come in and finish the game from there. This week is critical for NFL teams as they begin to deeply analyze their rosters and make decisions on whom to cut and whom to keep. So let's take a look at a few things to watch for in this week's matchup against the Titans. 1) Offensive Line: The situation with the Chiefs' offensive line has probably [Read more...]