Sure, our Chiefs are 4-3, but that’s still good enough to currently lead the AFC West. Before you go all Jabba the Whitlock and get pessimistic, Chiefs fans, I want you to keep in mind three things: A.) All three of the Broncos‘ wins have been the result of game-winning last-second kicks; B.) The Chargers have the worst coach in the league not named Scott Linehan; and C.) The Raiders quarterback is Daunte Culpepper.
If that doesn’t do it for you, then consider this.. A mere five weeks ago every NFL expert out considered us genuine contenders for the league’s worst record and the top overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Not only are we in first place and 4-1 since our 0-2 start and the return of Jared “One Man Gang” Allen, but it is instead our hated cross-state rivals, the St. Louis Rams, who are racing towards the league’s worst record. In fact, the only battle more epic than the Colts-Patriots race for the AFC’s best record might be the Rams race with the Miami Dolphins for the NFL’s worst record.
Still not satisfied? Then consider how bad the Dolphins are once again, and then remember that we suckered them out of a fifth-round pick. When you are the worst team in the league, that means your fifth-round pick is basically a fourth. I know that sure as hell puts a big smile on my face. Especially when we got the Phins to take on one of our biggest hasbeens.
Still not enough? Well, then chew on this… The only two AFC teams that have better records than the Chiefs in their last five games are the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. The Jacksonville Jaguars, also winners of four out of five, are tied for the next-best record over the past five games. We all know how good the Jags are, especially after Pittsburgh lost at Denver last night.
More on the big win in Oakland, Priest‘s comeback and the post-bye week outlook later on. For now here’s what’s going on around the league after the jump:
Tont Gonzalez pulls an Allen Iverson/Randy Moss with his latest quote. C’mon, Tony. We all know the offensive playcalling leaves a lot to be desired, oh, about 237% of the time, but that’s just not leadership. – Epic Carnival
As always, a must-read post-game breakdown from our brother-in-blog Chris. – Arrowhead Pride
Michael Bennett may be happy to be out of K.C., but he’s struggling with the Bucs’ playbook. – The Pewter Plank
I’m sorry, but the “Post Mortem” is hilarious. Always a great read. Here’s my favorite quote:
“Anybody notice that John Lynch made the emotional plea to his teammates to play for their fallen teammates — Darrent Williams and Damien Nash — prior to the game while the cameras were rolling? Yes, prior to the Broncos nationally televised game. Evidentially Lynch didn’t care about his departed teammates when the Broncos were playing the Bills. This guy should work on Guiliani’s campaign.”
Raiders blog or not, you have to check that out. – The Hater Nation
Fred Smoot does his best Michael Vick impersonation. What an idiot. – Riggo’s Rag
Sports Illustrated’s Brigid Mullen drinks up covering football. She just likes drinking up with football players and uncovering herself better. Why do the Packers and Pack fans have all the luck? – Sports By Brooks
Last, but not least, which above-mentioned 0-7 team that we swindled out of a draft pick has it worse…
Those little St. Louie Lambs? – Doberman on the Diamond
Fish Aquatic Mammals? – Blown Coverage
Ahhh… it’s actually pretty nice to be a Chiefs fan right now, isn’t it? We have a bye week, so let’s just enjoy first place for the moment.