Here we go Addicts! It’s game day. Are you nervous?
Keep it here at Arrowhead Addict for all your Chiefs needs. We’ll have our prediction thread coming up a little bit later as well as the game day inactives. We will also have our usual live game chat kicking off around 11:30 AM central.
Until then, here is your Morning Fix!
There’s only one team in the league that’s still unbeaten, and that’s the Kansas City Chiefs, who just so happen to be one of the two largest underdogs in the NFL this weekend for their game at Indianapolis.
“If we go out there and win this game,” wide receiver Dexter McCluster said, “we’re going to let people know that we’re for real.”
Fifty-four teams have started 3-0 since 2000, and it’s an eclectic mix. They’ve been quarterbacked by Peyton Manning and Shaun King, coached by Tony Dungy and Bill Callahan. Eleven of them played in the Super Bowl, and 16 didn’t even make the playoffs.
The Chiefs do enough things well that the notion of them winning on the road against the defending AFC champion is no longer absurd. The problem is that they won’t be able to just play to their strengths to beat the Colts. They’ll have to make some plays in the passing game and prevent Manning from making too many. That may be too much to expect. Prediction: Colts 27, Chiefs 20.
“We haven’t done anything yet,” Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli said in a telephone interview last week. “We’ve won three games in a 16-game season. What we wanted to accomplish was, we were going to build a team a certain way with a certain type of player both physically and makeup-wise and try to build something that was going to sustain. And we’re in our infancy.”
Topics: Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs