Star power: Dwayne Bowe. But he’s a wide receiver, and the Chiefs are a running team – as evidenced by their league-leading average of 164.7 rushing yards. True, and true. When the Chiefs do pass, however, Bowe is their most obvious option. He leads the league with 11 touchdown catches and is averaging 15.9 yards on his team-high 45 receptions.
Good teams aren’t toothless on the road. Otherwise, Gannon said the Chiefs are “getting there” and could be only a handful of players away from being not only a good team, but one of the NFL’s better teams. As it is, he said the Chiefs are probably somewhere between Haley’s downer opinion and Bowe’s inflated one
Chiefs (6-4). They have a nice young team, but the Chargers, led by quarterback Philip Rivers, are charging. “I’ve always believed San Diego is the better team,” Gannon said. “Just one playoff team is coming out of the AFC West, and I believe it’s the Chargers.”
Circle Dec. 12 on your calendar: Chiefs at Chargers. That game will go a long way toward determining which team takes the AFC West. “This is the true grind-it-out period of the season, where I think teams are going to start to define themselves as good teams, in-between teams and not-so-good teams,” Chiefs coach Todd Haley said.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen