In looking at Kansas City’s run to the division crown, it has been the dramatically improved performance of Matt Cassel that has fueled their success. He has played at an MVP-like level this season by completing 60.2 percent of his passes with 27 touchdowns and only five interceptions. Those numbers represent a significant improvement in his play from his first season as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback where he only completed 55 percent of his passes with 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions while compiling a dismal 69.9 passer rating.
“I don’t look at Kansas City as a great team, I look at it as a pretty good team that has some flaws,” Barnwell said. “One of the reasons why we liked the Chiefs was their history of success at Arrowhead Stadium. They are 7-0 so I can see them winning in the first round, but it may be difficult for the Chiefs to win on the road in the playoffs.”
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“That was really the plan this morning because it’s something we all had to face when you woke up this morning that it’s not going to happen for us,” Cable said per the Oakland Tribune. “We talked about the improvements we’ve made from a commitment level, of where we want to take this thing and where we want to ultimately be and that’s to win a championship.”
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