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The Chiefs faithful, some of whom had been at the Truman Sports Complex well over 12 hours from a full day of tailgating, couldn’t have been any louder during the four plays that would ultimately give the Chiefs sole possession of the AFC West lead.

“Oh my gosh, the crowd was amazing,” Dorsey said. “When you have people to back you up when you’re tired, you’re not as tired. You got kids and families all hollering for you and it gives you an extra pep in your step to push forward.”

*Mike Vrabel has sent some mixed messages about whether or not he intends to retire in 2011, but the latest messages from the 35-year old say he wants to lace them up again. If Vrabel does play, it’s difficult to imagine him playing anywhere other than in Kansas City or New England. Scouts say there is no question Vrabel has lost quite a bit. He is no longer capable of playing a lot of snaps. But to those who know him well, Vrabel has great value as a leader and mentor. The Patriots have a history of keeping around old guys like Vrabel who don’t play a lot (see Anthony Pleasant, Troy Brown and Junior Seau) because they can benefit from their intangibles. And Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was part of that Patriots’ history.

Get something done, anything. Finish it now, because this is real. These are our lives you’re fooling with, the happy moments we Kansas City football fans have come to love, tomahawk chopping at Arrowhead Stadium or Boulevard beer and beautiful high-definition at home.

The lives you’re threatening to force upon us are grainy black-and-white by comparison.

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