Saturday Night Week In Review

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After going 12 of 27 for 132 yards 0 TD’s in the previous three preseason games, Cassel turned it on, throwing 15 of 17 for 129 yards and a touchdown. The defense also looked fantastic, although it should be noted that the Packers never fielded many of their starting players. Still, the chemistry was there, and that’s what I wanted to see.

Now, I’ll admit that I have been told on more then one occasion that my outlook on the Chiefs has a “sunshine and rainbows” vibe to it. I like to consider my writing to be logically optimistic. In other words, I try to stay positive but not out of touch with reality. So naturally, a lot of my predictions are positive ones. However, to try and keep SOME credibility with those KC fans of a more “questioning nature”, I did include a couple negative ones. I’ll start with those to get them out of the way.

Double D and Crock after the Jump…

I’ll just launch right into the bad news. FO’s 2011 DVOA Projections do not see the Chiefs winning the AFC West this year nor do they project them even making the playoffs. To make matters worse, they project the Chiefs 25th overall, 22nd in offense, 23rd in defense, 20th in special teams, and to top it all off, they pull the hardest schedule in the NFL.

Not that I’m sure the Bills even have a person that’s capable of covering Bowe. Their starting corners are 5’9″ and 5’10″, and neither is considered a lock down guy, or has shown much in terms of being a true ballhawk. My guess is that the Bills will have to roll their blue chip, Jairus Byrd, over to Bowe to even have a chance at slowing him down, but it’s open season on the other side of the field if that’s the case.