The Morning Fix: Game Day Edition


It’s game day, Addicts. There is a lot riding on today. Will the Chiefs get their first win of the season? Will they begin an amazing turnaround that saves their season?

It all starts this afternoon when the 0-3 Vikings come to town. We’ve got posts for you just about every hour this morning so stick with us. As always, be sure to join us at game time for our live game thread.

Until then, here is your Morning Fix!

 

What a difference a week makes, huh?After the first two games of the NFL season, Chiefs fans had pretty much lost all hope. That was the case with 7-year-old Asa. He’s a kid who attends my church, and he’s a huge Chiefs fan. Before the season, Asa would provide injury reports (“Tony Moeaki tore the ACL in his knee,” Asa told me. “That means he won’t be able to play any games this season.”).

 

 

The Kansas City Chiefs are giving up a league leading 36.3 pts per game. The Chiefs’ D give up 123 yards per game on the ground. So…I dunno…say a team has a really, really good running back. Said team should be able to run really well against the Chiefs. In fact the team with a really good running back should be able to run really well in both the first half and the second half. The team with the really really good running back should just keep giving the ball to their running back. I digress. The Chiefs have also given up a league leading 5 rushing Tds this season. To boot the Chiefs are giving up a league leading 8 passing touchdowns.

 

 

As a longtime member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Brian Waters spent one weekend every year visiting Oakland to play the Raiders. It was an experience unlike any other, according to the veteran lineman.Want an example?

“It was the first time I’ve ever seen an old lady in a wheelchair shooting you the bird with both hands,” Waters recalled with a wide smile. “That’s about as strange as it gets.”