The Kansas City Chiefs, for the second straight season, were humiliated by the Buffalo Bills 35-17.
Kansas City is now 0-2 on the season.
There really isn’t a whole lot to say about this game. The 2012 Chiefs look and awful lot like the early 2011 Chiefs, minus the horrifying injuries. The horrifying play, however, is alive and well.
The Chiefs were outplayed in every aspect of the game. They consistently got burned on the defensive side of the ball, both in the air and on the ground. Pretty much the only played who did anything was Justin Houston. KC’s other star players like Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson, Brandon Flowers and Tamba Hali were non-factors.
On offense, Cassel and company struggled out of the gate. Jamaal Charles received only six carries for three yards. The offensive line had a hard time opening up any holes and the passing game sputtered as well.
Things don’t get any easier for the Chiefs from here. They have to travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints before returning to Arrowhead to face the Chargers.
If you are looking for any shred of hope, I can only point to last season as an example that the team could turn things around. KC was blown out twice last year in their first two games. Their third game was against a Chargers team that was looking like the cream of the AFC West to that point. Everyone expected another blowout but the Chiefs were able to hang with San Diego before eventually losing. After their 0-3 start, the Chiefs rattled off four straight wins and they competed in the AFC West for the rest of the season.
Still, what could happen down the line is irrelevant. Right now, the Chiefs are one of the worst teams in the NFL. Romeo Crennel and his staff are going to have to find a way to snap their players out of this funk because the roster has talent. If they can’t turn it around, it could be a long season in KC.