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According to a Chiefs fan who goes by the handle pc_capone at, the banner will read, “WE DESERVE BETTER! FIRE PIOLI – BENCH CASSEL”.

That refers to Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, who put the team together, and starting quarterback Matt Cassel, who has thrown seven interceptions and given up three fumbles in the past four games.

In the post, the fan says the cost to fly such a banner costs $725, but the pilot agreed to reduce the price by $100 because he “believes we are doing God’s work.”

As of 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, this fan had raised $1270.61 from donations sent in by Chiefs fans throughout the nation.

By now, we all know that the schedule makers didn’t do the Ravens any favors. After playing 4 hard-fought games over an 18 day period, the 3-1 Baltimore Ravens got a much deserved 10 days of rest. The Ravens had a tough month of September; playing 3 prime time games in a fast and furious start to the 2012 season. The Ravens are rested and (for the most part) healthy entering their week 5 against the Chiefs in Kansas City.

The Ravens also received some great news this week, as DL Terrell Suggs is ahead of schedule in his attempt to come back from his torn right achilles tendon. Suggs tore the tendon back in April and had surgery to repair the tear in May. The target date for Suggs is still not set, but if all goes well, you should see #55 sometime in mid-to- late November barring a setback.

Coach Edwards receives the award following Winnetonka’s exhilarating 17-14 victory over Liberty North. This victory marked the fifth-consecutive win by the Griffins after starting the season with a frustrating loss to Liberty High. After an explosive 46-17 homecoming victory two weeks ago, Edwards kept his team grounded and focused all week, emphasizing the importance of not relishing in past games and focusing on the upcoming opponent. It paid off and the Griffins head to North Kansas City this week on a hot streak as the No. 23 team in this week’s Metro Sports Super 25 Poll.

I’m not in favor of it because I don’t think Quinn gives the 1-3 Chiefs a better chance of turning things around and making the playoffs than Cassel does.

Don’t get me wrong. If Cassel continues to flounder, the Chiefs need to move on from him next year. But if Quinn or Ricky Stanzi is given the starting job in the next few weeks, it is a clear sign the Chiefs are doing it with the idea of securing a high draft pick and getting a rookie quarterback rather than making a serious playoff push in 2012. I’m not sure you can make that franchise-altering decision after just four games.

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Power ranking: 27

My range: 25-27

Comment: Matt Cassel’s Power Ranking is much lower.

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