The Kansas City Chiefs continued their horrendous 2012 season today with another loss, this time to the Cincinnati Bengals to drop to 1-9.
On a day where a number of fans wore black in protest of the terrible product being put on the field, the Chiefs validated the discontent by turning in another disappointing performance. In fact, there might have been even more fans wearing black had a good portion of them not decided to stay home rather than make the trip to Arrowhead.
It was another team loss for the Chiefs. The offense failed to do very much at all, despite head coach Romeo Crennel pulling starting QB Matt Cassel at the half in favor of the equally unimpressive Brady Quinn. WR Dwayne Bowe left the game early with a head injury, leaving the KC QB’s with Terry Copper and Steve Breaston at wideout.
On defense, the Chiefs were pretty soft throughout the day. The KC corners were routinely abused by Andy Dalton and AJ Green. Brandon Flowers was particularly bad, getting burned by Green on a number of occasions. Luckily for Flowers, Dalton misfired on at least two passes when Green had him beat.
The bright spots were few and far between. Jamaal Charles was excellent as usual. TE Tony Moeaki also continued to contribute in the passing game. On defense, Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali had some moments.
At 1-9, the Chiefs are now guaranteed a sub-.500 finish. With that, we will start another week of watching to see if Chiefs owner Clark Hunt will relieve GM Scott Pioli of his duties. With the losses piling up, it is going to be harder and harder for Hunt to justify giving Pioli another season.