Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning. Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough.
Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.
Welcome to The Morning Fix.
–So, Kansas City is 2-0. That’s a nice shift from last season, eh? Let’s put it this way, in two games this season, the Chiefs have already equaled the amount of wins they put together last season. The Andy Reid era of Kansas City football is awesome!
–Speaking of Reid, the Chiefs’ coach talked about the atmosphere at Arrowhead yesterday, per the official press release:
“They came out and there was a Sea of Red out there. It was crazy and our players felt that. They wanted to dress in red for the fans and so they asked me about it and I talked to (John) Dorsey about it. He gave us the ok on it, to do that, and the players feel that. Believe it or not, they feel it, especially when the ground is shaking. When our fans are going, you can feel that field and it just kind of rumbles, it’s crazy, but (an) awesome feeling.”
Coach Reid also talked about how the team fought for the close 17-16 win over a good Dallas team:
“They fought. That’s what they did. They kind of put everything else out of the picture and just fought. There are certain games where you just have to do that. There are going to be highs and lows when you play a good football team. If you get caught too high or too low, you’re in trouble and they didn’t do that. They just kind of put their heads down and kept going. That might be what I’m proudest (of). They just didn’t have those high highs or low lows.”
While the Chiefs‘ offense did just enough to win, the Cowboys‘ offense self-destructed down the stretch. Miles Austin and Tony Romo lost fumbles on successive drives late in the game. Dez Bryant, who dominated the first half with sensational catches, dropped a wide open pass up the sideline in the fourth quarter. After playing a near-spotless game, Romo made a number of inaccurate throws and poor decisions in the fourth quarter. (He had an interception overturned by a very shaky call, and then threw a few more near-picks.)
The Romo “clutch” narrative is overrated, but even his biggest supporters will admit he struggled late in this game. It happens. The underrated Chiefs defense, on the other hand, stuffed Dallas’ running game all day. Dontari Poecontinues to be a revelation at defensive tackle.
Romo was 30-of-42 for 298 yards and one touchdown. Alex Smith went 21-of-36 for 223 yards and two touchdowns