Nov 3, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) intercepts a pass in the end zone and runs 101 yards back for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Chiefs beat the Bills 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

……..And The Chiefs Won Anyway


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The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and there’s nothing anyone can say to change that. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 23-13 and there’s nothing anyone can say to make that win count any less. National media members and fans of other teams LOVE to point out what’s wrong with the Chiefs.

Here’s the thing….

Nobody in KC is arguing that KC is playing perfect. What KC fans are trying to get people to understand is that finding a way to win even when everything doesn’t go perfectly is a more valuable trait to have than being able to fill up a stat sheet.

People will point out that KC’s offense only put up 9 points…….and the Chiefs won anyway.

People will point out that KC was out-gained 470-210 in offensive yards…….and the Chiefs won anyway.

People will complain that Alex Smith only threw for 124 yards……and the Chiefs won anyway.

People will say that KC’s defense gave up 241 yards rushing……and the Chiefs won anyway.

This wasn’t the first time KC has been criticized for how they won a game.

In week 2 the defense allowed Dez Bryant to go off for 141 yards and a TD……and the Chiefs won anyway.

In week 3 they allowed 264 yards rushing to the Eagles…..and the Chiefs WON ANYWAY.

In week 7 they allowed the undrafted Case Keenum to throw for 271 yards and a TD in his first ever NFL start……and the CHIEFS WON ANYWAY.

In week 8 they allowed Jason Campbell to throw for 293 yards and 2 TDs in his first start in something like 26 years……..AND THE CHIEFS WON ANYWAY.

You know who didn’t win anyway?

The Denver Broncos when they had to face the Colts in Indianapolis and turned the ball over three times.

Those same Colts couldn’t “win anyway” when their offense only mustered 9 points against the Chargers. They also couldn’t “win anyway” when they allowed the Dolphins to come into their own home stadium and put up 398 yards of offense.

The Bengals couldn’t “win anyway” against the Bears, Browns, or Dolphins.

The Patriots couldn’t “win anyway” against the Bengals or Jets.

The Saints couldn’t “win anyway” against the Patriots or this past Sunday against the Jets.

The Seahawks couldn’t “win anyway” against the Colts and had equally “ugly” wins against St. Louis and Tampa Bay.

The 49ers couldn’t “win anyway” against the Seahawks or the Colts.

The Packers couldn’t “win anyway” against the 49ers or the Bengals.

The Chiefs haven’t always been pretty, but when the game is on the line they have come through 100% of the time. No other NFL team can say that.

People say that KC hasn’t played anyone good.

They held an Eagles team that was averaging 397 yards per game BEFORE they put up 49 points against the Raiders to just 16 points.

They held a Cowboys team that is averaging 28.6 points per game to just 16 points.

The same Browns team that KC gets no credit for beating has wins over the Bengals and Ravens.

Finally, the Bills team that KC gets no respect for beating has home wins against Carolina and Baltimore and only lost by 2 to the Patriots at home and by 3 to Cincinnati at home in overtime.

The Chiefs 10 point win against the Bills was the only game played in Buffalo this season that didn’t come down to the wire. Yet, somehow that win justifies KC not being a good team?

The national media and fans of other teams can talk as much trash as they want.

THE CHIEFS WON ANYWAY.

Now KC gets their bye week to rest up and prepare for the media darling Denver Broncos. This game has been flexed to the Sunday night game and I’m sure there will be endless discussion of how great Peyton Manning is leading up to the game. I’m expecting every NFL expert on the planet to pick the Broncos to win.

If KC finds a way to “win anyway” in Denver, I wonder what the media talking heads will say then?

They’ll probably act like they believed in KC all along and love how they’re playing “old school” football, but true KC fans will know exactly how much crow these experts deserve to eat. Let’s hope next Sunday night the Chiefs can serve them some.

As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Norm Bissonnette

    Great read Lyle!

  • freshmeat62

    If the Chiefs could find a way to let the other team start their drives from the Chiefs 1 yard line, that would almost guarantee a Chiefs perfect season. How many of those goal line stands have they had this year? Poe is a freaking dozer! Best NT since – ever.

    • berttheclock

      Did you see the stunned look on the face of Fred Jackson after being stopped by Poe? He wanted to know if anyone had caught the number of the Peterbilt which rammed him.

    • Chuck Burrell

      Akeem Jordan also had a nice stick on that goal line stand

  • Randy Lee Austin

    Good tittle “And the Chief’s won anyway”. Buffalo should have been up 21-3 after that first drive of the third quarter. Considering they were up 7-3 with a first goal from the six (during the second quarter) and one yard line (first drive of the third quarter) and ended up a minus four when they had to settle for a field goal and Smith’s pick six and a 10-10 tie at the time is pretty much where Buffalo can look back and see where this got away.

  • Phillip Maxwell

    I thoroughly enjoyed that read, excellent job. I have to admit, I was doubting them for awhile yesterday. Smiths pick 6 was a very lucky break because it appeared he blew his coverage and his man was wide open in the end zone but, i will take it and it got us back in the game. We seem like a different team in the 4th quarter, anyone else noticing this?

    • Aaron Martin

      We definitely are a different team in the forth quarter!!! We used to give away every game or couldn’t come back in the 4th, now we know how to close it out and it feels good.

      • berttheclock

        Hail to the new conditioners Reid brought in.

        • DieHard_ChiefsFan

          Bert,
          Again i agree with you, Reid brought in conditioners this off season to keep pressing the players all day every day, along with the fast tempo training camps and that is why we come out so strong in the 4th Quarter. All of the Donkey fans this morning are telling me how they are looking forward to “DE-throwning” the Chiefs in 2 weeks. I just say look at the records before you boast 9-0 to 8-1. I also mention remember in 2003 when the Chiefs were 13-3 greatest show on turf but had a Crap Defense, then one and done in the play-offs, sound familiar ?? That shuts em up pretty quick.

      • Phillip Maxwell

        Oh man, I have witnessed so many 4th quarter choke jobs over the years–lol I was referring to this team this year though, it seems like we putt along for the first 3 quarters then decide to get serious. Charles get 2-3 yards per carry in the first 3 then Wham! He busts through with 8-9 yards per carry in the 4th. Our defense gives up somewhat big plays periodically through the game then Wham! They are like a swarm of bees and a brick wall in the 4th. I’m loving it.

    • jpopejoy

      Ya know. He didn’t blow his coverage. He read the QB. as soon as Tuel turned his shoulders smith left his guy. Maybe a guy like brees or Brady would’ve pulled it down and made the throw, but smith also knew he wasn’t playing them…savvy veteran move on a rookie qb IMO.

      • berttheclock

        Excellent point. From the replay, Tuel was clearly looking at Number 11 crossing with very tight coverage behind him. Smith did read his eyes, so, it really was not the “excuse me”, I just posted above.

        • Phillip Maxwell

          I’ve watched it over and over and over, even in slow mo. Johnson blasts past Smith and pushes him, Smith stumbles and as he regains his footing he is about to Perdue Johnson when Tool <– throws to where Smith is not supposed to be. Not a savvy move by a veteran CB but a Whoops! Look what I found!

          • phantomebb

            I think its both he found himself beat but was reading the qb.

          • berttheclock

            However, another camera had Tuel looking directly at Number 11 who was crossing from the right. He was the intended receiver, not the one which went past Smith. It was the head turn by Tuel which Smith spotted.

      • Phillip Maxwell

        Well…like you said at the end, that’s your opinion.

      • KCMikeG

        I heard him say in a post game interview that the coverage called was for the LB to drop back to cover that route and you are right that it was a savvy veteran decision. Thanks again John Dorsey for bringing in talented FA’s that are helping us win.

        • berttheclock

          Yeah, now, where are all of the negative Dolphins’ fans who kept posting he took plays off and they didn’t need him anymore? Of course, the same types posted similar about Vontae Davis when he departed for Indy. However, I, recently, spoke directly with one of their fans who lives in Portland and he was screaming about Ireland letting quality players depart.

  • Scott Gauld

    The only thing wrong with this article is that next Sunday the Chiefs don’t play due to the bye week so the Chiefs won’t have a opportunity to dish up a win as stated in the last paragraph. GO CHIEFS!

    • Michael Shaw

      LOL!!! I saw that but declined mentioning it!

    • Young_september

      IT WAS A GOOD ARTICLE ANYWAY!

  • GDL40

    Agree, and LOVE how the team has found a way to win no matter how crappy they play all around. However I am not the type of Chiefs fan who argues that we can win a SB playing like this, we HAVE to play better on offense, I’m not gonna just keep blaming A Smith anymore, because finally he threw some balls longer than 10 yards, and they were dropped by wr’s, the O-line is terrible!, and the deffense although the WON the game, again, they haven’t been themselves the past couple of games. Hope these 2 weeks are used wisely and we come out and play our best football against the tougher teams ! GO CHIEFS !!!!

    • berttheclock

      Yeah, notice how Jeff Allen can be a bulldozer on some running plays, but, trying to pass block he can look akin to a dance partner who has problems with his footwork. Hudson is very similar. I did think it was gentlemanly when he tried to introduce the defensive tackle to Alex Smith just before Alex was clobbered.

  • Mark Bustamante

    Lyle you are brilliant. I hear the same crisp from my anti-Chiefs friends. I kept telling them “win by 1 or win by 1000 a win is a win and that no win is guaranteed in the NFL! Haters have to hate but who cares the CHIEGS are 9-0. GO CHIEFS!!!!’

    • Michael Shaw

      Yeah the main Charger fan I work with was quick to say, “No offensive touchdowns, huh?” I simply replied, “Doesn’t matter, we are still 9-0!” He said nothing after that.

      • berttheclock

        Big Ben threw 4 TD passes, yesterday. How did that work out for him?

  • macer

    Great read Lyle

  • d-block

    “And the Chiefs won anyway”. Love it!

  • Aaron Martin

    Best read yet about our team. Great writing and evaluation. This is what I have been saying the whole time to all my local Titans fans that give me crap about who we have played. It’s the NFL!! Who else is 9-0??? Has all the other 31 teams played a tough schedule for them to not be 9-0, not mathematically possible. That’s all I got to say about that.

    • KCMikeG

      We have played them I believe. Remind them about how that worked out for them if necessary.

  • berttheclock

    Anyone notice what happened to both Keenum and Campbell after the Chiefs “let them have big numbers”? Campbell threw 3 TDs and the Browns knocked off the hated Ravens. Keenum had a huge day and put the Texans on the road for a big win only to have his defense let him down.

    Had to laugh at the “astute” Jamie Dukes for a comment about the pick by Sean Smith being the worst interception he had ever seen? He was blasting the rookie QB for throwing to where his receiver had been instead of lofting it over the head of Smith. However, the replay shows the QB was not throwing to that receiver. He was trying to throw to the one who was crossing behind Smith. Now, Smith may have thought he had a safety behind him when he released his receiver and really caught an excuse me ball, but, Dukes, who really does not like the Chiefs and still calls Alex Smith a game manager, completely missed that call.

    Of course, now, both Dukes and Pete Prisco can predict Bye will be favored next Sunday against the Chiefs.

    • Bosco Cletus

      Jamie Dukes is one of the biggest douche bags on sports television. Its funny because if the Broncos or Patriots were undefeated the media would be slobbing their nobs all day long.

      • BigGil

        They aren’t already?

  • berttheclock

    Once again, both Gregg Gumble and Dierdorf appear to be clueless about doing any homework on a team they will be covering. They began their show by asking what has been the difference in the 2-14 team of last year and the new winning one. Gumble began with “Andy Reid” and Dierdorf agreed and mentioned the many players of the Chiefs saying they really liked playing for him. Of course, Andy Reid and his assistants have meant a great deal to this team. However, they failed to mention the over 30 new players John Dorsey found to rebuild this team. Dierdorf went out of his way to praise Ron Parker and Marcus Cooper, but, he did not mention both had been part of the 7 waiver claim pickups by Dorsey.

    This resurgence is a Reid/Dorsey or Dorsey/Reid production. Hail to both of them and hail to Clark Hunt for coming to his senses and hiring both of them.

    • KCMikeG

      dan the dolt said Succop was punting on the first punt. He babbled on about what the fans and players were thinking. He even went as far to say “The Bills obviously aren’t impressed with the Chiefs being 9-0″ and “I guess there is a little bit of Arrowhead here in Buffalo” referring to the fans cheering – puke! WTH is wrong with him? Ready to be put out to pasture IMO.

      • berttheclock

        Perhaps, both Jamie Dukes and Dierdorf used their respective heads far too much for blocking.

      • BigGil

        To be fair, it was loud enough that Mitch and Len also commented on “a little bit of Arrowhead in Buffalo”.

        • KCMikeG

          Really? That’s too bad. Yes stadiums full of fans are loud but you just can’t put Ralph Wilson in the same class as Arrowhead.

          • BigGil

            Preferring to listen to them on Chiefs Radio, I tend to have the tv on mute during football games with my Kindle Fire streaming radio beside me… except for the Raiders game, listening to this last game was perhaps the hardest broadcast to hear for the fan noise (at least up until Smith’s pick six). Surprised the hell out of me, too, but it’s to be expected: as the last (and surprising) unbeaten, not only will opponent players bring their A game to the field, but opposing fans will bring their A game to their cheering and making the environment as hostile as possible. Of note, I’ve seen multiple Bills games this year, and their fans got nowhere near as loud as this time in the others. I’d take it as a bit of a compliment that they decided to go especially buck wild for us in order to give their team as much of an edge as possible.

          • KCMikeG

            Agreed on it being a compliment. Good point on the A game extending into the stands. Everyone wants to be the giant killer. Remember how much pleasure we had over knocking off the Packers? The heat of that moment got RAC his final HC job at our expense. I find great satisfaction knowing that even with their & their fans A game and no points from our offense we still won by two scores on the road.

          • BigGil

            Yeah I do remember how great it felt when it Chiefs knocked off the Packers that year. Probably more than most since I was very vocal for four weeks leading up to that game that, not only would the Chiefs beat the Pack, but that the Pack would remain undefeated until KC beat them. How much sweeter that victory was given the added glory of correctly predicting four GB victories in between my proclamation of our Chiefs handing them their first loss and the realization of our Chiefs handing them their first loss. Would’ve sucked all the more if I was wrong, because I was pretty obnoxious about my proclamation, but I wasn’t and it was incredible.

  • berttheclock

    Oh, the Chiefs haven’t played anyone of note. The Colts have and they have defeated the Seahawks and the Broncos. Yet, yesterday, they were life and death to edge the lowly Texans, one of those “no team of worth”, the Chiefs defeated and it took them over a half of football to figure out how to defend against Keenum.

    • ArrowFan

      Keenum is looking good I would say that the Texans have found their QB of the future.

    • KCMikeG

      And how many yards/points did Keenum put up? He had 271 and 1 TD vs us and 350 yards with 3 TD’s vs the Colts – enough said.

      • berttheclock

        Who knows what might have happened had Kubiak not been forced to leave the game. Play calling changed after that.

        • KCMikeG

          True. They probably would have won the game which would have improve our SOS.

  • ArrowFan

    9-0, 9-0, 9-0, Anyone else having trouble with getting the tomahawk chop out of their head?

  • tm1946

    Got a feeling Reid is getting everything he can out of this offence. Cannot figure out the “why” behind the lack of improvement by the offense. But 9-0 is beyond belief, happy as a clam.

  • NicholasAlanClayton

    Nailed it.

  • berttheclock

    Andy Reid was not the fellow who dropped the pass to Dexter. Andy Reid was not the fellow who dropped the pass to Bowe. Both times, the receivers took their eyes off the ball and started looking where they thought they would be going. Had those passes been caught, the final score may have been far different and there would less talk about the lack of production by the offensive unit. Reid can design plays and call them. He can not go out and catch the ball. BTW, both passes were perfectly thrown by the so-called “game manager”.

    • steve james

      Yep and what people seem to forget is that last year those dropped passes would lose the game they wouldn’t have enough from the rest of the units to lift them to the W. Talk would fire up how Bowe sucks trade him don’t give him a big contract, Dex is too small he shouldn’t be in there, give JC the ball more (bad idea don’t kill the man keep him fresh) etc etc. That is the difference when one unit has a setback the rest of the team gets it done, that is the big story to me how much balance this team has, sounds funny to say but its true, no one unit wins the game but no one unit loses it either. I tell you what that makes it damm hard for an opposing team to get it done obviously. If you shut down Charles on the run, Avery, Dex, will get it done. If they miss a field goal, Defense gets the ball back and gives them another shot. Special teams pins them deep almost every time giving everyone a chance, hard to go 98 yards every drive of every game! I implore all the negative Nancies to just stfu and ENJOY THE RIDE! If you have been a football fan at all you should know that no matter how it comes 9-0 doesn’t happen often to any team with any qb and any schedule. Its ok go ahead and put those lingering doubts about Alex in the back of your mind for at least today and enjoy a victorious Monday. You have to ask yourself if you won’t even chill and enjoy 9-0 are you even truly a fanatic? Sorry for the rant but I have seen so much of it, it blows my mind a lot of it over on fb.

      • KCMikeG

        Amen brother! Winning is everything and we have never had this special kind of balance before. Remember how great Vermeil’s offenses were? How did that work out? It is about the team as a whole. Don’t just take my word for it….

        “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
        ― Aristotle

      • KCMikeG

        Amen brother! Winning is everything and we have never had this special kind of balance before. Remember how great Vermeil’s offenses were? How did that work out? It is about the team as a whole. Don’t just take my word for it….

        “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
        ― Aristotle

      • KCMikeG

        Amen brother! Winning is everything and we have never had this special kind of balance before. Remember how great Vermeil’s offenses were? How did that work out? It is about the team as a whole. Don’t just take my word for it….

        “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
        ― Aristotle

    • Steven Hall

      I am wondering if some of the lack in offense in this game was Reid trying to build some confidence in the receivers. I’m not sure how many times it was noted, even by the announcers, the lack of touches JC had in the game up until they were clock managing. I’m thinking if Reid wanted to he could’ve used JC a bunch, but this way there is other members of the offense involved, building to the meet up in two weeks. Just a thought.

      • berttheclock

        Reminds me a point guard in basketball trying to get everyone involved early in the game. Last thing you want is have some guy who has not taken a shot being the guy who ends up with the ball in crunch time.

        • KCMikeG

          Balance. Being able to count on any single aspect at any given moment. What a concept. Knowing no matter what the situation all can be overcome. Quite possibly one of the greatest moments in coaching history. Thank you Andy Reid.

      • KCMikeG

        I agree. He was working out what needed tuning. This motor will be humming as we hit the home stretch and we will be peaking as we hit the play offs. There may very well be a loss or two yet this season but IF that happens just wait and see how this band of brothers responds. I pity the poor team we play the next week…

    • jacati

      Here here… My sentiments exactly

    • Davé

      Its a combination of drops and inaccurate down field throws. I am quite certain there has been far more overthrows than drops but it does that does not excuse the drops we saw yesterday. Against the Browns it was Alex who left points off the board, against the Bills it was Dexter and Bowe. Honestly the entire passing game fucking blows and it needs to be fixed.

      • phantomebb

        I highly doubt there were more drops(21) and pressures 119(as of week 8) than bad throws.

        • KCMikeG

          That’s 140 plays out of 315 attempts. Add on 26 sacks too. When/if the OL gets better everything else will fall into place.

          • phantomebb

            Actually those stats are as of week 8 so its 310 dropbacks. That’s 6th highest drop rate and 5th highest pressure rate. The bills game did no favors for those stats. Both the O-line and WR need big improvement.

  • Arrowhead Magic

    That should be our motto for the year. We just win anyway.

    • JDInOregon

      I second the motion. Win Anyway. Win Any Way.

      • KCMikeG

        I really like that. Just Win Anyway – Just Win Any Way. I’m warming up the T-shirt press….

  • PunjabiPete

    This article is my argument to most people talking about how individual players or the offense sucks. I have just been saying “you suck” back to them, but wondered if there was a better way. Thank you for supplying that better way.

  • berttheclock

    This just in to News Central. The Chiefs need more offense.

    Yesterday, there were four NFL teams which scored more points than the Chiefs and one team which scored the identical number as the Chiefs. All five teams lost. Big Ben threw 4 TD passes and the Steelers scored 31 points. They lost, when, their once great defensive prowess flamed out.

    I await Laddie’s new column about who threw the knockout punch.

  • Brody Hall

    BOOM! Whats makes it even better is we get 2 weeks to plan for Mr. Manning. Denver wont have the ball enough to put the points up they normally do… and Manning, no matter how great he is. Does make mistakes almost every game and KC is a team that ALWAYS capitalizes on them. Not to mention Indy beat Denver by getting pressure on Manning… what the hell do you think is going to happen when the best pass rush in the NFL is across from him? This game is going to be the game of the year… end of story.

  • Davé

    Everyone keeps saying that we need to be able to score more points at some point this season. Like it is just a given that our defense will suck it up a game and our offense will need to respond. Let me just say that I think it is not a given. It is quite possible no team will eclipse the twenty point mark against the Chiefs, so we may never need to score thirty points on offense. People want to talk crap on our schedule as if we played collegiate teams but honestly wins against the Browns and Texans were somewhat more impressive as you saw them beat the Ravens and nearly upset the Colts (would have had Kubiak been the play caller in second half).

    I am not convinced there is a single team in the AFC that could beat this defense outside the Broncos. Everyone that would give the Chiefs a real fit reside in the NFC : Saints, Seahawks, 49ers. In the AFC its really only the Broncos who I would consider a favorite.

    • Auburn78

      Our offense does need to score more honestly. Look we aren’t going to hold Denver to 13 points, hell Donkeys will most likely put up at least 30. And u sure don’t think we can expect our D to score 3 tds. Offense is going to at some point be put in a position where they have to score. And right now I’m not sure they can do it.

      • jacati

        Did you think the Broncos were going to put up at least 30 against the Colts?

        • Auburn78

          Yes I did….and yes they did. I live just outside Indy do I’m very familiar with the Colts. Look the Donkeys have ONE game scoring under 35 points. That was 33 vs Indy. Chiefs are going to have to be able to score period. That’s not a knock on our D. But Donkey O is pretty damn impressive too.

  • berttheclock

    Except for that interception, Tuel played well enough for the Bills to just release Matt Flynn. I remember when posters at the Star wanted Flynn to sign with KC. Now, he will attempt to find his fifth NFL team. However, he has pocketed some $12 million dollars in signing bonuses and some guaranteed money. Not bad for someone who has only started five NFL games in his career. Onward to the Vikings, perhaps? Truly amazing some of the money which can be thrown asunder in the NFL.

    • KCMikeG

      The real Cassel 2.0?

  • chief4ever

    What a Defense ! Akeem Jordan did have that stick on the goal line instead of Derrick (who is my favorite player on the D). CBS gave it to Derrick, but they were WRONG ; all day. Thoughts : 1) Dexter should only return punts – he is very tough there and needs to be used there exclusively. 2) That leaves spot open for two TE’s on offense (why is Sean McGrath not still on the field-really like Anthony but we should be using two TE’s all the time! ). Since we do not trust/like Davis, I wish Dempsey would use his magic to get us another RB somewhere to give Jamaal some rest and to give us some variety on offense. Go Chiefs !

    • KCMikeG

      Davis got one carry and bobbled it! I say give Cyrus Gray a shot.

      • jacati

        I dunno Mike. Yeah Davis bobbled the ball but do you think that could be a by-product of not getting more touches per game? Imho Davis is such an explosive runner that it seems a shame not to use him more than we are. Seems as tho Charles has had a few fumbles himself this year as well. Don’t get me wrong, I dig Gray, but for pure burst and explosiveness I think Davis could be the difference maker we need to spell Charles..

        • KCMikeG

          You’re right about Charles having issues and about the potential in Davis. Given more carries he could very well work through it like JC did. I think we have underutilized talent in Davis & Gray both and that they both should get more playing time to prolong Charles career.

  • sidibeke

    I heard someone today say that the Chiefs would make the playoffs and get rolled first round “unless the defense plays lights out, which it has all season.” Funny how no one says that Denver will implode in the post-season unless its offense continues to play lights out. People believe what they want to believe.

    What I have seen is that KC has an elite D, that even when it has an off game makes enough plays to win. What I have seen is an offense that seems to be able to score when it needs to, but not too often when it doesn’t. What I have seen is a well coached, confident football team that finds ways to win. Teams like that have a chance to win on each and every Sunday, regardless of opponent.

    • jacati

      My thoughts exactly. The broncos this year remind me of our 2003 team. We could score a shit ton of points but couldn’t stop anyone. Didn’t work out so well for us when we hit the playoffs. Against Manning no less. Be kind of cool to give him a taste of his own medicine that we got to sample on that day long ago….

  • Justin Jones

    love this write up! good read!

  • Jim Harper

    Great post Lyle! This has been my preach all season. It really gets me that so many of our own fans trash us. So many fans that have all the answers. It is a sad day when some of the Chiefs biggest haters are our own fans. But the Chiefs win anyway. I am thrilled with Alex Smith after the long parade of second rate QB’s we have had to endure for years. No he is not perfect, but of all the elite QB’s in this league Smith is the only one who does not have a loss this year. He is incredibly and takes care of the football. We are fortunate to have him to help mentor our likely future franchise QB Tyler Bray. Everybody thinks Denver will walk all over us. Manning has a history of not playing well against top defenses that pressure him because he isn’t mobile. His postseason resume says it all.

  • RepOurChiefs

    Lyle that is the perfect sum it up phrase. I read a comment during the game thread from one of our well known Chiefs haters whom just loves to troll our page with his ever so wonderful banter of how awful we are while making excuses for his raiders. His mentioned that “we are getting exposed” which I find funny because the lack of offense was never a secret to expose to begin with! Mister of course makes an exit and doesnt pop back in til his team finds a win so I think we have about a 3 day grace period before he returns to form after our boys did again what his cant….”win anyway”. So heres to you mister (you know who you are…the 9-0 comical enough for ya? Lol)

  • KCMikeG

    BEST ARTICLE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NOTHING MATTERS BUT WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANKS LYLE FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH!!!!!!
    GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joe Myers

    Lyle … you god dame right

  • Michael Shaw

    My fellow addicts I have a confession to make. I apologize for my lack of confidence in this team at the beginning of the season. Every year I try to be optimistic about our team and as of late, have been disappointed early on. This year I had us getting to the buy with a 7-2 record as I thought the only teams that would have a shot at beating us would be the Houston Texans and the New York Giants. Now of course that seems to have been one heck of a joke on me as we are now 9-0. Is it a perfect 9-0, well according to our record yes, but as we all know, this team needs WAY more production out of the offense than we have been getting. Too dropped passes and too many overthrows by Alex have given the impression Alex cannot throw the deep ball. In Sunday’s game I saw three significant plays that could illustrate both points for and against this notion. Against the notion that Alex can’t throw the deep ball, was the throw that McCluster just flat out dropped and would likely have been a TD instead of a punt. Then Bowe was hit for a potential first down and………..go figure, as he used to do all the time, Bowe dropped the ball. The last play I remember from the game was the streak thrown to the sideline to Bowe. Bowe didn’t drop that ball folks, Alex simply put it too far to the sideline, thus not making it possible for Bowe to catch it in bounds. Had Alex put the ball a little more ahead of Bowe and a foot closer to being in bounds, Bowe likely gets a TD and this game turns into a blow out. For the second half of the season I was not very kind to our Chiefs. I have us Losing in Denver as we always have trouble winning there, winning against the Chargers at home, losing to Denver at home, losing to the Redskins, beating the Raiders and losing out to the Colts and Chargers. For the overall season I had us, after the 4th preseason game, going 9-7 for the season. I am happy that I was wrong as we should make the playoffs with an 11-5 or higher record.

  • John Novaria

    I think the win in Buffalo is huge, maybe bigger than any of the others. We hadn’t won there since 1986, the Bills always play us tough, a real monkey on our back. This team went out and proved none of that mattered: gritty opponent, hostile crowd, rapidly-improving team licking its chops to knock off an unbeaten. I like the way none of that matters to Andy and the staff. It’s just “another game.” Take ‘em one at a time. Personally, I was prepared for a loss/letdown/nothing left in the tank kind of game. Regardless of how we did it, we showed we had the moxie to get it done.