Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) runs under pressure from Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips (90) and strong safety David Bruton (30) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

A Moral Victory; Chiefs are Still Frauds; and Staying Strong in Defeat

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Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag.  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 today.

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Following a 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos last night in prime time on Sunday Night Football, there is enough news about the Chiefs on the internet you could spend your entire morning trying to catch it all. In an attempt to help you use your time wisely, I tried to grab the three biggest stories and put them for you here.

While the Chiefs did suffer their first defeat of the season at the hands of the division rival Broncos, Dan Hanzus at is calling it a “moral victory” for the Chiefs.

The good news for the Chiefs: There will be no talk this week of being “exposed” as a fraudulent contender by Peyton Manning. The Kansas City defense didn’t succeed in putting Manning on his back, but it did keep him from taking the game over. Manning threw for 318 yards but just one touchdown pass — a season low.

Over at the Kansas City Star this morning, Vahe Gregorian posted a good piece on the Chiefs loss to Denver and what the team will have to do moving forward.

More immediately, little that happened on Sunday suggests Round Two between the teams in two weeks can’t go differently. The better team won on Sunday, to be sure, but will it be the better team on Dec. 1 in roaring Arrowhead?

Earlier in the piece, Vah Gregorian asserts that the Chiefs might be “flawed, but they’re not a fraud.” Our good friend Mark Kiszla at the Denver Post couldn’t disagree more. For your reading pleasure, I give you Kiszla’s follow up to his “Chiefs are a Fraud” article that had Chiefs Kingdom buzzing last week.

Kansas City can’t win the Super Bowl for a reason that coach Andy Reid certainly knows deep in his heart. His offense is too elementary. Quarterback Smith is the football equivalent of Ambien. He eases a coach’s worries. Nothing bad ever happens. But not much exciting happens. And next thing you know, you’re sound asleep on the sofa.

Kiszla is up to his old antics here, really showing that only fraud is the certificate from the “Sally Struthers School of Journalism” hanging in his cubicle.

The loss is behind the team, and they will travel home to begin preparation for their next opponent. Chargers week starts now.

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