Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) runs the ball during the fourth quarter of the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Blow 28 Point Lead to Lose Wild Card Game Against the Colts

I really don’t know what to say right now. I’m supposed to give you 1,000 words on the game we all just watched, and I really don’t know what to say.

This game started out as good as any Addict could have hoped. The Chiefs started out right away, moving the ball down the field. Running play to Jamaal Charles for five yards. Another JC sighting for six yards. A slant to Dwayne Bowe for 12 yards. Then, the unthinkable happened. Jamaal Charles got hit and didn’t get up.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Honestly, since Charles blew his ACL in the 2011 season, I’ve waited for this since. I always knew at some point that the star of the Chiefs offense — and the guy who gets my vote for NFL MVP for this season — wouldn’t pop up after a hit. The game was six plays and three minutes and twenty seconds old. It looked ugly for the Chiefs off the bat.

Enter Charles’ primary backup running back, the rookie Knile Davis who has some flashes of good play this season mixed with some ball security issues. However, last week when head coach Andy Reid sat his entire starting lineup against the San Diego Chargers, Davis had quite the showing. He continued that performance today leading all Chiefs rushers with 67 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown on the ground. He also added one through the air before also going out with an undisclosed injury.

While the injury bug bit early and often, that didn’t slow the Chiefs down for the first half of the game. They were scoring at will on the Colts and even though Andrew Luck‘s first offensive drive down the field resulted in a touchdown, the Colts only added a field goal to that score going into halftime.

Smith, on the other hand, proved he was worth every bit of the two second-round picks the Chiefs used to acquire him during the off season. He ended the day with 378 yards through the air and four touchdowns; a Chiefs franchise playoff record once held by a guy named Joe Montana. As the Chiefs came out of the locker room after halftime it would see that they were going to easily cruise to their first playoff victory in 20 years, since that same guy was the quarterback for this team.

Luck’s first pass after the second half kickoff was picked off by Hussain Abdullah, setting up the Chiefs in the red zone. Three plays later, Alex Smith hit Knile Davis for a 17 yard touchdown pass, breaking that aforementioned record. That’s when it all went downhill.

At that point, the score was 38-10 and the Chiefs looked poised. Many were tweeting and commenting on social media that this is what the team looked like when both the offense and defense were clicking. Then, the wheels came off.

The Colts came storming back in the third quarter and after that first touchdown outscored the Chiefs 21-3 in the third quarter. The Chiefs defense seemed completely unable — or unwilling to cover T.Y. Hilton — who predicted his huge game on ESPN earlier today. The second year receiver who has stepped up for the Colts in a big way had 224 yards receiving and two touchdowns, including a huge 64-yarder that was the ultimate game winner for Luck in his first playoff win.

The Chiefs had a chance to go back ahead, though in the fourth quarter, as they were down 45-44 with 4:21 left on the clock. Despite Smith’s excellent game, four touchdowns, 378 yards and 57 yards on the ground, he would have to put the team on his back to bring them back. For a minute, it looked like he would. All he had to do was maneuver the the team into field goal range and allow kicker Ryan Succop to redeem himself for the missed game winner last week.

It appeared as if he might do just that. However, on a third down and seven, the Colts defense broke through Smith’s protection. Given the option to take a huge sack or get rid of the ball, Smith threw the ball away. However, as he was falling backwards, the ball didn’t reach the line of scrimmage and an intentional grounding penalty was immediately called. This put the Chiefs in a huge hole at third and 17. After a quick screen to Dexter McCluster which gained six yards the Chiefs tried one last magic play.

Smith found Bowe in one-on-one coverage up the right sideline and hit him with a perfectly placed pass. The only problem: Bowe had been forced out of bounds by his defender, making the pass incomplete. With no timeouts remaining and the two minute warning in the rear view mirror, Andy Luck only had to kneel on the ball to secure his first career playoff win.

As the season comes to an end for these Kansas City Chiefs, there are really more questions than answers. How does a team that was 2-14 come to be 11-5? Is this team really what every hater, doubter and national pundit said they were? A fraud? A paper-thin team. If that’s the case, how did that team field eight pro-bowlers?

And, going into next season, what’s next for the Chiefs. The brain trust of Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have had an entire year to assimilate into the system. Is Alex Smith the quarterback of the future — at least the foreseeable one — for this franchise?  All those questions will be answered in the days and weeks and months to come. For most of us, we would have rather that they were put off for a few more weeks.

As this season comes to an end, it’s time to look forward to free agency, the draft and then OTA’s are right around the corner. You see, we’re Addicts. The season never truly ends. It just rolls from one phase to the next.

It’s been a pleasure bringing you your Chiefs news and information this season, Addicts. I look forward to continuing this through the off season and beyond.

Win, lose or draw, I’m an Addict. An Arrowhead Addict. Go Chiefs!

Tags: Alex Smith Andy Reid Dwayne Bowe Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs

  • DTVTechGuy

    Bob Sutton should be flogged for never making an adjustment on TY Hilton.

    There was a serious problem coming from the sidelines.. The play calling in the second half was atrocious.

    Oh well… What did we expect? A playoff win?

    Nahhhh…. We’re Chiefs fans.

    • micah stephenson

      Lol.

      • DTVTechGuy

        Dude… I figure out what Alex Smith is missing… Despite your insistence he sucks… He doesn’t… But I saw it finally…. He doesn’t have a shred of leadership in him…. If I’m on that sideline watching a game I have orchestrated a masterpiece in being flushed down the drain by coaches and bad decisions… I’m gonna go nuts… Screw the media… Screw everything…. Stand up…. Grab some jock straps… And DRAG these MoFo’s to a win… He just looks like he’s waiting for a sandwich.

        Sad.

        • Calchiefsfan

          it’s not Smith’s fault or anyone on the offense. They still scored 13 points in the second half which should have easily been enough on top of the 31 points in the first half. This one is all on the defense. We all watched our D get worse over the course of the year while the offense steadily improved. We need a new DC. I mean c’mon, we have 6 pro bowlers on D and we allow 35 points in one half when we had a 21 point lead?

        • micah stephenson

          Alex don’t suck. He just hella mediocre! He is the worst of the good QBs. He plays scared. We got weapons. He need to quit playing like a beep and start using them!

          • T.Hagen

            I really had you pegged wrong at the first but I could see Alex was rattled in the third quarter ,if not the whole game. Looking at luck, he was calm even after all the interceptions.

          • micah stephenson

            We not gon win 3 playoff games with him. There is a point where you say ok the defense ain’t going to get a stop, we got to do something, lets score on this next drive. If our D don’t win it our offense won’t. I know 44 is a lot but we needed 46. We won’t win the high scoring games.

          • KCMikeG

            When you put up over 40 points, almost 400 yards with 4 TD’s, only turn over the ball once without your star player who lead the team in rushing and receiving and don’t win it is all on the defense and coaching.

          • T.Hagen

            I think the best way to play in a quarterback position is be confident in yourself and don’t depend on the defense. Shit, if we’re going to lose go all out, freaking try, don’t nickel and dime shit. I’m Fucking pissed, this has to be the worst buzz kill all year, we were up 28 and blew it. I’m confused.

          • T.Hagen

            If you recorded the game and watch, even when we were ahead most of the game, it’s like Alex had that worried pissed off look and when Andrew threw a interception he was upset but he would fist shake with his teammates like it was all good. Fuck, i went to take a pass and came back and I think it was the second interception Andrew threw and the the Colts coach was clapping and Andrew was fist shaking player’s, so I thought the Colts made a big play but lo and behold it was a interception by the Chiefs.

          • d-block

            I seriously wonder if you have brain damage.

        • cecilhirvi

          And it aint a good tasting sandwich btw.

    • sidibeke

      Actually, and I’ll repeat this question at the top, I wonder and want to hear opinions or see someone write an article:

      Should Sutton be fired?

      • Ed

        I would fire secondary coach and get rid of Daunte Robinson, and Kendrick Lewis.

        • Calchiefsfan

          That too! Sorry Emmitt

        • jimfromkcj

          When you draft a safty in the first round and pay him a bunch of money, it doesn’t leave much room to go out and get another one. So we are stuck with Kendrick, because we can afford him.

        • LeVar Hill

          Your absolutely right about those 2 players Kendrick has to go. Too slow and a poor tackler something you can’t have as a safety.

      • Calchiefsfan

        Yes

      • Auburn78

        A 15 year old playing Madden could figure out they need to make some damn adjustments, so hard not to blame Sutton right now.

      • Chief Hokie

        That is THE question. I say you only replace him if you’ve got a legit dc with a real plan to take his place. KC has got to be a more attractive place for coaches now that they have shown that they belong in the playoffs.

      • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

        WHAT? You actually believe Andy’s gonna correct mistakes?? He’s simply smart enough to know that [the] lie-lover’s will believe him…

        Emmitt Thomas and Sutton need to go, along w/ Dunta “Hair all over the place” Robinson.

    • jimfromkcj

      Can you name any Chief’s player who didn’t get burned by Hilton? They even put Flowers in the slot because he was getting beat so bad. Smith isn’t that bad, but he was getting beat like an orphan child. Why is it so hard for some to just admit we got beat by a better team. Sure we have some guys going to the pro bowl, but I suggest this was from the first 9 games when we were not playing against play off competition. What was our record in our division? We beat the Raiders, who have completely dismantled their team And have a 9 million dead money to live with for the next 2 or 3 years. Their total cap spending for the year is less than 50 million while the Chief’s are spending over 120 million. As for Firing Sutton, I saw no sign that any of the Chief’s players were laying down or quitting. They were just getting beat up on by a very good team that has beaten every good team they have played this year. When the Chiefs have beaten a very good team when it meant something, than you can bitch and I will listen.

  • Vaughn Morris

    That was embarrassing!!! 28 point lead. wow. I haven’t seen them win a playoff game since I was 12. im fucking livid. pissed, wtf ha just happened. hope for next year

  • T.Hagen

    Wow. I guess I seen it coming, the only team to blow a 28 point lead, 4 turnovers, and enough momentum to beat any team, and we blow it. I almost smashed every Fucking chief’s memorabilia I have but didn’t. This sucks and it took the wind right out of me. The Colts spared us from a ass whipping by the donkey’s.

    • mattU

      The whipping we were bound to receive next week knowing Charles, Flowers, and Houston may have been unable to go is the only thing that kept me from destroying my house tonight. Dunta Robinson going up against Wes Welker next week is a nightmare I’m glad I won’t have to witness.

  • Justin Jones

    I damn near cried! lol

  • GDL40

    Such BS !!!!
    I’ll admit, Smith proved me wrong, he did a lot more than i expected, but then again, didn’t do crap all second half. Lets not talk about QB records please, its such a different game, rules now a days are designed for QB’s to get big stats that its so disrespectful to name someone like Smith in the same sentence as someone like Montana. And in MHO he still hasn’t proven too be worth any bit of those TWO 2nd round picks, because we are still in the same position as 19 years ago……can’t win a playoff game!

    • Jason Seibel

      Agree to disagree, I guess.

      • Ed

        Jason, Alex and Bowe lost situation awareness. Alex should have taken the sack. Oh don’t tell me he did not know where he was or he was being rush. The good QB know where he is at all the time. And Bowe , I blame the weed. Give me Sammy Watkins next year for the draf. Get rid of all receivers except Bowe because of contract. Fire Emmit Thomas and get rid if Daunte I can’t keep up or tackle Robinson and Kendrick Lewis.

        • mattU

          It seemed like Alex was expecting Sherman to slip out of the back-field to the right, and Sherman just stood there. With the blitz on it left him with no outlet while running backwards waiting on the back to slip to the flat: he had no choice but to throw the ball away and hope the intentional grounding not get called. A sack would not have yielded a different result.

          • Ed

            Matt a sack could have. Remember grounding loses a yard and 10 yards. We would have lost less yards and have an extra round.

          • mattU

            Why do people think intentional grounding makes you lose the NEXT down? Basically it’s exactly the same result as a sack for a 10 yard loss. Sure, we would have lost 7 yards instead of 10 had he taken the sack, but it still would have been 3 down with the clock running instead stopped.

    • KCinTX

      You know you are a football fan, right? 31 teams full of loving fans are going to be disappointed every year. Heartbreak is a given. It’s the dream that brings you back. There can be only one, rinse and repeat. God I love this game.

  • KCinTX

    The Curse of Montana continues. Damn, what did he tell us when he retired? I remember it as being something like “This organization doesn’t want to win”. I may not be celebrating a playoff win but this year i don’t believe the words Montana said when he departed. Been a long time since I felt that way.

    Silver lining of 2013, The Chiefs lost 6 games but somehow only lost to 3 teams. Interesting that all 3 teams had a 1st ballet HOF QB’s. Not too shabby for a 2-14 team one year removed.

    • sidibeke

      I didn’t know Montana said that.

      • KCinTX

        Was a story going around about it. Can’t say for sure but is one of the things my tired mind remembers.

    • d-block

      I never heard that. Source, or it didn’t happen.

      • KCinTX

        20 years ago. Wouldn’t even know how to find a link that old. Or even if it was even put on a web page. We had a different way of getting our news back then. We put it on disposable paper.

  • T.Hagen

    My beer has that soapy aftertaste, nothing is good right now, and I’m starting to wonder if I should just quit being a fan after 40 years.

  • T.Hagen

    Wait I can’t stop being a fan cause it was bred in me. But I’m really thinking of not watching football anymore cause it takes a lot out of me.

    • sidibeke

      I know. It’s exhausting. Sometimes it’s better when they suck and you only have to go through four to seven weeks and then can follow but with less invested.

  • Trent Taylor

    Sutton has no ability to make in game adjustments. Allowed Hilton to murder us all game. Take away the play maker Bob. Sure we got some picks. But there was no concrete defensive game plan to begin with. Nor was there one adapted to during the game. SMH.

    • mattU

      Sutton is not a good D coordinator. Being a good coach requires the ability to come up with, or change, scheme that fits the players you have to work with. He kept playing man coverage in the slot after Flowers went down and Robinson came in the game…That pretty much gave Luck 8-10 yards at will because Robinson appears to have less than practice squad scrub talent. This isn’t anything new…Sutton tried to play the same defense after Houston went down and the effects were disastrous then too.

    • Dave H

      Uuhhh…Eric Decker ring a bell? Yep.

  • redchiefs

    This game did not turn out as I hoped. BUT IT WAS A GOOD GAME. The Chiefs lost 4 good players and still scored 44 points. I don’t understand lack of sideline adjustments to take away Ty Hilton, but other than that it was a good game. I hope no one was expecting to keep Andrew Luck from scoring, kind of like thinking you can keep Peyton Manning from not scoring, accept the rule changes to favor passing offenses and losing by one point shows a great effort, especially in someone else’s stadium.

    Next year we have more John Dorsey players too.

  • sidibeke

    Why does being a Chiefs fan have to be so hard? A 28 point lead blown? Created 4 turnovers? Still can’t win? WTF.

  • Doc

    How does a team blow a 28 point lead at the half? From what I watched, the defense got to complacent and appeared to ease up presumably from the huge lead. Then they scored, we couldn’t move the ball, another score, now the defense is starting to panic a bit. Injuries start mounting up. Worry is seen in the defensive players faces. The spark was gone. A typical Chiefs third quarter showing – where they don’t show up. Wait, I have hope the defense will show u in the fourth quarter. Nope, not this game. Even after being rested they appeared slow. Tampa did not show the speed and cutting ability, probably his knee is worse than being let on. Why was Robinson out there? How many times does K. Lewis get burned week after week and he is still on the team? Is he the best we have? Still, I can’t put this all on the defense because when the offense can’t score points in the second (like they were in the first half), did they have a mental lapse from being ahead by 28 points? Did Reid have a brain fart by being ahead in the score so he changes his play calling? Gee, seems to me that the quick screen to McCluster was figured out in the second half. Hopefully this team will learn how to finish teams and stop letting up. There is no mercy rule in the NFL. The whole team appeared to go into cruise mode when they had a 28 point lead.

    Still, good year four our Chiefs. A good turn around year from last year. What did we expect? We overcame tremendous odds to even get to this point, it is unrealistic to think we could take it all this year. Dorsey

  • sidibeke

    Open question to anyone who cares to answer: Should Sutton be replaced as DC?

    • JDInOregon

      Just my personal opinion, no. I think with better personnel in the secondary he’ll be fine. But I’m just some schlub on the couch.

      • sidibeke

        I agree, but he’s on a short leash. Teams have adapted to his scheme; I think he needs to show some more creativity and get more out of this talented d or he should be gone next year.

        • Calchiefsfan

          He had all season to show some creativity, the D just getting worse. I don’t want to go all next season being out coached on defense. Time for Dorsey and Reid to get someone, anyone better. It would have made the difference with winning today and possibly going all the way. Smith and the offense were on fire, even without Charles. This was a debacle today. Worst, most disappointing loss in the history of the Chiefs, imo, and I’ve been an avid fan since 1964.

          • d-block

            Nailed it.

    • d-block

      Very good question. The lack of adjustments makes me want to say yes. But, that could just be me wanting someone to blame.

      • Calchiefsfan

        Sutton should be blamed

        • Deadmeat

          How do you let people over the top, when your nursing a 24 point lead? They just let Hilton run past them every time. I would have thought they would go into prevent mode, and rush only 3. Make them throw everything underneath.

      • jimfromkcj

        How can you say there was no adjustments? Why did Flowers go to the slot? Was it because he couldn’t handle Hilton? Hell, Hilton was hotter than a firecracker and I doubt that anyone could have covered him. And he wasn’t the only receiver that Luck had to throw to. Fleener wasn’t doing too bad either. He showed how much Berry is getting overpaid. Berry hasn’t been able to cover good tight ends ever since he was drafted. Brazille wasn’t doing too bad when he wasn’t dropping passes. So You name a DC who you would rather have and write to Clark with your suggestion. They might fire Sutton to please the fans and hire a fan favorite like the last clown we had who the fans wanted as head coach.

    • Calchiefsfan

      We watched our D get worse over the course of the year until today when they played their worst game of the year. It was the scheme not the players, (well except for maybe Lewis). But Lewis doesn’t come close to explaining the debacle that was the second half. This D should of had a field day on Luck and the Colts in the second half with a lead like that. Instead they got flat out coached.

      • sidibeke

        We should have been blitzing a lot. They had to throw. We got no pressure on him in the 2nd half. I was leaning toward giving him another year, but that was just because of momentum. You’ve shown me the error of my ways. Let’s can the SOB.

        • Calchiefsfan

          I’m out for blood right now! lol. My day was ruined and someone has to pay!

        • T.Hagen

          I agree. Give props to the Colts, especially after all the interceptions they showed reliance and put up points, and their defense stepped up when it counted. The Chiefs were worried after the halftime especially after the Alex Smith fumble, I could see it in the players especially Alex. The Chiefs defense was on the money in the first half and the second half came and they regressed. Some one or somebody needs to pay for that shit and I agree get rid of Sutton.

        • T.Hagen

          Then again our offense regressed too, just not as bad.

    • Jason J Morrison

      I say give him one more year to prove he is going to help out the defense. I say fire the CB coach, let go of Robinson, Lewis, and Demps or do not have Demps in the safety role. But overall we are a solid defense with a great defense core of players we just need a couple of pieces. i want to say more but my brain is fried and my throat and hands hurt from all the yelling at the tv yesterday.

      Overall i say we played a solid game, but it is on a couple of defensive players as to why we lost that one.

  • sidibeke

    I also wonder about the affect this has on the team’s psyche going into next year. How does a franchise shake being a “loser?”

    • Jason Seibel

      I think to that end, lots of teams are losers.

      • sidibeke

        That’s not the point. This team has seen the implosions, knows its m.o. At the beginning of the season, it was all, “We own the 4th quarter.” We lost that attitude, and as far as I can tell, never got it back.

    • JDInOregon

      They’ll be fine in that regard. Reid is a good coach overall, and the organization appears to have turned a corner.

      But as for me investing time watching NFL football next year, I don’t know. The officiating in the league sucks, it’s not the same game it used to be. If I want to watch basketball I’ll watch basketball.

  • Jared Watts

    I was SMH all the way home. Just how? The one play of the game that sticks out the most to me is the long Bowe catch where he was tackled a couple yards short of the goal line. Obviously we left 4 points off the board. I thought right after that play why in the world didn’t Hemmingway turn the heck around and block the Colt defender? He could have at least slowed him down and Bowe would have made it. Instead he ushers the defender right to Bowe for the tackle. I thought to myself we better not need these four points later. This game wasn’t decided by one play but we could have seriously used those 4 points. Just SMH. This will take a while to forget.

    • JDInOregon

      I though Bowe was going to lateral. At the time I remarked to someone in the room that if we lose by less than 4 points that was the game. But there are lots of those in a game and a season. But yeah, this game should be called the SMH game. Or the WTF game.

  • UsnCapt2003

    I have this final thing to say. I am one of the newest Chiefs fan having followed Alex over from the 9ers. Alex is worth all and more for the pure fact that he proved he could carry the team and had the most terrible defense ever not let the team down it would have been the beginning of his legacy.

    As sick as I am of the result I am happy to know Alex and these Chiefs won’t go away. With some off season moves the Chiefs can being their dynasty and that is the best feeling I will have to look forward to

    • cecilhirvi

      Thank you for leaving SF and following Alice Smith.

      Enjoy. :)

      • UsnCapt2003

        No problem and it is Alex jerk off

        • cecilhirvi

          Gosh, I’m not really into watching him do that.

          However, this is the modern era so if “jerking off” is something you wish to see Alice do, more power to you. You have all winter.

          Enjoy. :)

  • SeeYouInFebruary

    I don’t normally post on things like this, but when I saw the lines that basically said “since he tore his ACL in 2011, I’ve been waiting for Charles to get injured and not pop back up after a play”

    Are you serious? This had NOTHING to do with his ACL tear from MULTIPLE SEASONS AGO. Sounds like just another excuse from a butt hurt fan. If you have honestly felt that way this entire time and want to compare these two injuries now, there is no hope for your ignorance.

    They didn’t lose because of injuries, they lost because the defense didn’t play the entire game and there weren’t enough adjustments…honestly, it should have been a lock after halftime. I had high hopes, even not being a Chief’s fan, that they would at least win ONE playoff game.

    If you want to talk about a team with injuries and missing key players, let’s talk about Denver and their injury plagued team. They’ve had injury and suspension problems all year and somehow still managed to grab the number 1 seed.

    So I say quit blaming injuries already, you scored 41 points and still lost – time to look forward to next year and hope the defense can play disciplined when it matters.

    • JDInOregon

      Obviously Seibel meant (and we all know) that at some point Charles would get hurt again, because it’s the NFL. And since he’s the MVP of the Chiefs, if not the NFL, that it would suck.

      And of course the injuries impacted the game. It’s part of the game, but I don’t ever recall so many valuable players being knocked out in a single game. Ever. To dismiss this is foolish.

      And Chiefs fans are well aware of the defensive needs.

  • T.Hagen

    Well at least the stress is over. We can all lick our wounds and cheer for the donkey’s to lose.

  • T.Hagen

    If I was ol Clark hunt I would be like what the hell just happened, ahead 28 and blow it. Someone needs to be held accountable.

  • Tim Cudmore

    Can someone tell me who calls the offensive plays?

    This is what happens when you are dealing with a coaching staff that are too intimidated to speak up to a head coach. Firstly, the blame lies solely on Andy Reid and the offensive play calling. Yes, the defense could have schemed better in retrospect, but they shouldn’t of had to!!!

    How in the world did no one on that staff stand up and demand that Andy Reid (or whoever) stop calling passing plays. It is ridiculous that there was no attempt to run the clock with basic running plays. Simple dives and plunges down the gut. The reason we did so well in the early season, is that when we had a lead, we ran the clock down when we had the lead. It is basic coaching 101.

    Not only did Reid blow the game, but the following injuries of everyone after that are on him.

    I am disgusted.

    • T.Hagen

      Disgusted? I’m freaking livid.

      • Tim Cudmore

        I think someone needs to seriously investigate the bank accounts of Chiefs officials and coaching staff. The Odds for the colts where 1/100 of winning at 38-10. Reid was almost trying to throw the game. I bet someone made a lot of money of this shame of a game.

        • T.Hagen

          Thought the same thing, like the old professional boxing. If you look real hard the African American guy with the big hair that promoted a lot of the fights back in the day was on the Chiefs sidelines

        • T.Hagen

          Don king

    • T.Hagen

      Pissed off!

    • T.Hagen

      You know, to go out there in the first half and dominate then throw it away in the second half? ??????

    • T.Hagen

      Sonsofbitches!

    • Auburn78

      Andy Reid lives and dies by the pass. People have griped all year that Alex Smith was throwing 40+ times in losing games. It gets away from everything KC was built to do. Square peg meet round hole…. again and again. But Smith played well I don’t want to short him. But damn if coaching killed us. Horrible 2nd half playcalling. Every team I’ve ever seen go into super conservative mode has either lost or almost lost. You don’t change what’s working. Especially not in the playoffs when its one and done. Damn Damn Damn.

      • Tim Cudmore

        That is the thing I’m confused about though. That wasn’t classic Andy Reid play calling. Barely any RB screens or WR screens. Relying way too much on basic slants. Play action short passes. It was ridiculous. Even if he wants to go full pass mode, screens are best for A) slowing down the rush ei. Mathis and b) a completion runs the clock. No hook or come back routes. The game plan was atrocious for this game.

    • Bizoza

      No…. I am sorry, but the fact that the defense couldn’t stop anything and got burned time and time again shows that this is on Sutton. His defense has been doing the same stupid thing all season, and that is blowing coverage. It was alright in the early part of the season where there was penetration, and the pass rush was humming along, but ever since the QB’s have gotten time, and learned to get the ball off quick, the defense has been awful. You can’t continue to run a defense off the same idea when its supporting positions are not getting the job done. The secondary needs an upgrade, and the passrush needs to be overhauled. Neither of these things contribute to the very basic fact that Sutton should have been able to see the very obvious problems the team has, and work around or scheme around them to minimize them. He had a good thing going early in the season, but as the season went on fewer and fewer of his tricks worked. The defense was abysmal and that was on Sutton’s head more than anyone else’s. Hilton should have been covered, but Sutton refused to acknowledge that. He just didn’t seem to be able to make any adjustments, and that lead to the loss directly. There needs to be someone directing the defense with a much deeper understanding of how to beat offenses, and his one trick pony defense was entirely figured out by mid-season.

      • d-block

        Well said. Maybe you should apply for the job.

    • Troy Utt

      I too am disgusted by the loss, but for very diff reasons… I’m not sure if we watched the same game or not, but this loss falls squarely on the shoulders of the defense! Sure there are things that could have been done diff offensively but I would argue the offense did their part.
      Alex Smith especially going 30-46 / 378 yd’s 4TD’s /0-Int’s/1-Fum
      +8 rushes 57yd’s… There are pundits on record (Rotoworld) who have stated, “in many ways it was the best game of his career.” Both JC & Avery out w/ conc & the offense put 44 points on the board. 27 is the high end of the NFL avg for ppg & at some point the defense must do their part! Understanding your concern that KC needed to run a more conservative ball control / eat the clock offense… I propose they did not have the personell to do so, as w/ Davis as our back-up RB he is (at least at this point) not capable of seeing the field! He has no vision when it comes to short-field or situational FB when the opposing D stacks the box. Davis will run into the pile, stop, attempt to redirect, & most often be dropped… Rewind & watch again, you will note a much different player than you see on ST or than in the open field! I contend that the defense despite the injuries was a no-show from the git-go! Not all of that was their fault… Sutton is to blame for not making the adjustments!
      I would think now that we’ve all got this off our chest we’ll at some point move on to the draft… I’m just not sure I’m ready to do that yet…
      WAR CHIEFS!!!

      • Jason Seibel

        Great post! Very accurate breakdown.

  • Auburn78

    Well I’m going to need a few days before I can read or talk about KC without getting mad. Later guys and War Damn Eagle!

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

    Hahahaha 2-6 in the final 8 gms………….

    As I predicted, Indy wins. They won every way I said they would … w/ grit, guts, and character — hats off to them! Just a tough tough team.

    Someone tell me why Derrick Johnson sat-out the game? …and don’t give me some simpleton-crap about how he didn’t. Absolutely no excuse to be getting beat deep at-will like we do!! Anyone observe Kendrick Lewis lollygag right by Andrew Luck, and the football Luck recovered and dove into the endzone with? I thought a week off was supposed to help this team?? It appeared to me that our defense was gassed very early in the 2nd half, dis-spite having a time-of-possession advantage.

    And why did Demps run all but one kick out from 8-9 yds deep in the endzone? This is not a very well disciplined team. Every week Andy tells us, “we’re gonna get ‘that’ fixed.” Someone dare to explain to me what got fixed?? Can’t wait for the know-it-all’s to respond about how I should satisfied w/ the improvements from last yr……………………………sheeesh

    We’re “the fraud,” ‘they’ said we were, Jason!

    …and who’s celebrating our loss more than Pittsburgh right now hahahahahahahahaha

    • sidibeke

      I think you’re kind of angry and messed up, but I was wondering about DJ, too. He was totally absent from the game.

      • KCMikeG

        He blew the coverage on the TE TD – let Fleener run right by and was just standing there awkwardly jumping up for a ball he couldn’t come close to…. He was letting Luck run all over even though he was “spying” him. He only had TWO tackles. I have seen this kind of, for lack of a better word, “disoriented” play from him many times this year which I believe is what knock him out of ProBowl consideration.
        Poe was another “star” who disappeared today with only ONE assist. I thought with Houston and Hali back we would see major disruption from him yet he provided none. I think both H & H were not 100% either. Good pressure but just a step slow way too many times. lewis and Robinson need to clean out their lockers and don’t come back. Lewis has regressed into our worst player on the entire team. Sutton needs to be supplemented, demoted or replaced.

        • Troy Utt

          I agree Mike… I’ve seen plenty of blame thrown in many diff directions since the game-clock wound down, there are a few simple truths. The loss can’t be blamed on the offense & certainly not on Alex Smith, as even w/ a couple of errors later in the game he was still what kept them together, in the game, & much more of him could not be asked! All we really need from Sutton, Lewis, & Robinson is a forwarding address! I must say now that we prepare to move into draft mode I am more up in the air than ever…
          As where I was once solid as to our most crucial need was WR, I am now torn as to which piece of the defense is in most dire need of help, or over-haul??? Especially when you consider it was a squad we once thought to be our strength…

        • d-block

          Agreed. The Jaguars could have put up a better D.

      • KCMikeG

        Not sure how you can say “our” while laughing about losing and patting ones self on the back for a pessimistic prediction?? Strange brew at work there in a dysfunctional system.

      • KCMikeG

        Not sure how you can say “our” while laughing about losing and patting ones self on the back for a pessimistic prediction?? Strange brew at work there in a dysfunctional system.

        • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

          Unlike you (and soo many other weakass KC fans), I detest losing stupidly. My laughter is mocking the stupidity! Getting beat deep over the top in 2-deep safety coverage is high school mistakes. Has it dawned on your immature mind that Demps was gassed from trying to stupidly (and arrogantly) run 7 kick returns out from 9-10 yds deep in the endzone?? He couldn’t catch-up w/ a 15 yr old 3-legged dog in the 2nd half…

          What you call, “patting myself on the back,” I call seeing through the charade. You don’t know a thing about Andy Reids history do you? He was notoriously pass-happy in Philly … amongst other things…. Get a clue and get lost.

          • KCMikeG

            You’re so right. All us “weakass” fans just love losing and can’t see what the problems are like tough fans like you. Do you even think before you write? Everybody hates losing – Duh. We can all see the problems.

            So if Bowe catches the last pass in bounds and Succop knocks through the game winner then the Colts are stupid losers, the frauds, the high schoolers that got burned deep (which they did more than once) and the Chiefs are the team with grit, guts and character? Little dramatic either way isn’t it? Reality says two pretty good teams fought back and forth and one team overcame their challenges making them the better team that day.

            Yes, clearly there were horrible decisions and failed execution. Yes I agree DJ disappeared yesterday and have posted my disappointment in his and Poe’s and Lewis’ play also. Yes, it was obvious that Demps was gassed – he didn’t even try running the last one out but you don’t have a clue to support that it was stupid/arrogant decisions on his part or if it was Toub’s decision for him to run them out. In case you hadn’t noticed we have been doing it all year with great success but according to you it is now stupid/arrogant..

            What you call “seeing through the charade” is what most fans would call embracing a loser attitude before the game is even played and your celebrating being right over who would win is simply selfish. It’s a shame you want to believe laughing at the difficulties our team encountered over the last 8 weeks and mocking “your” team makes you a better fan than the rest of us – I’ll just leave you to wallow in your delusions.

    • d-block

      Our loss? You’re not one of us. Now settle down before one of us finds you.

      • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

        You better bring guerrillas w/ you punk!

        So the “d” must stand for, ‘dooshbag!” hahahahahahaha Loser!!!!!!

    • freshmeat62

      Sounds like you’re not a Chiefs fan, so don’t know why you’re on here. This is how you get your jollies, pouring salt in wounds? What a jerk!

      But I will say I was wondering the same thing about DJ. He was almost non-existent in the game.

      • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

        Never mind what I sound like…… You claim sole ownership of this domain, LOSER?? I’m a Chief fan (and native) long before you’re dad sired your illegitimate ass! I get my kicks calling the bluff of arrogant piss-ants like you hahahahahaha

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

    Indy’s a man’s team; KC’s a boys club. Sooo tired of being a pretender … and “a fraud,” as many intelligent observers put it throughout the yr….

    • KCMikeG

      So a one point difference while playing without your star player is the difference between a boy or a man team? That’s just crazy talk. The pretenders and frauds were the other 20 teams watching the games not playing in them this weekend.

      • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

        Stop sugar-coating, loser. The one point difference put us in the lost-column idiot … and it’s how we got to a one-point deficit!! You’re the typical minimizing, excuse-making KC liberal loser that doesn’t know what kind of grit and guts it takes to be a champion. You must be the kid that mommy went to the school board for to get you a trophy for 10th place. In war pal, THERE IS NO 2nd PLACE! Look at organizations like Pittsburgh and New England, who win Championships because they are never satisfied w/ losing — unlike those in KC land who were content after we won our 3rd gm (surpassing 2012′s total) SHEEESH

        FYI — Watch the rewind of the gm and focus on a Colt team that has the heart of a champion. Did hard turf-hits put any of their players outta the gm??? Grow-up sissy-girl.

    • d-block

      Shut the hell up.

      • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

        Make me hahahahaha

        • d-block

          Easy to be tough on the internet. Must feel big and bold in your mother’s basement.

          • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

            Zip it, LOSER … I mean dooshlick hahahaha

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

    Can’t wait for Jim Rome to torch this team

    • BWrangler

      Can’t wait for your mom to disown you. Oh wait, Jim Rome already torched you for that.

      • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

        Send me the audio cause I missed that segment, PUNKY LOSER hahahahaha

    • BWrangler

      Errr.

  • Wilddoug

    Not that it is any conciliation but Bowe was clearly interfered with on the last play. The defenders right arm is pushing Bowe in the chest and causes him to twist and come down out of bounds. There is no excuse for blowing a 28 point lead but the non call cost us a chance to win the game.

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822 upperturion

      Doug the real problem w/ the final play to Bowe, was that it should have been a back shoulder throw; b/c as soon as Bowe would have turned around he woulda been interfered w/ or at the very least caught the ball…………….

  • freshmeat62

    It looks like it’s been a while since people have been posting here, so maybe they will have settled down some.

    The Chiefs had a good year, better than anyone in their right mind could have expected. I’m disappointed too, I think maybe not so much that the Chiefs lost, but now they’re going to the answer to trivia questions about losing a 28 point lead.

    The Chiefs are not a great team. They had that 9-0 start to the season because they played a weak schedule, and they caught teams when they had injury problems. Every time they played a decent QB they got beat. That right there should tell you something about the defensive coaching.

    There was a poll in the Star about what was the worst playoff loss for the Chiefs, and last nite’s game was the overwhelming choice. If they ask that same question 10 years from now, it’ll be lucky to make the top 4. Those 13-3 years were harder to take because they were supposed to win. And especially the Christmas day loss to Miami. I would bet the house that most who were around for all of the games on that list, voted for that Christmas game. And most of us had to listen to it on the radio, because it wasn’t televised locally. This year the playoffs were not expected, they were gravy.

    The best thing, the Chiefs are a relatively young team, and they have a management team now that knows how to build a winner. I am very encouraged about the Chiefs future, and seeing what Dorsey/Reid do in FA, and the draft.

    • Jason Seibel

      Great post. You win the internet for today!

  • obrien5

    Time to replace Flowers, Cooper, Lewis, s Smith, Abdullah, Parker and Demps, but keep Demps on ST. Starting from scratch in the secondary sounds like what we need imo. maybe trade flowers and Lewis and Cooper our all of em to Tampa for Darrell Revis.

  • TAZMOSIS

    My final thought on this is I do not want to hear Andy Reid say one more time ‘Well, we’ll have to look at it and get those things fixed”. Over a seventeen game season, you do not say that past week ten. Well, I guess Andy does. I think that 90% of Chiefs fans can look back on the season and feel good about all that Reid, Dorsey and Hunt have accomplished. I know that I do. But one thing that will keep me awake is “Three time outs, three time outs, three time outs.” That is what Reid squandered in the minutes leading up to this horrible loss to the Colts. No excuses, Andy. If you can’t handle the clock, get someone from your 15 assistants to do it for you.

  • ArrowFan

    the better team lost. I’m sorry if that offends someone but there is no way they are a better team. Sure they are a very good team but so are we. The Flowers injury was the biggest, it wasn’t until then that Ty started going off. I’m just pissed off and this pissed off shitty feeling just doesn’t seem to want to go away.

  • cecilhirvi

    As I said earlier, Chiefs should have started Chase Daniels. They would be moving to the second round now.

    But…

  • Dave H

    That loss was unacceptable, period. Fuck off if you think it’s OK to make excuses or say “we sure had a jolly good year though” or “still love my Chiefs, teeheehee” (duckface selfie in a KC shirt).