Chiefs’ Best And Worst Of 2014

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Sep 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) throws a pass during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Worst Loss

Titans 26-10 Chiefs

There are unfortunately some other good candidates among the Chiefs’ six other losses to choose from – particularly the Raiders loss — but I think this one still takes the cake.

First, this debacle played out in front of the opening day crowd at Arrowhead. Second, Chiefs legendary MLB Derrick Johnson was knocked out for the season in it along with starting DE Mike DeVito.

On top of that, this team never looked quite so lost and rudderless in 2014 at it did for four quarters in this one. With a slew of injuries and suspensions, it appeared the Chiefs coaching staff out-thought themselves in coming up with game plan to compensate. Somehow, that resulted in 35 pass attempts by QB Alex Smith, including 13 targets for WR Donnie Avery.

Meanwhile, Titans QB Jake Locker threw for 266 yards and 2 TD’s with a 111.4 passer rating. Yuck.

To make matters worse, you can pick either this loss or the Raiders road loss to blame for the Chiefs not making the postseason. Your choice.