Chiefs searching for answers after 1-3 start

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Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid prior to the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, Addicts. Happy Hump Day to all of you! I hope all of you are having a great week and appreciate you joining me again to discuss the dangerous subject of Kansas City Chiefs football. I ranted a bit last week and asked if the team was doomed offensively. They certainly showed last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals that they could move the ball successfully between the 20-yard lines.

However, when they proceeded to move into the red zone they were at the mercy of poor offensive line and rushed quarterback that opted to throw passes short of the end zone in hope of a player breaking a tackle and getting in for a score. The moving the ball between the 20s was improvement from the Green Bay Packers game but the seven field goals and zero touchdowns was a weird turn for the offense.

“You Shall Not PASS” – The 30 for 30 film about a man and his football and the unwillingness to throw it…into the end zone.

Alex Smith was in rare air throwing nearly 400 yards and not one touchdown. I can’t say this confirms anything other he’ll take the safe throws if you give it to him. The Bengals secondary allowed a lot more throwing lanes than the Packers did in the middle of the field however when they approached the red zone it was as if Gandalf appeared and said “you shall not pass” to the offense. In the red zone the throwing lanes are smaller, which means less room for error, which means our quarterback isn’t throwing into end zone unless it’s busted coverage or throwing it away.

There’s only a hand full of teams the Chiefs could beat with only kicking field goals and one of them are coming into Arrowhead Sunday. Kansas City needs a win, they’re on a three-game losing streak and in which two of them they were completely dominated. Now a lot could change between now and the end of the season but it certainly appears that Kansas City has lost to most likely three playoff teams that will most likely win their divisions.

That doesn’t give Kansas City an excuse to be dominated two straight weeks. In fact, I think it solidifies if anything that Kansas City  is nowhere near being the kind of team that could challenge a playoff team. You see where I’m going with this don’t you? The Chiefs have to improve majorly on offense and defense to make any kind of run this year.

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