Chiefs: Where is the heart?

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Oct 4, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) looks on from the sidelines in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 36-21. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a few days since the soul-crushing loss the Kansas City Chiefs suffered at the hands of Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals.

After taking some time to really reflect on the first quarter of the season, I found myself with only one real pressing question for this team; where is your heart?

It is no surprise that Chiefs Kingdom is in utter shock that this team is sitting at 1-3 in the AFC West, and gone from possible contender to complete pretender. It is even more perplexing that they have this record when you look at the amount of talent that is on this team. On paper, the Chiefs look like they can make a run into the postseason; however, on the field, they have looked more like every single Oakland Raiders team in the last decade.

So what is going on with this team? Why has a roster of All-Pro players been competing like a pee-wee football team? They look more deflated than footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. Where does this problem start, and when will it end? Before we ask that more in depth let’s take a look at why this team should have all the “heart” and more.

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