Chiefs lose again, Jeremy Maclin hurt


The Kansas City Chiefs have unfortunately lost again, falling 16-10 to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. Kansas City is now 1-5, losers of five straight games.

Alex Smith and the rest of the offense was absolutely rancid in the first half, almost racking up more penalty yardage than total offensive yardage. It was uglier than sin, and the disaster continued into the second half. Despite the defense consistently thwarting Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson, the offense could never get moving consistently.

Smith ended the game with 282 passing yards and a touchdown, but was undone by some terrible throws and a horrific offensive line. The group allowed two sacks and constant pressure all day. Donald Stephenson looked like he had money on Minnesota, getting beat on almost every play. Stephenson then proved he was betting $10K on the Vikings, when he actually reached in and forced a Charcandrick West fumble in the fourth quarter.

On the injury front, both Mike DeVito and Jeremy Maclin were forced to leave the game with apparent head injuries. Neither player returned. If they need to go through the concussion protocol, we are unlikely to know their statuses until late next week.

The defense was a bright spot. After being burned in the first quarter by Bridgewater, the defense pulled together and picked him off twice. Ron Parker and Marcus Peters both nabbed picks, with Peters continuing to make his case for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Justin Houston also notched a sack, his fourth of the season. Houston was sensational, getting pressure all day and making multiple plays against the run and pass.

Folks, this season has turned ugly. There is really nothing else to say. It has become a question of whether Andy Reid gets fired, and where will the Chiefs draft? It’s truly awful.