Chiefs offense stays asleep

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Oct 18, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) during the third quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Chiefs 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Happy mid-week Chiefs Kingdom, you’re almost done with your work week and getting closer to quite possibly another underwhelming performance by our Kansas City Chiefs.

I watched the Minnesota Vikings game all the way through on Sunday. I expected one thing and saw something totally different. No, it wasn’t that I expected to see us win and saw us lose to a mediocre football team. It was I expected the “Michael Jordan” of football (Adrian Peterson) to have a monster game against this defense and they held up by limiting him to 60 yards rushing.

That’s impressive, so as much as I’ve dished punishment on this team for its lack of success this season I have to give credit where it is due. The defense didn’t do a bad job.  They held a Vikings team that’s ranked sixth in the league in rushing to just 86 yards on the ground. While Minnesota isn’t an offensive juggernaut (29th in scoring) they did manage to beat the Chiefs, 16-10.

The defense played well enough to win this game but unfortunately Kansas City’s offense could only manage to gain 328 total yards. That total is lower than what Philip Rivers and Tom Brady are averaging for the season.

This was the opening week of the new main attraction for the Chiefs, a running back committee featuring Charcandrick West and Knile Davis. They did not disappoint (sarcasm) as both backs were able to generate a combined total of 46 yards. This ground attack put the league on notice that the Chiefs will be one of the worst running teams in the league.

So bad that I had memories of Bam Morris and Donnell Bennett. I thought were stored away for good rise from the dead like some horror flick. How fitting that as we’re closing in on Halloween the Chiefs would try to scare us. Good one guys! You got us! Is the prank over yet?

No, it’s not. This is the product that was delivered to us this year like Homer Simpson delivered “The Homer” car. If only Kansas City could change the touchdown song to “la cucaracha,” then my life would be complete.

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