The 2015 Season is a Failure, is Alex Smith too?

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Oct 18, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (73) sacks Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) in the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs were sunk by another late game fumble. Only this one made even less sense than Jamaal Charles‘ game ending fumble against Denver.

Charcandrick West fumbled deep in Minnesota territory late in the fourth quarter because his own lineman inadvertently stripped the ball out of his hands. What?!?! How does that even happen?

It is barely conceivable. But even in the minuscule realm of possibility it occupies, it is the type of thing that happens once in blue moon. Like going an entire game without a single third down conversion, or having five turnovers in a single game.

Except all of those things has happened to Kansas City in the first six weeks of the season. Apparently there have been a lot of blue moons this year.

Somehow, last year was a worse team that performed better than this year’s better team. Confused? Me too.

I  feel like I have run out of words to talk about the 2015 Chiefs. Anther week, another inexplicable loss. I am not really up to talking about the tragedy that was the Minnesota game. So I will let Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star recap the nuttiness for me here.

His observation on the season as a whole is also pretty accurate:

"“The Chiefs have more talent, experience and expectations than any 1-5 team should ever be able to declare. But they also have a longer and more diverse list of failures than virtually anyone.”"

Dead on Mr. Paylor, dead on.

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