On this episode of the Roughing the Kicker Chiefs podcast, Joshua Brisco breaks down the Chiefs victory over the Detroit Lions in London and discusses the now-evident importance of a functional offensive line, the development of Charcandrick West, and much more from the game. Plus, a glance towards Denver and the quarterback strategy that the Chiefs must implement for the future of the franchise.
The Kansas City Chiefs showed up overseas in a big way. For the first time all season, the offense gelled, the defense dominated, special teams performed, and the team put the hammer down. On Sunday, bright and early, I felt like I was seeing the Chiefs team that I expected in the preseason. Yes, the Lions are terrible, but going to London to play a fellow NFL team is a complicated task, and no game in the league is a given.
On the other hand, this team is now 3-5, going to the Broncos after the bye week. The Chiefs certainly can’t lose more than seven games and maintain a prayer for the playoffs. They likely can’t lose more than six. And I would argue that the worst fate an NFL team can suffer is to go 7-9 and get a poor draft pick, still consistently out of the playoff race. However, the Lions win did change something.
Until the Chiefs pull off a major upset in Denver (which I am not predicting), I refuse to put any sort of expectations on this team. They had them in the preseason and absolutely squandered them. However, with back-to-back wins in Denver and San Diego (again, not predictions), the season would be turned on its head. And I think this Lions game justifies a small shred of hope. Not just because they beat a bad team, but because the Chiefs looked so good doing it. A team performing that well just might have the slimmest chance to finish a season with a valiant run to the playoffs.
There’s room for hope once again, as long as we can all acknowledge how absurd it would be.
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