Coffee with the Chiefs – Playoff favorites?


Good morning, Addicts! It’s Thursday, which means we are past hump day and toward the stretch. It also means football is back with the Thursday Night game tonight. With the Kansas City Chiefs on a three-game winning streak, optimism and excitement are in full stock around these parts.

Here is the news you need to know:

Chiefs suddenly favorites for AFC wild card spotAdam Teicher of ESPN

"It says the Chiefs have a 46.8 percent chance of making the playoffs, second-best behind the 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers (57.7 percent) among teams unlikely to win their division. Something to keep in mind if the Chiefs and Steelers wind up with the same record and tied for the final wild-card spot: The Chiefs would make the playoffs because they beat the Steelers last month."

If Kansas City’s offense is to come alive, the time is nowAdam Teicher of ESPN

"The defensive might of the Chiefs’ opponent changes over the season’s final seven games, starting Sunday against the Chargers in San Diego. Here are the defensive rankings of the Chiefs’ remaining opponents: San Diego (28), Oakland (27), Buffalo (15), Baltimore (25) and Cleveland (29). The average rank in scoring defense of the remaining Chiefs’ opponents, counting San Diego and Oakland twice because they still have to play them twice, is 26."

Don’t put a ceiling on Charcandrick WestJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"West just does everything well. He is shifty, he’s fast enough and he can pass block. He is a heady player, understands the value of a good chip block and can bounce outside the tackles as well as he can run inside. I wouldn’t say he’s elite in any one area but he is good in many areas."

Five questions with the enemyJohn Gennaro of Bolts From The Blue

"You probably know him from your fantasy league but Charcandrick West is a name to watch. He’s become the Chiefs feature back to the point where Knile Davis was inactive last week. He is like Jamaal Charles in that he can run the ball inside and out, catch it out of the backfield and pass block. He just doesn’t do them all quite as well as Jamaal did, although he certainly has his moments."