Kansas City Chiefs: Monday Morning Armchair Quarterback

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Nov 22, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) gestures to Chiefs fans during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

If the Chiefs defense keeps playing at the level they’ve been playing at during this win streak that will eat that line up of quarterbacks for lunch.

* I would also like to point out that the combined 107-26 shellackings of the Lions, Broncos, and Chargers the past three games have all come outside of the friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium. Now the Chiefs get to return home for four of their final six games. The loudest home fans in the NFL are now rejuvenated and ready for a playoff run. That’s not going to make life for opposing offenses any easier.

* The match up with Buffalo next week is the most important remaining game on the schedule. A win will put Kansas City in control for the final Wild Card spot. Who knows…looking at that remaining schedule with how they are playing right now is anyone willing to argue that 11-5 isn’t at least a possibility? I’m not saying that KC is a Super Bowl contender, but if they were to make the playoffs and face a flawed division winner like Indianapolis or Denver its not a reach to think the playoff win drought could come to an end. That would make this season a HUGE success overall, especially coming from just 1-5.

* Dontari Poe’s touchdown run was a thing of beauty. I read on Twitter that Poe unseated William “The Refrigerator” Perry as the heaviest man in the history of the NFL to score a rushing touchdown. That may be the most awesome stat to come out of this game. What’s more, Poe went vertical! He got all of his listed 346 pounds airborne. The Fridge has absolutely nothing on Dontari Poe (well, except a Super Bowl win).

* After Dontari Poe’s rushing touchdown and a breakout performance by Spencer Ware after Charcandrick West left with a hamstring injury I thought it might be fun to do a 2015 Chiefs Running Backs Power Ranking. Here goes..

1. A healthy Jamaal Charles
2. Charcandrick West
3. Spencer Ware
4. Anthony Sherman (have to respect his blocking)
5. Dontari Poe (would you want to tackle him?)
6. Alex Smith (268 rushing yards this season)
7. DeAnthony Thomas
8. Eric Bieniemy (he just looks like he could still fight for the tough yards)
9. Andy Reid when he sees there is only one doughnut left in the box
10. Whichever free agent John Dorsey currently has his eye on
Honorable Mention: Knile Davis

* If you forced me to come up with a negative for the game it would be that the two-minute offense is still a problem. Yes, they were “this” close to a touchdown on that Travis Kelce drop, but the time management is still painful to watch. We knew that was Reid’s reputation coming from Philly, but that doesn’t make it any easier when the seconds are ticking away. What I don’t understand is why a quarterback as smart as Alex Smith can’t help the situation. For the love of God man, get the team up to the line and snap the ball!!! THE CLOCK IS STILL RUNNING!!!!!!!!

* My final thought is simply this. At 1-5 the Chiefs looked like a broken team that was lost and hopeless. It’s been SO much fun seeing them not only turn things around but inflict the same kind of humiliation on other teams (and their fans) that we had to suffer through early in the season. I’m just thrilled that Chiefs football is enjoyable again.

Feel free to leave your thoughts on the game or any of my ramblings in the comments below.

As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!