Coffee with the Chiefs – Are we dreaming?


Good morning, Addicts! It is always easier to get up for work on a Monday morning after the Kansas City Chiefs have stomped another opponent into the ground. It is really amazing to consider how this season began and where the team is now, but it is better to enjoy the ride than wonder how it is powered.

Kansas City is now sitting at 7-5 and looking like a potential sleeper in the AFC playoffs. Stunningly, there is a real chance that this team could run the table at this point, which would mean finishing the season with 10 straight wins. Please, don’t pinch me.

Here is the news you need to know:

Chiefs are the ‘most dramatic team in the NFL’Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star

"Maybe and maybe not, but nobody in this room really cares, because the Chiefs beat the Raiders 34-20 on Sunday and the details just make for a better story. They have not lost in 49 days, a stretch of seven consecutive wins, long enough to steer a lost season toward the playoffs. For the second week in a row, there is a case to be made that the Chiefs just turned in their most impressive win of the season."

Kansas City capitalizes on Oakland mistakes in victoryJosh Dubow of the Associated Press

"Peters, an Oakland native who grew up attending Raiders games, set up Kansas City’s go-ahead score with an interception, and former Oakland safety Tyvon Branch put the game away with an interception return for a touchdown that gave the Chiefs their sixth straight win, 34-20 on Sunday."

Chiefs pound on Raiders in crucial road winTerez Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"So Branch, a safety who signed with the Chiefs in March after spending the first seven years of his career in Oakland, rose to his feet and sprinted to daylight. He ran with urgency and grace — a flash of the athleticism that helped make him a standout in this stadium before injuries sabotaged his career — and went untouched into the end zone."