Coffee with the Chiefs – Still on fire


Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs are giving us another glorious Monday morning after beating the Baltimore Ravens by a 34-14 count. The Chiefs are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth this upcoming weekend, needing only a win over the Cleveland Browns along with a loss by either the New York Jets or Pittsburgh Steelers.

After starting the season 1-5, the Chiefs have now won eight consecutive games and are making national believers by the minute. In fact, Kansas City is the first team in National Football League history to have a losing streak of at least five games followed by a winning streak of eight or more.

Here is the news you need to know:

The Chiefs season was all but over in October. They have not lost sinceMark Maske of the Washington Post

"The Chiefs have gotten it done on a weekly basis for two months. They extended their winning streak to eight games with Sunday’s 34-14 triumph here over the Baltimore Ravens. They are 9-5 and vying with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers for the AFC’s two wild-card playoff spots."

Kansas City is boring but finally steadySam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star

"Because mostly, this was a game best described by the quarterback completing 21 of 25 passes for 171 yards and no interceptions, and by the offense’s most important moment being an 81-yard, 8-minute drive that set up a — wait for it! — field goal."

Would the Chiefs be better off losing the AFC West?Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star

"Here’s the other scenario. If the Chiefs end up as the top wild card, they’d be the No. 5 seed. That means you’d have a Chiefs-Texans game at Houston. You may recall that the Chiefs beat the Texans 27-20 in Houston to open the season."