Podcast: Chiefs end playoff drought and keep hope rolling


It happened. We all saw it. The drought ended. Mission accomplished? Not yet.

On this episode of Roughing the Kicker, Joshua Brisco celebrates the Kansas City Chiefs’ playoff victory and explains why the Chiefs playoff run could be far from over. Plus, don’t be fooled by Brian Hoyer’s poor performance: the Chiefs recorded a shutout victory in the playoffs because of their defensive performance.

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The Kansas City Chiefs won a playoff game in my lifetime for the first time, and it brought some strangely complicated feelings.

The Texans are bad, but they looked incompetent thanks to a nearly flawless performance from the Chiefs’ defensive line, linebackers, and secondary. It was a whipping. And when Jeremy Maclin went down, a new worry was added to the mix. A Chiefs offense that had been struggling just lost its best player. (For the second time this season, after losing Jamaal Charles early.)

The news that Jeremy Maclin’s knees are uninjured is fantastic, though he’s still a stretch to return for the playoffs. The Chiefs are going from having to stop Brian Hoyer to being challenged by Tom Brady. In the playoffs. In New England.

And somehow, I still feel like this team has farther to go. They needed to end the drought this year, and they did. Andy Reid and John Dorsey are moving this team in the right direction. This victory is cause for celebration. The Chiefs just won a playoff game, and that’s awesome. But it doesn’t have to end here.

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