Kansas City Chiefs: Jekyll and Hyde
By Nick Floyd
Week 4, traveling in the rain to face off against a Pittsburgh Steelers team that was themselves dismantled a week before; primetime, under the lights, go Chiefs. Then it happened. Turnovers, costly mistakes and probably the worst quarter of football played by any team this year, that was the Kansas City Chiefs play that game. When the dust settled at the end of the game, the team lost 43-14 and Big Ben Roethlisbergerthrew for five touchdowns and not a single turnover for the Chiefs. This was not the team we knew we had, not even close.
If one were to take a look at the Kansas City Chiefs week by week, it truly is a tale of two teams. The first tale is a team that knows it can come back from the brink, which knows they can win any week. This is the team that Chiefs fans knew we had. A dominating make it hurt defense paired together with a little or no mistakes on offense and this is a team that can go places.
The other tale of this team is one that is unprepared, out coached and severely out played. Nothing works, and those mistakes they are known for not making, they make, and make a lot. The defense, usually standing their ground not only bends but breaks. Nothing works for this team, nothing they try, nothing they change, everything is just quicksand. One thing after another, then another, tell they can’t breathe, like quicksand. (Bonus points for who gets that reference.)
Jekyll and Hyde, two different types, both the same team; the Kansas City Chiefs. But, this is not the end of the season, there is a lot of football left for the year and things can turn around. They can go from being Mr. Hyde back into Dr. Jekyll. They can come back from making mistake after another, back to winning. The Chiefs are still a good football team; they know how to win, and how to not make mistakes. The only thing that remains is who they want to be; Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde.
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