When the Kansas City Chiefs suit up next week to face their next opponent, it will be the first team they face drowning in drama.
Recent headlines tell the story of the season for the New York Giants. A quick scroll of Google News gives way to the following: “Giants have no plans to bench Eli Manning” and “Giants won’t make in-season coaching changes.” Story told.
As the Kansas City Chiefs next opponent, the Giants are going to need a significant game plan to not only overcome their own internal drama and lack of impact talent, but to also stop a franchise coming off of a bye in need of a motivational win. Fortunately for the Chiefs, the Giants present the best possible opponent coming off of a couple weeks of rest and adjustments.
Some players are still fighting for head coach Bob McAdoo, while others, anonymously, are saying that he’s lost the team. That means a distracted locker room is going to be tough to unite against a Kansas City team that’s ready and waiting.
The Chiefs have a bit of drama themselves, from the arrest of Roy Miller during the bye week to their own recent skid having lost 3 of their last 4 games. That said, the Chiefs are still firmly in place in their division, appear to be headed to the postseason, already have a quarterback plan of succession and even their incumbent starter looks like a player with plenty left in the tank.
Football is a tough physical game, and each week in the NFL presents a few unexpected moments and match-ups. It’s hard enough to beat a team week to week in the NFL, but it helps if that team is already doing some of the work for you. The Giants appear to be a team on the ropes before even discussing the actual match-ups between the two teams on the field. That’s good news for Andy Reid and company as they come off of the bye.