Locked on Chiefs: Kansas City is a better team than they showed on Sunday

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 19: Marcus Peters
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 19: Marcus Peters /

The Kansas City Chiefs are better than they showed but until they play that way they are who they look like.

Sometimes it’s hard to be a fan of a sports team. Today is definitely one of those days. I’d love to have something positive to say about that game but there is so little to like. The Kansas City Chiefs were outplayed by the New York Giants, a team that found just their second win of the season. Think about that for a minute. The Chiefs who started 5-0 are now 6-4 and if they continue playing the way they did today they will be at .500 in two weeks struggling to win the division.

As I’m writing this, Nathan Peterman of the Buffalo Bills has thrown 5 interceptions in the first half. Kansas City gets to play the Bills at Arrowhead Stadium next week, yet even with that many turnovers, I don’t feel good about that game. This team has a lot of talent but they aren’t playing well at this point and they have to get it figured out in a hurry. Losing three out of four was bad enough but there were signs to still be positive about the team. At this point I’m not sure how you make that argument.

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I said there were a few positives so I’ll go ahead and mention them here. Harrison Butker is who we thought he was. He is now tied for the franchise record in consecutive field goals made and he has the longest streak in the NFL. On defense it finally appears the Chiefs have another inside linebacker. In fact I think you could argue that they have a couple. Reggie Ragland has looked great the past couple of games and Kevin Pierre-Louis could be the heir apparent to Derrick Johnson.

Thanks Addicts!