Five reasons to still believe in the Kansas City Chiefs
By Matt Conner
Imagine a man on a yacht complaining about financial problems. Or picture a man surrounded by a large amount of family members and friends complaining of loneliness. That’s a bit like hearing a Chiefs fan complain about where things stand for their team right now.
Yes, the losses to the Colts and Texans hurt the Chiefs playoff positioning and could come back to haunt them. If these two losses are part of a bigger arc (see earlier) in which the slide continues, a losing pattern emerges, and major issues and mistakes are not corrected over time, then it will be time to panic. But until then…
As of now, the Chiefs are still alone in first place in the AFC West and they own the current tiebreaker against the Oakland Raiders if they are able to make up ground on the Chiefs moving forward. While the AFC South will continue to beat up on each other, the idea of two games against the Broncos and two more against the Chargers suddenly look like very favorable games. Remember, this regular season madness doesn’t matter in the end. The only thing is punching a postseason ticket.
At this point, the Chiefs are still very much in charge of their own destiny inside a mess of a conference and a division that might be among the league’s worst.