Loser: Le’Veon Bell revenge game
Let’s be clear: Le’Veon Bell is not a loser here, but the notion that he was going to be given carte blanche to enact some major revenge story on his former team was all for nothing.
Coming into Week 8, the major story for the Chiefs—beyond the lopsided spread laid out by oddsmakers—was that Bell’s arrival on the Chiefs roster was perfectly timed for the Jets’ arrival into Arrowhead Stadium just two weeks after their former running back had signed with K.C. It was no secret that Bell disliked the way he was utilized in the Jets offense by head coach Adam Gase, so it made sense that Bell would love nothing more than to show what he can really do away from such an abysmal franchise.
When the dust settled on the Chiefs 26-point victory over New York, Bell put together a pedestrian 38 yards of total offense. It was clear that head coach Andy Reid was more concerned with the team effort than allowing a single player to show off, and to be honest, we’re pretty sure Bell is okay with that. In the end, a ring is the aim for all parties involved—Bell included—and the team made Gase eat crow without needing to task Bell with making it even worse.