Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs were not good on Sunday. I don’t know how to be clearer in my description of their loss to the Ravens. The Ravens are a good team, one I expect to see in the playoffs, with an MVP quarterback in Lamar Jackson, but the Chiefs are a better team. They played sloppy, unfocused, and the defense was as leaky as my faucet. I am not a good runner and I probably could have run past our defenders.
If something isn’t fixed, and quick, the Chiefs are looking at a rough season. I also cannot understand why the Chiefs couldn’t tackle. Frankly, it was embarrassing. The team should feel embarrassed and they better respond.
One bright spot was the play of the wide receivers. With Tyreek Hill pretty well bottled up, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, and Byron Pringle all stepped up to make big plays.
We also got to experience yet another record breaker in Travis Kelce. He became the fastest tight end to 8,000 yards in NFL history. Unfortunately, we also saw Patrick Mahomes throw his first September interception, experience his first September loss, and we saw Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s first NFL fumble. Come on guys. Clean it up.
As far as injuries are concerned, the Chiefs continue to be lucky and might be getting some sorely needed defensive help.
Will this solve all the problems? No, but it certainly can’t hurt.
The Chiefs host the Chargers on Sunday in their first divisional game. I, for one, hope they are out for blood. They need this to be a wake up call and everyone needs to play better. With a loss, the Chiefs would drop to last place in the AFC West. I just don’t see that happening. So, hang in there Chiefs Kingdom. It’s a long season, and the Chiefs are still the team to beat in the AFC.