The atmosphere is ripe for a few lies at this point heading into Week 3.
Not only are the K.C. Chiefs coming into the season with more expectations than any other team, but they’re also fresh off of a couple highly-charged wins after Week 2. When you add in a very small sample size, it becomes the perfect cocktail for some overreactions, hot takes, or even some belief in lies given the ingredients of emotion, uncertainty, and the small supply chain of any evidence on one side or the other.
In short, after two weeks, it’s understandable why some fans in Chiefs Kingdom are running with some dangerous narratives—including some that might be outright lies. That’s not to say anyone is a liar but that we can believe some “fake news” when we only know a portion of the bigger picture. After two games, that’s definitely the case.
That’s not a negative thing against Chiefs fans in particular. Right now, Raiders fans believe their team is a first-place team in the West. Broncos fans believe the same. Imagine what Packers fans were saying when their team was trounced by nearly 30 points in Week 1. It’s easy for reactions to boil over and turn into labels we apply as if the story on this season has already been written. Every fan base does it, for better or worse.
For the sake of clarity and maybe some better mental health, we wanted to offer up some perspective and maybe call out some of the lies that we’re believing right now. Some of the labels shouldn’t be sticking, even after two weeks.