Ranking the worst KC Chiefs teams of all time

November 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) is sacked by
November 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) is sacked by / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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#2: 2008 (2-14)

In the context of most NFL teams, the 2008 Kansas City Chiefs would undoubtedly be considered the worst season in franchise history. However, the Chiefs are not like most teams.

The 2008 Chiefs were nothing short of abysmal in basically every aspect. Herm Edwards found himself overwhelmed, the offense struggled to gain yards, and the defense couldn't halt their opponents' progress.

While the team did add punter Dustin Colquitt and Jamaal Charles to their roster, they also traded away Jared Allen to Minnesota and witnessed center Casey Wiegmann defect to Denver. Additionally, Tony Gonzalez made it clear that he desired to be traded away from Kansas City.

There were several notable games that stand out from this disastrous season. There was the season-opening loss to New England, where safety Bernard Pollard's hit ended Tom Brady's season. A devastating 54-31 home defeat against Buffalo, a 34-0 loss on the road against Carolina, and a humiliating collapse against the Chargers at home in Week 15 also come to mind. In the latter, the Chiefs somehow managed to lose in regulation despite holding an 11-point lead with only two minutes left, as they allowed a successful onside kick.

Apart from the arrival of Dustin Colquitt and Jamaal Charles, there were few redeeming factors to be found in this season. The team would go on to hire Todd Haley, who ultimately proved to be a poor fit, and traded for Matt Cassel, who also failed to meet expectations. Interestingly enough, the Chiefs likely would not have pursued the trade for Cassel had they not injured Tom Brady in Week 1, so they inadvertently complicated matters for themselves.

The 2008 Chiefs ranked tied for 59th (out of 60) in Win %, 59th in Point Differential per Game, and 59th in SRS.