Last week the team that played the best did not win the game. The Chiefs had 19 first downs, 338 total net yards, and sacked QB Joe Flacco four times. That’s enough to win most games. The Chiefs had possession of the ball for nearly ten more minutes than the Ravens and yet, that extra time couldn’t eclipse the four turnovers the Chiefs committed.
If the Chiefs play the way they did last Sunday, minus the turnovers, they win the football game in Tampa Bay. If they can keep the opposing offense out of the end zone, if they can protect the ball and bully the defense the way they did this past weekend, well, my take is the Chiefs will fly home with a 2-4 record heading into the bye week.
- Through five weeks, the Chiefs are second in the NFL with 180.8 rushing yards per game, trailing only the San Francisco 49ers, who average 195.8 yards per contest.
- During the September 23rd contest against New Orleans,
- The Chiefs rank second in the AFC with 118 first downs through the first five weeks of the season. Kansas City has posted 65 passing first downs, 45 rushing first downs and eight with via penalties.
- On October 14, 2007 the Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 27-20 at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City’s defense sacked Cincinnati QB Carson Palmer four times and intercepted two passes.
- Also on this day, in 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis began, in 1939 Ralph Lauren was born and last but not least, Steve Bartman made an awful choice to reach out and grab a souvenir at a Cubs game in 2003. Whoops!
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