Hello to all and Happy Holidays
This is my first attempt in the fan post world. Hope you enjoy.
It appears that most of the posts I have read that speak of the playoffs only speak about just making the playoffs. Hey, we all had high hopes but somewhat lesser expectations of this 2010 season. But I now say if we are going to speak of playoffs why not speak of making it to the Super Bowl. After all, as fans, that is what we ultimately want.
So, how can this happen. Through the NEW ARROWHEAD of course.
Let’s assume that we win out and finish 12-4. (Most of us will agree that finishing 11-5 with a week 14 loss at SD will hurt our playoff chances severely as we lose on tie breakers with any of teams that currently have less than 5 losses) We need to look at the AFC North for our path to take shape. Both Pittsburgh and Baltimore need to lose 2 more games each. Obviously one will take a loss Sunday night (barring a freakish tie). Both of their remaining schedules have difficult games. So getting to 5 losses each is not to far of a stretch. The AFC east’s winner will become the #1 seed, even if they have 4 losses like us. Both the Jets and Pats would have a better conference record. So this leaves us as the conference’s #2 seed.
Baltimore or Pittsburgh win the North and the #3 seed with 5 losses the other becomes the #6 seed and either the Jets or Patriots win the east, the other picking up the #5 seed. The Colts end up winning the south and pick up the #4 seed.
Now back to the reason we go to the Super Bowl. None of the 4 teams playing in the Wildcard round have been to the NEW ARROWHEAD. None of them will leave there this year with a win either. Now, all the teams that could play in New England or New York for the Divisional round have a chance to win on the road. January in New York (New Jersey for you technical folks) or Foxboro can be very unpredictable. So with a #1 seed’s loss the AFC Championship game would be played in the NEW ARROWHEAD where the Chiefs would win their 10th game in a row at the NEW ARROWHEAD and advance to the first Super Bowl in the lifetime of most of you who are reading this post.
Hey, I won a lot of dinners from friends on the last day of the 2006 season predicting that the Chiefs would make the playoffs on that final Sunday. Maybe I can put my kids through college with this one.
Cheers to all