I've become fascinated with the Kansas City Chiefs 2009 preseason. Unfortunately it's more of a "Gawking at the horrible car accident" sort of fascination because it was so terrible.
Here are the Chiefs offensive points in four preseason games last year: 10, 13, 10, 9.
Seriously, I'm wondering if the headline to this story is a fact, like, it's impossible to have a worse preseason than the Chiefs last year.
How do you go through a preseason without scoring more than one touchdown in a game?
That's why this year, I think, it's so important for the offense to get rolling. A repeat of the 2009 preseason would be a disaster.
To remind you of that disaster, I summed up the 2009 preseason games with the Chiefs highlight/lowlight of the game on the NFL.com summary.
Texans 16 Chiefs 10
Dwayne Bowe is pretty good for a third-stringer: Bowe is currently listed behind WRs Terrance Cooper and Amani Toomer on the Chiefs' depth chart, but he made a statement with his play against the Texans. Bowe led all receivers with five receptions for 70 yards, showing that he belongs with Kansas City's starters once the regular season rolls around.
Chiefs 13 Vikings 17
Cassel and Bowe have chemistry: New Chiefs QB Matt Cassel played the entire first half, leading the team to a field goal and a touchdown. When Cassel was forced to scramble, he connected with WR Dwayne Bowe, who had three receptions, including one for a touchdown.
Seahawks 14 Chiefs 10
Cassel was injured the first time he dropped back to pass, dragged down from behind by Brandon Mebane after the pocket collapsed. Cassel called timeout, then limped down the tunnel toward the locker room and didn't return. The Chiefs also lost Brandon Flowers to a hurt shoulder, and WR Devard Darling had to be helped off in the second quarter, favoring his left leg.
Chiefs 9 Rams 17
Tyler Thigpen's struggles haven't stopped: Some people believed that Thigpen deserved to be the Chiefs' starting quarterback after his performance at the end of last season. Those thoughts might have vanished, though, after Thigpen struggled against the Rams, completing just 2 of 9 passes for 49 yards with two interceptions.