So here I sit in a dark room at 2:30am thinking about Chief’s Football. I have been down in the dumps despite my beloved Chiefs making the playoffs because of the damn Raiders. After glancing though numerous articles on AP it appears as though many of you are not as excited and filled with joy a fan base of a division champion should be. I understand. That game showed some key flaws in the team, and with a very tough opponent coming to Arrowhead its scary to think that we might get shown up again, IE: @SD, @DEN. I sort of understand the whole ‘we come back after tough losses’ idea. We did play very hard against Houston and I still believe if it wasn’t for officiating we would have won that game, but we didn’t. My worry is that the most recent loss came at home. The Chiefs’ Home, the place where the team comes back to play hard and heals the wounds from the losses. The fan base needs to be there and give all the support humanly possible to keep our boys on their toes and fighting hard. So with the damn Raider game behind us and the Playoffs ahead lets find some inspiration to cheer the Chiefs to victory.
Week 1 - September 13, 2009
Kansas City headed to Baltimore. Inactive s for the game included Matt Cassel and Brandon Flowers. Im sure you all remember this game. Brodie Croyle tried to look like a professional quarterback throwing 177 yards and 2 touchdowns. Do you remember who he had to throw to? A lack luster D.Bowe, Mark Bradley and Sean Ryan. Croyle was able to muster up a decent performance and make the game look winnable without any type of run support. 2.7 ran 11 times for 20 yards. That’s 1.8 ypc. Our main man Jamaal Charles was given the ball 4 times and scrimmaged up 8 yards. The biggest moment in the game was when Jon McGraw recovered a blocked punt for a Touchdown. We definitely lost that game though, Flacco threw for a then career high 307 yards and 3 Touchdown. Ray Rice ran for over 100 yards and Todd Heap had a good day. The Ravens set a club record with 501 total yards and 39:49 in time of possession. Kansas City’s top tacklers was Mike Brown and Maurice Leggett. Despite all of this KC made this game (look) very close for a good amount of the game and did it with big names like Sean Ryan and Mike Brown.
Here is a little tid-bit for our friend kansascitynews from that game -
"The thing about it is, you have a team like Kansas City, who a lot of people didn’t give a chance to, and after three quarters you’re in for a fight. This is a team that’s not going to give up." - Rich Gannon
(I think it holds true to this season)
Now we get to face a very similar Ravens team. Although, now we are 10-6, won some tough games, have many of the gaps from 2009 filled with spectacular Rookies, and to top it off Matt Cassel and Brandon Flowers will be VERY active. Its not going to be the Clancy Pendergast led defense, We have our Romeo. Todd Haley hasn’t fired his OC and I think having Weis drama is still better than a Jack of all trades Haley. Replacing Brown with Berry, Ryan with Moeaki, 2.7 with Jones, and having got the system down. This Chiefs team very well could go toe-to-toe with the Ravens. A Jon McGraw Touchdown wouldn’t hurt either.
So lets cheer loud and guzzle that Kool-Aide because that’s the way Porkchop would want it.