There is no other way to put it: The Kansas City Chiefs absolutely sucked today. They lost 31-3 to the now 1-7 Miami Dolphins. The Chiefs are now 4-4 on the season, with the rest of the AFC West yet to play today. Final stats of Chiefs-Dolphins are here.
The Chiefs' team as a whole played as bad as they have all season long. But in particular, the Chiefs' offensive line and the Chiefs' defense did not play well this afternoon in Kansas City.
Dolphins QB Matt Moore had a huge fantasy football sleeper day. Moore was 17/23 for 244 yards and three touchdowns. WR Brandon Marshall went over 100 yards receiving and RB Reggie Bush nearly hit 100 yards rushing.
Matt Cassel was sacked five times on the day, the most of any game this season. He was constantly hurried and ending up rushing the ball nine times. Granted, Cassel did get a case of happy feet now and again but I can't blame him for running first. The offensive line was completely overmatched.
Speaking of sacks, the Chiefs had zero of them.
If I'm trying to pull positives out of today, WR Steve Breaston continues to increase his role week to week. Breaston had 115 yards receiving on seven catches. Dwayne Bowe had a good game as well, catching six balls for 88 yards. No other Chiefs' wide receivers caught more than one pass. Jackie Battle had a number of good runs, that the Chiefs did nothing with. Battle had 40 yards rushing on fourteen carries.
This is your post-game open thread. Joel and I will be back with more, including the afternoon games open thread.
How are you feeling in these post-game minutes?