KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs walks along the sidelines during the second half against the Buffalo Bills on September 11, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bills beat the Chiefs 41-7.(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
The Chiefs haven't lost the division -- yet.
The Chiefs aren't 0-16 -- yet.
The Chiefs aren't in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes -- yet.
It's hard to pull out the "It's just one game" mantra after what we witnessed on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills but, for my own sanity's sake, I'm going to try to do that.
It's just one game. The Chiefs played 17 games last year and won 10 of them. I think the Chiefs are closer to the 2010 version of the team than the supposed 2-3 win team we think they might be this year. They're probably somewhere in between.
It's not like the Chiefs haven't been in a situation like this before. They were blown out last year by the Broncos -- 49-29 -- and came back to win three in a row. They were embarrassed by the Chargers last year -- and came back to win two in a row. The Chiefs have shown that, when their backs are against the wall, they can return.
It's just one game. Maybe the "Sky is falling" talk turns out to be accurate and the Chiefs are faced, once again, with a top five talk.