I know this is a tough day for you guys so this post won't be too long. As a bills fan, we have been on the other side of what happened yesterday many times in the past, so I know what you guys are going through today. Hopefully at some of you have come to know me, you know that I'm not here to brag or anything like that. It was a game and that is that.
Someone once said that a team is never as good as it looks when it wins nor is it ever has bad when it loses. I think yesterday is a very good example of that. I still think the Chiefs will compete for the divisional title. As long as Eric Berry can come back and play for your defense I think you will be fine.
I really think what happened yesterday besides the obvious was the glaring mistake that your coach made in having your team go no huddle. We know the pros and cons of the no huddle very well. The pros are very obvious, but the cons can be very devious in that it puts a ton of pressure on your defense if you don't score. In the 1st half your defense was out there very long time. To go no huddle in the 2nd half and not convert 3rd downs put your entire defense in an impossible position due to their fatigue. I think this more than anything else contributed to how the 2nd half turned out. When you guys scored a touchdown at the end of the 1st half, and then held Buffalo on offense, you had the perfect chance to get back in the game. if your team just plays offense normally, even if they don't score but held onto the ball for say 4 or 5 min. which would give your defense sometime to rest you're still in this game. But having the ball for 90 seconds and then punting it away and forcing your defense back out there was impossible for your defense to live up to that.
It's odd that in my last post here that the 2 things I talked about were field position and turnovers and that's exactly what this game really came down to in addition to the poor decision to run no huddle in the 2nd half. Every game is not going to be a turnover affair like this one was at the beginning of the game. But remember for as bad as the beginning was, the halftime score was only 20–7. If you take the 2nd half possession in for a field goal or touchdown, the 1st half is practically negated at that point. So as far as I'm concerned what happened later in the game is inconsequential except on the scoreboard. A loss is a loss so whether you lose by one or 40 it doesn't really matter except for morale. As long is the team can control its turnovers I still think you're one of the class teams of the West.
If you look at your running game it was very effective in averaging over 6 yards a carry. The problem is when he went to the no huddle and you failed to get 1st downs that forced you to abandon the running game thereby complicating your problems on offense. It was just a weird circumstance of randomness that led to the game turning out the way it did. If these teams were to somehow play 10 games I bet the scores would be crazy on both sides because these teams are so close in talent. The key to the rest of your season is just a play the game you know the capable of playing. I know everybody is very upset today, but I think quite a few other teams play just as poorly, if not worse than your team did. Atlanta thinks themselves Super Bowl contenders yet after yesterday I met sure they could beat a college team. Pittsburgh looked terrible as well with 7 turnovers. For his bad as the Chiefs were yesterday they were still in the game until they chose to run no huddle. I think that has to count for something. As long as your team can stay healthy for the rest the week, I can see them playing Detroit and coming out of that game with a victory.
You have 15 games left and plenty of time to gain control of the division. Just look to the future and have faith in your team. You guys won 10 games last year and there is no reason to believe that you cannot be competitive this year, despite one bad game. But just because one good game does not make a season the same is true for one bad game. It is a long season and I have seen many crazy things, including a Buffalo team start 5-1 and still not make the playoffs. So, chins up guys, have faith in your team. I do.