Chiefs Looking To Win With No Luck Required Against Colts from The Mothership
With one-home win under their belt, the Chiefs are focused on locking Arrowhead's doors with a victory and potentially playing spoiler to a Colts team that would enter the playoffs with a win (or tie).
Chiefs' Crennel Remains Focused from The Associated Press via The North Platte Telegram
"When you're not able to win," he said, "you always wonder about yourself: What do I need to do more? What haven't I done? And those kinds of things."
Nobody knows exactly how hot Crennel's seat is in Kansas City, though.
Not even Crennel himself.
For one thing, general manager Scott Pioli's job also appears on the line after a season marked by on-the-field misery and off-the-field atrocities. An unprecedented fan rebellion has been calling for his job for weeks, and it's possible that the man who elevated Crennel from interim head coach to the full-time job last season may not be around long, either.
The woeful Chiefs welcome the Indianapolis Colts to Arrowhead Stadium today as they take aim at just their second home win of the season. Start time in this afternoon's clash between KC and Indy is set at 1:00pm ET; the game will be televised live on CBS. NFL Sunday Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs Odds have Andrew Luck and company listed as -7 against the spread road favorites; the game total is set at 41.5 points.
Booher: Chiefs' Disastrous Year Has Ripple Effect from Springfield News-Leader
For years, fans used to unload on him over a bottle of suds and a handful of peanuts, and they did for a while this season. But then came one ugly loss after another and soon there were the ripple effects: The tips not as great. A long haul to closing time. Yep, hard to strike up a conversation with an empty bar stool.
In other words, he has seen something you wouldn't have believed just 10 years ago - apathy for the Chiefs. Folks just aren't tuning in anymore.
Play 60: Randall Elementary from The Mothership
This year the Chiefs have visited 16 local schools reaching out to over 6,000 students through Play 60 assemblies, teaching children about the importance of eating healthy, staying fit and being active for at least 60 minutes a day. The final Play 60 event of the year was held at Randall Elementary on Tuesday afternoon.
Vincent Bonsignore: Former USC QBs Carson Palmer, Matt Keinart, Matt Cassel Meet In The Crossroads Of Oakland from The Long Beach Press-Telegram
But if you bothered to care even just a little bit, you would have realized something noteworthy was taking place.
When Matt Cassel shook hands with Carson Palmer - his former roommate and the best man at his wedding - and Matt Leinart watched and smiled from the Raiders sideline, the journeys of three college teammates forever entwined by friendship, USC cardinal and gold, triumph and hardship collided at the same NFL stadium intersection.
Michael Vick Laments Unfulfilled Tenure With Eagles from USA Today
Where will he land next? In a league starving for impact quarterbacks, there will be opportunities, although coaching and philosophy will determine the best fit. The New York Jets just benched Mark Sanchez. The Buffalo Bills considered Vick before the Eagles signed him. The Arizona Cardinals can pit him against Kolb again. The Kansas City Chiefs need help. The Jacksonville Jaguars have gone nowhere with Blaine Gabbert.
The X-factor will be the system.
Playoffs? Yup, Playoffs. Colts Can Clinch With Win Versus Chiefs from The Indianapolis Star
At first glance, Kansas City appears a soft touch. The Chiefs are 2-12 and seven-point underdogs. They've got bite on defense with pass-rushing linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, who have combined for 18 sacks. But they're one-dimensional on offense -- No. 7 in rushing, No. 31 in passing -- and have failed to score a touchdown in the past seven quarters. They're a minus-22 in turnover differential, tied for worst in the league.
A longer look, though, is required. Perhaps even a look into the recent past.
Which NFL Coaches Will Be Fired At The End Of The Season? Week 16 Preview from The Washington Times
Kansas City Chiefs: Romeo Crennel took over a team going in the wrong direction last year, but they have the worst record in football at 2-12. Crennel does not have a reliable quarterback, but this well-respected defensive coordinator has struggled now with two different teams as the man in charge. The players really like him, but it will be tough to justify bringing him back.
NFL.com Video: Preview: Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs
NFL.com Video: 'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs