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Why 17 -16 isn't really close: or, how I quit worrying and learned to love 7 - 0.

The Media talking point for the week 7 win over Houston seems to be that the Chiefs got lucky to pull out a home win against a weak Houston Texans team even though the Texans were starting a paltry rookie QB.

But think we should look at this win as proof of just how good these Chiefs actually are. After all, by my estimation, decisions by the Chiefs coaching staff and bad officiating spotted the Texans 17 points. The score could easily have been 34 - 17 Chiefs, a blowout even by Media standards.

The Facts:

1. Fasano was robbed of a TD by bad officiating (-7pts)

2. Reid chose not to score and force the D to stop the Texans yet again after the fumble recovery by D.J. ( -7 pts)

3. Reid spotted the Texans a field goal on the goal line drive that stalled, trusting the D to keep them out of the end zone which they did. (-3)

So there you have it. 17 points spotted to the Texans. So even though the final score will look close and be played by the Media as yet further proof that the Chiefs are weak, anyone who actually watched the game knows otherwise. And that, my fellow Chiefs fans, is a very good thing. As fans we should want other teams to look past KC. We should thrive on the Media disrespect. Every time a Power Ranking downgrades the Chiefs, every time the sports Media claims that our team cannot win, they feed into a narrative that gives the Chiefs opponents reason to be overconfident and that only provides aid and cover to a Chiefs team that needs neither aid nor cover to win as it is.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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