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Sunday Was the Worst in a Long String of Bad Games for the Kansas City Chiefs

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Opponent Drives 3/outs Scoring TOs Total Yds. Pass. Yds Pass Att. Rush Yds. Rush Att. Avg. Start Pass 1st downs Run 1st downs Pen. 1st downs
Houston 9 3 1 4 219 147 33 72 17 23 8 5 1
Chicago 14 8 2 2 281 211 32 70 24 31 10 2 1
Minnesota 10 5 3 1 251 201 29 50 31 25 12 2 0
San Diego 12 3 5 2 390 264 29 126 28 32 12 5 0
Jacksonville 10 3 1 1 271 261 43 10 10 19 14 0 0
Cincinnati 15 5 5 2 354 233 35 121 34 39 14 4 2
Oakland 15 6 4 1 290 164 32 126 32 30 7 7 0
Green Bay 13 4 3 2 234 173 32 61 22 26 11 5 4
Denver 14 5 3 4 284 217 45 67 22 24 16 2 1
Indy 12 4 2 2 234 162 27 72 27 20 8 3 0
Oakland 10 5 3 1 292 128 23 164 37 30 7 9 2
San Diego 14 5 2 4 268 180 40 88 25 35 12 4 2
Denver 12 8 1 3 129 113 29 16 17 25 4 2 1
TOTAL 160 64 35 29 3497 2454 429 1043 326 NA 135 50 14

In a down year, you'd at least like to look at your team and say they've been improving over the course of the season, even if by just a bit in a few key areas. Unfortunately, this Chiefs team is getting worse.

In Week 14, the Chiefs had their:

Lowest offensive output of the season
Fewest passing yards of the season
Second fewest rushing yards of the season
Fewest first downs of the season
Tied for the most three and outs in a game this season

And for the third time this season we only scored on one drive. Besides that drive, the closest the Chiefs got to the endzone was the Broncos' 43-yard line.

This one falls on the head coach Herm Edwards. The Chiefs were unprepared, uninspired and unequipped to hang with the Broncos for even a quarter. The failure of Herm Edwards and the Chiefs' front office to recognize what is the worst offensive line in recent memory is the most damning indictment of the coach's short tenure in KC.

And to think we're getting worse. Where to from here? If Herm Edwards can't coach the Chiefs to at least one win in the last three games, 2008 will be that much harder to swallow. And the Chiefs need to be coached and inspired to one last win. The players have nearly given up and frankly we don't have enough talent to physically out match our remaining opponents.

But you knew that. We've been watching this team decline all season long. On Sunday, Herm Edwards went a long way in making it that much harder to stand behind him and his coaching strategy. As the Parade would say- Herm, you're on notice.