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Kansas City Chiefs Continue To Dominate At Arrowhead Stadium

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KANSAS CITY MO - NOVEMBER 21:  Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a touchdown catch during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on November 21 2010  at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY MO - NOVEMBER 21: Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a touchdown catch during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on November 21 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Dwayne Bowe had to think about it for a few seconds. Jamaal Charles just laughed and said next question. Thomas Jones indicated it's more comfortable at home.

No one really has an answer.

Why are the Chiefs so much better at home than on the road?

One of the topics of conversation this year around One Arrowhead Drive has been getting the fans back into it and many players all answer the same thing when asked what the biggest difference is at home: the fans. The crowds aren't what they once were -- just over 66,000 paid attendance on Sunday -- but it clearly makes some sort of difference.

Whatever the reason, the Chiefs are dominating at home. For the first time since 2003, they've started out 5-0 at home (they went 8-0 at home in 2003). An average game at Arrowhead this year is 27.6 to 13.4 in favor of the Chiefs. No opponent has scored over 20 points in KC.

So is 8-0 a possibility?

While I'd like to think so -- final home games against the Broncos, Titans and Raiders -- we're ignoring that the inability to win on the road is as critical as winning at home. If the Chiefs are going to the playoffs, they'll likely play just one game at Arrowhead. As fans, we've done the one-and-done thing and it ain't for us.

Winning at home is the right start but, at the risk of sounding cliche, I'd like to see a signature road win by the end of the year.

At San Diego on Dec 12 would be a good start.