Last year the Kansas City Chiefs entered Thanksgiving week on a very high note as they had two consecutive games including the game of the year against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chiefs head coach Todd Haley gave everyone Thanksgiving day off and the Chiefs responded by going to San Diego and getting blown out by the Chargers 43-14.
This time around Haley decided not to change anything. The Chiefs tweaked their T-day schedule so that the players and coaching staff were done a little earlier in the day but they didn't want to interrupt the routine.
The Chiefs are hoping to avoid a 43-14 situation like last year on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Now that Thanksgiving is over it means a few things:
The home stretch is upon us. I watched an episode of "Mic'd Up" with QB Peyton Manning and C Jeff Saturday and after a Thanksgiving weekend game Manning said this is the home stretch where the contenders and pretenders are separated from the pack. The Chiefs are the perfect example of a team living on the edge -- are they for real or not? That answer starts now.
The cold weather is coming. If you're in Kansas City, you know it's definitely been cold here but not bitterly or painfully cold yet. We'll see how KC responds to the cold weather but the way the team is built -- run the ball and stop the run -- I suspect they will thrive in it.
Turkey tettrazine is coming. Indeed, all the turkey leftovers are being turned into turkey tetrazzini as we speak by Ms. Primetime. It's so good -- until you realize you're eating it every day for the next week.