This was supposed to be the year of the Kansas City Chiefs offense. Matt Cassel coming off a Pro Bowl, Jamaal Charles developing into one of the game's biggest threats, the additions of Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston in the passing game and the continued emergence of Dwayne Bowe.
But....the Chiefs pretty much stunk offensively in 2011. Like second-worst-in-the-league bad. The Chiefs are currently ranked 31st, only ahead of the St. Louis Rams.
The (other) AP's Dave Skretta tackled the latest talking point on what's wrong with the offense -- red zone scoring.
Kansas City has scored a touchdown on red-zone trips just 33 percent of the time; the league-leading Jets have doubled that rate. By comparison, the Chiefs scored touchdowns on 59.62 percent of their trips last year, when they went 10-6 and won the division.
I was looking through the Chiefs stats and realized that they may go through the entire months of November, December and the final game on January 1 without scoring more than one offensive touchdown.
Indeed, the last time the Chiefs scored multiple touchdowns in one game was on Halloween night against San Diego.
Think about that. Over two months without scoring at least two touchdowns in a game. They've managed four straight games in double digits (hooray!) the fact remains that the Chiefs may go more than half of the season without scoring more than one touchdown in a game.
On the season as a whole, they've scored multiple touchdowns in just four of 15 games.
Yeah...that won't cut it.