CRAIG GLAZER CELEBRATES KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 'SNEAKY' WINNING!!!
TKC NOTE: Tonight our pal Craig considers the Kansas City Chiefs clinching a playoff spot and their immediate future . . . Check it:
Hail to the Chiefs
I normally wait until the end of the week when I do my predictions to talk about the Kansas City Chiefs. I know, after the last two weeks of success, all the area fans are once again excited by our boys in red. Know what? You should be. The Chiefs are now number three in the Power Rankings in the entire NFL. They are trailing only Seattle and the San Francisco 49’ers. Hard to believe they have Denver at Number 5. I don’t quite agree with that assessment, but its close.
After Jamaal Charles five touchdowns on Sunday, he is already being discussed as the Chiefs best offensive player of all time. In fact, the words ‘Hall of Fame’ have been mentioned. While I think Charles is an All-Pro, I believe it’s going to take a few more years before I can anoint him ‘Best Chiefs Offensive Player Ever’. Right now, I would have to give that award to two-time Super Bowl Quarterback Len Dawson, you would also have to consider oldies but goodies like Otis Taylor, Tony Gonzalez and Priest Holmes. What makes Charles really stand out is the fact that he is our entire offense, except for Alex Smith. Even though the Raiders and Washington are low-level NFL teams, you have to give Charles credit for running over both. Maybe even more interesting is the fact that our offensive line isn’t the greatest and all defenses focus on Number 25 because he’s really all we have.
It seems Alex Smith has just about given up on Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery. Smith seems to feel only feel comfortable with Charles and possibly Dexter McCluster. Sadly, Bowe and Avery are bit players on Sunday.
I know, I know our defense is pretty lame. But guess what, so our most of the defenses in the AFC this year. Seems no lead is safe. Dallas had a huge first half lead against a struggling Green Bay Packers team who didn’t even have their franchise quarterback, Aaron Rogers, under center. The Pack came back and beat the Cowboys. This is a strange year in the NFL. It’s turned into Major League Baseball where every game is up in the air. Either team could win no matter what their record shows. Look at the scoring totals in most games. Over 50 is the norm. The rules have been adjusted to help the offense score. That makes the games more exciting. Never before have you seen so many pass interference, defensive holding and personal fouls called; they come in truckloads now. So in fairness to the Chiefs poor defense, that illness is widespread in the NFL.
Now that Alex Smith has arrived and is arguably the number three best quarterback in the AFC behind Brady and Manning, the Chiefs have a much better chance of winning. With Denver playing Houston and Oakland, both bad teams, and the Chiefs playing Indy and San Diego both good teams; its likely Denver will win the Division and be the number one seed. The Chiefs are pretty much locked into the five spot and will play Indy on the road for their playoff game.
The Chiefs are a six and a half point favorite over the Colts this Sunday at Arrowhead. That’s a pretty big number. I was surprised. More surprising were the ESPN on-air personalities who this morning all said to a man that the only team to challenge Denver in the Post Season is the Kansas City Chiefs. New England is too banged up and has no weapons, Bengals are far too erratic, Indy is also not playing well, that leaves the 6 seed, which is likely Miami, an up and down team. So yes, our Chiefs are a sneaky good team no longer on the radar. NFL look out.