Because sports talkers will offer nothing but excuses and saccharine pleasantries, we wanted to start the day with the main local topic of discussion imposed by every office bully if only because our blog community will likely contradict typical fanboy talking points.
To wit . . .
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS CHOKED & THREATENS TO START THE TYPICAL LATE SEASON IMPLOSION!!!
Just a bit of backup proof . . .
- The secret is out, QB Patrick Mahomes isn't so magical under pressure. Yes he has the ability to make amazing plays but he's not (yet) a miracle worker against a solid defense. Last night he was "unspectacular" according to most.
- Kansas City needs a good running back. The Kareem Hunt controversy might have been the beginning of the end for this season despite a few surprising performances from backup players.
- The defense is good but not great. Reality: In less promising seasons, the team has put forward a more fearsome squad and last night they were picked apart when it counted.
More than anything . . .
MANY OF OUR TKC DENIZENS BELIEVE THIS CRITICAL GAME FORESHADOWS "ONE AND DONE" IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!
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Kansas City Defeated
The Kansas City Chiefs had all the momentum. Not only were the Chiefs at home at Arrowhead Stadium against the visiting L.A. Chargers, but they were inducting a legend into their Ring of Honor in record-setting tight end Tony Gonzalez.
Early Lead Fizzles
The Kansas City Chiefs jumped out to an early lead thanks to big plays from their defense and led by as many as 14 points, but ultimately couldn't contain the Los Angeles Chargers offense in the fourth quarter, losing the game 29-28 on a touchdown pass and two point conversion with just eight seconds left in the game.
Last Minute Extra
The Chargers pulled off one of the most dramatic wins of the NFL season on Thursday and they did it by making a gutsy call with four seconds left in the game. After Los Angeles scored a touchdown to cut the lead to 28-27, the Chargers could have kicked the extra point to go to overtime, but instead, they decided to go for the win.
2:03 AM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Playing in his first game in more than a season and a half, safety Eric Berry led his team in tackles in the first half with six, and the Kansas City Chiefs took a 14-7 lead into halftime.
New Playoff Power???
Ever since the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1, the Chargers have been looking up at the Chiefs in the AFC West. Even after the Bolts peeled off nine wins in 10 games following a 1-2 start, Kansas City's victories overshadowed L.A.'s success.
Blaming Refs Is For Losers
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End Game Truism
Dan Marino is football royalty. Almost any quarterback would be flattered to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary Hall of Famer. But in Patrick Mahomes' case, such a comparison could be a cautionary tale.
You decide . . .