There was a lot on the line heading into this game against Tennesse today. The Chiefs still didn't have the AFC West title wrapped up. As a matter of fact, they could even still miss the playoffs if they lost and the Chargers and Oakland both won. It was rather remote since there is still another game left week that could have still further changed the Playoff picture, but it was still a possibility. It was just hard for me to get worried though. Not with the Chiefs playing at home. Not with them playing the Titans. Not with Kerry Collins at quarterback.
I personally didn't see Collins as being a threat to the Chiefs' defense at all. E, on the other hand, seemed to think so. He mentioned that Collins could get hot and cause KC some problems. Well any quarterback could do that, but I didn't see Kerry Collins doing it. He proved me right. Dude was pretty much nonexistent early on. They would have been better off having that Jacksonville farmer substitute quarterback in there. But enough about him.
THESE Chiefs are the ones I enjoy watching. The Arrowhead Chiefs. They got on a roll early on and didn't stop. From the first drive of the game they were rolling over the Titans defense doing pretty much whatever they wanted to. Cassel was playing like the franchise the Chiefs thought he could be. But more importantly, Dwayne Bowe was back to wrecking shop. The proof of that was in the 75-yard touchdown reception he had. Bowe's not messing with y'all!
I thought for a minute that KC was going to revert to playing dumb when gave Collins showed a glimmer of life. A 53-yard touchdown pass from him closed the gap to 24-7. However, not soon after that, dude threw an interception that allowed Eric Berry to run back a 53-yard pick-six. That's how you answer a touchdown and squash any hopes of an uprising. KC never looked back after that.
I probably should have paid closer attention to the pregame show on this one because I missed why Randy Moss wasn't playing. Is he hurt? Is he on "injured reserve" because the team ultimately decided he wasn't a good fit afterall? Not that it would have mattered if he played anyway. If Collins wasn't much of a threat then you know a rusty, disinterested Moss sure wasn't going to help him out much.
Now I may not have been paying attention the pregame but I was certainly listening to the commentators during the game. One of them was talking about Collins' passing ability and said "Collins will try to stick some balls in some very tight holes". I was sitting there shocked at that ill-advised reference when the same guy followed it up with "Kerry Collins still finds a tight hole to stick it in". I swear dude must have had some side bet going with someone betting he could find a way to get away with a sexual innuendo or two. Looks like he won the bet.
Anyway, by the time the all the NFL games were said and done today, we Chiefs' fans had some great news. Cincinatti ended up not sucking for a change and actually beat the Chargers. Then the Colts took out the Raiders. So no matter what the outcome next week, Kansas City has already won the AFC West. First time eight years! Playoffs here we come!