Something tells me that this season I better get used to seeing that numbers increasing immensely in that 'L' column. It's pretty obvious why. We'll get into that in a quick minute. The thing is I'm really not that upset by it. There is a saying that is something like you sometimes have to take one step backward to take two steps forward. Maybe this season is that backwards step for the Chiefs? Hey...I have to remain positive somehow.
Anyway, this Sunday saw Kansas City going up against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The same Lions that have steadily improved since being the team that went down in infamy two seasons ago for a winless season. Now they are more known for coming off a 5 game winning streak where they haven't lost a regular season game since December. Oh...and the fact that they have one of the fiercest defensive players in the game in Ndamukong Suh.
Remember when I was talking last week about the injury problems that the Chiefs had with Eric Berry being out for the season? I didn't even realize at that the time that their phenomenal tight end Tony Moeaki was out for the year also. They lost him in the last preseason game. So their best defensive stopper and one of their top offensive weapons were both out. At least they still had one of the best runningbacks in the game with Jamal Charles though, right? Well they did until the first quarter. Then dude went out with a knee injury. An ACL tear to be exact. And can you guess what that means? Yep....he's out for the season too.
The funny thing is after I found out that Moeaki was out too I was just thinking KC should just rest their other stars and coast the rest of the season. The other stars that I was thinking of in particular were Dwayne Bowe and Jamal Charles. I figured they could put some second stringers in their place so none of their other stars wouldn't get injured for a season that was pretty much already lost. No sooner did I think that then Charles suffers his season-ending injury.
In spite of all that, they decided to televise the game here locally. I was initially pretty excited about it. It's not like we'll ge the opportunity to see them on tv every week. After this game, it's a pretty safe bet that I won't be able to see them again anytime soon. Not unless they're playing one of the more popular teams that can bring in ratings like the Patriots or the Vikings.
Honestly, I zoned out while watching this one. The moment Charles went down I lost all interest. It was entirely obvious that the Chiefs could muster no offense and didn't want to bother to stop Detroit on defense either. The score was proof positive. 48-3. Just when I thought the whippin they got last week was bad, this debacle happened. At least last week they were able to score a single touchdown. I guess that's the benefits of playing at home.
One thing that I didn't like was how the Lions kept running up the score. There it is late in the fourth quarter and they still had their starters in. It made no sense at all. Other than to prove a point that that instead of them being the ones getting stomped on they wanted to show that they could do the stomping now. Congratulations. You humiliated a team that was already decimated due to injuries. I hope you feel better about yourselves. And I hope payback finds its way to you in treble.
I really don't see the point in the Chiefs putting forth any effort for the rest of the season. They're already 0-2 and considered one of the worst teams in the NFL. Might as well run the table in reverse. Go ahead and tank it so you can be first in line for the Andrew Luck sweeepstakes in next year. Normally I would be leery about banking everything on a quarterback as a number one pick. However, it seems to have worked out well in recent years across the League. Look at Matt Stafford who just dismantled the Chiefs (and who was continually getting slurped by the commentators). Or Cam Newton now. I'm sure we certainly couldn't do any worse with Luck than we currently are. So here's to the Chiefs making this a very unmemorable 2011-12 season.