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  Week 8 vs. Broncos, Monday Night Football
Posted by: asskickingboots - Yesterday, 12:28 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (3)

Yet another nationally televised game for the Chiefs as they look to get back on track at home against the Broncos on Monday Night Football. Now would be a great time for some Big Red Mini-Bye Week Magic.

Going into the season many viewed this 3 game stretch as the hardest for the Chiefs and some even considered it the hardest 3 game stretch of any team, Steelers, Raiders, Broncos. The Chiefs went into this stretch 5-0 with a chance to bury multiple potential playoff rivals in terms of the division and home field advantage. Despite having chances to win both of the first 2 games, the Chiefs came up empty handed. Now they have to defeat the Broncos to keep pace atop the AFC.

The Broncos face the LA Chargers on Sunday for the second time already this season. It took last second heroics to defeat the Bolts at home, now the Broncos have a home away from home game to prove... whatever it is that beating the Chargers proves.

The opening schedule for the Broncos has been laughably easy, especially with hindsight and including an early bye. Only the Raiders look like a quality opponent they beat (Cowboys have a losing record at the moment... then again, so do the Raiders), yet the Broncos beat them with a convincing defensive performance dragging a struggling offense to victory as has been the formula for winning in Denver over recent years. The only Denver opponent with a winning record so far is the 3-2 Bills.

The Chiefs schedule on the other hand has been a murderer's row, really only facing one team (likely) out of playoff contention. Still, the end results for the two teams are the only thing that matters and they're pretty similar. Both teams have 2 losses and the Broncos have a chance to tie for cut into the division lead against a team most people think they should beat.

Then again, most people thought the Broncos would have the Giants' collective ass handed to them on a silver platter, but it turns out they had the Giants' hands assed to them instead (think about it).

This is a huge game with playoff implications in front of a raucous crowd of Arrowhead faithful. Get it done, Chiefs!

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  Yeah, but he is our douchebag.
Posted by: Chi-town_Chief - 10-19-2017, 06:30 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (3)

Just take a moment to appreciate this photoshoot with Kelce. 

https://www.si.com/nfl/photo/2017/10/18/...ity-chiefs

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  Strength of Schedule Ratings
Posted by: ChiefsChick23 - 10-19-2017, 11:02 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (2)

This is updated as the year goes by.

IIRC, the Chiefs had the 2nd toughest schedule when the season began.  Only the Broncos had it harder (because they play us twice?).

As of right now (10/19/17)

Guess who's had the toughest schedule to date?

Your Kansas City Chiefs.  And they went 5-1 against it.

So y'all, don't get too down over that Steelers game.  We got it tough.

And Broncos fans can STFU because they've had the 2nd EASIEST schedule thus far.  And they've played mostly at home, too.

https://www.teamrankings.com/nfl/ranking...h-by-other

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  Week 7 @ Raiders, Thursday Night Football
Posted by: asskickingboots - 10-15-2017, 11:20 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (74)

The Chiefs finally have their first blemish. They looked beyond defeated in the first half, but kept the score relatively close against the Steelers and made a game of it towards the end. Andy arguably made a mistake by not going for 3 to make the game a one score affair in the 4th, but the Chiefs still had an opportunity to win anyway and let it slip away.

It may have been a totally different result if Peters intercepted a ball that hit him in the facemask, but instead it bounced into AB's arms for a crazy TD. That's the type of big defensive play Chiefs fans have been accustomed to going their way the last couple years, but instead it went as poorly as possible.

The Raiders got their star child QB back, but he looked human and they still found themselves on the short side of an uninspired one point home loss due to a missed PAT. Really weird seeing the role reversal where the Chargers win because their kicker made a kick and someone else missed.

Just a few weeks ago the AFC West looked insane. The Chiefs changed the whole face of the AFC by ending the 16-0 talk about the Patriots mere hours into the season. The Raiders were planning their Super Bowl parade route straight from Oakland to Vegas. The Broncos were back to their smug, spoiled selves after defeating perhaps the only fanbase more smug and annoying, the Cowboys. The Chargers were the talented little brothers of the division, destined to lose despite being good enough to be a much better team elsewhere.

Now, the Chiefs still have the best record but half the offense is in the tub. No really, that's not hyperbole. Morse, LDT, Enhiger, Conley, Wilson, Hill, Kelce, Ware, West... all at least limited or out. They're going to need some people to get healthy and others to step up if they want to do more than just make the playoffs.

The Raiders lost their QB and apparently their balls in one fell swoop, dropping 2 crucial division games and getting whooped by the Ravens in between that shit sandwich. That's after getting embarrassed by the Redskins on national TV. Many will blame Carr's injury for that piss poor stretch, but Carr played for most of it, he just looked bad most of the time.

The Broncos lost unexpectedly to the Bills, something Bills opponents say almost any time that happens. Then, after an early bye the Broncos had the good fortune to face a depleted Giants team dealing with some locker room turmoil on their home turf. I had the good fortune of watching their vaunted run defense be incapable of containing bi-weekly desperation fantasy RB pickup Orleans Darkwa. Trevor Simien had the most Simien game imaginable, throwing the ball 50 freaking times for 376 yards and still looking like shit, throwing just 1 TD, 2 INTs and I think he had 2 fumbles.

The Chargers are now a much more respectable 2-4. It wouldn't surprise me if they finish 2-14 or 8-8, but no one in the world would expect anything more and if they say differently they're bigger liars than the Spanos family.

So yeah, other than the injuries continuing to mount up, the Chiefs are still in a pretty good position. They need to get in Oakland, hit them in the mouth, and get out as quickly as possible. The Raiders are spiraling back towards the clutches of irrelevance as quickly as they rose up from it last season, and the Chiefs have an excellent opportunity to bury their season like the rioters will bury their stadium when they finally do move.

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  Rest in Peace Y. A. Tittle
Posted by: HG - 10-09-2017, 12:05 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - No Replies

A legend has passed (And no.  I didnt see him play personally).  One of the toughest of all time.  And the feature of one of the greatest NFL photos ever.

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  Week 6 vs. Steelers, Sunday Afternoon Football
Posted by: asskickingboots - 10-09-2017, 09:21 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (66)

I forget if this is the national game or not, but there's bound to be some extra eyeballs on this Sunday afternoon matchup at Arrowhead watching the undefeated Chiefs and one of the supposed contenders in the AFC.

This was another one of those games many people had unconditionally circled as a loss at the start of the season, but as a proud fantasy owner of Ben Roethlisberger that started him I can say the Steelers have some weaknesses. It'd be hard to imagine the Steelers looking as ugly as they did this weekend, except that Kareem Hunt absolutely could do the same thing or worse to them as Fournette did.

Steelers are still the early favorite in the AFC North as far as I'm concerned. They're 3-2, tied with the Ravens, and have the tiebreaker against the Ravens. The Ravens look equally inconsistent, but they did just beat the Raiders convincingly (aw yiiiisssss!). So, this is another potential playoff preview.

Chiefs have more injuries mounting up. Now they've likely lost Chris Conley for the season. Maybe that will be made up as much by the potential return of others in the interior OL. Also, maybe this is a great opportunity for Demarcus Robinson who had a killer preseason. Kelce could be in concussion limbo as well.

But perhaps most importantly, Alex is continuing his surprising campaign as the front runner for the NFL MVP and his closest competition is literally close, as in the guy he hands the ball off too. Hunt and Alex have been the envy of the NFL, and I love it!

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  Kansas City is 4-0 for first time in franchise history!
Posted by: NOLA - 10-08-2017, 03:30 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (1)

...Is a thing I read on CBS's stat scrollbar this afternoon.  It is also completely incorrect.  The 2003 season still hurts.

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  The gauntlet coming up
Posted by: HG - 10-04-2017, 11:55 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (7)

Now it get tough

At Texans  (Night)
vs Steelers (National Game)
At Raiders  (Night)
vs Broncos  (Night)
At Dallas  (National Game)

If we can make it though this at 3 -2  I wouldnt complain.

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  Week 5 @ Texans, Sunday Night Football
Posted by: asskickingboots - 10-03-2017, 11:15 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (116)

The only undefeated team in the NFL makes their 97th straight trip to Houston to face the QB they traded up early to avoid being stuck with.

Texans are coming off an impressive win against the Titans a week after nearly beating the Patriots. Watson has looked very impressive with 5 total TDs last week.

Chiefs are beyond a doubt going to get everyone's best shot for the foreseeable future. This is yet another huge game and could have important playoff implications.

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  It doesn't matter until the playoffs...
Posted by: ChiefsChick23 - 10-03-2017, 11:14 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (8)

Just a little vent.

Lots of folks like to "Yeah but the playoffs" every positive statement you make about the Chiefs.

It's not the playoffs. It's week 4.  The only thing we have to talk about is, y'know, what's happening RIGHT NOW.

IMO, people obsessed with the "but the playoffs!!1!" need to just stay away from discussing the team until the playoffs, because to them, nothing that happens in the regular season matters!

/sheesh

Rolleyes

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