Chiefs inconsistent or just normal?
As the Raiders beat the Chargers to move to 5 and 4 the Chiefs wait in the wings to pick up the pieces and get a grip on the AFC West. Will it happen?
What is certain is that nothing is certain. That's for sure.
Why? Because the old any give Sunday has never been so true as it is today. Just look at the San Diego – Raiders game. Experts called it a San Diego opportunity, but the Raiders had different ideas. Still, the game was close and Carson Palmer performed well after the mauling the Chiefs dished out to him.
Except for a few big plays the game was a toss-up.
The Chiefs host a much improved Denver team this week and desperately need a win to keep up with Oakland. Have they any reason for optimism? Not really.
Last time out they were embarrassed by a Miami team without a win (any given Sunday).
Their home form has been erratic to say the least.
If you were a bookmaker you'd bet on Denver, and this is not just getting down on the home boys, but a measure of how poorly the Chiefs are look at the half-way stage.
The offence cannot really generate a running game and therefore Matt Cassell cannot generate a passing game. QED, the Chiefs are going to struggle unless they can untrack some kind of rushing game. Can they do it? Looks problematical.
Tebow dishes out something different and the Chiefs look vulnerable to a running game.
The defence will have to have a big game, with interceptions as well as hurries and fumble recoveries.
Prediction time: hate to say it but Denver may well win.
Re-group time for the Reds – it might be next year before we really have a team.