It’s really hard to be optimistic when the Kansas City Chiefs just lost their eighth straight game and became the first team to be mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture, but here’s to trying. Here are a few reasons to still cheer for the historically terrible team.
- After setting a record for not holding a lead in 9 games in the season, the Chiefs have held a lead at some point in each of their last three games.
- The defense is again looking sharp and full of talent, holding Peyton Manning and the Broncos to just two touchdowns all day. In fact, the Chiefs stood a shot at making a comeback until the Broncos converted on a third and 7 play in the last two minutes of the game and made a field goal.
- Turnovers are way down from just a few weeks ago. The Chiefs had 29 on November 10th, when head coach Romeo Crennel said he would bench the next player to cause a turnover.
- Neither quarterback Brady Quinn or Matt Cassel has thrown a touchdown in four games. But, it doesn’t look likely that either will be on the roster next year…
- Speaking of which, the lowly Jaguars won yesterday, leaving the Chiefs as the sole claimant for the first overall draft pick in 2013.
- Growing fan displeasure and calls for change are gaining momentum and gaining national attention. The head coach and even general manager spots will probably be vacant at season’s end, leaving hope for dramatic change.
In other words, this is rock bottom and things can only get better from here. Hang in there, fellow Chiefs fans. There’s always next year.