Being a Kansas City resident in the past few weeks has been less than grand, let me tell you. A football city with very high expectations for its team and that team staggers out to an 0-3 start and is riddled with injuries to start the season. Hence the falling sky title. This town was in disarray with the Kansas City Chiefs and it looked as though they’d stagger on into Baltimore on Monday Night and get their collective butts handed to them while the nation watched. Not.
Instead they pull it all together:
This game held huge weight for the Chiefs in that if they lost they would fall to 0-4 and could possibly continue on to some ridiculous record of 0-7. You figure they drop to Baltimore and they have to go into Jacksonville, a team that won in Tennessee, 0-4 with no confidence and drop to 0-5. They then invite Michael Vick to KC and watch him pick them apart by air and by ground and they plop to 0-6. Ah, if it isn’t good ol’ Peyton Manning and company. Peyton has shown the ability to win in Arrowhead and when he slides in here to greet the Chiefs and an Arrowhead stadium full of suicidal Chiefs fans and tear this defense back to front and put up lots of points as they are known to do and the Chiefs are – yep – 0-7.
Yes they are merely 1-3 now but this game meant so much more than a simple tally in the win column for this Chiefs team. They arrive at the bye week with confidence that they are back. The smile and enthusiastic fist pump was back for coach Vermeil Monday night when the players that he believes in so much made play after play. They will go to work in the following weeks with the idea that Jacksonville is just another tough road game they have to get through and they’ve already done this once. Baltimore is a tough, tough home team and the Chiefs rose to the occasion. Feel that Kansas City? We are breathing again!