The Kansas City Chiefs have played historically-bad football this season, but Sunday may have been the low point as the Denver Broncos blew the Chiefs out 38-3 and wrapped up the home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Chiefs, at the opposite end of the football spectrum, locked up the first pick of next April’s NFL draft by virtue of being the league’s worst team.
Led by quarterback Peyton Manning, the Broncos offense rolled to 488 net yards while the Denver defense held KC to a season-low 119 net yards of offense. Sadly, it was the second time this season that the Chiefs have managed that low a total, having done it in their last road game two weeks ago against the Oakland Raiders.
Most Chiefs fans would not argue that this 2012 edition of the team is the worst in franchise history with the worst group of quarterbacks on the roster ever. While Manning was throwing for 300 yards and 3 TDs with ease in three quarters of football, Chiefs “quarterback” Brady Quinn limbered his arm up enough to punish the Denver defense for 49 yards of passing, completing less than 50% of his passes.
If you’re a Broncos fan, you can revel in the complete game stats from NFL.com here. For Chiefs fans awaiting news on the fate of general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel whom they hope will be looking for work soon, check out the 2013 draft information on NFL.com.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and Pro Football Talk says that Pioli is on the bubble for being fired, but your Chiefs Examiner has spent 47 of his 50 years on Earth in Kansas City and living/dying with the Chiefs. I can tell you that if Pioli is retained and he doesn’t talk former Chiefs D-coordinator and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, Bill Cowher, into coming back to the sidelines as Chiefs head coach, the season ticket base will collapse and the 2013 home schedule will be blacked out on television due to lack of home attendance.
That is how disgusted the fan base is with the situation out at One Arrowhead Drive.
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Finally, on a much more serious note, here are two links for anyone that needs help with domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The first link is the Kansas Coalition against sexual & domestic violence and the second link is the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence. Or, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673.