Ok, that's a weak attempt to explain it away. Let's try this then: 21.2 PPG. That's the average points dropped on a bad GB defense. 19 pts: that's how many points we scored against that bad defense. We won by defense. Our offense underperformed badly for the yards we gained and the trips to the red zone. But hey, let's all believe in unicorns and ride a rainbow. We will crush the Donks 72-3. Might as well make it a great fantasy if we're going to lie to ourselves.
The other thing I know you know is that "an given Sunday". We weren't suppose to beat the Packers and it was a 13.5 point spread. Not only did we beat that we won the game! After the Packers game I was emotionally worn out and can easily say I'll take what happens the last two games of the season and nothing will suprize me. Now if we get into the playoffs all bets are off.
Wait..playoffs?!? PLAYOFFS?!? How could you even say that! Sorry, went a lil Mora on myself there for a second.
We can win Denver. They are a one-dimensional team on offense. Stuff the run and force Timmy to throw and we can hold them. That's what NE did and they buried them-with the worst defense in the league BTW. So if our defense can hold their ground, that will give Orton the chance he needs to figure out and counter the Denver defense. I think we'll win 16-10.
Going into last Sunday's game the Packers averaged 35.8 ppg (It's 34.2 now and still #1 in the NFL.) We held their offense to 14 points or 39% of their average. The Broncos average 20.9 ppg (20th in the NFL). 39% of that would be 8.15 points!
Since we scored 19 against the Packers, which is 90% of their average, then 90% of the broncos average points allowed (24.5 ppg) then we should score 22.4 points.
I'll concede the fact that the Packers were without their favorite WR (Jennings) and RB (Starks) and assume that Rodgers had an off day. Given that Orton was playing in his first game and will have 2 more weeks of practice and time for his dislocated finger to heal, and also given that the Broncos defense will be fired up after losing badly to the Patriots and trying to make the playoffs, I think this is a perfectly logical, reasonable prediction:
Well..... Not COMPLETELY illogical.
The Chiefs have averaged 9.1 PPG over the past seven games. 64/7
Likewise, we have allowed 17.6 PPG. 123/7
And that includes a 17-10 loss to The Broncos.
But I prefer to wait and see how we do against The Raiders, who have their playoff chances on the line as well.
I would just love to see Orton put The Broncos in their place for the way they treated him.
The guy has been done pretty ugly by both of his former teams, in my opinion.
I would like to see him done right in KC.
But, with the lofty expectations already being plopped onto him, and the reaction Chiefs fans had to him prior to The Packers game, I can see that KC will turn on him in a heartbeat.
Even the guy who named himself "My Man Orton" has already admitted to being prepared to send him out of town if he doesn't do well in the next two games.