My main issue is that when the Chiefs beat the Chargers on Sunday, and the Donks get their helmets handed to them in Indy, do you think the Chiefs will be ranked above either in any poll?
And I do think the team is better. The personnel is there. We have 2 styles of play-calling:
1) Avoid turn-overs at all costs (done by running & passing w/in 2 yards of the line of scrimmage), even if it means 3-out on every drive
2) damn - we're down, mix it up --> which moves the ball. Every drive we have had that has gone anywhere has been mixing it up.
If we went with #2 all the time (mix it up, not being down), then we would have scored more points, maybe double what we have now. We would not have put the defense on the field any longer. And we would probably be at least 2-1.
I think the other 1-2 and 0-3 teams have been bringing their A-game every drive, and not succeeding. The Chiefs are keeping the A-game for the 2nd half.
This is why I think we are the top of the 1-2's.
Being a homer or a rose-colored view? I don't think so. I think it is looking beyond the stats....
You can only have one favorite team. There are no "second favorites".
-- Chris, resident of Arrowhead East (St. Louis)