So here is game 13:
The Chiefs are 2-10 after their winning (hhhWHAATT?!?) showing last week against the Raiders and are still on the road this week as they travel to Denver to play the Donkeys. This is a big game for both teams, as the Chiefs would like to keep the streak alive (and sweep the freakin Broncos) and the Donks would like to distance themselves in the not so tight AFC West race. This game could also have great implications for the playoffs division race 2009 NFL Draft.
For the Chiefs to have a chance in this game one of the keys for them will be to make sure their running game gets on track early (LJ needs another game like last time we played them!) and Thigpen needs to keep playing like he has been the last several weeks. This should be a decent game for Thigpen to “back on track” (don’t really think he got off track TOO much) after a tough matchup against the Raiders secondary last week. Good Luck Thiggy.
One thing I am worried about in this game is the Raiders passing attack. These are the same guys who put up a ton of yards against the Chiefs in the first meeting. Can the Chiefs defense pull another “bend but don’t break this week? I sure hope so. Those rookie corners need to have big games today.
(Slipping on the RED colored glasses) Looking at this from a positive perspective, if the Chiefs can get that running game going, cash in their red zone and TO opportunites, and the defense stops them every onnce in a while I think we have a shot here. The Chiefs MUST win the turnover battle and CASH IN on the TO’s they do create if they want to stand a chance. That’s a lot of “IFs”, but I like our chances this week against a Broncos team that is, well, unpredictable, you never know what you are going to get.
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I’ll be yelling from my couch this week, hoping very much for a Chiefs victory.