This was a bad loss for the Chiefs, but was it as bad as it looked? (Photo: Ed Zurga)
KCCD Writer: Christopher Amick
“You are never quite as good as you believe you are, and you are not as bad as you think you are either.”
The old adage rings true for the Chiefs after another disappointing and lopsided season opening loss.
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons scorched Kansas City and their depleted defense for 369 yards en route to a 40-24 victory at Arrowhead Stadium.
Many jaded fans of the franchise may say that this looks eerily familiar after the Chiefs started off the 2011 season by losing their first two games by a combined score of 89-10.
Fear not. This is still a very dangerous team. They are not a Super Bowl team, but Kansas City is still a legitimate threat to win the AFC West and get their first playoff victory in twenty years.
This is not the same squad who participated in one of the most ill-conceived training camp ideas ever last August, and Romeo Crennel has this team way more prepared to play football that his predecessor did last season.