Bob Fescoe- What A Difference A Month Makes
After the first two games of the season, the Chiefs were headed nowhere. The talk around the team was about firing Todd Haley and trying to get a high draft pick to grab Andrew Luck.
But something happened in San Diego. The Chiefs did not come away with a win, but they played a good game. The next 3 weeks, the Chiefs were able to take what they accomplished in San Diego and parlayed it into 3 straight wins.
Now, that same Chargers team invades Arrowhead Stadium on Halloween Night for a first place showdown.
The locker room on Monday was as upbeat as I have ever seen. Players were blasting music, playing cornhole and enjoying themselves after a 28-0 win over the Raiders that proved that they are a team.
The offense was spotty on Sunday in Oakland. But that was ok. The defense came up big for KC. 6 interceptions and 2 returned for touchdowns made it an afternoon to remember. That’s what its all about...53 guys playing as 1. We finally saw that on Sunday.
So much scrutiny has been given to Matt Cassel. Its easy to criticize the quarterback. However, Sunday should have taught us that it takes more than a top notch QB to win a game. It takes an entire team.
Over the last 2 years, the Chiefs have had some great wins. Sunday was one of my favorites. It showed me that KC is not one dimensional. It also showed me that the rest of the team would find a way to step it up when one area of the game was not clicking.
Going into November the Chiefs have a chance to be in first place. After the first two weeks of the season, we never would have expected that out of this team.
Sit back, enjoy the ride. The final 10 games are going to be wild!